What kind of bed did you want when you were little? I, for one, always wanted a high sleeper – for some reason, it was the coolest thing in the world. I never got one, in case you’re wondering. Considering I’m a little clumsy, my parents probably had good reason…
Kids beds, of course, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and styles. I’m sure we’ve all seen the race car-shaped designs, or little tree houses – anything that’s not ‘standard’, if you wish. They’re the ideal basis for your
little one’s fun but practical bedroom, allowing you to express heaps of personality.
In fact, there are whole companies out there focusing on nothing but kids beds, wardrobes, and other furniture, with the mission to make everything as cool as possible.
And while I’m a little *too* grown up for any of these – although I’ll have you know I’d happily sleep in a clamshell bed! – putting together this small collection was a lot of fun.
So… are you ready to get just a tiny bit jealous of the little ones?
Kids beds for every style
I don’t know about you, but when I was little, sleeping in a tent seemed so cool. (My adult self is no longer sure.) This tent kids bed from Mathy By Bols, £995 from Idyll Home, recreates the experience – complete with a cloth wall that can be propped up to form a canopy or rolled up and fastened with strips. Just like a real camping trip… but without any inclement weather.
A four-poster bed always feels extra magical – so why not extend that to the kids beds? Lifetime’s Princess design, £945, from Nubie Kids comes with a removable canopy. Inside, you’ll find stars hanging from the roof, for an extra-dreamy feel. More cool kids beds
Speaking of dreamy, one of my absolute childhood heroes slept in a clam shell, and I would’ve probably jumped at the chance to do the same. This Little Mermaid bed, £12,410 from Cuckooland, is so magical it could tempt me today, too. The upper shell features lighting, perfect for little readers – it’s the ultimate in kids beds. (And don’t worry – you can’t shut the lid.)
A bed is practical, sure, but why not allow your kids to use it to really showcase their personality? The Cubix mid sleeper system with chest of drawers and storage bookcase, £750 from Little Folks Furniture, has plenty of space to keep essentials – and it allows your little ones to display prized possessions, too, while keeping their room tidy.
Everyone loves a retreat where they can feel cosy, and kids beds are the perfect place to snuggle up. This Lakehouse bed, £1895, from Nubie Kids, has open sides but can be customised to only have the front, too, for a more open feel. Plus, you can add a trundle bed, for sleepovers, or underbed storage. And the stage is set for plenty of lake house adventures – no water required, just add imagination.
Staying on the topic of having a house within the house, Cox & Cox‘s Barn bed, £925, has static doors for safety. But it’ll still provide plenty of fun and is one of our favourite kids beds.
Designed to look like a tree house, this is Lifetime’s Hideout semi-high sleeper with steps, £945 from Cuckooland. Not only does it offer plenty of storage (drawers below the steps – so clever), it also allows your kids to let their imagination run wild. Whether it’s a ship sailing the high seas or a tree house tucked in a magical forest, it’s theirs to make their own. Even more super-cute children’s beds
What if I told you you could have a hot air balloon in your child’s room? I know, it sounds hard to believe – but that’s exactly what Circu Magical Furniture have created. Made to order, the round bed can transform to a sofa when your little one outgrows it, so it’ll bring joy for years to come. The top part (which, yes, attaches to your ceiling) features a light and sound system, too, for the full experience. Price on application.
Not leaving out the littlest ones, even safety features can be cute and heaps of fun. Bloomingville’s Nihla bed, £195, from Sweetpea & Willow, has a cloud-shaped safety guard so nobody tumbles onto the floor in the middle of the night. Such a great way to end our feature on kids beds.
Featured image: Mr Bunny bed, price on application, Circu Magical Furniture.
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