If you’re shopping around for a kid’s bed – and you want something a bit fancier than the traditional single child’s bed – the good news is that there are plenty of options. Frankly, kids’ beds these days are awesome! They are places to sleep, play, keep treasures and do homework – and there’s something to suit every family in terms of style, comfort, practicality, space, and storage. But the sheer amount of choice can be a bit overwhelming.
To make your decisions easier, we’re going to break down the difference between a cabin bed, mid sleeper, and a high sleeper, to provide you with the perfect ways to save space and transform your child’s bedroom into their own little haven.
Cabin beds are the perfect choice if you’re shopping for a smaller bedroom. With a fair amount of storage space waiting to be utilised underneath, these beds are an ideal way to eliminate having to choose between a bed or drawers – giving you the best of both worlds! Your little one can make the space their own with choices of having a built-in desk, storage space or even to keep a minimalist look without any clutter!
Cabin beds are most ideal for those little ones who still appreciate being tucked in at night, as the height is just right for you to read them a bedtime story; lower than both mid and high sleepers! The free space can not only be filled with your child’s imagination but, your teenager’s homework too, making them useful and ideal for your child of any age.
Cabin beds don’t offer as much space as mid or high-sleepers, so if you’re looking to fit more freestanding furniture in the space it might be best to keep exploring your options!
The mid sleeper bed is the perfect in-between: the ideal way to personalise your child’s bedroom and make it their own. The thing we love most about the mid-sleeper is the endless amount of space options that come with them. From our range of mid sleepers, you can find beds with built-in desks, bookshelves, and drawers, all fitted underneath for you and your young ones to utilise the full space available in their bedroom.
For your even smaller ones, we have a huge range of themed mid sleepers decorated with tents, castles, and treehouses to bring their imaginations to life! We even replace some ladders with slides to truly transport the playground right into the bedroom.
High sleepers are the perfect solution for when you want to help your children to feel more grown-up. They are quite simply just a higher cabin bed that allows you to utilise even more of the room’s space and gives your children access to an even bigger area to study, play or chill out. Our range of high sleepers allow your young ones to create their own little world under their beds, with shelving options and desks for them to create a whole office space right in their bedroom.
High sleepers fully maximise the room’s space by using up more of the ceiling level airspace, to leave the normal-level for you to fit more freestanding furniture and store the rest of your child’s belongings. It’s vital you do some measuring up before you purchase one of our high sleepers, so you’re not left disappointed!
What should you consider before choosing?
The storage space you require
Before you decide what bed is best for your child’s room, think about the stuff they own (yes, all of it) and decide what type of storage they will need. Consider if they need space for shelves, drawers or a wardrobe, so you can assess which bed provides you with the best space to fit this furniture in!
How practical is this bed for the room?
Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes and not all of these styles of bed will be practical with the dimensions of the space you’re filling. Distances between doors, windows, ceilings or walls, will decipher whether a high-sleeper is a viable option over a standard cabin bed. Make sure you properly measure up and check out the bed dimensions before you purchase so your little ones aren’t left too disappointed.
The age of your children
Most of our children’s bed ranges are perfect for any age, but you might want to consider your child’s age when thinking about how safe your bed choice would be for them. Undeniably, your little ones will try to opt for the highest bed they can (because taller = cooler, obviously) but from a safety point it’s important to follow some procedures to make sure their own space is also a safe one! Your child’s bedroom should be a space where you can let them roam happily and carefree, so it’s important you pick an age appropriate bed for their room.
The main thing our beds will bring your children is fun! With an incredible range of themes available for your young ones to choose: from fairies, to diggers, to army camo, to study spaces, to play tents, you can easily transform their space from bedtime to playtime whenever you want.