Looking for the best kids' beds? Thanks to all the out-of-the-box thinkers and creative designers inhabiting the world of bedroom furniture these days, 'charming yet practical', and 'earth-shatteringly expensive' needn’t necessarily go hand in hand any longer. And this can be especially great news when it comes to designing a kid's bedroom, when it's likely they are going to out grow their bedroom furniture.
While to tired parents it might never seem like enough, kids spend a lot of time tucked up in their beds, so it makes sense to find one that’ll last, both in terms of build and style. Our list of the best kids' beds is here to help you with your search.
This treehouse bed is the ultimate buy for adventurous kids. It’s easily put together and reassuringly sturdy, so you can rest easy while they let their imaginations run wild during the day, and dream on during the night. Cutout windows and a skylight ensure they don’t feel closed off and keep things looking open so this on-the-large-side piece won’t seem overwhelming, while the elevated design allows room for play and storage underneath, meaning no space is wasted. A wonderful, whimsical buy.
- Shop the Christopher Treehouse Bed
A no-fuss, no-frills, but beautifully made toddler bed, John Lewis’ Boris takes our top spot for its simple design and sturdy build. Made of solid pine with smart, clean white paintwork, it’s engineered to be timeless, and looks sufficiently grown-up that very small people will be pleased to make the transition. Meanwhile, the protective side rails will keep them feeling snug and secure even as they wriggle around in their sleep. A fantastic buy for boys and girls making the move to grown-up beds. Find more toddler beds in our buyer's guide.
- Shop the John Lewis Boris Toddler Bed
This cleverly configured bed is a whole bedroom in one, with drawers and shelves tucked in around every corner. It’s a great space-saver, not only because it comprises a ton of bedroom storage without increasing the footprint by any considerable amount, but because it can play host to things that ordinarily might live on a bookshelf or in a toy chest (or, let’s face it, just on the floor).
- Shop the Stompa Uno S Plus Mid-Sleeper with Pull-Out Desk
Easily the most versatile child’s bed on our list, the Stompa Una is a superb bunk bed for siblings sharing a room or kids who frequently have friends round for sleepovers. Comprising a bottom bunk, top bunk, and hidden pull-out trundle bed for added capacity, it sleeps three easily — however we’re most impressed by the bunks’ ability to detach. When kids grow too old to share, they can split into two separate singles. With its solid construction, fuss-free design and adjustability, this bed is sure to be a useful piece for years to come.
Check out more bunk beds in our guide.
- Shop the Stompa Una (With Trundle)
Let’s face it, who didn’t dream of owning a race car bed when they were younger? Now your little speed racers can realise that dream with this Disney’s Cars toddler bed, featuring cheerful glossy red paintwork, and some very handy under-bed storage. For kids who are making the step from crib to toddler bed, the protective side guards and the friendly face of Lightning McQueen are sure to ease them into the transition. This is best kids bed for boys or girls who are obsessed with the Disney movie, or just cars in general.
- Shop the Disney Cars Toddler Bed with Drawers
Charmingly rustic and unique, this teepee-style bed will make them feel like they’re heading out for a night underneath the stars. It’s that rare thing: a piece of children’s furniture that’s minimal enough to fit in with grown-up room schemes, striking the right balance between playful and design-friendly. The exposed lollipop-stick-style pine details and simple cutouts are especially charming. If your child isn’t comfortable in an elevated midsleeper, this makes a lovely alternative to the Christopher Treehouse Bed.
- Shop Kids Teepee Cabin Bed
What to consider when buying kids' beds?
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When selecting the next bed for your little one, there are a few things to consider, namely the material and how long you think your child will be using it.
Solid wood, especially pine, will stand firm for years and years, and exposed wood offset by classic white is a timeless choice that you’ll find on many kids’ beds. This is an especially good bet if you’re planning on keeping the bed in the family or, if it’s a full-sized bed, in the spare room. However, you can also get a little more out-there with your choice, if you prefer.
Then there is style to think about, if this bed is meant to see your son or daughter through several years of childhood, opting for a classic looking kids bed that will not clash with their changing likes and dislikes is a safe bet. But, with treehouse beds for little monkeys and teepee beds for adventurous kids, racecar beds for those who dream of speed and beds with desks for budding creatives, there are a lot of fun options too!
Check out of top list of kids beds and trust us, they’ll actually be begging to go to bed — for once!