Confused by the number and variety of beds for kids?
The market for beds and bedroom furniture for kids has seen incredible growth over the past 15 years and there's no sign of it slowing down. Interior design magazines and television shows inspire parents to create fabulous rooms for their children or to invest in beds that are designed to help keep a kid's room tidy or to make the most of the available space.
With all this choice on the market, you'd be forgiven for wondering exactly what type of beds to look at when it comes to a new bed for your child. Here's a brief guide to the types of beds available:
? Bunk beds - always popular with kids, the traditional bunk bed gives you two beds in the space of one, allowing you to sleep two children in a room, or for your child to have sleepovers. Today's bunk beds are easy to assemble, have safety features such as rails built in and are very affordable.
? Cabin beds - cabin beds, or midsleepers, aren't as tall as bunk beds, but have enough space underneath them for built-in storage. They offer a great solution for parents who are looking for space saving solutions and can incorporate a whole range of useful items such as drawers, hanging space, bookshelves and pull-out study desks. Their height also means that they are a great choice for loft spaces.
? Single beds - there's a huge variety of single beds for kids. From white-painted wooden beds to customised headboards and beds designed to look like racing cars, the single bed has undergone a revolution. With plenty of space for under-bed storage, the single bed is still a popular choice.
? Highsleeper beds - these beds combine the space-saving benefits of cabin beds with the sleepover advantages of bunk beds. Highsleepers have a high bed and then use the space underneath for a variety of purposes, which can include a single or double sofa-bed, a desk, bookshelves and hanging space. Often popular with older children, they offer flexibility and contemporary styling.
? Custom-made beds - if you want something completely individual for your child's room, you could contact a bespoke bed-maker. There are companies that provide a small range of pre-designed beds that are produced to your requirements, or you can contact a specialist joiner who will design and make a bed that fits in with your design requirements. Whilst this will inevitably be more expensive than buying a mainstream bed, it will be completely unique to your home.
Bed Next Day sells a range of kids' beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.