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Children's bedroom furniture buying guide

Children's bedroom furniture
buying guide

How to choose children’s bedroom furniture

Here we’ll talk you through everything you need to create a perfect space for your little ones that’ll inspire creativity and help them catch some much-needed Zzz’s. But before the finishing touches, there’s a few bits to get to grips with including practicality, safety and of course not forgetting, FUN! So, take note as we guide you through the basics to create some inspiring little spaces.

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Children’s bed frames

Maximise your children’s bedroom space by creating smart storage solutions with bedframes and create a focal point of the room. Our bedframes come in a variety of different shapes and sizes to suit every room and every personality.

Children’s beds with built-in storage

Whether it’s a large under-bed drawer, open shelves or several small under-bed boxes, a single bed with hidden storage is ideal if you need to keep kids’ toys organised and make more room for play. For little ones, a themed bed frame with hidden storage is an ideal way to bring a cohesive design to the room and inject some personality into their bedtime routine.

Top tip: Storing kids’ items in smaller boxes, organised by category and storing them in under-bed draws will help you (and them) find items quicker and easier.

Guest beds

Create the sleepover space of their dreams and add a guest bed to their room for whenever you need it. Whether it’s a day bed with a pull-out extension mattress or a spare bed underneath theirs, an extra space for slumber makes life easy. Whether it’s for sleepovers or just for some added comfort during the night, an extra bed can make all the difference.

Cabin beds, mid-sleeper and high-sleeper beds

Reserved for the slightly older kids in your life (6+ years), these cabin beds, mid- or high-sleeper beds create a multi-functional space for sleep, homework and play. These space savers combine the very best of design and storage, making for a great room divider or creating separate spaces for your child to enjoy with hidden desk space, wardrobes and bookshelves. Plus, many of these beds are modular so you can choose exactly what storage and functions you want. Just remember that any high bed needs sturdy guard rails for extra safety.

Children’s bunk beds

Bunk beds are a great way to create separate sleeping spaces for siblings or to create a welcome space for guests and friends at the weekends. Most bunk beds can convert into two single beds further down the line, so if space is at a premium and the little ones have grown up, this bed can provide a comfortable space for slumber time and time again. The only question is… who gets the top bunk?

Top tip: When you’re choosing a bunk bed remember to consider the size of your mattresses. Some frames take the full-size UK or Euro size single mattresses but others fit more compact small, single mattresses.

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How to choose the right mattress for your little ones

Good quality sleep is the most important factor for your children’s bedroom. A good night’s sleep has been proven to be beneficial in a whole variety of ways and contributes to their development. Because of this, it’s important to choose a good quality mattress. For children, the firmness of the mattress is a matter of preference, just like us, so let them test out a few to see what suits them best.

Children's mattress guide

  cm inches
Standard UK single
mattress size
190 x 90cm 75” x 35”
Small single
mattress size
190 x 76cm 75” x 30”
European single bed
200 x 90cm 78” x 35”
Toddler bed/cot bed
mattress size
140 x 70cm 55” x 27”

Top tip: A mattress protector will extend the life of your child’s mattress.

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Children’s wardrobes

Wardrobes are a great way to store your children’s clothes and with customisable storage solutions, make great places to store toys and games as well! Our children’s wardrobes are stylish and colourful and built to last with safety in mind. 

Children’s desks

Desks provide dedicated spaces for children to draw, create and complete homework. They take on a variety of different forms and can be standalone or even part of a high-sleeper bed. They’re also great for storage, often featuring built-in bookshelves and drawers, ideal for storing stationary and textbooks! 

Bedroom furniture

Whether you prefer a minimalist approach with clever storage solutions or fancy something a bit more colourful with decorations and style flairs, there’s something that will suit your little one down to a T. Going for a more neutral look will help the room grow with your kids allowing for adaptability through each stage of their life. Always remember to buy durable, sturdy furniture when decorating your kid’s room! 

Children’s storage

From portable tidy solutions, stackable storage cubes and compact bookcases, there’s plenty of nifty storage to choose from to help bring your kid’s bedroom to life. 

Children’s chests of drawers

A chest of drawers is a classic piece of furniture that will fit any themed bedroom. Great for tidying away folded clothes, uniforms and sports kits, they also make a great display surface for toys and games.

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Measuring up

Measuring your kid’s room is an important step when shopping for furniture. As kid’s rooms can be on the smaller side, it’s a good idea to make sure there’s enough room for any bunk beds, drawers or bookcases you might want to fill it with.

Top tip: When measuring, allow for doors and drawers to open out into the space.

Desk and chairs to suit children and teenagers

It can be hard to know what size furniture to buy for your little one’s room. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a quick list of measurements that should help when purchasing new furniture for their room.

For 5-7-year-olds, 22-25 inches and for 8-10-year-olds, 24-29 inches is the optimal height of chairs. For the older kids and teenagers, adult desk and chair heights will be more suited.

Space saving considerations

Multifunctional furniture is all around us, and it can be a lifesaver (or space-saver) when it comes to decorating your children’s room. From high sleepers with a built-in desk to rolling storage boxes that double up as stools, there’s a whole variety of solutions for great living.


Frequently asked questions

Here we answer frequently asked questions about decorating your kid's room.

What kind of mattress is best for a child?

There’s no right or wrong answer to this, there are just a few things you might want to consider when choosing your child’s mattress: make sure it’s the right size, and younger kids may need specialist child mattresses. If you can, try taking your kids with you when purchasing a new mattress so they can try them out and see which one they like best. This is a surefire way of making sure your kids get a restful, comfy night’s sleep.  

How often should I change their mattress?

A good mattress can last for around 7 years at which point you should consider changing it for a new one. However, with kids’ mattresses, because some are small or made to fit unique bed frames, you may need to change them more often as your children grow. Investing in a good mattress topper can help expand the life of their mattress.

How do I organise my kid’s small bedroom?

Smaller rooms that have their own unique shape can be more complex when decorating. It’s important to maximise space and create lots of room for storage. A good idea here is to use a high sleeper to create a space within a space. Somewhere where your little ones can have space to play, create or even do their homework.
Another great way to save on space is to introduce some clever furniture. Storage boxes on wheels that double up as stools are a great way to tidy things away while also having a functional use. 

How do I choose a child desk?

Choosing a desk for your children to sit and work at can be challenging because of their unique size. For older children and teenagers, normal adult-size desks and chairs may be more suitable. For younger children, consider using our handy guide to sizing for a perfect fit: 
For 5-7-year-olds, 22-25 inches and for 8-10-year-olds, 24-29 inches is the optimal height of chairs. 

Do bunk beds need to be against a wall?

Yes. It’s important that your bunk beds are against a strong wall to have something to secure them to. This prevents the furniture from toppling or causing injury. It also acts as a safety barrier on the far side of the bed. 

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