If you have a child, then you may just think they will need a regular bed, once they have outgrown their cot. However, there are a whole range of options out there and it is worth considering them all and their pros and cons before you spend some money.
Your first option is likely to be a regular single or double bed. The one of these you choose will partly be determined by space but budget will also be a factor.
You may also decide that a double bed is unnecessary if you only have one child, but they could be good for two children sharing or if a child often gets poorly and needs an adult with them. A regular bed may seem like the best option, but it may not be the best for your situation and so it is worth considering the other options first.
A theme bed could be a fun alternative. These will be in a special shape and colour such as a racing car, truck, spaceship or perhaps a princess castle for a girl. They can be enchanting and fun and fit in to the theme of a bedroom. Children will love them and it could help make bedtime fun.
Sometimes getting children to go to bed is very difficult so having a fun bed could help. They will need replacing as the child gets older as they will grow out of them, but if they help them to get used to sleeping in their own room and getting off to sleep well, then they could be well worth the extra money.
A bunk bed is quite a popular option for children. Even if you have just one child in the bedroom then it can be handy to have an extra bed if they have friends staying over. It can also be great if they are unwell and need a parent in the room to look after them.
However, they do tend to be most popular for children who share a room so that they can have their own bed but it doesn’t take up too much room. They can also be quite a cheap way of getting two beds.
A floor bed, may just sound like a mattress on the floor and perhaps not a good option, but they can work very well for children. You can make them in to a tent or den and decorate the room around them.
You can save money on a bed base and therefore they can be cheap, although you may prefer to get a futon. They can be very good for children who tend to fall out of bed and they also make a room look a lot bigger.
A sleeper sofa can be a great option too. These are sofas that can be converted in to beds. It means that the child will have a multifunctional piece of furniture.
It can be useful if they want something more like a studio and so they can have a seating area if they wish. If they have friends round, the bed could be folded away to create space. It could be especially good for older children or put in a child’s room as a spare bed for when they have friends over to stay. They come in many sizes too, even as chairs, so they can more easily be squeezed in.
So be open minded when choosing a bed for your child’s room as you will find that there are many options out there, perhaps more than you had ever imagined. You will find that most of these options will have different styles and different prices and so they could be suitable options for most people.