Stylish and affordable children’s bedroom furniture, we offer a carefully selected range of children’s bedroom furniture. From childrens beds and childrens mattresses to wardrobes and toy/storage boxes, you'll find children's bedroom furniture to suit all tastes and needs.
All of our children’s bedroom furniture is crafted from the highest quality hardwoods, pine or painted wood and is treated to ensure it is durable and easy to clean.
Kitting out a child’s bedroom is exciting for both the parent and the child. Children love the excitement of getting their own space and parents love the satisfaction of finding more storage to tidy away endless clothes and toys!
In this guide we look at all the aspects of choosing children’s furniture from finding the right size bed to keeping children’s furniture looking like new. With a little bit of time and planning you can create a practical and fun space that your child will enjoy for years to come.
The main room you will need to kit out with children’s furniture is the bedroom. Well-designed children's bedroom furniture has a sense of fun whilst being practical and making the most efficient use of space available.
A good bed is so much more than just a piece of furniture for your child. A good quality bed will provide countless nights sleep and look after their backs and posture as they grow. We recommend shopping for a bed first as it often acts as the centrepiece.
Children’s beds are available in a range of options. 3ft or ‘single’ beds are the most common size beds for children.
You may also consider bunk beds if your children share a room, but we recommend avoiding bunk beds if your child is under 6 years. Trundles are a space-saving alternative to 2 beds and fantastic for sleepovers. Children’s cabin beds offer additional storage or functionality build in to the bed such as a sofa, a desk or storage. For older children you may want to consider a double bed to take them through to their teenage years.
If you invest in a bed for a child, it's a good idea to make sure there is space underneath for storage drawers, so at least there's always somewhere to put those spare blankets or toys. Some under-bed drawers can even contain a game, or even an in-built train track for hours of fun.
If you are looking for a bed for a baby, you might be interested in a ‘cot bed’. Initially configured as a cot, as your child grows cot beds transform into beds.
Choosing a children’s mattress is an important decision. It is vital that growing children sleep on a mattress that provides the right amount of support.
There are a number of different types of mattresses available:
Open coil spring mattresses
These mattresses are made up of a number of springs that are linked together with a wire frame. Open coil mattresses are good if you’re on a tight budget as it will still provide that all-important support for your child’s back.
Pocket spring mattresses
Pocket sprung mattresses are made up of individual springs that are held in place in pockets of fabric. Pocket spring mattresses are supportive, comfortable and durable.
A reflex foam mattress is made entirely of foam and provides orthopaedic support by helping to evenly distribute your child’s weight across the foam. It features no springs making it very quiet.
Other features you may want to consider when purchasing a children’s mattress are:
For children with allergies or asthma, you may want to consider a microbial or hypoallergenic mattress cover that resists dust mites and allergens.
Some children’s mattresses include water resistant PVC covers that can be easily wiped clean.
Storage is key to a child's room. Fortunately there are many options available. As well as a wardrobe, you may want to invest in bedside tables, chests of drawers, under bed storage, bookcases or toy boxes. Toy boxes or blanket boxes can double up as an extra seat or surface area for a lamp.
If you're short of space why not install some floating bookcases, against a wall mural. Be as expressive as you like with a wall mural as these can provide much visual stimulation and add real character to a room.
Storage furniture can be used to divide up a room too, so that it has more than one function. It's also a good idea to have storage pieces on wheels, so they can be moved easily if you want to rearrange a room layout.
Children’s wardrobes are typically smaller than traditional wardrobes. Try to resist buying a wardrobe that is just intended for baby clothes as they will soon grow out of it. Think long-term to get the best life out of your wardrobe. You can always lower the rail in a bigger wardrobe so your child can reach it.
Most wardrobes can offer more than just hanging space. Children’s wardrobes are available with drawers or shelves for extra storage space. You may also want to invest in boxes or shoe racks for even more space in the wardrobe.
Know your budget
It is important to consider your budget before shopping for children’s furniture. This will ensure that you have enough to get the basics – we recommend getting a good quality bed and a mattress as a priority.
Quality is essential for children’s furniture. Invest in high quality furniture such as solid wood and you will be rewarded with useful and attractive furniture for years to come.
Children's rooms need to be safe so don't forget to look out for features on furniture that will protect your children such as rounded corners and latch safety mechanisms. Ensure that every piece of furniture you buy is to the highest standard as this will avoid unnecessary accidents.
Online or offline?
When it comes to buying furniture, there is a common debate as regards to shopping online or in store. Both options have their benefits. There are some people that need to see, touch and measure children’s furniture in store. However online there are a plethora of options and you can ensure you have the best price. You can also involve your child in the decision process without dragging them kicking and screaming to the shops!
Regardless of buying online or offline, make sure that the retailer is reputable, accepts refunds and offers a delivery service if required.
Consider the use of a piece of furniture and ensure it is serving its primary function above anything else. But it is a child’s bedroom so you can afford to have a little fun.
We recommend investing in neutral furniture and decorating the space around it. Instead of buying a themed bed that they will grow out of or get bored of, stick to a plain bed and add exciting accessories.
In general painted furniture is a great idea. If the furniture is white or cream, even better as you can build a colour scheme around it and even make it gender specific if you want to.
When decorating your children's bedroom, don't be scared of making a statement. Your ideas can be as bold, brave or magical as you like. You can bring a funky edge to a room without going crazy. Get your child’s opinion on how the room looks, as it should reflect their personality.
You could always opt for a themed room, without making it tacky. Go for key pieces and build around these with accessories to bring the theme together. You could choose a pirate or a car theme, sport or under the sea. You could also choose some bright colour combinations, such as shocking pink and green. Why not opt for a retro or ultra modern look for something that will last?
How about having one wall with blackboard paint on, so kids can get creative without damaging the wallpaper? Make sure there is room for a desk so children have somewhere to draw, read and later do homework. You could even put a world map somewhere on the wall; oversized ones look great and are educational too.
Remember to take precise measurements before shopping for children’s furniture. Children’s bedrooms are normally smaller so you need to use the space wisely.
Be mindful not to flood the room with furniture, your child will still need space to play.
Don’t forget to measure the height of a bedroom when looking for a wardrobe.
Keep your children’s furniture looking like new with these simple tips: