Your littlest one has outgrown the crib and despite how cute they look sleeping between you and your partner right now, trust us, you need to get them their own bed! Shopping for a child's first bed (usually around age two) is definitely exciting, but it's also a bit overwhelming given the many styles available on today's market. You know you need something low to the ground that a toddler can climb into and out of safely, but what else? Do you go for something traditional or elaborate? Is one bed better for sleepovers than another? Can you get a bed that's spacious and comfy yet still allows room for a toy box and dresser? Hayneedle is the best place to buy a kids bed and we can guide you through a list of potential bed types so you discover the bed that offers the perfect balance of fun and function.
Think of the versatile daybed as a cross between a bed, sofa, and chaise lounge. Traditionally twin-sized and often accompanied by a trundle for storage or expanded sleeping capacity, a daybed is excellent for lounging, reclining, and seating. If your child will spend most of their time chillin' in their bedroom with friends, this bed will make the space a far more comfortable hang-out.
Kids Platform Beds
Platform beds are made up of a simple box base design that doesn't necessarily even require a headboard. The minimalist frame will usually extend all the way to the floor, but there are models that also sport legs like a panel bed. Platform beds come in all sizes and styles including a few that look like racecars! Yes, since initial fabrication is so simple, manufacturers can have fun with a platform bed and forego wood and metal construction for moulded plastic shaped and painted to resemble anything from airplanes and carriages to boats, burgers, and bird nests. Your child will grow out of such a whimsical sleep space eventually, but it'll sure be adorable until then.
Kids Poster Beds
Poster beds can be extraordinarily ornate and elaborate and they are just the thing to make your little girl feel like a princess. These beds flaunt four vertical columns, one in each corner, and often support an upper panel. Whether you want to the full majesty of curtains ala a canopy bed is up to you and, of course, your highness. And while poster beds for girls are undeniably popular, don't forget that little boys like to feel like royalty, too!
Kids Storage Beds
A multi-purpose storage bed is just the thing to save space in a modestly-sized children's room. Also known as a captain's bed, this popular design takes the traditional bed frame and turns it into a versatile piece of furniture complete with a variety of storage and display options for toys, clothes, games, and decorative items like photos, trophies, and other collectibles. How many organizing options you want is entirely up to you as there are some models that go so far as to include linen drawers built into the footboard, bookcases integrated into the headboard, and an entire nightstand attached to one side. A kids bed with storage is easily found in an array of size options from twin storage beds all the way up to queen storage beds.
Your child's best night's sleep is just a click away! In addition to these fantastic kid-sized beds, we also offer bunk, loft, and many other varieties here at Hayneedle.com. And don't forget to shop for mattresses and bedding to match!