There are loads of different styles of kid’s beds these days and the choice can be bewildering, even if you just want a simple single bed?
To help you narrow the options it’s worth pointing out, maybe, that if you limit your search to beds made of solid wood it will make your life a little bit easier. This is because buying a bed for your kids isn’t something you want to be doing too often and a solid wood bed is going to last a lot of years – so you should only have to do it once.
And it’s no point saying your budget is limited because there are low-priced options available too. This is just a small sample but includes a few different styles and a fair range of prices also.
Please bear in mind the prices quoted are maximum retail so you’ll probably find them on offer for much less. Also remember with all of these beds you’ll need to factor in the cost of new mattress too.
Wilton Child Compliant Bedstead – a pine frame bed with a contemporary style slatted headboard. Available in white, natural or dark stained wood finishes. L202 × W99 × H102 cm. £150 from johnlewis.com
Darton Child Compliant Bed Frame – a modern style bed frame with an oak capped headboard. Available with a soft white or light grey painted finish. L201 × W103 × H103 cm. £250 from johnlewis.com
Victoria Bedstead – a delightful single bed with a painted ivory finish. Features curved head and foot boards with a heart shaped cut-out detail. W97 × L201 × H89 cm. £295 from johnlewis.com
Silentnight Jupiter Solid Pine Kids Single Bed Frame – white painted solid wood bed with panel effect head and foot boards. W103 × L201 × H98 cm. £229 from very.co.uk
Morgan Bed Frame – a contemporary style single bed with a solid oak frame and pine slatted base. W97 × L199 × H100 cm. £299 from johnlewis.com
Lasko Single Bedstead – from a range of coordinated solid beech nursery furniture. This single bed features slatted head and foot boards and a white painted finish. The bed is a standard single size and suitable for children aged 4 and up. L200 x W101 x H95 cm. £300 from johnlewis.com
Lasko Single Bed Frame (Oak) – the same bed but with a solid oak frame and natural lacquered finish. £350 from johnlewis.com
Bougainville Slat Bed – a simple square-section design with a slatted headboard finished in white. W102.5 × L204 cm. £184.50 from wayfair.co.uk
Classic Corona Panel Bed – a traditional style solid pine bedstead with high, moulded panel head and foot boards. W102 × L206 × H115.5 cm. £183.99 from wayfair.co.uk
Islander Bed – a modern ivory-painted kid’s single bed made from solid rubberwood (under bed drawer not included). W100 × L203 × H97 cm. £425 from gltc.co.uk