How to Choose a Bed for Your Kid's Room

After your child graduates from a crib or toddler bed to a big kid bed, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing what bed would suit them best. How old are they, and how much space do they need? Do they have a sibling they share a room with? Do they want a bed that is fun and colorful, or something that is more grown-up? Take these things into consideration when looking for a new bed for your kid’s room.

Types of Beds

Twin Size Bed or Full Bed

Twin Size Bed or Full Bed

Twin size beds or full beds are pretty basic, while still being a step up from a toddler bed with safety rails. Choose twin size if you want something standard, or opt for full size if your child is an active sleeper and wants more space to move around. You could even jazz things up a bit with a canopy bed!

Loft Bed

Loft Bed

Take things up a notch – literally! – with a loft bed. Loft beds have a single mattress that is elevated off the floor, so you can place a desk, table, dresser, or other piece of furniture underneath. This could spell great fun for your child, or simply mean extra storage space.

Tent Bed

Tent Bed

Tent beds are a lot like loft beds, only a little more whimsical. There are all kinds of options out there for the type of tent bed you could get. You can go for something simple with a single color, or opt for something more exciting, like a fire engine or a princess castle! Kids will love playing with their toys in the space underneath or scurrying up the ladder to bed.

Bunk Beds

Bunk Bed

If your child shares a bedroom with their brother or sister, then there are few options that are as good as bunk beds. To your kids, a bunk bed may be as exciting as a new toy! For you, it is a practical choice, because bunk beds take up less floor space and some of them even include a trundle storage drawer underneath.

Bunk beds for kids come in different sizes. You can get twin beds, full beds, or a twin over full bunk bed. Their frames may be constructed of metal or wood, all high quality materials that keep them sturdy. The ladder to the top may be placed on the front or side, and it may be installed vertically or at a slight diagonal for easier climbing.

Safety Tips for Kids Beds

Safety Tips for Kids Beds

While your child may be growing up, they are still on the small side. Taking extra precautions with them couldn’t hurt. Keep these suggestions in mind when shopping for your kid’s bed:

  • If they move around a lot in their sleep, bed rails would be a good investment. You'll no longer fear them falling off the bed because the rails will protect them from harm.
  • On kids' bunk beds, it is also a good idea to have a guard rail on the top bunk. That way they won't roll off in their sleep and injure themselves.
  • In addition, if you are getting bunk beds, you should make sure the ladder to the top bunk is stable. Your children need sure footing when they climb, whether they are preparing for bed or playing pretend.

Finding a bed your child will love isn’t as hard as you might think. Just factor in their personality and your good judgment, and you’ll see that the perfect fit truly is out there. Shop the selection of kid’s beds at Goedeker’s; we may have just what you’re looking for!