Children's Beds

Children’s Beds – What Essential Qualities Should I Look For?

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for children and teens. Studies show that a proper sleep routine for children promotes better learning, attention, mental health, and physical wellbeing, and it’s especially important for kids as they are still growing and their brains are still developing. 

When you’re setting up your child’s bedroom, good sleep should be a primary consideration, and the best children’s beds will be key in helping to make sure that your child wakes up feeling well rested and refreshed. 

What are the essential qualities you should look for when choosing the perfect kids’ beds for your little one’s room? Read on to find out! 

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Strength and durability 

Let’s be honest, no matter how many times you tell them not to, your kids are going to jump on the bed. Kids tend to be rough with their belongings as they learn to take responsibility and care for them, and in the meantime, choosing sturdy furniture is important when setting up their room. And since a bed is the main element you need for any bedroom, a quality bed is the most important thing you can select for their space. 

All the children’s beds at Corcoran’s offer reliable durability, whether you’re opting for a bed that’s specifically designed with kids in mind or choosing a bed that can stick with them as they grow into adulthood. Hard-wearing materials, built–to-last designs, and high-quality craftsmanship ensures the bed you select for your child’s bedroom will see them through years of sweet dreams. 

Space and storage

Kids’ bedrooms tend to be on the smaller side, so when it comes to children’s beds and other essential furniture for their rooms, space is at a premium and versatility is crucial. There are a number of things you might consider when choosing the right bed and accompanying pieces for your child’s room. If you’ve got siblings sharing a bedroom, then bunk beds are an obvious choice, doubling the sleep space without doubling the amount of floor space you need for them. 

Children’s beds with storage are another great option for compact kids’ rooms; add a bed with shelves or drawers and get a convenient space for kids to store their toys, books, and more. You can even opt for loft beds or a bed with a built in desk or workspace to really make the most of a smaller space. 

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Style and design

We all know that kids love to change their minds. One day your little one’s favourite colour is pink; the next it’s yellow. One week they love astronauts; the next week they’re all about frogs. When you’re decorating your own bedroom, you are probably selecting furniture that will suit your style for years to come, but when you’re designing kids’ bedrooms you have to keep in mind that their interests will change, sometimes quickly and sometimes as they grow older. 

For that reason, we recommend not going too trendy with their bedroom furniture. Choosing children’s beds in neutral colours, whether natural wood or a painted finish, or upholstered options in classic fabric hues, will make them easy to match with all your kids’ future interests. You can use accessories to suit their preferred style of the moment, but keep a timeless base with the bed for long-lasting appeal

Mattresses and mattress protectors

Naturally, a bed frame is only half the equation when it comes to setting up a great sleeping space for your child. Picking the right mattress is the other key element in ensuring sweet dreams. And the bed you choose helps to determine the best mattress for kids’ bedrooms. Obviously, you need a mattress that is the right size for the bed, but there are other considerations as well. 

If you are opting for a bunk bed, then you need to be aware of the appropriate depth for the top mattress. It needs to be low profile (generally no deeper than 15 cm) to be safely used on the top bunk. Additionally, you might think about adding a mattress protector to any bed in order to prepare for life’s little accidents and prolong the lifespan of the mattress. 

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Bedding and accessories

As we said above, if you’re selecting a simple, classic bed option for your child’s room, you can deck it out with bedding or accessories that match their interests in order to bring their personality into their space. From patterned duvet covers to playful plush toys, accessories and bedding will offer the finishing touches to their best bed setup. 

Furthermore, when you’re choosing children’s beds, you can also consider whether you want other furniture pieces to match. Many kids’ beds are part of collections that also include furniture such as nightstands, wardrobes, and dressers, letting you create a coordinated look across their bedroom. When you start with a timeless setup of high-quality furniture, and then decorate with accessories they love, you can be sure your little one’s bedroom will give them the sweetest dreams for years to come. 

Want to learn all there is to know about buying the perfect kids’ bed for your little one? We cover it all in our comprehensive guide: Buying Kids’ Beds: The All-You-Need-to-Know Guide to Creating Dreamy Spaces

Children’s beds and bedroom essentials in-store and online

Corcoran’s has a fabulous selection of children’s furniture available to shop now online, and you can also visit us in Kerry and Limerick to shop the range in-store. Plus, with a wide selection of colourful wallpaper, window treatments, Little Greene paints, and more, you can create your little one’s dream room from floor to ceiling and bring comfort and style to their space. 


Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer

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