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14 of the Best Beds for Kids Rooms, from Skimp to Splurge

Beds for kids rooms have come a long way since I was a little one.

As I cast my mind back to shopping for furniture with my mum as a child, I’m certain the options were pretty limited on the bed front. In fact, my brother and I had bunk beds that were so dodgy, the slats on his top bunk separated in the middle of the night and he came crashing down on top of me. Not cute.

Nowadays, the beds for kids market has exploded, and there are so many options available. One of the added bonuses of so much competition in the marketplace is the prices. As the major retailers fight for your hard-earned bucks, many kids beds are as cheap as chips.

Outside of the big players, some amazing local creatives are designing beds for kids that make your little one’s room an unparalleled style destination. So if you have a child with an eye for the finer things, you might opt to go for one of the designer options instead.

So let’s take a look at 14 of the best beds for kids rooms, from dirt cheap to designer. Now, I’ve included all of the supplier links below if you see a bed that takes your fancy. They’ve also been ordered from lowest price to most expensive, so you can stop at a price point that suits your budget.

After the best kids beds for kids rooms showcase I’ve included some tips on choosing the right beds for kids rooms too. Enjoy the inspo!

busunge beds for kids from ikea white bed frame with matching drawers and round orange floor rug

1. Busunge Extendable Kids Bed from IKEA

The Busunge from IKEA is an extendable bed that’ll grow with your little one over the years.

The white option a great one because it allows you to create the space you want and bring in your preferred accent colours.

It’s a fab unisex bed and there are other pieces of furniture from IKEA that’ll fit in with the look and feel of the bed.

It comes in at a very budget-friendly $269.

Shop the Busunge Range here.

House Bed Fantastic Furniture

2. House Bed from Fantastic Furniture

This is a new one in the range for Fantastic Furniture and I’ve gotta say, it’s one of the best beds for kids at this price point.

At just $379 and in such a versatile colourway, I might just get one for myself.

Just ensure you have a ceiling height with enough room to accommodate this one. That’d be my one piece of advice.

Click here to find out more.

Seasons kids bed from Foirty Winks in white

3. Seasons Bed, Forty Winks

Got a little designer in the making with an eye for interiors? The Seasons bed from Forty Winks is stylish with a pop of bright colour – royal blue, orange, aqua or white – is just what they need.

Made from oak, the soft edges and timber grain will feel at home in your little one’s room.

There’s plenty of room under this kids bed design, so if you’re stuck for storage, this option is your friend.

This bed costs $499.

Shop the Seasons Bed Now.

Captain Jack Bunk Bed from Amart Furniture

4. Captain Jack Bunks, Amart Furniture

Got two kids on your hands? Firstly, let me commend you on your bravery. Secondly, we gotta house them in a bed.

When it comes to affordable bunk beds for kids, you can’t beat the $598 Captain Jack from Amart Furniture.

It might be named Captain Jack, but there’s nothing stereotypically boyish about the design. Any kid will love it, and if one is a bit younger or doesn’t like heights, the low bunk is great.

Click here to shop the Captain Jack bunks.

beds for kids addison bed from forty winks with wrought iron frame and industrial timber bed frame

5. Flinders Bed from Forty Winks

If your child is into an industrial interior design scheme in their room, why not get this Flinders options?

OK, so your child probably isn’t into interior design at all. So let me rephrase: If YOU love industrial interior design, why not pop it in your little one’s room too?

This Flinders bed is a sturdy, practical option and they won’t outgrow it quickly.

It’s $599 and you can shop it here.

calypso single bed from snooze white beds for kids with pink girly bed linen

6. The Calypso bed from Snooze

Kids seem to collect loads of toys, gadgets, trinkets and treasures. This doesn’t come as news to you, does it?

This $649 Calypso bed from Snooze is a winner because it comes with built-in shelving.

It’s also available in three dazzling colours, so you can find an option to suit your little one’s bedroom vibes, and you’re done!

Click here for more of the Calypso

incy interiors eden gold bed frame beds for kids online

7. Eden Bed, Incy Interiors

I’ve been a huge fan of Incy Interiors for years (you can read my interview with its director Kristy here).

The glorious Eden bed is a bedroom classic and I reckon you’ll find hard to pass up.

It’s $699 and you can style it up with girly pinks or tone it down with deep blues and greys. It’s totally your call.

Explore more of the Eden Bed here.

best beds for kids parker king sigle timber bed from bedshed

8. The Parker Bed from Bedshed

The sleek and sturdy Parker bed is a durable option for kids who aren’t known for being kind to furniture.

In a beautiful blonde timber, it’s also very on-trend with what’s happening in the way of furniture in the other pockets of the home.

It’s normal $799 but is often on special at a discounted price.

See more of the Parker here.

addison bed from amart beds for kids white trundle bed with timber white bedside table

9. The Addison Bed, Amart Furniture

Got a little one who loves a sleep-over? Slumber parties are set to become more fashionable with the Addison bed from Amart Furniture.

This one comes with the trundle included, so friends will be welcome anytime. It’s priced at $1099 and comes in white only.

Shop the Addison here.

london day bed

10. London Daybed from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs

Think outside the box when it comes to beds for kids! Nobody said that the bed in their room has to be an actual kids bed.

This daybed option from Cranmore Home is $990 and will stay with you even when the kids move out! It’s got an awesome retro vibe and you’ll probably wanna sleep in it too.

See more of the London here.

Plyroom Singolo Bed

11. Singolo Bed, Plyroom

Made from Birch Plywood, I love the simplicity of this Plyroom kids bed.

It’s a designer dream at $1350 (or $1550 for a king single) and it’s a style that’ll grow with them well into their teens

There are also other pieces in the range you can team with the bed like an under-bed drawer.

You can see more of it here.

archie bed by green cathedral timber and white slat bed with black and white bedding

12. Archie Bed, Green Cathedral

Glow in the dark beds for kids? Hell YES! Actually, move over kids, I want this bed for myself.

The Archie Bed is both functional and fun and it comes in a range of colour options to suit all tastes.

It’s priced from $1890 from Green Cathedral.

See more of Archie here.

Heatherly design blue bedhead with coloured tufting stitches beds for kids

13. Kids Bedheads from Heatherley Design

I love this local brand, and I love that they not only make amazing bedheads for adults, but the kids can get in on the fun too.

From fabric to leather and everything in-between, you’re sure to find a style you’ll love.

If you wanna explore their ranger and request pricing, you can do that here.

Frankie Bunk Bed Corner

14. Frankie Bunks from House of Orange

House of Orange are a recent discovery, and OMG, how have I missed them?

They’ve got an amazing range, but I’ll stick to the bunks. The Frankie is made in Melbourne and the range of customisation options is beyond brilliant. From a regular single over single bunk, to kings, doubles, queens. Then you can choose colour, add on storage or trundles and side tables and lighting and…well you get my point.

I’m looking at specifying several of these for a current interior design project. I’m that excited by them.

They are made to order so don’t expect Fantastic Furniture prices, but they’re so worth it.

Check out the Frankie bunks here.

house rules 2017 aaron and daniella kids room redo

How cool was this kids bed from a previous season of House Rules?

Tips on Choosing the Best Beds for Kids Rooms

Bed-hunting for your little one will be a lot easier if you consider the following:

  • Think about the overall room design; will the bed be the focal point or the supporting player?
  • Consider what bedding colours will work on the bed if the frame is going to be bright
  • Think about longevity. You want it to last years. Avoid a fad you’ll both hate in six months
  • Opt for a king single if you have space; it means they can keep it through their teenage years
  • Let your child help! Ask them about colours and styles they like and work with them
  • If your child is the oldest consider a unisex design that can be passed down to younger siblings
  • For larger house-style beds, ensure the room is big enough to take its size

If you have any additional questions around beds for kids or anything else, drop me a comment below.

best beds for kids rooms house bed for kids

Need more help regarding Beds for Kids Rooms?

You might be interested to read about some creative themes for kid’s bedrooms, and discover more about the ins-and-outs on how to decorate their spaces.

Which did you think were the best kids beds rooms in this post? Or is there a brand I’ve missed? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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11 Responses

  1. I think I really like the furniture you presented here. I don’t have my own kids but I love to spoil my step sister’s kids. I’d love to buy my little princess new bed and I’m looking for ideas. 🙂

  2. The bed from Heatherly Design looks comfy. That’s what I would want to take as a present to my children. I know they gonna like it.

    1. You would be parent of the year in my books. I would have LOVED something like this when I was a kid Sasha. You’ll have to let me know if you get it, and take some photos for me. Would love to see it in your home!

  3. Love this post Chris. What is the bed and bed linen in the second image? Bunk with gold bed linen and black cross throw?

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