With a kid's imagination, it shouldn't be too hard to find a fun bed he or she will love. A child's bedroom should be a place conducive to fantasy and restful escape, a place where he or she can play, develop, and grow. The focal point of the bedroom should be the bed, and it is wonderful to create a sense of individuality for your child with the selection of his or her bed. Here are some ideas for beds your child will love.
Start by selecting a bed with a good quality mattress and box spring. Remember that beds are more than places to sleep for children and they will bounce up and down on the bed or roll around and hide under it. The bed should be safe and sturdy and, for toddlers, close to the ground. By the time your child turns five years old, you have a large selection of beds to choose from. Most kids adore bunk beds as they are space efficient when two children share a room, and they are perfect when one child sleeps there but can have friends over for sleepovers. Make sure the older child sleeps on top and that the upper bunk has a railing at least five inches above the mattress and a safety ladder to go up and down.
Another good choice is to build a loft bed. If your ceiling is high enough you can build a raised platform and then have a work desk or a play area underneath. You can also incorporate a day bed under the loft bed which will allow for sleep overs. You can create a raised bed, like a railroad sleeping compartment with drawers under the bed to allow for extra storage. Trundle beds are also fun but you should only choose them if your child can easily wheel out the bed himself or herself.
For that polished touch for a girl's room, you can select a canopy bed which can be as romantic and frilly as your little princess desires.
Finally there are themed bed frame designs like a race car or a rocket ship. Any of these choices will make your child's room fun, safe, and a great place for them to allow their imagination to run wild.