The Ultimate Guide to Kids Desk Beds

As children progress onwards and upwards through their school years, it’s not only their limbs and appetites that grow! The dreaded “H” (no, not hair!)… homework, also grows with the passing of every school year. Sadly, for them, there is no escaping the ever expanding volume of homework; what was once a little handwriting practice and reciting of times tables soon becomes multiple essays, assignments and algebra. Too much pressure if you ask me, but that’s just my humble opinion. Whether you agree with me or not, its difficult to argue with the fact that most kids would appreciate a quiet spot in the house to knuckle down and study (or to doodle and draw, scribe and scribble or research assignments on their laptops) and their bedroom can provide the ideal place for a desk.

If your child’s bedroom isn’t quite large enough to swallow up all the essential kids bedroom furniture and a desk – a bed with a built in desk could be the perfect solution. These space saving beds are brilliant for providing a place to study and sleep and won’t engulf a smaller room.

There are many different types of kids desk beds available at Cuckooland, so I’ve put together this ultimate guide to kids beds with a desk to explain their key features and benefits and highlight my top picks. If you were hoping for a few hot tips on algebra I’d love to oblige… but wouldn’t want to steal the show from Ms Vorderman!

What is a Kids Bed with Desk?

A kids bed with desk is a space saving combination bed that incorporates both a place to sleep and study.

Due to their space saving design, the bed is elevated either as a mid sleeper or a high sleeper and the desk is either featured below the bed, or to the side as a pull out desk.

As I already mentioned, there are many different designs available, from a high sleeper desk bed to beds with a desk and wardrobe (not essential for homework, but essential for those fashionistas out there!).

Here are a just a few of the top searched for beds with desk combinations;

Ava High Sleeper Bed with Desk and Wardrobe

Kids Bed with Desk and Storage

Books and stationery are a common companion to homework and finding them a home presents another challenge. Beds with a desk and storage provide a great solution, creating a workspace that is easy to keep organised and tidy (you can only hope!).

It’s amazing how much storage can be packed into a well designed study combination bed. The compact design of the Trasman Girona Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed is configured to include a cupboard, drawers, shelving along with a slide out desk.

For a higher profile bed the Harry High Rise Bed with Wardrobe offers a good-sized desk with wire board and accessible shelving for storing all their bits and bobs!

Talking of higher profile beds, let’s explore the features that these high sleeper desk beds provide;

Harry High Rise Bed with Wardrobe

High Sleeper Bed with Desk

High sleeper beds, also known as loft beds, are accomplished at getting the most out of small spaces. Their tall design frees up space underneath the bed where a desk can be easily incorporated.

A simple design such as the Harper High Sleeper with Desk and Storage lends itself perfectly for a versatile set up. The large under bed desk offers plenty of space for getting creative without eating up too much floor space.

For a sustainable kids bed, Lifetime manufacture their beds using Scandinavian pine from 100% certified and sustainable forests. The Lifetime Highsleeper Desk Bed not only offers up a sizeable under bed desk, there is clever hidden storage in the steps for all their books and stationery.

Due to their extra height and being accessed by a ladder, loft beds with a desk are not recommended for children under 6 years old. Lower profile beds, such as mid sleepers, may be more suitable for younger children. Let’s take a look at mid sleeper beds with a desk next.

Lifetime High Sleeper Desk Bed with Steps

Mid Sleeper Bed with Desk

Another popular option of kids desk beds are mid sleeper beds, this combination bed is also referred to as a cabin bed. Due to being a lower bed frame than a high sleeper, some cabin beds are suitable for younger children (providing that you are satisfied that they can safely get in and out of bed independently).

Designs that offer a deep step and a more enclosed bed, like this Charlie Mid Sleeper Bed, make a great option for younger children. The pull out desk provides space for drawing and perhaps a little handwriting practice!

Cabin beds with a desk are a brilliant space saving bed as they are often combined with other features such as shelving, cupboards or a hidden cubby, or in some cases, as seen with the Louis Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed, all three! These compact desk beds are perfect for even the smallest of bedrooms.

Louis Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed

Kids Bed with Desk and Sofa

Kids need their down time, life can’t all be about homework and study! Beds that combine a desk with a sofa solve this dilemma! Designed into one neat, cool destination to chill out after a stint of revision, kids beds with a desk and futon are a dream combo and make a super option for a teen bed.

Configured to make the best use of space, as seen with the Thuka Hit 9 High Sleeper Bed, where the desk and sofa are neatly tucked under the bed, often these beds have the added feature of easily converting the sofa into a sofa bed, ideal for sleepovers.

Some beds offer a more modular set up, like the Vox Nest Kids Cabin Bed. Here, individual components can be added to the cabin bed frame to make up your own configuration. Choose from a desk, drawers or clothes rail that are all designed to fit neatly under the bed when not in use. Add the modular mattress and you can create a cool floor seat or overnight guest bed.

If you need something with modern features, why not consider the Trasman Pod Solo 4 Gaming High Sleeper with Chair Bed. This future-proof loft bed is designed with a pull out sofa bed and ample storage at the end! Along with shelves, gaming desk and optional wireless charger – it gets two thumbs up from teens!

Thuka HIT 9 High Sleeper Bed with Desk and Sofa Bed in Grey

Best Budget Kids Desk Bed

Often buying a combination bed can be more cost effective than buying the individual components separately. Considering you can potentially kit out your kiddos room with a bed, desk, wardrobe and storage all in one neat construction, there are some great budget kids desk bed combo’s to be had. Parisot come top of my list when it comes to affordable kids beds, their collection includes a good selection of kids desk beds.

Cuckooland have a wide range of kids beds on finance, perfect for those who wish so spread the cost into manageable monthly payments.

Our range of desk beds provide a cool destination to study and sleep, so you’re certain to find one that your child will love. Giving your kids their own space to work, rest and play is one step towards reclaiming your living room and kitchen (now doesn’t that sound great)!

Parisot Higher Kids High Sleeper Bed with Desk & Wardrobe

If you’d like further assistance or have any questions about our fabulous range of kids desk beds please give our bed dream team a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email us here – we love helping customers, it’s what we do best!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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