Maximise Space with a Cabin Bed

A cabin bed is a raised bed that has storage space and/or other furniture built-in underneath. The term is usually used for low-mid height beds rather than high sleepers.

Cabin beds are the perfect choice for kids with smaller bedrooms who need to maximise their space. If you can’t go out, go up!

Read on for our pick of the best cabin beds and discover how you can make even the smallest room feel more spacious with these cab-incredible sleep stations!

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Benefits of Cabin Beds

First, let’s take a closer look at some of the many benefits of cabin beds. As well as maximising space, they:

  • Fit well in smaller bedrooms and those with low ceiling heights.
  • Create more storage in your child’s room (always a winner!).
  • Are multi-functional, with space for other furniture, such as a desk or trundle bed.
  • Free up room for kids to play!
  • Are more suitable for younger children than high sleepers due to their lower height (most cabin beds are recommended for ages 6+, although some can be 4+).
  • Can make children feel safe at night, especially if the bed has raised sides or guard rails.

8 Best Cabin Beds for Kids

Sold on the benefits, but struggling to choose the best kid’s cabin bed? We’ve rounded up our favourite cabin beds below to help make your decision easier.

1. Lars Cabin Bed

Bed? Check. Storage? Check. Spare bed for sleepovers? Check! The Lars Cabin Bed has it all!

If you want to add a second or spare bed to your kid’s bedroom, a cabin bed with a trundle drawer can be a great alternative to a bunk bed for younger children. To save space, the trundle bed is concealed most of the time and can be pulled out when needed.

Three drawers sit between the bed and trundle drawer to provide convenient storage for spare bedding, clothes and toys, whilst a short ladder offers an easy way for kids to climb into bed when it’s time for lights out.

Lars Low Cabin Bed with Trundle and Storage Drawers

2. Olivia Mid Sleeper

The Stylish Olivia kids bed by Cuckooland is another excellent example of a practical, space-saving cabin bed.

This kid’s cabin bed combines storage and a play area into its footprint. The storage is concealed in the steps, which are wide and flat to make getting into bed easier and more comfortable for your child.

The best thing about this cabin bed – from your child’s point of view at least! – is the space to play underneath, which comes complete with a built-in shelf. Get the Lego out!

Olivia Mid Sleeper

3. Vox Nest Cabin Bed

Some cabin beds are higher than others. Verging on high sleeper status, the Vox Nest Cabin Bed has plenty of space underneath for everything you could need in your child’s room.

Optional matching furniture items that fit under and around the bed make it fully customisable, so you can design this cabin bed to perfectly suit your little one’s needs.

Choose from extras including storage boxes, organisers, a desk, a bookcase, a wardrobe and even a fold-up mattress, ideal for sleepovers. You won’t need to buy any other furniture!

Vox Nest Cabin Bed

4. Vipack Margrit Cabin Bed

Packed with storage and with safety rails around the edge, the Vipack Margarit Cabin Bed is a lesson in safe and practical kid’s furniture.

There are three storage drawers in the centre layer of the bed and a large drawer on the bottom, which could be used for further storage or to hold a spare mattress. These brilliant features make this kid’s bed ideal for small bedrooms where you still want to give your little one the ability to host friends.

The drawers also feature recessed handles that are easier for kids to open and reduce the risk of trapped fingers.

Vipack Margrit Cabin Bed

5. Marlowe Mid Sleeper Bed

Want to combine storage, a den and a comfy place to sleep in your cabin bed? You need the Marlowe Mid Sleeper!

This fun and functional kid’s bed is perfect for children aged 6 and over. The wide steps make it easy for little ones to clamber up to bed for their bedtime story – and their favourite books can be kept close by in the bookshelf/cubby holes in the side of the steps.

Under the cabin bed is where the magic really happens. There’s enough space to fill this area with cushions and toys to create the ultimate kid’s hang-out zone. There’s even a peephole window so they can keep an eye out for friend or foe!

Marlowe Mid Sleeper Bed

6. Lifetime Climb & Slide Kids Bed

A slide and a rope ladder? This kid’s cabin bed is made for adventures!

Little ones will love scaling up the ladder into bed each night before zooming out again in the morning – no more struggling to get them up for school, they’ll be desperate to slide into their uniforms (ok, maybe not quite desperate…)

Along with these fun features, the Lifetime Climb & Slide Bed also comes with two boxes on castors that fit under the bed, so there’s plenty of storage packed in. All this is made from FSC-certified Scandinavian pine wood for a stylish and sustainable finish.

Lifetime Climb & Slide Kids Bed

7. Estella Mid Sleeper Bed with Desk, Storage Cube & Drawers

The Estella Mid Sleeper Bed is the perfect cabin bed for kids who need a place to study but don’t have the space for a permanent desk set-up.

The bed has built-in storage – including a chest of drawers and bookshelf – and a pull-out desk that can fully retract when not in use.

We recommend this bed as the ultimate all-in-one solution for a small bedroom – it has everything your little one needs to thrive!

Estella Mid Sleeper Bed with Desk, Storage Cube & Drawers

8. Harper High Sleeper with Wardrobe

Although cabin beds tend to be lower, you may prefer a high-sleeper cabin bed for an older child. We have an extensive collection of high sleeper beds if this is the direction you’d like to go.

The extra height means you can squeeze even more storage under the bed, such as with our Harper High Sleeper. This bed features a spacious corner wardrobe, shelving and drawers, giving tweens and teens plenty of room for their stuff – we all know how much they like to spread out!

There’s also a built-in desk, which kids will be able to sit at comfortably without banging their head on the bottom of the bed.

Harper High Sleeper Bed with Desk, Wardrobe and Storage

Got Cabin Fever? We Certainly Have!

Whether they want more storage, a place to study, or a play area, adding a kid’s cabin bed to your child’s bedroom will give you the space you need to make their room work for them. If you have any questions, give us a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email We’re always happy to help!


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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