The Ultimate Guide To Kids Day Beds

A day bed can really help economise the adolescent environment. Their functionality as a sleeping or lounging area, along with extra drawers for tidying up, make them the multi-purpose treat you’ve been waiting for. Any kid will surely go wild for a good day bed, and Cuckooland has a range of awesome day beds to suit their tastes and activities.

Parisot Sleep Day Bed with Storage

Day Beds - An Answer for Everything

Day beds are so popular because… well, they speak for themselves really! Who doesn’t want to have a sofa/bed hybrid sitting there for any occasion? Increasing popularity has meant that day bed design is through the roof right now, and they should be enjoyed no matter what form they take, simultaneously comfortable and appealing to set against the stylish confines of an interior.

The Sleep Day Bed with Storage from Parisot is a fantastic example of the trend for compact and clean bedroom furniture, featuring a sleek finish with drawers and built-in shelving. It comes in neutral tones, so any décor can slip around the Sleep Day Bed making styling and decorating a doddle. The trundle drawer makes it a perfect answer for tidying up – store extra bedding and nighttime essentials out of sight!

In a similar vein, the Trasman Terrassa Day Bed is primed and ready for unexpected guests. From a quick glance you’ll notice a modern style day bed – perfect for relaxing, reading and catnapping! Hidden below the European single bed, the drawers pull out to reveal another bed with additional storage space. So, if play dates become extended, their friends will have plenty of space to spread out. The Trasman Terrassa Day Bed makes inflatable air beds obsolete… thank goodness!

Day Bed Options

A day bed may not be as well know as other types of bed but it doesn’t mean this little gem of bedroom furniture is to be overlooked. The humble day bed can provide a good space saving solution, an extra bit of storage and even a extra bed when visits come to stay.

A typical, single day bed is made up of a three sided frame which wraps around the bed base. This structure is great for keeping the bed neat and tidy.

Trundle beds are a staple fixture on a lot of cabin and single beds these days. So it goes without saying day bed designers would happily jump at the opportunity to add in an extra place to sleep. Day beds can come with a pull out bed located in the bottom base. This is known as a trundle and is a fabulous solution when an extra bed is needed for say a sleepover. The trundle draw can be pulled out or popped away in seconds to maximise space.

The every essence of a day bed is to have a bed which is economical with space. This is perhaps the reason for designers getting smart with their designs and incorporating extra space saving storage solutions. Many day beds now come with under-bed draws or shelving to truly maximise space within your chosen room.

Vox Evolve Ottoman Day Bed

Day Bed Sizes

A day bed at it’s very core is a space saving solution. That being said, the measurements for a day bed are more often than not, the same as a UK or European standard single bed which require a UK standard single or European single mattress. We highly recommend checking the specific measurements of any bed as the location of the manufacturer e.g. Europe/America/UK can mean that the standard single frame measurements may vary.

uk standard single  mattress

90 cm x 190 cm

35″ x 75″

3″ x 6’3″


90 cm x 200 cm

35″ x 79″

3′” x 6’6″

A Touch of Luxury

Fresh and funky bedroom ideas are all well and good, yet plumping for a luxury day bed will give your kid’s room staying power as the trends come and go. Teaming a more ornate day bed with sparkling wall art, or exotic rugs and toys, will become a focal point in your fabulous youngster’s bedroom. Choosing something that has the elegance of a proper bed frame might make those spontaneous sleepovers even cosier than you thought possible!

For starters, take a peak at the Alice Metal Kids Day Bed, a gorgeous model with the grandeur of a much bigger item. It’s a crisp addition to a young and vibrant atmosphere, bringing swan-like grace with its decorative metal work, and imminently useful for storing knick knacks underneath. It’s ideally suited for bedrooms with a cream or grey backdrop, but any colour scheme is possible, and a popular choice for budding fashionistas with an eye for interior design.

Teenagers have a discerning eye for detail that makes sophisticated day beds a perfect way to please. For a more modern twist on luxury kids’ beds, look no further than Oliver Furniture. The Luxury Seaside Classic Day Bed in White is ideal for teens who love hanging out with their friends, with a bench-like design that encourages the maximum number of bums on seats. Less is sometimes more, and we’re confident you’ll have loads of fun jostling with your teen over where to place such an adaptable item.

Alice Metal Kids Day Bed
Dennis Day Bed with Trundle

Cool Co-Ordination

There are many day bed manufacturers out there, but one we keep returning to is Woood, a Danish company specialising in fantastic wooden structures for practically any room in the home. Their selection of kids’ bedroom furniture is hard to beat, and they’ve launched themselves into the day bed fray with an effortless spin on practical living.

An amazing choice for boys and girls of all ages, we can’t get enough of the Dennis Day Beds with Trundle Drawers, available in black, steel or concrete grey palettes. Sometimes the simple solution is the best, and this day bed combines style and functionality to create a flexible space for sleeping, lounging and movie nights with friends.

Woood’s pedigree in high-quality furniture carries through their entire collection. We’re sure you’ll find a couple of winners in their range of kid’s furniture, complementing the storage options that are part and parcel of a typical day bed.

Our professional assembly team is always on standby to answer any questions you may have – simply call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 Mon-Fri 9-5pm or email and our super friendly team will reply immediately.


Browse our Collection


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.

Leave a Reply