Cuckooland’s Ultimate Best Kids Beds

Nothing beats the feeling of utter contentment that fills my belly after I receive photos from customers showing off their newly purchased kid’s bed, assembled and standing proud in its new home (chocolate cake almost beats that contentment!). I am usually left in awe of how creative, imaginative and adventurous people can be when it comes to styling their children’s bedroom. One thing that resonates is just how important the bed is in tying the room together; the bed commands the lead role, it’s the centerpiece, the nucleus that everything else revolves around.

Having finely honed the varied selection of beds from Cuckooland to include everything from understated single beds for kids, space saving cabin beds or a straightforward bunk beds – I also appreciate that sometimes parents are looking for something a little more unique and impressive. That’s why you will also find the most luxury kid’s beds nestled within our collections; these gorgeous beds combine all the practicalities you’d expect from a kid’s bed along with unique design and stunning features.

Cuckooland’s best of beds showcases the most incredible children’s beds; beds that wouldn’t look out of place at the Grand Prix, beds that Disney characters would feel very much at home in and house beds that look as though you could literally move in! Paw through these pages and you will discover a collection of beds that are simply out of this world!

You may be wandering what the requirements are for these beds to be cherry picked to feature in Cuckooland’s best kid’s beds category, read on and you’ll discover just what’s so great about these beds.

Camper Van Children's Bed with Pop Top

Best for unique design

At the core of each and every bed that makes it onto the pages of Cuckooland’s best kid’s beds is unique design. Elements that make them stand out from the crowd, finishing touches that take them from ordinary to extraordinary and creative designs that transform these kid’s beds into a magical catalyst for dreamy adventures.

Fun Furniture design and manufacture their children’s beds in Britain and have created a collection based around their enthusiasm and passion for vehicles. Their attention to detail is hard to rival, from their pop-top Camper Van Bed to their London Bus kid’s bunk bed you will find defining features that could lead to you believe it’s the real McCoy!

Continuing the vehicle theme, Mathy By Bols are an artisan kid’s bed manufacturer, based in Belgium. Each bed is handmade to order and can be finished in any one (or sometimes 2) of their 26 colour choices. Their regal Carriage Bed would happily carry your little Cinderella off to the ball and hopefully return by midnight!

If you’re after a unique bunk bed, the Lifetime Hideout Corner Bunk Bed with Steps is configured differently to a standard bunk bed, having a corner layout and a hideout top bed. An impressive bunk bed that will surely delight any siblings sharing a bedroom.

Mathy by Bols Carriage Bed with Storage Drawers

Most useful features & benefits

A kid’s bed that seamlessly fuses unique design as well as useful features and benefits certainly deserves to be awarded the best bed accolade. After all, a child’s bed does have to serve as a practical piece of furniture as well as looking great!

Hidden storage and a cool treehouse bed design make this Lifetime Hideout Mid Sleeper with Steps extra special. The ascent up is accessed by deep steps, featuring soft close lids, that create useful storage for kid’s toys or books.

I’m a big fan of children’s desk beds, particularly for a teen bedroom. The Denver 2 in 1 Desk & Day Bed takes a desk bed to a whole new level, as the entire bed transforms into one large desk in a few easy moves. This desk-by-day, bed-by-night design offers up a large desk space not achieved with standard pull out desk beds.

A trundle bed is a popular choice for a child’s bedroom and Cuckooland has a brimming selection of kid’s trundle beds. A few tip the balance from an ordinary trundle bed into something worthy of featuring in our best beds category, like this Vox Spot Kids Tipi Bed & Frame with Trundle Drawer. Not only is the teepee bed frame pretty cool, you have the option to upgrade to a slatted pop up trundle bed, which is guaranteed to give your guest a super comfy night’s sleep!

Lifetime The Hideout Mid Sleeper with Steps

Best value for money

Admittedly amazing design usually commands a high price tag, however there is a selection of exceptionally cool kid’s beds that manage to combine the best design with amazing value!

The Hideaway House Bed looks more million dollar house bed when it’s superbly styled, as seen here with a few of our animal friends! A great value house bed that, with a few personal touches, will transform your kid’s bedroom.

Vox are a brand who understand value and functionality and their children’s beds certainly rank high up in my personal favourites. The Nest Kids Cabin Bed is no ordinary cabin bed, this multi purpose bed has a selection of individual elements that can be added to the under bed space (or add the floor cushion and panel to create the ultimate under bed den). Choose to combine a desk, drawer or hanging clothes rail, that are all set on castors for easy manoeuvrability.

Vox Kids Cabin Bed
Vox Nest Kids Cabin Bed in Larch Effect & Graphite

Built with sustainable materials

I have a great deal of admiration for children’s furniture brands that have firmly rooted sustainability at the core of their business model. This is not a fashionable fad for these guys; they wholeheartedly believe that they have a part to play in manufacturing more sustainable furniture for the benefit of our environment.

The entire collection from Lifetime is made from 100% certified sustainable pine wood and finished in non-toxic paints. Many of their beds can be adapted and converted, extending the life and longevity of the furniture. I’m hard pushed to single out examples as all of their beds are simply the best, their Adventure Hangout Kids Bunk Bed justifiably gains a place in Cuckooland’s best bed shortlist, not only for being a sustainable kids bed, but because it looks pretty awesome too!

Oliver Furniture is another brand that embrace the slow furniture approach. Beautifully designed, their bedroom storage furniture would look equally at home in a grown up bedroom or modern living space. Made from solid FSC® Birch and Oak wood, their range of beds caters for tots to teens, this Wood Mini+ Kids Low Loft Bed in White & Oak would make a wonderful first big bed for your little munchkin.

Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ Kids Low Loft Bed in White & Oak

Delivers the WOW factor

If there were such a thing as a “WOW” detector it would most definitely ring loud and clear over Circu. Handcrafted in Portugal these beds are made from fiberglass with incredible attention to detail and are more magical than Harry Potter himself! They won’t appeal to everyone and their price tag is eye-wateringly expensive – but they are a work of art. From the Little Mermaid Shell Bed in Rainbow Finish with its unique circular bed and pearly shell that illuminates at night to the Sky B Plane Junior Bed in Yellow that’ll have your ambitious explorer soaring up and away on adventures.

Kids Aeroplane Bed
Sky B Plane Junior Bed in Yellow

Cuckooland’s selection of fabulous beds is continuously growing as I discover new talent and brands that have nailed it in terms of design and functionality. If they make it into the best beds category then they are definitely something extra special.

If you need more help and advice about buying your child the perfect bed, our dedicated and knowledgeable team of kid’s bed experts are only an email or phone call away +44 (0) 1305 231 231.


With more than 8 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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