Get the Kid’s Bedroom ‘Sleepover Ready’ for the Summer Holidays

We’re guessing that your kids are counting the days until the summer holidays, when ‘school’s out’ and their friends can come round to play every day. Yep, after a long day’s adventure, you’re bound to be asked if their friends can sleep over!

With our charming children’s bedroom furniture including kid’s beds, bean bags and play-worthy desks, kits and playmats offering extra activities and practicality and in the case of our bunk beds, cabin beds and loft beds, extra space for another excited little being, you can now say “yes, but conditions apply’ to sleepovers! Many of these wonderful items will also benefit your child long after their friends head back home, given their useful features.

You can expect clever storage options including beds with shelving and space within each step, as well as pull-out trundle drawers and mattresses that can maximise space even more.

The following designs are all sleepover-ready. (2)
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1. Choose Two Beds in One this Summer!

Pino Day Bed with Pull Out Bed

This bed is from our own Cuckooland collection, designed in the UK, and is literally two beds in one.

Ideal for times when your little ones ask “can they sleep over?”, the Scandinavian pine and white lacquer finish Pino day bed has a (side-by-side) pull-out bed. With no more camp beds to build or blow-up beds to inflate, you know you’ll be providing a comfy space.

Simply add two mattresses (not included) when the pull-out bed platform is in use. Then, once their friend leaves, your youngster can use it as a roomy lounge bed.

2. Need a Bunk Bed with Storage and Shelving?

Parisot Bibliobed Kids Bunk Bed

Bunk beds are another simple way to accommodate your little un’s pals, and this stylish bed from Parisot will ensure there’s plenty of room for them to stay.

Your child will enjoy decorating the ample storage space – including the roomy trundle drawer (available to purchase separately) – with white and oak effect shelving running along both bunks and under the steps. Here, they can store their DVDs, board games and knick-knacks, ready to create the best sleepover ever!

And, who wouldn’t want to climb a ladder to ‘slumberland’? Fixed at the left-hand side, it’s sturdy and dependable, forming part of the bed’s construction.

3. Looking for Even More Sleeping Space?

Lifetime The Hideout Corner Bunk Bed with Steps

Imagine your boy or girl’s face light up when they first see their new bed this summer.

Designed by Danish brand Lifetime, we’re loving the dual-level hideout theme created with a fun cut-out window, rustic slats and canopy roof. You’ll love the safety-conscious robust joints and non-toxic paints which decorate this pine bed too. Accessorise with a light-up corner shelf, coat hooks, clip-on table and personalised nameplate, or add a pop-up trundle bed (all sold separately) for a second friend.

‘L-shaped’ in design, you can maximise on this bed’s footprint with storage room under the steps, which have soft-close lids to avoid “ouch!” moments.

4. Add a Double Bed for Sleepovers and Double the Comfort

Lifetime Kids Beach House Double Bed

Choose either a Small Double or Double size version of this whimsical Beach House style pine bed and you’ll be giving your child and their friend(s) a comfy space to snooze.

With Lifetime’s 5 Zone Comfort Mattress (not included) available in both sizes, expect ‘little rays of sunshine’ to greet you at breakfast thanks to the luxury slatted base. Again, trundle beds are available to purchase separately, meaning they don’t have to choose between two best friends.

Plus, everyone will enjoy star gazing through the cut-out pitched windows of this premium made-to-order bed.

5. Create a ‘Chill Out’ Zone

Swyft Sofa in a Box Model 03 Modular Velvet Corner Sofa

Tactile and squishy, this super cool cord bean bag from Beanbag Bazaar is the perfect seat for kids. Ideal for watching films whilst supported by the high back design and bead filling, you know they’ll feel snug relaxing on the corduroy fabric.

Rustle up some tasty snacks and don’t worry about drink spills and crushed crisps – a mild detergent will soon surface clean this cover. Similarly, the Kids Dalton bean bag is fully compliant with BS5852 UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and has double zipping for added safety.

With four colours to choose from, you could mix and match or coordinate one or two shades for fun or ‘grown up’ decor. All you need to do is supply the popcorn!

6. Give Them Somewhere to Paint, Draw and Play

Lifetime Storage Cabinet with Hideaway Table & Bench

Another way to prepare for sleepovers during the school holidays is by creating a space where children can enjoy being creative.

Switch off the video games, and encourage good old-fashioned activities like drawing, writing stories and painting, to stimulate their minds whilst away from school. With slide-close drawers and open storage below the hideaway table and two benches, budding Picassos will have plenty of space to store and share their paints, brushes and paper.

True to its Danish origins, this Scandinavian pine originates from 100% certified and sustainable forest sources. Expect this innovative piece of furniture to last them many summers – it has a five-year manufacturer’s guarantee after all!

7. Ready, Steady, Go!

Bloomingville Kids Cotton Road Map Rug

Continue the creative theme by introducing dual-purpose accessories into your nipper’s bedroom.

Any child who likes cars and races will adore ‘brumming’ their cars along the wiggly roads shown on this playmat. With cute bear, houses and tree illustrations, young ones and their mates will be drawn to using this mat. Made from 100% woven cotton, they’ll all appreciate the comfort and fun this soft rug brings.

Brought to you in a neutral grey and black colour scheme, it’ll be a winning feature in any kid’s bedroom design. At 150×100 cm, it’s large enough for two or three children to play here before bedtime.

8. Throw a Pamper Party

Kids Concept Spa Kit

Swedish company Kids Concept have excelled themselves once more with this 20-piece kids luxury spa kit, for little ones over 3 years old.

Created using materials such as FSC®-certified wood, beech and paper, they can pretend they’re at the best spa in town. Will they choose to unwind whilst wearing the cucumber slices or will the trio of face masks, cream bottles, facial roller and brush appeal to them more?

Kids can even pretend to mix lotions and potions in the bowl provided, encouraging their imaginations. Plus, everything can be stored in its beautiful spa box once bedtime arrives. Rest easy knowing this collection complies with EU safety requirements EN 71.

Get Your Kids’ Bedrooms Sleepover Ready for the Summertime

Whatever your child and their friends’ interests, you’re sure to find something decorative and entertaining within our emporium. Learn more about these beautiful products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email. We’re happy to help advise you.


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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