How to Create a Modern Kids Room

Twenty-first-century kids should be sleeping in twenty-first-century bedrooms!

Gone are the days of stained pine furniture, gaudy wallpaper and tired-looking lighting. Our Gen Z and Gen Alpha bambinos deserve a bedroom just for them with kid’s furniture that can keep up too!

If you’re planning a kid’s bedroom do-over and want to modernize their space, we’ve got a few suggestions if you’re feeling a little out of your depth. Start thinking contemporary, Scandi, smart and you’re already on the right track!

But what makes a kids’ room modern? Read on to find out!

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1. It Doesn’t Get More Modern Than a Modular Mid Sleeper​

Alfie Modular Mid Sleeper Bed
Alfie Modular Mid Sleeper Bed

Remember the hand-me-down slatted pine bed of your childhood… The Alfie Modular Mid Sleeper Bed couldn’t be further from that! Thank goodness things have changed for our youngsters, and what were our parents thinking at the time? We may never know!

The Alfie Mid Sleeper Kids Bed transforms to suit growing kiddies. The adaptable white wooden bed frame and modular sections can be moved around to suit their room and age range.

Choose to have the bookcase below the bed or out separately and use the extra space for play! They’ll love doodling ideas on the chalkboard and the side windows create a hideout perfect for reading, relaxing and playing house. And when the mid-sleeper stage has been outgrown, the legs can be removed to form a day bed style single.

With so many options and a longer life span than traditional designs, you won’t need to buy new furniture unnecessarily!

2. Space Saving and Stylish!

Louis Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed

Compact and contemporary, the Louis Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed was made for twenty-first-century rugrats.

Perfect for modern homes, where floor space can be less than generous, kids won’t have to sacrifice on essential features!

Below the full-sized UK single bed, they’ll find shelves and cupboards to store clothes, toys or books. The pull-out desk, when fully extended, then reveals even more shelving! It’s a great area for ticking off homework, writing, drawing and crafting. And when they’re done it can be pushed back under, flush with the bed frame, saving that much-needed floor space!

The gender-neutral, Scandi-inspired design and deep-angled steps would suit a wide age range – from kids to teens, the Louis Mid Sleeper is a great example of modern furniture.

3. Geek Out Over Gaming Beds

Trasman Pod 2 Gaming Bed

Like something from a futuristic sci-fi movie, the Trasman Pod 2 Gaming Bed wouldn’t look out of place on a spacecraft!

It doesn’t just stop at the ultra-modern grey and red exterior, the Trasman Pod Beds are packed with features perfect for gaming aficionados!

The full-width built-in gaming desk can support a 42-inch TV, with additional space below for consoles and accessories. Their headphones even get a spot to hang at the side. And teens can’t get enough of the integrated LED lighting! Add the wireless charger to their setup and their smartphones will never fail on them again!

Your youngsters can even host gaming tournaments – with the fold-out sofa bed ready and waiting, they can rest and recharge when they’ve finally called game over in the evening!

That’s your teen’s needs sorted, but the EU double bed, additional storage, hanging rail and shelving make this modern tech-tastic bed a practical one too!

4. Eco-Conscious Kids Beds

Lifetime High Sleeper Desk Bed with Steps

With everything going on around us at the moment, our kids are understandably encouraging us to be eco-friendly! From making smarter choices to swapping out the cleaning products for safer alternatives, even selecting environmentally friendly furniture is on their agenda!

It’s an important topic here at Cuckooland. From partnering with Clearabee and recycling your old unwanted furniture, we also offer lots of eco-conscious kid’s beds! A brand that does it best – Lifetime!

The Lifetime High Sleeper with Steps is just one of many from their selection, made from sustainably sourced materials from properly managed forests. They’re named Lifetime for good reason too – every product is designed to last. From high-quality non-toxic finishes to robust joints, these beds won’t need to be replaced.

Totally customisable, your little eco-warriors can include all the features they might need. From shelves to lighting and coordinating furniture, style the Lifetime High Sleeper to suit them!

5. Sharing a Space in the Twenty-first Century

Trasman Barca Bunk Bed with Wardrobe

Sharing bedrooms will always be a ‘thing’ despite your youngsters declaring different. Although many kids might be hesitant to share a space with their siblings, the Trasman Barca Bunk Bed with Wardrobe will turn this sore subject into an exciting prospect!

Creating two defined areas for each of them, their privacy remains intact and squabbling will (hopefully) be kept to a minimum. They’ll both have shelving space and storage drawers should they need to keep their ‘stuff’ separate. The extra Trasman Chest of Drawers might encourage tidying up too…

Styled with contemporary metal handles, scratch-resistant finishes and in a choice of white, pink or blue – this is what bedroom sharing in the 21st century looks like! Aren’t they lucky?

6. Modern Metal Kids Beds

Single Black Metal Four Poster Bed by Woood

Hardwearing and made to last, metal kid’s beds are great for modern families. The Single Black Metal Four Poster Bed by Woood is no exception!

Finished in jet black, the shaped steel frame is a contemporary and cool option for kids and teens. Choose to style with soft bedding to cosy up the modern frame and twist lights around the open canopy for the full effect.

With such a versatile design, your kiddies can follow the latest trends and decorate their bedroom in any way they like… you might not understand their vision, but then it’s not your room!

7. Smart Thinking with Smart Tech

Koble Tori 3.0 Smart Desk with Speakers & Wireless Charging

We’ve mentioned a few of Cuckooland’s modern kid’s beds, but let’s not forget the rest of their bedroom furniture!

The desk of the future – the Koble Tori 3.0 Smart Desk with Speakers & Wireless Charging is filled with smart tech to help teens. With wireless charging, USB and USB-C charging ports – their devices, tablets and equipment will be fully charged and ready for their revision!

To keep them focused while they’re busy cramming, they might enjoy some background music with the desk’s integrated Bluetooth speakers.

Finished in a clean white colour, the toughened glass top is also suitable for wipe-clean markers, making note-taking possible. Leave them an encouraging message or doodle to brighten their day and wish them luck in their exams!

8. Customisable with Cool Features

Vox Simple Customisable Corner Wardrobe

Clean lines and uncomplicated designs scream contemporary! When designing a modern kid’s bedroom, the Vox Simple Customisable Corner Wardrobe is a winner.

Better utilising the space in their bedrooms, a corner wardrobe helps keep things tidy. Behind the soft-close doors, the built-in LED lights activate with the motion sensor and light up the contents! They’ll have no excuse for finding their uniform on those early morning school starts.

Including adjustable shelves and internal hanging rails, kids and teens can organise their contents however they like.

Customisable too, with a range of colours, legs and handles to pick from, the wardrobe will have no trouble fitting into your theme. Part of the Simple collection from Vox, add the chest of drawers and bedside tables to complete the look!

9. Light Bulb Moments

Koble Pixi Smart Lamp with Wireless Charging

While teens are busy working, revising and ticking off their to-do’s, the Koble Pixi Smart Lamp with Wireless Charging will by their side!

The touch-sensitive controls change the colour temperature to avoid eye strain and the timer and sleep mode saves on power. If they fall asleep at their desk, at least the lamp won’t be left on all night!

Featuring a wireless charging pad, compatible with most devices and smartphones, they’ll be powering them up at the same time.

Smart furniture, accessories and lighting – Koble is your go-to if you’re creating a modern kid’s bedroom!

Don’t Fall Behind, Update the Kids Room to be More Modern!

It’s a new era for us all, but our kids bed collection will keep things current! With smart tech, space-saving solutions and eco-conscious alternatives, our selection is future-proof. Need some help? Call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email to get up to the minute!


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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