Kids Bed Types Infographic
A Guide to Kids Bed Types
- Single kids beds are a standard kids bed with a slight size variation depending on where the bed is manufactured.
- Standard UK single bed size measures 90 cm x 190 cm.
- Standard European single bed size measures 90 cm x 200 cm.
- Children typically transition to a single bed from around two years of age.
Small Double Beds
- A standard European small double bed measures 120cm in width and 200cm in length.
- Small double beds can measure slightly different depending on the configuration of the bed frame.
- Small double beds are ideal for teens and larger bedrooms.
- Bunk beds feature one bed frame on top of another with each bed measuring the same as a standard UK or European single bed frame.
- A bunk bed frame can be high and for this reason, bunk beds are not recommended for toddlers. The Recommended age for sleeping on a top bunk is 6 years.
- The top bunk has a recommended weight limit of between 80kgs and 150kgs depending on the model.
- The height of a bunk bed can vary and therefore we recommend measuring the height of a room with particular attention paid to the clearance of the top bunk and ceiling.
Triple Bunk Beds
- Triple bunk beds can feature three single bed frames stacked vertically or a double bottom bunk and single top bunk. This configuration is also known as a family bunk bed.
- Some triple bunks feature a standard bunk bed design with an optional trundle pull out which allows for a third bed option. This is also known as a bunk bed with a trundle.
- To save on top bunk ceiling clearance, the bottom bunk on a triple bunk bed is often lower to the ground than a standard bunk bed.
- Triple bunk beds are not always suitable for toddlers or very young children because of the maximum height of the frame unless it features a ladder blocker.
- An average cabin bed is a single kids bed that features storage built within the frame.
- A low cabin bed is suitable for toddlers and young children.
- Cabin beds can feature pull out trundle beds, storage or a play area underneath.
- Loft beds are also known as high sleeper beds or high-rise beds.
- Loft beds can measure as high as a bunk bed and are therefore more suitable for older children.
- As the bed of a loft bedframe is elevated, loft beds are great for making the most of bedroom space.
- Many loft beds feature additional furniture such as desks, shelves and storage underneath.
- A mid sleeper bed frame typically measures mid-point between a single kids bed and a bunk bed.
- A mid sleeper features a semi-enclosed design which means they are great for young children.
- Some mid-sleeper beds come with a select of storage solutions such as drawers and shelves.
- Although a day bed usually measures the same as the UK or European single, the emphasis of a day bed is on space-saving design.
- Day beds can feature storage within the frame.
- Day beds can also feature a lounger style frame which makes a great seating area in the daytime.
- Modern day beds make great guest beds but can be used regularly too.
- L-shaped beds feature two beds, one on top of another in an L shaped configuration.
- L-shaped beds are perfect for maximising corner space within a bedroom.
- Some L-shaped beds feature a free-standing bedframe on the bottom which can be moved to meet the dimensional needs of a bedroom.
- L-shaped bedframes often feature additional storage options to maximise the space within a spaced bedroom.
- A trundle bed typically features a pull out bed which is stored in the lower compartment of the bedframe.
- Trundle beds are a great idea for sleepovers or as a guest bed and do not take up extra room when in storage mode.
- A trundle bed usually requires a thinner mattress so the trundle frame can fit neatly under the bed. For this reason, thin foam mattresses make great trundle bed mattresses.