The Best Four Poster Beds for Kids

Have you ever played a game of word association? I’m quite an addict and find it fascinating how words can evoke such different responses from one person to another. For example, if I were to say to you “Four Poster Bed” – what comes to mind first? For me, it’s Sleeping Beauty! Other words that spring to mind are enchanting, whimsical, dramatic… hang on, I’m describing the ultimate kid’s bed!

Four poster beds are a fabulous bed for kids, creating a bedroom full of fairytale adventures, a hideaway den or a stylish teen abode. If you’re considering buying a four poster bed for your kiddie’s bedroom, here are my favourite picks from Cuckooland;

1. From Crib to Canopy

A four poster bed may not have been on your radar if you’re looking for your tot’s first step into the wonderful world of “big beds”, however the thoughtful design of the Lifetime Fairy Dust Four Poster Bed makes for a perfect transition bed. Its low profile frame and raised side panels will help your little one to safely adapt to their new bed and provide them with added reassurance, while its fun design will inspire imaginative play. The delicate fabric canopy creates a magical sanctuary too, adding to the comforting qualities this beautiful bed brings! 

Lifetime Fairy Dust Four Poster Bed

2. Four Poster Bed fit for a Princess

If you’re creating a dream bedroom for your little sleeping beauty, the Lifetime Princess Four Poster Bed is the perfect four poster bed! It comes complete with a pastel pink canopy and delicate curtains – this bed has more charm than prince charming himself! Part of a collection of sustainable kids furniture from Lifetime, it’s handcrafted in Denmark and made from 100% Scandinavian pine from sustainable forests.

Lifetime Princess Bed
Lifetime Princess Four Poster Bed

3. Four Poster Bed for Teens

Styling a teen room can fill parents with trepidation, their little angels have taken on a whole new persona… whom, at times, can be very hard to please! I’m certain the industrial feel of the Woood Small Double Black Metal Four Poster Bed will win over even the fussiest teen. This metal four poster bed has a contemporary curved frame, ready to be adorned with fairy or festoon lights, draped with voile or left bare, however they decide to style it, I’m sure it will proudly feature on their grid!

Small Double Black Metal Four Poster Bed by Woood

4. Best Four Poster Bed for a Small Room

If you’re looking for a four poster bed for a small bedroom consider designs that offer additional features, such as under bed storage. The unobtrusive design of the Vox 4 You Four Poster Single Bed creates an open, airy feel whilst the option to add an under bed storage drawer makes use of the precious space a small bedroom lacks. Or if you’re looking for an occasional guest bed, swap out the storage drawer for a trundle bed.

Vox 4 You 4 Poster Single Bed with Adjustable Height Levels

5. Double Four Poster Bed

Kids grow and before you know it, they’re spilling out of their single bed from every angle! If their bedroom has room for a double bed, why not upgrade to a four poster double bed. The Pino Four Poster Double Bed gets my vote, its sturdy, solid pine frame is available in a choice of 2 colours and has the option to add a canopy drape. This affordable four poster double will see them through many more growth spurts!

Pino Four Poster Double Bed

6. Create a T-errific Bedroom Hideout

If you’ve got a budding adventurer or a dino-mad munchkin, the Lifetime Dino 4 in 1 Combination Bed would look T-errific in a themed bedroom! Styled with a printed cotton canopy, this sustainable Scandinavian pine convertible four poster bed will see them through childhood and beyond. Starting as a low four poster, then transforming into a high sleeper and singled bed later down the line, it’s the only bed your kiddies will ever need! Team with other furniture pieces from the Lifetime collection for a coordinated look.

Lifetime Dino 4 in 1 Combination Bed

If your word association for the term “four poster bed” is more along the lines of confused, undecided or need to know more, why not take a look at my four poster bed guide for more information about these popular kids beds.

Or you can even give our fabulous customer service team a call on +44 (0) 1305231231 for some friendly advice or pop us an email and we’d be delighted to help.


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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