House Beds Vs Treehouse Beds

I do love a face off, the anticipation and energy buzzing around as competitors ready themselves for the impending battle. I pity anyone standing too close to me – I’m certainly not a quiet spectator when it comes to cheering on my favourite team or player. Perhaps that explains why my kids quiver with dread when I tell them I’m coming to watch them compete! Such an embarrassing mum, no apologies there!

The conundrum I have with House Beds and Treehouse Beds, is that I’m torn over which I would want to shout for – I simply love them both! If these guys came head to head, who would win? Surely it would be a draw! Whilst these unique kids’ beds share a few similar features, they both have their individual style that sets them apart – think of them as siblings!

If you’re not familiar with these super cool children’s beds, I would love to invite you to a friendly face off (I promise I won’t shout!). We’ll explore the best in design, originality, a just plain super coolness of these awesome beds. Brace yourself for Cuckooland’s best contenders from our wide selection of House Beds and Treehouse Beds. Placing them toe to toe in the ring together… one question remains, which one will foot (get it?) the bill and which one will be crowned the champion?!

What is the difference between a House Bed & a Treehouse Bed?

Although they are akin in many ways, the main difference between a House Bed and a Treehouse Bed is their height. Treehouse beds are designed to be elevated, as this would be their natural habitat (unfortunately they don’t come with a tree!), while House Beds offer a lower profile bed frame.

Treehouse Beds can be found in our loft bed and bunk bed categories, as well their own dedicated Treehouse Bed category. House Beds feature in our cabin bed and mid-sleeper bed categories, as well as a category given over to Kids House Beds.

Ok, so now that we’ve settled that, let’s dive into a selection of the most covetable Kid’s House Beds and Treehouse Beds available at Cuckooland;

Best for Play

Kid’s beds aren’t purely for sleeping in, they also offer up a super place to play. Let your kids imagination run free with these amazing examples of the best house and treehouse beds for play;

Contenders:

Lifetime Lake House 2 Kids Bed

With its cute window boxes and roof top windows, the Lifetime Lake House 2 Kids Bed is one adorable house bed. It’s guaranteed to provide hours of imaginative play, whether that’s tea parties with teddies or planting out the window garden (you may want to invest in a few faux plants!). Its higher price point is commanded by the fact that it is lovingly made from 100% certified sustainable Scandinavian pine and handcrafted in Denmark.

Winning feature: Charming window boxes

Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Platform & Slide

What more could any kiddo want in their bedroom than a treehouse bed with slide! Bring the park to their bedroom where they can enjoy hours of playtime with their pals and then enjoy a sleepover without the hassle of having to set up a guest bed. This treehouse bunk is available in a choice of 26 colours and is lovingly made in a traditional Belgium factory.

Winning feature: The slide (obviously!)

Lifetime Lake House 2 Kids Bed
Mathy By Bols Treehouse Bed with slide and platform Samantha Faiers Son baby Paul's Bed
Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Platform & Slide

Best for Sleepovers

Most kids love sleepovers and will jump at the chance of being able to extend their daytime play with their besties into nighttime whispers and mid-night feasts. Here is the line-up for the coolest House bed and Treehouse bed that will make sleepovers a magical memory for your munchkin;

Contenders:

Explorer Treehouse Bunk Bed

The Explorer Treehouse Bunk Bed is perfect for kids who love sleepovers. The bottom bed can be used for chilling out or playing, then when guests stopover they have a comfortable bed for the night. Easy to style, it will suit many different kids bedrooms themes and comes in under £500 which is amazing value.

Winning feature: Great value bed

Hideaway House Bed

With the option to add a trundle bed, the Hideaway House Bed has made it to the final for best house bed for sleepovers. Kids will love creating a cosy den in the main bed, where they can laugh the evening away, then when sleep calls the trundle bed easily slides out from underneath offering a comfy guest bed for the night.

Winning feature: Space saving design

Explorer Treehouse Bunk Bed
Hideaway House Bed

Best for Young Children

Some styles of House Bed and Treehouse Bed are particularly suitable for younger children with their lower profile designs and enclosed frames. Here are the top contenders for the best house bed and treehouse bed for younger children;

Contenders:

Benlemi Lucky House Bed with Guard Rail

The low profile frame of the Benlemi Lucky House Bed makes getting in and out of bed a breeze for younger children and the guard rail provides a little extra security from bumps in the night. It’s available in 8 gorgeous colours and has the option to add additional bed legs if you want to create a little more room under the bed.

Winning feature: Fixed bed guard

Charlotte Kids Treehouse Bed in White

With only 2 steps to reach the bed, the low profile of the Charlotte Treehouse Bed makes it ideal for younger children. Complete with windows and a roof panel, you can even add curtains to create a cosy den. This bed offers all the fun of a treehouse design, it’s just more forest floor than top canopy!

Winning feature: Low level design

Benlemi Lucky House Bed with Guard Rail
Charlotte Kids Treehouse Bed in White

Best for the Environment

Looking after the environment is becoming more and more important for consumers and retailers alike. From using sustainable materials to considering the packaging and transportation, some suppliers are working hard to become more environmentally friendly in how they operate their business. With that in mind, here are the top picks for the most environmentally friendly House Bed and Treehouse Bed;

Contenders:

Lifetime High Treehouse Feature Bed with Rope Ladder

As the name suggests, Lifetime consciously design and manufacture kids furniture with longevity in mind. All of their furniture is made from 100% sustainable Scandinavian pine and is finished with environmentally friendly, water-based varnishes and stains. The Lifetime High Treehouse Feature Bed with Rope Ladder will give your little one years of enjoyment and you peace of mind that you’ve invested in a sustainable kids bed.

Winning feature: Made from 100% sustainable pine wood

Flexa Nordic Kids House Bed Frame 2 in WhitE

If you’re looking for a house bed that offers longevity as well as being sustainably made, the Flexa Nordic Kids House Bed takes the medal. Made from FSC certified pine, it can also convert into a standard kids single bed, perfect for when your little tween wants a more grown up looking bed and saves you having to buy another bed. Featuring a trundle bed and 2 storage drawers, this house bed offers up plenty of storage too!

Winning feature: Converts into a kids single bed

Lifetime High Treehouse Feature Bed with Rope Ladder
Flexa Nordic Kids House Bed Frame 2 in White

Best Overall Design

Now this is a tough category to whittle down to just 2 beds, seeing as Cuckooland have so many unique house beds and exceptional treehouse beds on offer. I feel at this point I need to create a set of Top Trump cards for these beds, as they all have their own strengths and winning features. However, I’ll do my best to hand pick 2, just for you!

Woood Kids House Cabin Bed with Optional Storage Drawers

This bed could actually be mistaken for a real house! With its fully enclosed design, featuring a window, 2 port holes and an apex roof it truly looks the part. You have the option to add 2 storage drawers (always a bonus) and as it’s made from FSC brushed pine it’s a more sustainable option too!

Winning feature: Looks like a real house

Mathy by Bols Treehouse Single Cabin Bed

One of the very first beds to feature at Cuckooland, the Mathy By Bols Treehouse Single Cabin Bed is a fabulous example of an authentic kids treehouse bed. Made with uneven pine planks for a natural look, it is available in a choice of 26 colours. Handmade to order from a traditional Belgium factory, your little one is guaranteed a one-of-a-kind bed when it’s from Mathy By Bols.

Winning feature: Available in 26 colours

Woood Kids House Cabin Bed with Optional Storage Drawers
Mathy by Bols Treehouse Single Cabin Bed

So, the battle is over and I think you’ll agree it’s most definitely a draw! Whether you choose a jungletastic treehouse bed or a more urban house bed, one thing is for sure, you’ll be creating a memorable destination for your kids to sleep and play and they’ll enjoy every moment spent in their magical bed.

If you need further advice on which of these fabulous kids beds may be best for your young adventurer, feel free to give our expert customer service team a call +44 (0) 1305 231231 or pop them an email.

Nathalie

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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