The Ultimate Guide to Kids Single Beds

Cuckooland has more than a hundred Single Kids Beds of all shapes, sizes and prices just waiting for you to discover. The below comprehensive guide includes just a few beds from solid yet inexpensive designs to luxury and exclusive made to order models.

Fraser Single Storage Bookcase Bed with Trundle Drawer

Keeping It Simple

Logically, we should start at the more traditional end of the spectrum; after all, these designs have heaps of pedigree behind them, and some things last for a reason! If you’re looking for a simple, sturdy and elegant base for sleepy heads, you can’t go wrong with the Fraser Single Storage Bookcase Bed with Trundle Drawer. A Cuckooland exclusive, this brilliant bookcase turned single bed comes in a choice of colours and is primed and ready for sleepovers with the pull-out trundle bed!

Day Beds are also a classic choice for kids who love to lounge, and you’ll struggle to find a more classic design than the Vox Evolve Ottoman Day Bed. Doubling up as a sofa in the day and bed at night – the versatile bed frame is great for kids and teens alike! Plus the trundle drawer means it can double up for sleepovers, whilst slotting easily into rooms of any size.

In High Spirits

Kids, it is well established, love being on top of things. We mean this literally and figuratively: high places are part of childhood’s fascination with seeing the world from a new perspective, and they make young minds curiously happy at the idea of reaching a summit that’s theirs and theirs alone.

That’s why we heartily recommend the Adventure Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide, a dream-like summation of the treehouse fantasy every little rascal shares. Available in white and ready to be personalised, it’s a paradise for sleep and play that will elicit gasps from your child’s friends every time they come to visit! Bringing outdoor adventures inside might also make climbing proper trees less attractive, so you can breathe easily when summer comes around. For more inspiration, view our collection of treehouse beds here.

Adventure Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide

Single Bed Sizes

It’s important to note that the standard size of a single bed can change depending on where the bed originates from. UK and European single bed sizes vary somewhat and can become an issue when correctly measuring available space, matching up mattresses and bedding.

Take a quick peek at the measures and cross reference them with your chosen bed. This will ensure you have all the necessary information required when buying a standard single bed.


90 cm x 190 cm

36″ x 75″

3′ x 6’3″


90 cm x 200 cm

36″ x 79″

3′ x 6’6″

Storage High On The Agenda

Keeping on this high note, we give you the Harper High Sleeper with Desk and Storage. Ideal for older children and teens who seek something towering high yet at the same time down to earth, it’s a sturdy piece of kit that functions as a wardrobe, bed-space, bookcase and desk, an all-rounder that features everything your youngster could possibly need.

High sleeper single beds are the perfect solution for rooms where space is limited, as the majority of a well-stocked room can fit around and in its various cubbyholes to keep up with your child’s changing tastes. If you want to go the extra mile, the award-winning Spot High Sleeper Bed by Vox has even more options for storage and showcasing, providing a menagerie of drawers, box spaces and dressing features drawn seamlessly together.

Spot High Sleeper Storage Bed
Kids Teepee Cabin Bed by Woood

Boys With Their Toys

Now for the really amazing stuff – single beds that patrol the amorphous landscape of your kids’ imagination, bringing to life what they’ve always wanted. Whether they’re fascinated by fairy-tales, cars or their future superhero status, our selection of themed beds will have them squealing with delight and appreciation for your choice of night-time embellishment.

Take the Kids Teepee Cabin Bed by Woood, built to mimic camping in the great outdoors, surely the dream for any little boy (and plenty of blokes, for that matter!). Featuring cut-out windows and a wooden canopy; pair with a starlight projector and torches for the full effect!

Likewise, the Play Tower Kids Bed from Lifetime keeps the firefighter dream burning whilst giving all the snuggly warmth you want from a piece such as this. Although the novelty factor of these items may fade in time, they’ll provide a lifetime of memories to treasure during those early years when the world is just waiting to be explored.

Dream Girls

Pink is an old favourite for young girls with big imaginations, and tots will relish the Butterflies Four Poster Bed from Lifetime, featuring a soothing colour palette and delicate fabric canopy. These designs are the perfect starting point for your toddler during that transition from cot to grown-up bed, contributing to a magical room that they’ll remember for years to come.

For budding princesses with an eye for interior design, their bed should be the pièce de résistance of their room. We believe that the stunning Lifetime Princess Four Poster Bed is worthy of royalty, so it’s bound to make your daughter happy. Cloaking your girl in a royal canopy, it promises to be the icing on the cake of your little lady’s room.

Lifetime Butterflies Four Poster Bed

Now you have a few ideas for superb single beds that’ll see kids through their formative years, it’s time to consult the inner interior designer and analyse what suits their bedroom best. Consult your child, unless you want their new bed to be a surprise, in which case think back to how incredible it was to lie cocooned in a place you knew was safe, caring and fun. Hopefully the right choice will come to you like a bolt from the blue!

Browse our full range of Kids Single Beds to find a sleeper that’s perfect for your growing boy or girl.

Our professional customer service team is always on standby to answer any questions you may have – simply call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 Mon-Fri 9-5pm or email and our super friendly team will reply immediately.


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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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