Our Favourite Kids’ Beds of 2021

The end of 2021 is in touching distance, and what a year it’s been.

At Cuckooland, we’ve kept ourselves busier than ever growing and updating our range of beds for kids of all ages. So whether your little one has just outgrown their cot or they’re after a trendy bed to study and store clothes, we’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

Not a clue where to start? Then read on to see our round-up of the best kids’ beds from 2021…

Mathy by Bols Treehouse Cabin Bed with Slide & Platform

1) Our Favourite High Rise Bed

Harry High Rise Bed with Wardrobe

High rise or loft beds are great for maximising space and freeing up room for studying or gaming. So if your youngster is just approaching their teens, a high rise bed is a great way to refresh their room and celebrate their new-found independence.

And while we have plenty of high beds for you to choose from, our favourite has to go to the bestselling Harry High Rise bed. Complete with a desk, wardrobe, shelves, storage, and a notice board, there could only be one winner!

With its large desk and notice board, kids can knuckle down and get some serious revision done. And since it’s positively packed with storage solutions, it’s the ideal space-saving option for smaller bedrooms.

2) Our Favourite Bunk Bed

Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ Kids Low Bunk Bed in White & Oak

After a bunk bed for your kids? Whether you have siblings who share or just a sleepover-mad child, a bunk bed is a great way to accommodate two kids without dominating bedroom space. As you’re only taking up the space for one bed, you free up plenty more room for furniture and fun.

And while we were spoilt for choice, our favourite had to be the Oliver Furniture low bunk bed! With subtle curved edges and elegant Scandi design, this dreamy bunk bed will add a touch of flair to any child’s bedroom.

Plus, with an optional conversion kit, you can transform this bunk bed into two junior beds. So even when your kids outgrow their bunks, you can still get the most out of this brilliant bed!

3) Our Favourite Mid Sleeper Bed

Alfie Modular Mid Sleeper Bed

Ideal for saving space, a mid sleeper packs heaps of storage underneath the bed. So if your child’s bedroom is on the smaller side, you can maximise space with a compact mid sleeper.

It was tricky to choose our favourite mid sleeper… after all, we have so many to choose from! But when it came to the crunch, we had to choose our lovely modular Alfie midsleeper.

With its innovative modular design, you can adapt this clever bed around the space you have. Whether you use it as a mid sleeper with underbed storage or a lower single bed with a separate storage unit, you can switch this bed up around your child’s needs.

4) Our Favourite Gaming Bed

Trasman Pod 2 Gaming Bed

Got an avid gamer in your life? Then you’ll know how tricky it can be to keep all those games and consoles tidy in their room.

That’s where a gaming bed comes into play. With ample storage for gaming equipment, you can keep your child’s bedroom neat and tidy – and they’ll have an oh-so cool space to immerse themselves in their latest virtual world!

So if you’re after a gaming bed, we couldn’t recommend the Trasman Pod 2 bed enough. With a roomy sofa bed area, kids have space to kick back and unwind as they play. Whether they’re lounging back with a console or using the built-in desk to play PC games, kids can get to grips with all their games in this nifty bed.

And not only that, but they can even hang up their clothes and store games with the hanging rail and shelves. Quite simply, this gaming bed has it all!

5) Our Favourite Cabin Bed

Mathy by Bols Treehouse Cabin Bed with Slide & Platform

A cabin bed is a single bed that features built-in storage. Whether it’s a pull-out trundle drawer, roomy storage, or an under bed play area, you can really maximize bedroom space with a trusty cabin bed.

When it came to choosing our favourite cabin bed, we decided this fun treehouse bed from Mathy by Bols had the ultimate wow factor! With a slide and platform, kids won’t ever get bored of whizzing down this oh-so fun bed. They’ll be wishing bedtime came round sooner…

And true to cabin bed style, you free up heaps of space underneath for activities. Pop some blankets and cushions underneath for a cuddly nap area, or use the space to keep all those toys stashed away. However you choose to use the room, it’s a great way to boost bedroom space.

6) Our Favourite Kids’ Single Bed

Ezra Upholstered Single Bed

If you’d rather keep things simple, stick to a traditional kids’ single bed. Because sometimes, you just can’t beat the classics!

Our favourite kids’ single bed just had to be our lovely Ezra upholstered bed. In a choice of a gorgeous blue or pink, this eye-catching bed will create a statement in any bedroom. With a solid wood frame and curved headboard, it’s a super stylish option for kids. Its simple yet striking design makes this bed a real head turner!

7) Our Favourite Trundle Bed

Hideaway House Bed

Need extra storage space to stash those toys away? Or maybe you’re tired of digging out the spare mattress for your little one’s overnight guests? Either way, a trundle bed will save the day.

With a trundle bed, you have a pull-out drawer underneath the bed. You can use this to pop a spare mattress or keep all those bits and pieces stowed away.

When it comes to our favourite trundle bed, we choose this lovely Hideaway House bed. Complete with a roof and cut-out window, kids will have loads of fun letting their imagination run riot in this bed.

And with a handy pull-out trundle drawer, it’s perfect for welcoming overnight guests or decluttering bedroom space. You can choose to add a trundle drawer or mattress, depending on your child’s needs.

8) Our Favourite Novelty Bed

Kids Teepee Cabin Bed by Woood

After a kids’ bed that adds heaps of fun to your child’s room? Whether you’re creating a themed kids’ bedroom or just want to add a touch of flair, you can’t go wrong with a novelty bed.

From surfer-style campervans to treehouses, we’ve got plenty of novelty beds for kids. But when it comes to our favourite, we just can’t get enough of this fabulous teepee-style cabin bed by Woood.

Both super fun and oh-so stylish, you can give your child’s bedroom a quirky twist with this bed. With hideaway teepee features and lookout holes, you’ll provide the perfect base for your little adventurer. And with its cool Scandi style and exposed pine, your little one will be the coolest cowboy in town.

Discover your Child’s Favourite Bed for 2022...

So, there’s our favourite kids’ beds for this year… but which one will your little one fall in love with? With hundreds of beds to choose from, there’s an option for every youngster here at Cuckooland.

From fun novelty beds to practical high rise beds, we’ve covered every last option. Browse our entire selection to find your child’s favourite bed for the new year and beyond.

Want to talk kids’ beds? Then give me (or a member of my friendly team) on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email.


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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