Put the Fun in Functional with a Kids Bed from Lifetime

We oust the ordinary and banish the boring here at Cuckooland!

Your home is an expression of you and your family so why not introduce equally wonderful pieces sourced not just from the UK but from around the world? One of our very favourite European suppliers of creative kids furniture is Danish designer ‘Lifetime’ – so we thought we’d give them a little shout out and introduce them to our fabulous customers (that be you!).

An established company that prioritises design and specialises in creative children’s furniture – their unique beds are sure to stir little ones’ imaginations at storytime and beyond.

So let’s discover 12 of their multipurpose kids beds that put the fun in functionality.

1. Create a Hangout for your Little Man or Miss

Lifetime Adventure Hangout Kids Bed

Resembling a stylish townhouse, with sash windows that open (cute, we know!), this fun bed houses a secret two-step internal ladder to help them and their friends reach the upper den.

Available in two calming shades, your budding adventurer can end the day by sleeping on the bottom bunk – did we mention this is a bed?

You can trust Lifetime’s (made to order) Danish construction – the Scandinavian Pine hails from 100% sustainable forests and is secured with robust joints before being ‘washed’ with non-toxic paints.

2. Encourage their Imaginations through Play-Friendly Furniture

Lifetime Wildlife Climb & Slide Kids Bed

What’s not to love about this wonderful bed?

Offering plenty of storage space underneath (a trundle drawer is available separately) – it has a slide as well as a climbing ramp and rope – perfect for adventurous kiddiwinkles who like to explore their surroundings.

Plus, you know they’ll ‘sleep tight’ under the cotton canopy after a day of creating adventures.

Whether they climb mountains or scale castle walls – this eco-friendly Wildlife bed is bound to create special memories of their childhood.

3. ‘Step up’ with Exciting Storage

Lifetime Mid Sleeper with Steps

More compact than some of the other beds mentioned here – this ‘bijoux’ bed offers the perfect balance of storage and fun.

As a parent, you’ll appreciate having room to pop their belongings under each of the three steps.

They’ll love climbing them to reach their bed – perfect after a busy day completing art projects and homework on the optional shelf (sold separately).

It offers ample space to build forts and dens in the space below too.

4. Swim Against the Decor Tide

Lifetime 2 in 1 Beach House Single Bed

Why settle for a ‘bland’ bed for your mini merman or mermaid’s bedroom?

Lifetime’s Beach House proves you don’t have to compromise on design – indeed your inner interior designer can curate a sea-themed scheme, with this bed as the centrepiece.

Featuring practical guard railings, as well as the exquisite wooden roof with charming windows – this single-sized bed can be elevated as they grow up.

This gives you more storage – with the option to add a trundle bed or drawer.

5. Perfect for Siblings and Sleepovers

Lifetime Family Bunk Bed with Steps in Whitewash

This fun family bunk bed is perfect when your youngsters share a room with siblings.

Or, maybe they’re already a social butterfly and you need somewhere for their friends to sleep. These bunk beds fit a single and double mattress (sold separately).

You won’t run out of places to organise and store their toys and bedtime storybooks – spot the shelving to the side and under each step.

Up the design’s ‘fun factor’ by choosing coloured or patterned front panels (purchased as an add-on) – so they’re proud to host their sleepovers.

6. Buy a Gorgeous Convertible Bed that Grows with Them

Lifetime Funland 4 in 1 Combination Bed

This style is a great choice if you’ve been searching for a stunning bed that’ll stay with them throughout their childhood and teen years.

They’ll feel spoiled – thanks to the canopy’s bunting details, coordinating balloon animals and cut-out windows.

But Lifetime’s creativity hasn’t stopped there – this combination bed can be converted from a bed with safety rails (ages 2-4), to a slightly raised bed (ages 5-7) and high sleeper for over 8’s.

At 11 years, the bed can be changed once more into a standard single bed – and we include everything you need to make changes. It’s the only bed your kid, tween and teen will ever need! 

7. Treehouse Anyone?

Lifetime The Hideout Mid Sleeper Kids Bed

With on-trend rustic accents and a window, this mid sleeper bed provides kids with the perfect ‘look out’ from which to survey their ‘forest’ … or should that be bedroom.

The slats remind us of a traditional treehouse – and we know your little ‘uns will enjoy climbing the ladder – constructed from sustainably certified Scandinavian pine.

Plus, you can forget worries about assembling the frame, by arranging our professional installation service (at an additional cost).

8. Create a Storage-Friendly Home within the Home

Lifetime Lake House 1 Kids Bed

With utterly delightful features such as a window box and roof – this Lake House design is perfect for creating a kid-sized home within your home.

Never miss out on the opportunity to maximise their space with the trundle bed or drawers (available separately) that fit snuggly underneath.

Worried about sibling arguments over who gets this fabulous bed?

Create your own lakeside ‘village’ by ordering one for each child – but don’t forget the personalised nameplates (available to buy separately).

9. Let Them be the King or Queen of the Castle

Lifetime Play Tower Kids Bed

You won’t be sent to the tower for buying this unique play tower-style bed! In fact, you’ll probably be ‘the best parent in the world’.

There’s so much to stimulate your prince or princess’ creativity here – from climbing the ‘drawbridge’ with the rope ladder to decorating the tower ‘den’ above with magical string lights as well as the complimentary floor cushion.

This premium bed has a blackboard wall, so you can help them learn whilst encouraging their imagination.

10. ‘Sea’ the Lifetime Difference

Lifetime Corner Beach House Bed with Bench

Returning to the nautical look now, this lovely beach house-inspired bed is perfect for creating a fun themed space – whatever the time of day.

In an ‘L-shaped’ corner configuration, the bed also offers a cute seating area complete with its own cushioned seat and back – meaning parents and little nippers can enjoy reading stories together.

Then, when it’s time for bed, they’ll imagine stargazing through the cut-out lacquered window of the beach board style roof.

11. ‘Roarsome’ Furniture

Lifetime Dino 4 in 1 Combination Bed

As with our sixth choice above, this marvellous bed will last your tot into their teens.

Converting from a bed with a safety rail (for ages 2+), through to a slightly elevated bed, high sleeper and single bed, this is an adjustable bed unit designed to adapt to their development.

Simply alter using the kit supplied and watch their smiles when they arrive home from school to find a ‘big bed’.

We think it’ll be a ‘roaring success’!

Fun is a Huge Part of Lifetime’s Functional Kids Bed Designs

Lifetime’s beds show that children’s furniture design is alive with dynamic and themed options. Plus, you can shop for matching bookcases and wardrobes in the broader Lifetime collection. Call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231, or email us with any queries. We’d be delighted to assist you.


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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