The Best Small but Mighty Double Beds for Kids

Are you looking for a new bed for your little one? Have you considered a double?

You might think your child is too small for a double bed, but there’s no doubt this size offers you the most longevity. Whilst they’re younger, a double bed means you’ll have plenty of space to snuggle up with them for storytime.

Meanwhile, many teenagers and older children want the extra space of a double bed, so by investing in one early on, you won’t need to replace it as kids get bigger. And, when they eventually fly the nest, a double bed means you can easily use their room as a guest room – or an Airbnb!

Convinced of the benefits and wondering which of the many options available is the best double bed for kids? Read on and let us inspire you!

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1. Vox 4 You Bed with Raised Mattress Mechanism

Our Vox 4 You Bed is a fantastic example of a double bed for kids that will see them through to adulthood.

Space for storage boxes in the base of the bed means your little (or not-so-little!) one will have plenty of room to store books, toys and gadgets.

Even better, the bed has a raised mattress mechanism, making the rest of the space under the bed easily accessible for storage – no more crawling around on the floor, trying to reach something lurking in the depths!

This bed is available in a European Small Double size (120 x 200cm) and a European King size (160 x 200cm) if you fancy one for yourself too!

Vox 4 You Bed with Raised Mattress Mechanism in White

2. Lifetime Kids Beach House Double Bed

The Lifetime Beach House Double Bed is the perfect example of a double bed suitable for younger kids that can be adapted as they grow.

The house-shaped roof makes the bed fun and appealing to kids who want a basecamp for their make-believe games. Meanwhile, the railings, which give the appearance of the classic picket fence, will help to keep little ones and their toys safely ensconced in their bed at night.

As your child gets older and a themed kid’s bed is no longer ‘cool’, you can remove the roof and sides to leave a simple yet stylish double bed, made from sustainable Scandinavian pine (let’s see them find fault with that!)

Lifetime Kids Beach House Double Bed

3. Vipack New York Small Double Bed

A metal double bed will bring an industrial feel to your child’s bedroom. This is ideal for older kids who want to banish the ‘babyish’ and create an on-trend aesthetic in their room.

Our Vipack Small Double New York Bed is available in Black or White, both of which provide the perfect blank canvas for your little one to decorate.

The small double size is ideal for smaller bedrooms, whilst still offering more space than a single for your growing child to starfish!

Vipack New York Small Double Kids Bed

4. Vox Concept Small Double Bed in White

The Concept collection by Vox exudes Scandi style. By mixing white, wood and shades of grey, the effect is stylish and modern, whilst remaining cosy.

The Concept Small Double Bed can be purchased with an optional headboard cushion to keep kids comfortable when sitting up in bed, and there’s also matching storage furniture and a wireless charging pad available. The slats can be adjusted in height to accommodate different thicknesses of mattresses, for greater flexibility.

Its small double size, optional extras, and neutral finish mean this bed will take your child seamlessly from tot to teen.

Vox Concept Small Double Bed in White
Vox Concept Small Double Bed in White

5. Black Metal Small Double Four Poster Bed by Woood

Four-poster beds never go out of style! Give your little one a taste of luxury with this incredible Black Metal Small Double 4 Poster by Woood.

When they’re little, four poster beds can be accessorised with colourful drapes and bunting with their favourite characters.

As they get older, move to fairy lights, hanging plants and storage containers to create a more grown-up look.

Black Metal Small Double Four Poster Bed by Woood

6. Lifetime Kids Low Luxury Small Double

If you want a simple yet high-quality bed frame that will last your child for years, look no further than the Kids Low Luxury Small Double by Lifetime. This bed has a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee for your peace of mind.

The simple white frame is made in Denmark from Lifetime’s signature FSC-certified Scandinavian pine. It’s available in either a White or Whitewash finish, both of which show off the natural characteristics of the wood.

Add the personalised nameplate whilst your child is young, so everyone knows this is their bed. As they grow up, the matching storage furniture will come in handy to keep their room tidy and their stuff under control – that’s the theory, anyway!

Lifetime Kids Low Luxury Small Double Bed

7. Vipack Bronxx

Want to add a splash of colour to your child’s room?

The Vipack Bronxx Bed is available in Black, White, Denim Blue and Olive Green – muted shades that will keep their room feeling ‘grown up’, while still adding interest.

This small double metal bed will bring a contemporary, edgy style to your kid’s room, especially when paired with the matching Bronxx Metal Bedside Table.

Vipack Bronxx Metal Double Bed

8. Vox Nature Bed with Solid Headboard

Finally, if you want to add rustic charm to your kid’s room (and be ready to turn it into the ultimate guest room when they move out!), we recommend the Vox Nature Double Bed.

This stunning bed has solid oak wood legs and details. Other notable features include a slightly slanted headboard for a more comfortable angle to lean against, and an adjustable mattress height so you can raise the bed as your child gets older.

The Nature Bed is available in a choice of 4 sizes, from Small Double to Superking, and there are optional storage drawers to fit under the bed – perfect for teenage clutter!

Vox Nature Bed with Solid Headboard

Seeing Double?

With one of these fantastic double beds for kids, you can ensure they have the space they need to fulfil their dreams! If you have any questions about our kid’s beds, don’t hesitate to call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email We’re always happy 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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