The ultimate must-have beds and bedroom furniture for students

Freshers’ week is upon us, so it’s time to prepare the ultimate set-up for the student in your life.

The ideal student furniture should last much longer than a stint at university. Because with clever design, kids can pack up their furniture and bring it along to their next digs, or future home.

Adaptable, ergonomic, and efficient, we’ve picked out the best furniture pieces for soon-to-be students. So whether your kids are heading off to uni or studying at home, these student-friendly pieces are ideal for freshers and beyond…

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A sliding desk

Other than partying, students spend most of their time sleeping and studying. And while that seems like an easy life, there’s a way to make it even simpler…

When it comes to picking out a study spot, why not choose a desk that slides over the bed? With the Vox sliding desk (below), students not only enjoy super easy access to their desk, but they also free up heaps of extra bedroom space.

Because instead of making room for a bulky desk, this nifty desk slots neatly over the bottom of the bed – and students can easily wake up, pull the desk towards them, and start work.

It also makes for a perfect spot for breakfast in bed! Yep, it’s another excuse to stay in bed all day…

Vox Evolve Kids Sliding Desk

A gaming desk

Okay, so aside from sleeping, socialising, and studying, there is another way students love to spend their time… and that’s gaming.

So if the student in your life is an avid gamer, a gaming desk is exactly what they need.

From LED lighting to cable ports, gaming desks have a whole heap of features to make gaming easier and more immersive. And there’s no need to buy separate desks for working and gaming – with the Flair Furnishings gaming desk (below), students get the best of both worlds.

Complete with ample desk space and roomy storage, there’s plenty of room to get work done and file it all away. And once work’s finished, they can unwind with their favourite game. So students can ‘work hard, play hard’ with just one desk!

Flair Furnishings Power Z Gaming Desk

A wireless charging desk

No more fighting over the last available socket in the uni library. … with a wireless charging desk, students can plug in and work from the comfort of their own room.

The smart desk by Koble (below) is the answer to every student’s prayers. The entire surface will effortlessly charge smartphones and tablets, without needing to plug in. So there’s no need for students to sacrifice their phone battery to keep working…

And while it’s the ideal student desk, your kids won’t want to ditch this desk once they’ve graduated. With long-lasting quality and guarantee, it’s the ideal work-from-home solution, too.

Koble Apollo 2.0 Smart Height Adjustable Desk with Wireless Charging

Modular shelving

Students have plenty of knick-knacks to store away. From fun photos to study books, they need serious storage space to keep everything in place. And when space is tight at uni, you’ll want to choose the most efficient storage you can find…

So when it comes to student storage, think modular. With the Vox modular bookcase (below), you can adapt the storage around the shape and size of any room.

That means it’s the perfect option for students. Because once your kids are ready to move onto their next digs, they can simply adapt this around their new space – no matter how big or small. Whether they stack these shelves up high or spread them across the floor, it’s totally up to them.

Vox Stige Modular Bookcase

A day bed

A day bed is the ultimate piece of student furniture. Designed for lounging in the day and snoozing at night, students get maximum use out of a day bed.

When it’s time to invite their new friends round, it’s the perfect spot to get comfy for a film marathon or study session. Because sitting on those rigid swivel chairs for hours on end isn’t fun for anyone! With plenty of space to stretch out and relax, anyone with a day bed will become the most popular kid in the block…

And with the day bed by Pino (below), spontaneous sleepovers become hassle-free. With a pull-out bed, students have a sleepover solution in seconds. It’s ideal for unexpected guests, like students who live off-campus and would rather skip the walk home.

Pino Day Bed with Pull Out Bed

An efficient wardrobe

From glam night out clothes to fluffy onesies, students have heaps of clothes. And if there’s not enough space to store them all, they’ll easily pile up on the floor…

To make life easier for students, pick a wardrobe that combines drawers, shelves, and hanging space. This means kids can store all their bits and pieces in their wardrobe, right down to their shoes and towels.

The Vox wardrobe (below) is ideal for students. With plenty of handy compartments, students can keep their muddy football boots safely away from their best going-out gear.

Vox Concept 3 Door Wardrobe in Grey & Black

Oh, and don’t forget the bean bag…

A student staple, no freshers room is complete without a soft and squishy bean bag. Perfect for cuddling up for hours on end, no one can bring themselves to clamber out of a bean bag – even if they want to!

Fun, lightweight, and cosy, it’s ideal for catching up with pals during uni years.

Icon Kids Dalton Cord Bean Bag

Create the ultimate student set-up with Cuckooland

Getting ready to take your kids to uni? While it seems like only a minute since you dropped them off at nursery, life goes fast.

That’s why our furniture pieces are built to last – so even though the next three years might fly by, these student-friendly pieces will be here for freshers, grad life, and beyond.

For practical and efficient student furniture, we’ve got you covered. Got a question? Give us a call on +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email today.


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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