Choose a Child's Bed

Children's bed aren't always selected as carefully as an adult's bed. The parameters and considerations in selecting a child's bed are quite different. They need to be comfortable now and in the future and also how the bed can be placed to make good use of the space in what is often a smaller room. THINK about its longevity and how soon your child might outgrow it.



1. Choose a Basic Type.


Each type of child's bed has it own merits, whether be it storage, accessibility, or additional floor space beneath. If you want the bed to last, opt for a modular bed in a suitable material like ply or HDHMR which will last a lifetime. Another benefit of the modular bed is that the end panels can be changed at a later stage to give the bed a completely new look.

Now, lets see what we think are the most practical and economical bed types :


TODDLER BED


Slightly shorter than a regular bed, this is an ideal first bed, specially if space is a constraint. It features two side rails to prevent your child from falling out, and the rails are often adjustable so that you can lengthen it as your child grows.



A toddler's bed recently delivered by Team Lakkadworks.



SINGLE BED


Single beds, practical when child goes from toddler to teens , are available in a wide variety of finishes, styles and with or without headboard and footboards. If are happy to buy for the short term, customised beds frames such as race cars or fairy tale castles are also a good option.




LOFT BED


If a room is short on floor space, a loft bed is a practical solution for children of five years and over. The bed is customised to be much higher than a normal bunk bed( often high enough for an adult to stand beneath), allowing space below to be used to place another furniture or simply as a play space.





CAPTAIN’S BED

This type of beds have built it storage beneath it, making it a desirable choice for rooms that are short on storage space. There is a huge variety of storage combinations available, including shelving, drawers, even these can be customised to suit the space being planned for.




BUNK BEDS


When children share a room, or if you have guests staying frequently at your place, a spare bed comes in handy. In addition to classic single-over-single bunk beds, there are other options available, which have larger bed at the bottom, or have more storage drawers. or a pull out trundle that provides even more sleeping space.






Check out the bunk bed specially designed as a fusion of captain bed and bunk bed by Lakkadworks where stairs have been designed to used as drawers and side shelves allow to store book or small show pieces.



CONSIDER ADDITIONAL FEATURES


These beds can be designed in many ways to add extra functionality. In small bedrooms, this can help create additional storage, play space or workspace elsewhere in the room.


EXTRA SLEEPING CAPACITY

Whether you have someone visiting you to stay or your children have sleepovers, or even you want to sleep near them when they are sick, an under bed trundle--is an invaluable option to get.

Simply full it to extend it into an additional bed.




EXTRA STORAGE—WARDROBE

A raised bed with an integrated wardrobe is a suitable buy if you are looking to store maximum number of items within the limited floor space. The wardrobe should have a combination of hanging and concealed drawers/shelves or they can have an option of removable/movable shelves.




PLAY BED


If you are choosing a bed for your child for a short time, you can opt for additional fun elements such as a slide or a playhouse or "fort" area. If possible. choose the one where the additions can be removed when the child gets older.




BED WITH WORKSPACE


If you are looking to incorporate a study in a small room along with bed and storages or your child needs a quiet place to study, this model is apt for you and will prove to be very efficient. Look for a model that offers some storages, such as chest of drawers, to ensure that you best utilise the space.





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