14 Best Beds for Kids (from Dirt Cheap to Designer...

14 Best Beds for Kids (from Dirt Cheap to Designer)

Heatherly design blue bedhead with coloured tufting stitches beds for kids

Beds for kids have come a long way since I was a little one. As I cast my mind back to shopping for furniture with my mum as a child, I’m certain the options were pretty limited on the bed front.

Nowadays, the beds-for-kids market has exploded, and there are so many super-stylin’ options up for grabs. One of the added bonuses of so much competition in the marketplace is the prices. As the major retailers fight for your hard-earned bucks, many kids beds are as cheap as chips.

Outside of the big players, some amazing local creatives are designing beds for kids that make your little one’s room an unparalleled style destination. So if you have a child who has an eye for the finer things, you might opt to go for one of the designer options instead.

So let’s take a look at 14 of the best beds for kids, from dirt cheap to designer.

14 of the best bed for kids top 3 by design plyroom kids bunk beds

Best Beds for Kids, from Dirt Cheap to Designer

Now, I’ve included all of the supplier links below if you see a bed that takes your fancy. They’ve also been ordered from lowest price to most expensive, so you can stop at a price point that suits your budget.

After the kids beds showcase I’ve include some tips on choosing the right beds for kids rooms too. Enjoy the inspo!

The hero image in this post is via the awesome Heatherly Design Bedheads and you can find out more about them and their entire range here.

willow king single bed in black wrought iron from fantastic furniture

The Willow King Single Bed from Fantastic Furniture is just $169 and it’s available in three different colour options. See more and shop the look here

busunge beds for kids from ikea white bed frame with matching drawers and round orange floor rug

The Busunge from IKEA is an extendable option so it grows with your little one. It comes in at a very budget-friendly $249 and you can shop it here.

popsicle wrought iron coloured beds in white and teal from forty winks

Beds for kids don’t get brighter than the Popsicles from Forty Winks. This bed also comes in a yellow option and costs $399.

ned bunk bed in white from focus on furniture beds for kids with pink and purple bedroom for girls

Got two kids on your hands? You can’t beat the $499 Ned bunk bed from Focus on Furniture. A great unisex option, which you can shop here.

calypso single bed from snooze white beds for kids with pink girly bed linen

The Calypso bed from Snooze is $499 and comes in six dazzling colours. I love the built-in shelving at the head of the bed. See more here.

beds for kids addison bed from forty winks with wrought iron frame and industrial timber bed frame

The Flinders bed from Forty Winks is a great industrial option, and has a trundle addition you can purchase too. It’s $599.

incy interiors eden gold bed frame beds for kids online

The glorious Eden bed from Incy Interiors is a bedroom classic you’ll find hard to pass up. It’s $699 and and you can explore more of it here.

best beds for kids parker king sigle timber bed from bedshed

The Parker bed is $749 from Bedshed and is a sturdy, durable option for kids who aren’t known for being kind to furniture. See more here.

addison bed from amart beds for kids white trundle bed with timber white bedside table

The $779 Addison bed from Amart Furniture comes with the trundle included, so it’s ready for sleepovers from the get go. Shop the look here.

byron bay hanging chairs london daybed beds for kids rattan bed

Think outside the box! This daybed option from Cranmore Home is $850 and will stay with you even when the kids move out! See more here.

white edition four poster bed in pink from tini trader in little girls room

The Olivia 4-Poster bed is a dream come true at $999. What more could any kid want than this beauty? See more of it for yourself here.

plyroom single beds for kids playing on beds and matching plyroom side table

Made from Birch Plywood, I love the simplicity of this Plyroom kids bed. It’s a designer dream at $1195 and you can see more here.

archie bed by green cathedral timber and white slat bed with black and white bedding

Glow in the dark beds for kids? YES! The Archie Bed is functional and fun. It’s $1840 from Green Cathedral. See more of it here.

Tips on Choosing Beds for Kids Rooms

Bed-hunting for your little one will be a lot easier if you consider the following:

Think about the overall room design; will the bed be the focal point or the supporting player?
Consider what bedding colours will work on the bed if the frame is going to be bright.
Think about longevity. You want it to last years. Avoid a fad you’ll both hate in six months.
Opt for a king single if you have the space; it means they can keep it through their teenage years.
Let your child help! Ask them about colours and styles they like and work with them.
If your child is the oldest consider a unisex design that can be passed down to younger siblings.

Which beds for kids are you a fan of here? Or is there a brand I’ve missed? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Outside of his work as Editor of The Life Creative blog, Chris is also an interior stylist, presenter and author. His first book, Sydney Precincts, is out now. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here


  1. Gail Virgona

    7 April

    Love this post Chris. What is the bed and bed linen in the second image? Bunk with gold bed linen and black cross throw?

    • I wish I knew Gail. Sorry I can’t help you with this one. It is great bedding though, isn’t it? 🙂

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