Looking for new bed that will turn your kid’s dream room into a dream come true? Giving your kid’s room a makeover can be a fun and exciting adventure, but of course, there are many questions you will have to ask yourself before making a decision. Striking the perfect balance between safety, functionality, and style is key to creating a space that both you and your kid will love. Whether you’re looking for a bunk bed, a loft bed, or something else, here are nine questions to ask yourself before clicking “order” so you can buy a kids’ bed like a pro.
1. What is my budget?
Setting a budget and sticking to it is essential when buying a kids’ bed. Research different price points for the style of bed you are looking for to decide what works best for your family. Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank to find a quality bed that works for your kids’ unique needs. Once you learn what features are important to you in a bed, you can find a bed that has quality you love for a price you love.
2. What safety features does it have?
Safety should always be a priority when shopping for your little ones, especially when searching for loft beds or bunk beds for kids. To ensure your kids sleep safely (and you sleep peacefully), look for safety precautions like guardrails, low bunk heights, higher weight capacities, and angled ladders or bunk beds with stairs. Wooden bunk beds are a great safety option as well, as they are strong and durable enough to withstand 400 pounds per sleeping surface.
3. What purposes does it serve?
Why buy a regular bed when you can buy a bed where your kid can study, play or hang out with friends? There are many types of beds, especially loft beds and bunk beds, that your kid can use for all their favorite things. Love having sleepovers? Try a triple bunk bed or a trundle bed for extra sleep space for their friends. Loaded down with homework? Look into a loft bed with a desk, perfect for any study session. Hosting a play date? A bunk bed with slide is a great option for extra fun! No matter what your kid needs, you can save on buying two pieces of furniture by combining them into one.
4. Will it fit in my space?
Before deciding on the perfect bed, make sure to carefully measure your kid’s room to make sure your chosen bed will fit comfortably within the space. If you’re in a crunch for space, bunk beds such as a twin over full bunk bed or full over full bunk bed are a fun way to make the best use of a small room. Loft beds for kids are also a great option to maximize your space, with plenty of room underneath to add a bedroom dresser or a nightstand with drawers.
5. How durable is it?
Make sure to look for a kids’ bed that is built to last, crafted with durability and longevity in mind. A high-quality, durable bed should have a weight capacity of at least 400 pounds per sleeping space. Solid wood kids’ beds are often built with an even higher weight capacity, providing a spot where the whole family can gather for bedtime stories. Additionally, high-quality materials such as solid wood mean that you can pass the bed down from your oldest to your youngest, making a durable bed a worthwhile investment.
6. What storage solutions does it offer?
Tidy rooms make for happy parents! Luckily, many kids’ beds offer built-in storage that makes clean-up a breeze and leaves extra time to play. Bunk beds with stairs are a fun option that not only offer extra storage space but make it easier for kids to step up to the top bunk. Loft beds with bookcases and bunk beds with storage drawers are two other fun options to give your kids extra space to store their favorite toys, books and more.
7. What material is it made of?
The material a kids’ bed is made of is crucial in its safety and durability. From metal to particle boards to solid wood, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, solid wood is by far the safest material you could choose for your kids. Not only is it durable enough to support both kids and parents during story time but the best solid wood beds have non-toxic, low-VOC finishes that will provide your kids with the safest possible sleep environment.
8. Does it match my kid’s personality and style?
Whether your kid is girly or sporty and whether their room is bright-colored or neutral, there are plenty of styles that will perfectly complement their unique personality. By choosing from styles like modern farmhouse, mid-century and Scandinavian and finishes like white, blue and pecan, you are sure to find an option that will match your kid’s style and the furniture you already have. Additionally, add a touch of fun and personality to your kids’ room by trying a loft bed with curtains or a bunk bed with slide.
9. Is it easy to assemble?
Some beds can take hours to assemble and leave parents frustrated trying to figure out how they fit together. When searching for a kids’ bed, make sure the bed you choose comes with easy-to-follow instructions, complete with step-by-step pictures, to make the assembly process a piece of cake. You should also check to make sure the bed comes with any necessary hardware to keep you from running back and forth from the store.
10. Can I reuse or repurpose the bed?
As your kids grow, their needs change rapidly, and little ones who once shared a bunk bed with their brother or sister may now need their own space. Luckily, however, many bunk beds can be easily repurposed by simply separating them into two beds. By simply taking the beds apart, removing the safety rail from the top bunk and making a few other quick adjustments, you will have two identical platform beds. This is the perfect way to give your kids their own space while still making the most of your furniture. This versatile solution allows you to adapt as your children grow and their needs change, even allowing you to add a trundle or storage drawers as needed. Plus, it's a cost-effective alternative to buying new beds. This quick trick can give your kiddos the fun and excitement of getting a brand new bed without breaking the bank.
While there are many factors that you should keep in mind when purchasing a kids’ bed, from safety to function to style, these questions provide a guide that walks you through everything you will need to know to make sure your kiddo gets the bed of their dreams. At Max & Lily, we are here to help you find the perfect bed, no matter your family’s wants and needs. With safety features like 14-inch guardrails and angled ladders, multifunctional options such as loft beds with desks and bunk beds with stairs and a variety of finish options to match any style, we have bed perfect for every kid. Explore our range of bunk beds, loft beds, trundle beds and more to find the right fit for your little ones. Remember, a well-rested kid is a happy kid, and the perfect bed can make bedtime the highlight of your kid’s day.
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