Theme beds or fantasy beds are quite extravagant. Some are designed like castles, spaceships, and playhouses to provide fun and excitement for kids. However, as the kids grow older, they will eventually lose interest in old items and look for other styles. You don't want your teenage daughter to be stuck with a princess theme bed if she wants more "grownup" styles. In this case, you can simply discard or donate the old bed to make way for a new one. However, you will need the extra money for this. If you want a contemporary bed that can "grow" as your child grows, then check whether it is easy to refurbish and redesign for a revamped look. Kids bed land can be transformed into a great loft bed for teenagers. The playhouse below can become a study with a desk, computer, and shelves. As teenagers focus on their school work, you will be providing the necessary space for studying.
Quality and safety are typically the issues that interest the parents - along with the price point, of course. I can only agree that these things are at least as important as a bed having a fun design - if not more so. First and foremost, a kids bed is a place for the child to sleep. It should be comfortable and ergonomically correct enough that a good nights sleep is always guaranteed. The best way to ensure this is to let the child test it. Comfort is easy enough to assess. A much bigger and more complex issue is that of safety. Basically, your child could get hurt in its sleep if the bed is not safely built, and this is something you want to avoid at all costs of course. What you have to check for, is quality of materials and assembly. If wood is used, does it look like it will hold up to being used? Would you yourself be nervous of climbing into that bed? Steel is stronger of course, but there is a nether limit for how slender the construction can be without bending even the parts of a steel bed.
Kids do tend to collect a lot of stuff which they store in their room. Space wise however, their bedrooms are smaller than adult bedrooms and therefore furniture should be bought keeping this in mind. Some good ideas for kids beds are bunk beds which are not only fun when friends spend the night, but also save space if two kids are sharing the room. Other space saving beds are those with built in drawers and shelves and cubby holes in the bed head to keep their favorite books and other memorabilia that kids normally love to collect.
As you can see, there are so many options of kids' beds to choose from and it's up to the parents to decide which is the most suitable according to the requirements of the child, room space and affordability. While buying a strong and durable bed is worth it in the long run, your child also should have a say when selecting his bed. What you can do is meet him half way and give in to his wishes as far as colors and designs are concerned, but be firm and practical when it's a question of safety and durability.
Girls have an option that boys don't have as they get older, and this is to have a canopy bed, with the curtains hanging on the rods above. For a girl, this would seem like they have the bed of a princess, but for a boy, they would feel like they were a girl in a bed like this. There are daybeds, as well, which are typically not a boy's favorite type of bed. There are many different types of toddler beds as well, such as racecar beds, and for girls there are princess beds and more. Toddler beds are always made slightly differently than regular beds, so you will want to make sure the kids bedding is specifically made for that type of bed, as well as pick bedding to match it.
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