Whilst it might not be for everyone, it’s a great way to add a feature to your kids wall and give them an extra activity to do. We’re sure this will end with your child being the envy of the class.
It can also be a fairly cheap and easy DIY project, with packs of climbing holds available online for under £30. Here’s an article that could come in use if you were to build your own.
Concerned about not having enough room and having to sacrifice storage? Why not check out some of our cabin beds that boast some incredible storage options?
Adding a teepee to your child’s room is becoming more fashionable and adds a great section for your child to experience some down time. Most kids teepees are also fairly easy to fold and put away so it doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture which will create more space if further room is needed.
3. Indoor Playhouse
Bring the outdoors inside with this idea! This is a great feature for your child’s room and will give them a great area to play in. This can really help to boost your child’s imagination and they can even turn it into a little sweet shop with the addition of a little till. (Just make sure they don’t take all of your money)
4. Chalkboard paint
Why not paint a wall with chalkboard paint and let your child draw on the walls. This will allow you to have a feature that can grow with your child. What they’re interested in will change and with this they can easily update their room to reflect this.
Remember to remind them to only draw on the one though!
5. Wall Mural
A wall mural such as the one above can add that something extra to your child’s room and even be a little educational. There’s also tonnes of options available so there’s going to be one that fits your child’s room perfectly.
Your child’s bedroom is probably the most difficult room to decorate. They grow up incredibly fast, and on the way change their likes, dislikes and aspirations by the moment. This can make it extremely difficult to buy furniture, paint the walls and find decorations that will not only inspire their imaginations, but grow with them as well.
Still, there are incredibly imaginative ways to turn their bedroom into a paradise that will be loved for years to come. These five ideas will help you to turn their boring bedrooms into a place where their ideas can run wild and their dreams can come true.
1. Choose a Theme
With a fun and thoughtfully themed room, your child can blast off into space every night you tuck them in. Imagine a room where their favourite storybook comes to life; a royal castle kingdom, a pirate adventure, or a tree fort oasis. The theme can be anything from a place to a concept and is a great way to take the design elements of your child’s room from floor to ceiling.
When creating your theme you should keep the floors and walls somewhat neutral to keep the room from looking too busy. You should also avoid matching everything exactly, instead focusing on common elements that can be used throughout. Keep in mind that your child may outgrow their current interests, so try to keep your theme open with change in mind (i.e. for a racecar room, don’t paint the racecar on the wall. Opt for a decal instead). Here are a few theme ideas for both boys and girls, that you will love as much as they will.
Themes for Girls
From pink draped walls to fairies and fantasy, there are so many themes that are perfect for the little Princess in your life. Here are some ideas that are guaranteed to brighten her smile, and bring joy to her space everyday.
– Polka Dot Party
Bring the fun of polka dot’s to the bed sheets, curtains and floor rugs. Have them run amok on a feature wall or on art pieces above her bed. For a truly magical touch, paint polka dots on the ceiling with glow in the dark paint. In the day they won’t show, but at night your daughter will have a sky full of polka dots looking down at her.
– The Royal Treatment
They say ‘All girls are Princesses’ but with a royal bedchamber she will be reminded of it every morning she opens up her eyes. Think classic monogrammes, pastel pinks or royal purples and lush fabrics. A Princess room can never have enough frilly throw pillows, especially on a canopy bed just for her highness.
– Flutter Fun
Butterflies, dragonflies and fireflies are ideal for the girl who loves the great outdoors. Paint trees as her surroundings with clouds and flying birds overhead. Keep the colour scheme natural for full effect.
Themes for Boys
When he grows up he wants to be an astronaut walking on the moon or on the field playing football with his favourite sports heroes. Choose a theme that will take those ideas and manifest them in his day-to-day life. Who knows? Someday he may just surprise you.
– Nautical Affair
Batten down the hatches, a storm is coming to this boy’s room. His sail is flying strong above the bed as a canopy and the blue painted walls are full of sharks and other mysterious sea creatures. The bed is his pride and joy, a vessel as strong as any. A proud room for your little sailor.
– At the Racetrack
He will shriek with excitement when he sees his racecar bed, street striped wallpaper and hanging checkered flags that will transform him into the Grand Marshall. His favourite number is decalled on the wall, the perfect finishing touch for your racing enthusiast.
– Fearless Explorer
For the boy who loves to explore, a travel and wilderness themed explorer room will provide plenty of adventures. Use dark stained wooden furniture, forest greens and sky blues, and plenty of maps and compasses to help your explorer find his way in the bedroom. Consider a feature wall with a world map mural and decorative touches such as binoculars on the bedside table (they can be used on adventures as well). Clocks showing different time zones across the world will help him as he plans his next international escapade.
2. Encourage Art
Art is one of the best methods for encouraging small minds to think creatively and gain confidence in themselves. It is also a great way to bring fun and exciting elements into a kid’s room and reinvent their bedroom space. Here are some artistic ideas that will have your children begging to go play in their rooms, and beam with pride at their fantastic work.
– Chalkboard Wall
Chalkboard paint can turn a plain wall into a blank canvas for their next masterpiece in an instant (or at least however long it takes the paint to dry). Try your hand at an interactive chalkboard wall with painted outlines of maps, tic-tac-toe boards, and empty picture frames that they can draw on again and again.
– DIY Wall Art
Your children will love seeing their artwork hung on the wall like a Picasso at the museum. Buy some blank canvas board and finger paints so they can make their own modern art piece. You can also hang empty picture frames and glue clothespins onto their back. As your children bring home drawings, add them to their very own gallery space by simply clipping them in.
– Studio Corner
If your child has a large room, section off a corner as an art studio. Add an easel, paint, pencils and lots of butcher paper. Whiteboards are great and less messy than some of the alternatives. They definitely won’t feel limited in the creativity department with their own art studio!
3. Use Cool and Functional Furniture
One of the easiest and most impactful ways to transform a bedroom is through the furniture. Furniture can add to your overall theme, make the space more compact or more open, and keep everything organised.
When choosing furniture, most parents look for something with longevity that their child can grow with for at least a few years. Functionality is also important and integrated storage or multi-purpose furniture is always a popular choice. If you are in the market for furniture that will give your child’s room an instant facelift, here are a few types that will meet all the criteria.
– Cabin Beds
Need a bed, desk, dresser and shelving all in one? Look no further than kids cabin beds. These multi-functional beds fit in incredible amounts of storage, sometimes offer additional furniture elements such as computer desks and have the added bonus of a space-saving footprint. Kids cabin beds are the easiest way to transform your child’s bedroom into a usable and more efficient space.
– Cubicle Shelving
Cube shelving is really in at the moment for good reason. It comes in every size imaginable, from small and compact single pieces to custom created shelving which covers the entire wall. Cube shelving is extremely flexible and can be used to display trinkets, hold removable drawers, or be used as bookshelves. They can make a visual impact as well, especially when done in bold or varied colours.
– Loft Beds
Popular with pre-teens for their roomy personal space, the loft bed is a great choice for smaller rooms. Most loft beds have the bed raised above the floor, accessible by ladder. Underneath is an area of unlimited possibility. A computer desk, bean bag chairs, or even a playhouse can utilise the space. Some loft beds even have slides going from the bed to the floor, a touch a child of any age would love.
4. A Touch of Colour
Without using unique furniture or crazy themes, it is still possible to create a fun space for a child’s bedroom. The simple use of colour is great for parents on a budget, or for those looking to make a big impact in an easy way. Here are a few pattern and colour ideas to instantly reinvent your child’s bedroom.
An argyle paint pattern works great for boys and girls, as well as infant nurseries. This easy DIY project only takes three paint colours and some painting tape to recreate. First, paint your base colour and let it dry. Then tape the wall in diamond pattern, alternating the colour of diamond by vertical row. Let it dry, remove the tape and voila!
– Feature Wall
Painting a feature wall is one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to inject some fun into your child’s room. Choose a bold or bright colour for the most prominent wall, keeping the remainder walls in a lighter or neutral colour.
Large or small, painting vertical or horizontal stripes in a room sets a playful tone. Alternate colours, make them all different, or use simple white in between. Stripes are also gender neutral, making them great for a shared playroom as well.
High impact, exciting and exuding happiness, a rainbow coloured room will be loved by kids of all ages. If you aren’t ready to commit all the way, a rainbow mural takes little artistic ability and will add a lovely aura to your child’s bedroom.
Neutral may be a shocking choice when we are talking about colour, but it can make the biggest difference of all. Choosing a lighter solid colour such as white, gives the rest of the room’s elements the opportunity to jump out and be the star. A fluorescent orange lamp, hot pink chandelier, or even baby blue furniture will all have a larger impact when they are not competing with the walls.
5. Bring Little Personalities to Life
Every child has a unique personality, that should be nurtured in every way possible. Their bedroom is the perfect place to do this by investing in their interests and giving them the tools to succeed. Unlike the use of an entire theme, you can add small changes to your child’s room that reflect their personalities, without submitting to any big idea as a whole. This idea may appeal to parents who wish to keep more neutral decor throughout their home, or simply aren’t a fan of anything flashy or overdone. Here are some ideas for different interests and personalities that will give your child that little something extra of their own.
– The Reader
Does your child always have their head in a book? Why not create a reading space that any library lover would envy. A reading nook is a simple project and only needs a dedicated space, some shelving for the books and comfortable seating. Consider hanging a play tent from the ceiling to create a reading sanctuary for your child that is also fun.
– The Constructor
For the kid who can’t stop building, from their waffles to their building blocks, create a space where their favorite pastime is always encouraged. All you need is a little ‘liquid nails’, a whole lot of Lego plates and some time to put it all together. Cover an old train table or even the walls with the lego plates and your jr. constructor can build everything their heart desires.
– The Actor
Bringing the theatre to the bedroom of your budding actor or actress is easy and fun for the entire family. All you’ll need is one giant toy chest filled to the brim with dress up clothes, one corner platform to act as the stage and two chairs for mom and dad to watch the show. If you want to go all out, hang some curtains to add some drama to your child’s next bedroom production.
– The Musician
If your child loves to sing, listen to music, or play an instrument, turn a section of their room into a musical oasis. A simple karaoke machine with microphone will be all they need to practise their tunes, with headphones they can plug in when you need it quiet. Add different instruments they can experiment with such as a harmonica, kazoo, xylophone, bongo drum and rainstick.
A child’s room may not be the easiest home decor project, but with all these tips and ideas you should be well on your way to creating a space they will love.
Have you ever wished you could wave a magic wand and make your child’s bedroom bigger, more fun and more imaginative… not to mention tidier? Well, at Aspenn, we don’t yet sell magic wands, but we do have the next best thing – a huge range of beautiful cabin beds which will work all kinds of wonders for your child’s room.
Maximise Your Child’s Space
By choosing an Aspenn cabin bed for your child, you’re instantly increasing the amount of floor space available for the fun things in life. Cabin beds are wonderful storage solutions and a great help in teaching children to keep their rooms tidy too. The beds in our range have either three or four drawers and masses of under-bed storage space accessed via cupboard doors. This space extends the entire length of the bed and behind the draw casing and can be used for all sorts of long term storage. The four drawer beds are even high enough up off the ground to allow the under-bed space to be used as a wardrobe and these beds incorporate a wardrobe rail.
Set Your Child’s Imagination Free
At Aspenn, we understand that a child’s bed is never just a bed. It’s a castle, a ship, an island or a mountain, or whatever your child wants it to be! Cabin beds are perfect for letting loose a child’s imagination. Children will adore climbing up the steps into their own little world, making bedtimes a pleasure and playtimes so much more fun than with a normal bed. Our design features, such as the choice of cut-out shapes in the guard rail, which can help to create the perfect fantasy bed for your little one. Children also adore the notion of having their own storage areas so close to where they sleep as many kids like to store their most treasured possessions in the drawers, or use the cupboard/under-bed space as a den. Your Aspenn kids cabin bed can be exactly what you and your child want it to be!
Make Room for Creativity and Study
Some of the kids cabin beds in our range have built in shelving at the end of the bed, or a pull out desk with its own drawers. Children love to use the shelves for their favourite books or art supplies. Of course, the desk is useful for homework but also for painting, drawing and any kind of craft work, offering your child a dedicated space like this for their creativity and study is known to be very beneficial psychologically and will allow your child the freedom to grow and to learn.
Choose Colours and Finishes to Suit
Colour psychology is just as important for kids as it can be for adults and luckily, our cabin beds come in a wide range of colours to help you create the perfect mood your child’s room. If you don’t find the exact type of bed you’re looking for, our design a bed features will allow you to choose combinations of colours, drawers, handles and finishes that you want, and we’re always on hand to advise if you’d like some help with your choices.
We can also build bespoke beds to your size requirements, or to accommodate radiators, stairwells or other difficult spaces. Whatever the size and shape of your child’s bedroom, we can make a bed to suit it perfectly. Have a look at our range today and see how our cabin beds could transform your child’s room into somewhere truly special. Questions? Give us a call on 01937 843386
Here at Aspenn Furniture we have sold 100’s of Kids Cabin Beds throughout the UK, and a common question we’re asked is;
“What’s the most popular kids cabin bed that you sell?”
Well, here’s the answer (in a fashion!). We sell that many different types of cabin beds it’s hard to put a number on them. Don’t forget that here at Aspenn Furniture all of our furniture including our childrens cabin beds are hand made – and so we’re able to offer the customer a huge range of unique and custom finishes to suit your taste and home. From paint finishes, to secret compartments, to an extra handle or a different design in the front rails – just ask us.
We produce Kids Cabin Beds that have the “wow” factor…
Whenever we take an order for one of our handmade and custom built cabin beds – we always make sure that they are built using only the highest quality material and to the highest design specification. At the same time, we also ensure that our childrens cabin beds represent great value for money, and we hope that our testimonials reflect this.
So, without further ado, here goes with our most popular Top 12 Kids Cabin Beds:
#1 – 4 Drawer Kids Cabin Bed in White and Princess Pink
Well it had to be… every little girls dream. Without a doubt our most popular cabin bed! Here we have our beautifully finished 4 drawer cabin bed in the lovely Princess Pink. The stylish handles finish this cabin bed off just nicely and make it a great choice to suit almost any girls bedroom.
#2 – 4 Drawer Kids Cabin Bed in Cream and Princess Pink with Heart Front Rails and Iron Dimple Knobs
Similar to our most popular cabin bed, but finished in cream instead of white, this can make a great alternative for rooms that have a different finish. Another hit with the girls!
#3 – 4 Drawer Kids Cabin Bed in Cream with Solid Oak Front Rails, Steps & Knobs
A neutral all round winner, that fits well with almost any bedroom decor. The high quality Solid Oak adds to the finish and really highlights the features of the cabin bed.
#4 – 4 Drawer Boys Cabin Bed in Solid Oak (Looks great in a camouflage room!)
A traditional looking boys cabin bed, finished in solid oak with stylish handles to give it that edge. This cabin bed has a traditional yet modern look about it that looks great in a camouflage decor boys room.
#5 – 3 Drawer Kids Cabin Bed Cream and Sky Blue with a Star Front Rail
It’s all about attention to detail here at Aspenn. The neutral sky blue colour means this cabin bed is equally suited to either a girl or boys bedroom, and the stars in the front rails just add that nice little finishing touch.
#6 – 3 Drawer Kids Cabin Bed White and Ferrari Red with Shiny Chrome Dimple Knobs
The shiny chrome knobs on this bed compliment the Ferrari Red drawers and cupboard doors nicely to make a cracking cabin bed for any child – always a hit with the boys! This one comes in at a steady 4th place.
#7 – 4 Drawer Kids Cabin Bed White and Sky Blue with Plain Front Rails
A similar cabin bed to our 3rd favourite, but this variation has 4 drawers for that little extra storage. All of our cabin beds have an ample amount of storage inside and are designed to be as simple as possible – our 4 drawer cabin beds are even big enough to accomodate a wardrobe rail!
#8 – 4 Drawer Solid Oak Kids Cabin Bed with Bespoke Pewter Handles
Well we’re over half way and here’s a personal favourite. This solid oak kids cabin bed again has 4 drawers for plenty of storage, and is finished nicely with bespoke pewter handles.
#9 – 4 Drawer Girls Cabin Bed in White and Lilac with Heart Front Rails
Another hit with the girls – a lovely lilac number, our 4 drawer kids cabin bed in white and lilac with heart front rails. This cabin bed fits effortlessly with most room decors.
#10 – 4 Door Boys Cabin Bed in White and Ferrari Red with Plain Front Rails
A similar cabin bed to our 4th favourite, this one has 4 doors and plain front rails. Usually popular with the boys, the Ferrari Red finish gives this cabin bed the edge.
#11 – 3 Drawer Boys Cabin Bed in White and Royal Blue with Star Front Rails and Polished Chrome Knobs
Well the photo of this cabin bed speaks for its self. A traditional, yet modern looking cabin bed that always goes down well with the boys due to its vibrant Royal Blue finish.
#12 – 3 Drawer Solid Oak Cabin Bed in an Oiled Finish with Bespoke Iron Dimple Handles
Last, but by no means least, we’ve got another personal favourite of mine with our 3 drawer solid oak cabin bed in an oiled finish; nicely finished with bespoke iron dimple handles. To suit boy or girl, this cabin bed really does fit nicely with other oak furniture, or even on its own and we hope reflects the high quality finish of all of our kids cabin beds.
How long do you usually take to deliver a kids cabin bed?
As all of our cabin beds are handmade ideally we like to have 6 weeks to build and deliver your new kids bed from the date of placing the order, however we are able to offer a degree of flexibility if you require it sooner i.e. birthday, moving house. Just give us a call and let us know! Not only do we deliver your bed, show us where you want it and we’ll even put it together for you.
That concludes our blog post on our Top 10 Most Popular Kids Cabin Beds! Remember that this isn’t our complete range, if you want some more inspiration don’t hesitate to have a look at some more of our kids cabin beds here
Seen a kids cabin bed your child would love?
Call us today on 01937 843386. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
We take great pride in our work at Aspenn Furniture and ensure that every kids cabin bed we deliver is of the highest standards. We firmly believe that our kids beds are the best available in terms of design, materials, quality and value for money – and our customers agree.
Give us a call on 01937 843386 or why not come down and have a look at our showroom at Aspenn Furniture, Unit 182, Thorpe Arch Trading Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7BJ
Our delivery team installed 5 kids’ beds in the Bristol area. One of the deliveries was a 3 drawer cabin bed and a super long bed. What made this delivery stand out was that the customer ordered beds to fit 7ft mattresses which we had made specially.
On arrival we were greeted by the husband who was 6ft 7″ and his wife who was 6ft 3″…
With it being the school holidays we had the pleasure of meeting some rather excited tall children! This explained the bespoke order requirements. Our customers were all delighted with their cabin beds and commented on the fantastic storage and how well made Aspenn Furniture’s Kids Cabin Beds are.