When you’re deciding the items of furniture that you want in your child’s bedroom, the choices aren’t always easy. Do you want your child to have a desk in their room, or would you rather they do homework in the family areas so you can help out if needed? Just how big a wardrobe do they need?
Then there is the bed, the piece of furniture so important that the room is literally named after it. The bed is always a tough decision, especially for a growing child. How big should you go? Should you opt for a novelty bed? Should it be raised?
At Fitness In Furniture, we’re confident we can help you find the right choice for your child’s room, and we’re also passionate about ensuring you explore the full range of options. If your child has a room to themselves, you’ve likely not thought about bunk beds. After all, one child needs one bed, so what could you possibly need bunk beds for?
Sleepovers are a common part of parents’ lives, but the organisation of sleepovers is never the simplest of tasks. You have to ascertain the dietary needs of your visitor, ensure there’s adequate entertainment, and -- most importantly -- provide them with somewhere to sleep. It’s the latter that tends to cause problems. You have to haul out an old futon that has been better days, or provide a thin mattress that just doesn’t quite fit into your child’s room.
With a set of bunk beds, however, sleepovers are as simple as they can be. You don’t need to do anything except change the sheets; the bed is already there, and it’s already safe and affixed in place. If your child likes to invite friends over frequently, then bunk beds could save you a lot of time and hassle.
As much as it sometimes pains us to admit it, sometimes, our kids need a little space away from us. For most children, that means retreating to their bedroom to read, play on their phone, or just spend some valuable time daydreaming. These activities all tend to take place on their bed.
However, if you look for bunk beds that turn into a sofa, then your child gets the best of both worlds. They can relax in their own space without having to climb onto their bed in their everyday clothes; most bunk beds of this type only have the lower bunk actually transform. They get to feel suitably grown up and enjoy a novelty factor in their own bedroom, while you can be confident they get the privacy they need.
Talking of novelty factors, bunk beds do offer one fantastic novelty: the ability to sleep at height. Most kids love this, and being able to achieve that ‘summer camp’ feeling in their own bedroom will delight them.
As the above show, it’s well worth considering bunk beds no matter how many children you have, and we want you to be aware of all the options when you shop with us. Hopefully you’ve found this useful, and it’s provided some food for thought.