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Tips to choose the right bedframe for your child

  • Interior Design
Nov 21, 2022
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Getting the right bed is a priority when you’re trying to design the perfect room for your little one. Here are our tips on how to choose one that works for you

Children’s bedrooms are an extension of their personality— their likes, passions, interests, etc., are all reflected in their surroundings. What the bedrooms also need to be our multifunctional spaces. A comfortable and relaxing sleeping environment, a dedicated study station and a play area are must-haves in children’s bedroom interior design. The first thing on the list to create a soothing environment is to get the right bed design for children.

1. Size of the Mattress

First things first, you need to determine the size of mattress your child needs. Provided that children outgrow most things in the blink of an eye, going a size or two up always helps. Additionally, the size of the mattress will determine the size of the bedframe you will need (generally a few inches bigger) and how much space you need to dedicate to the bed in the layout of childrens bedroom interior design. Here is a chart of standard dimensions that will help you gauge the size you need at the moment.



Standard Mattress Size

Infants (0 to 1 year)

60 cm x 120 cm

Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

70 cm x 120 cm

Kindergarteners (3 to 5 years)

75 cm x 140 cm

Primary schoolers (5 to 8 years)

90 cm x 200 cm

Pre-teens (8 to 12 years)

120 cm x 200 cm

Teens (12 to 18 years)

140 cm x 200 cm

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2. Safety

Based on your child’s personality, there are different ways you need to consider their safety. For a curious toddler who likes to wander around, having some side railings would help keep them contained in moments they are unsupervised. If your child moves around a lot when sleeping, you may want to consider adding padded side supports to avoid any injuries. You must consider safety on account of the materials of the mattress and the bedframe. Ensure that there are no hard edges and that the materials are long-lasting and do not emit VOCs. Finally, a mattress with an ergonomic design that molds to your child’s body and can support the weight well is an excellent option.

3. Functionality

Given that children’s rooms often need to be multifunctional and must have ample storage, you must also consider the function that the bed would serve. If your little one hosts their friends a trundle bed would be a great option. If your children are to share the space, consider a triple bunk bed, regular childrens bunk beds or a twin bed frame. For additional storage, opt for childrens beds with storage. This includes childrens bunk beds with storage, childrens cabin beds, etc.



Understanding Different Bedframes And Bed Designs For Children

Now that we’ve seen all the important factors you must keep in mind when shopping for a bed for your child, let’s take a closer look at all your options for bed design. 

1. Beds for Childrens: Cot Beds

Children’s cot is the standard choice for infants and toddlers. The all around rails or panels on the children's cot ensure that your baby is safe at all times. In many cases, these rails are adjustable or removable, particularly in beds that are designed to transition from cribs to cots as your child grows. If you’re worried about your child’s safety, you could also consider placing a cot mattress directly on the floor.


2. Beds for Childrens Room: Indoor Hammock Bed

Indoor hammock beds are a great way to add a wind down space for your child. And this way you can add a ‘cool’ factor to the room’s design. A hammock bed would be appreciated by little ones and teens alike. If there isn’t enough space in their room, install it in a common area so that the entire family can enjoy its perks.


3. Beds for Childrens: Platform Beds

Platform beds are low-profile beds, some as low as touching the floor. These could be available as childrens single beds or twin bed frames.  The advantage of platform beds is the accessibility they provide to younger children particularly. They can easily get on and off the bed without you having to worry about them tumbling over.

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4. Beds for Childrens Room: Cabin Beds

Childrens cabin beds offer much needed under bed storage. If the storage is access with sliding drawers, you can put your child's toys, books, etc.,in there for easy access. In case of any other functionality, you could use it to store things that aren’t used as often, for example, seasonal clothing. Additionally, since these beds are higher than platform beds, they are better suited for kids older than 5 years.


5. Beds for Childrens: Childrens Bunk Beds

This classic is now available in multiple configurations, meaning you can pick the variation that best suits your requirements. You can go the traditional route with a simple bunk bed style. In case you need space for more, opt for a triple bunk bed. An L-shaped design, or ones with stairs at the side make it easier for children to access the beds. If you want childrens bunk beds with storage, consider built-in designs.

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6. Beds for Childrens Room: Loft Beds

Loft bed design for childrens are a great option for small or narrow spaces. You could turn the space below the bed into a play area, a study area, vanity, or wardrobe section. It all depends on what your child’s needs are.


7. Bed Design for Childrens: Novelty Beds

If your child has a vivid imagination, is passionate about something or just wants a cool feature in the room, novelty beds are the way to go. Novelty beds can be the perfect combination of childrens beds with storage and fun designs. Canopy beds, twin car bed, and treehouse designs are some of the more popular choices.

8. Bed Design for Childrens: Trundle Beds

If your child loves hosting sleepovers, trundle beds are a great option. With this design you can easily transform childrens single beds into twin or double beds. You could incorporate some storage space into it as well, increasing the design’s functionality.



How can Beautiful Homes Help you Design your Child’s Bedroom?

Are you shopping for ideas to design your children's bedroom? Head on over to the Asian Paints Beautiful Homes website and browse through our expertly curated Magazine. You can also check out the projects we've executed so far and learn more about our services and products. Book your 3D consultation call to understand the project's process or walk into any of our stores across India. At Asian Paints Beautiful Homes, we have a team of experienced professionals dedicated who will help you realize your child's dream bedroom.

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