Advice For Parents

How to Future-Proof Your Kids’ Bedroom

May 8, 2023   By Danielle Herrera

A lot of parents have been there: buying a bed for their child and having him or her outgrow the bed quickly once the growth spurts kick in. After all, a child’s bedroom does not stay the same.

Making a future-proof investment for your bed frame and mattress can spare you the hassle of having to swap out the bed as your child grows over the years.

In this article, we discuss how you can make a wise selection regarding your child’s mattress.

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Kids are resilient; they can basically sleep anywhere – on the couch, on the floor, inside their playhouses, or even in a bathtub. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need their own beds.

Just like full-grown adults, children also look for the right feel and comfort of having their own bedrooms. A general area, like a playroom or the family living room, may be useful, but kids enjoy having their very own personal space as well.

So, if you’re planning to future-proof your child’s bedroom, a new mattress and a bed frame, among other kids’ bedroom furniture, are a great place to start!

Common Kids’ Bed Sizes

Single Bed

It isn’t uncommon to see a single-size bed in children’s bedrooms; single beds are quite small in size, measuring just 92 cm wide and 188 cm in length.

For toddlers and young children, single beds are a great option as the beds are long enough and wide enough to accommodate their body sizes without having to take up too much floor space.

On the other hand, teenagers and pre-adolescents may begin to find single beds too small.

Long Single

If you’re a family of tall people, you can easily assume that there will come a day when your child will outgrow his bed.

Some above-average-height children may find the need to curl up in bed to avoid hanging their feet off the foot of the bed.

That’s where Long Single beds come in. 

Long single beds share the same width as their single bed counterparts, but they measure longer at 203 cm, making them 15cm longer.

That’s the exact length of a king and queen-size mattress.

King Single

When it comes to beds designed for solo sleepers, king singles offer the most space and comfort for children.

King single beds are as long as king-sized beds and are wider than long and standard single beds. With a width of 107 cm, king singles trump single beds by 15 centimetres.

Having that extra space is fantastic for kids who enjoy having a lot of pillows or stuffed animals in bed. It can also serve as an excellent place for smaller children to nap with their parents or to have their friends over for sleepovers.

As a future-proof option, you can’t go wrong with king singles, as they offer the most length and width of a bed made for a solo sleeper. Even full-grown adults can comfortably sleep in one too!

Choosing a king-single bed can guarantee your child getting a good night’s sleep for years.

Other Bed Types for Kids

A family home that may be smaller in size may not immediately have a room given to their younger children. In these cases, trundle beds may come in handy. 

Despite the lack of privacy in the parents’ bedroom, some couples opt for trundle beds to save space in their homes.

But by no means are trundle beds a future-proof option, as kids will always reach a certain age where it’s more appropriate for them to have their own beds.

Another option that some families go for is bunk beds. While these beds are fun and practical for young siblings that are close in age, their mattress sizes tend to be smaller.

In considering beds that could last your children for years, bunk beds are one of the beds a child can quickly outgrow.

Styling a Kids’ Bedroom

Wisely choosing an interior design style for your children’s rooms is a decision that spares you the hassle of renovating and redecorating repetitively throughout the years.

Children’s styles and interests quickly change and vary. A 12-year-old is unlikely to enjoy a room specifically designed for a 6-year-old. Little star stickers or lego wall decals may not be their favourite anymore.

This is why future-proofing a room with timeless stylings is the inexpensive way to go, most especially for young families.

Likewise, for larger families, it’s not uncommon for children to swap rooms, so more neutral paint colours would surely be a top tip.

Choosing Your Furnishings

A great bonding activity between parents and kids is having the children be part of the process of building up rooms of their own.

The joint decision of a parent and child can easily excite the young one to the idea of having a room they would be living in for years.

But, in the spirit of future-proofing their rooms, parents should guide their children in selecting furnishings that can be used for a long time.

While dressers made for children can be fun at the time, these can only serve a purpose for a few years.

Apart from dressers and cabinets for clothes, picking highly functional bedside tables can benefit the future-proofing of a child’s room.

As kids age, they also accumulate a lot of personal belongings. Having ample storage solutions and drawers inside a kids’ room gives them an excellent opportunity to learn to organise their own things.

Final Thoughts

For a future-proofed kids’ bedroom, many things must be considered. From picking the right mattress and bed base to selecting different pieces of furniture, room styles, and colours – these can all determine if your kids’ bedroom will stand the test of time.

Despite the need to put a lot of thought into it, building up a bedroom will always be a fantastic activity. You can create the best home that you and your children will cherish for years.

And while you’re in the process of selecting the best mattresses for your children, why not spoil yourself too? Toddler beds and children’s beds are not the only things a home needs!

With Ecosa’s convenient delivery for its Ecosa Mattress, upgrading your mattresses and beds has been made quick and simple.

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