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Although the lure of buying a novelty bed for children is strong, going for something classical is better for your bank balance.
A classical bed frame is effectively a standard single bed with a timeless aesthetic, built to last through the decades and never go out of fashion.
A bed that your kid can sleep in from age four to their teenage years makes more sense than one that needs replacing in a few years.
This article reveals eight classical bed frames for children, including wooden and metal frames, starting from only £154 for a single.
Let’s jump in!
Julian Bowen Bali
The Julian Bowen Bali is a fantastic bed frame for children because it has an integrated bookcase built into the headboard. Priced at £299 for a single, it gives your kid space for bedtime books without taking up extra space.
This bed frame has a unique classical appearance with a light oak finish and contrasting black legs. It is made from MDF with a veneer, giving it outstanding durability against pencils, thrown toys, and other things children get up to.
Look no further for a classic wooden bed frame.
The Birlea Emily is a metal bed frame available in black or white, priced at only £189 for a single and £254 for a small double.
Despite the low price, the Birlea Emily has a robust, powder-coated aluminium frame that resists abrasion, knocks, stickers, colouring pencils, and everything else your kid can throw at it – use a magic eraser to wipe it all off.
Curved rails, rolled finials, and a classic style without excessive ornamentation make this a fantastic bed frame for children.
Urban Eco Wooden
Available in a white or oak finish, the Urban Beds Eco Wooden is a quintessential wooden bed frame with a minimalistic design.
We adore this bed frame’s low foot end, which enhances space, and the generous mattress height frees up space under the bed for storage.
The headboard has horizontal slats, and the corners are sanded down, ensuring no sharp edges for bumped heads. The frame takes up relatively little space and is made from solid pine, with a single bed costing only £189.
The Birlea Solo is an eye-catching metal bed frame finished in grey, powder-coated for durability. It costs only £154 for a single and has a sleek design with an arched bed head and a low foot end to maximise space.
Teenagers will love this bed frame’s modern, grey colour, but it is equally at home in children’s bedrooms from age five. The curved features ensure no sharp corners, and there’s space underneath the bed for storage boxes.
This bed frame has a sprung slatted base, adding an extra bounce to the bedtime experience – ideal for thinner sprung and pure foam mattresses.
Nordic Mill Orlan Low
The Nordic Mill Orlan Low is a classical wooden bed frame made from solid Scandinavian pine with a rustic finish. Priced at £199 for a single and £289 for a double, it offers excellent value for a solid pine bed frame.
The traditional style includes a curved headboard with turned finials and a low footboard with turned finials. The antique pine finish adds character, while the slatted base is perfect for spring and pure foam mattresses.
The quality of the Orlan is exceptional, and it’s easy to build using the supplied fixings. We have no qualms recommending it for kids’ bedrooms.
What to look for in a kid’s bed
Whether or not you like the beds on our list, you can look for these things to find the perfect classical bed frame for children:
- Rounded corners and shapes
- Space under the bed for storage
- Powder-coated finish on metal frames
- Solid pine, oak, or MDF construction on wooden frames
Avoid fabric bed frames because children easily damage these.
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