December 2019 - Childrens Bed Shop

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  • What is the best bed frame?

    mid sleeper bed with storage

    Tog, tufting, hypoallergenic: the lexicon of beds can be surprisingly impenetrable. They’re all terms you’re likely to be unfamiliar with if you’ve just started your bed-buying journey. It goes to show, buying a bed can be bewilderingly complex. To help you get to grips with the essentials, we’ve put together a post that covers three of the most popular types of bed frames. Hopefully, you’ll find something that appeals to your aesthetic sensibilities and meets your practical requirements.

    Metal bed frames

    Metal bed frames are rarely outside the most popular choices for visitors to our site. Prized for their longevity, metal frames offer excellent value for money. They won’t wilt, dent or spoil over time, retaining their rigid structure and glossy sheen for years to come. And with an impressive range of designs available on our site, there’s something for everyone – from those who favour the decorative, traditional look iron can offer to the sleek sophistication of more modern designs.

    Canopy bed frames

    For some, the only place you should find a canopy bed is in the long-since uninhabited bedrooms of medieval European aristocrats. And, until recently, I’d have agreed with them. Canopy beds, complete with frilly curtains, were a relic of a bygone and distinctly unfashionable era. Today though, the silhouette has been reclaimed and modern design has transformed them from dreary and domineering to inviting and airy.

    They are still, however, an indulgent and dramatic choice. You really have to commit to it being the focal point of the room and arrange everything else around it. Shaped to resemble the silhouette of a house, this canopy bed from Birlea is an elegant choice that any child would be delighted to call their own.

    Bed frames with storage

    For the space-conscious homeowner, bed frames that cleverly incorporate storage into their designs are an absolute necessity. Modern designs are engineered to help you cram in even more into previously unusable dead space. The right mid sleeper bed with storage can make your room feel much, much bigger than it really is.

    Courtesy of the some of the industry’s leading brands, we’ve got an impressive and extensive selection of beds with storage, the scope of which you’ll struggle to find anywhere else – online or offline.  Julian Bowen, Stompa and Steens are just three of many renowned brands whose products we’re delighted to stock.

    We hope that you’ve emerged from reading this piece with a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a number of popular bed frames. You should know enough to ensure that your next purchase is an informed one. If you have questions about any of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can send us an email, give us a call or use the chat on our website. One of our team will be on hand to help.

  • Discover the Best Children’s Christmas Gifts: What To Buy in 2019?

    It’s that time of year again when we hang up the stockings and make a start on the never-ending children’s wishlists. Christmas can be extra special when children are involved, but there is no need to go overboard with the presents. Why not minimise the gift list this year and opt for more personalised presents or experiences for the little ones. 

    Whatever their age, we’ve put together a unique list of ideas to give the child that may already have everything that something exciting to open on Christmas day! Whether you’re looking for that BIG gesture such as bunk beds, or a bike for something active, we’ve rounded up our top picks of all the best children’s Christmas gifts below. And there’s something for everyone to keep them entertained during the ‘holiday hype’. 

    A cosy bed

    If you’re looking for that one amazing gift why not opt for beautiful new kids beds to add a touch of magic to the little one’s bedrooms. They may be demanding a big kid’s bed or perhaps you fancy a change with the decor, either way, a new bed is a great gift for children this year. Most kids go through a phase of wanting bunk beds which is a great space-saving solution if they have to share a bedroom. Check out our wide range of kids bunk beds to ensure you make the right choice as some can be uncoupled and used as twin beds when your children decide they’re too old to climb a ladder to bed.

    A shiny bike

    Another showstopping present could be their first pedal bike. If they’re ready to ditch the stabilisers why not upgrade to a spectacular mountain bike to make it a Christmas to remember! You can ease them into cycling and family bike rides or have confidence for them to go out with friends, either way, a bike that is lightweight and easy to ride in an eye-catching colour and design will be perfect for children that are active and full of life!

    Creative and personalised gifts

    Creative kids may want a present that they can personalise whether it be a jewellery box or a backpack. Personalisation goes a long way with children as it makes them feel extra special and can express their originality. Personalised books and stationary is a great gift as it will get them excited to go back to school, or surprise them with their favourite bedspread to make the bedtime routine a little easier. With these types of gifts, you'll be sure to create grins from ear to ear with your child’s favourite apparel, toys and keepsakes. Creative kids like to make their own designs as well as play with active toys such as spy gadgets, lego or make your own jewellery sets, which should keep them occupied for a few hours too.

    Family experience days 

    Make your children’s dreams come true with a gifted experience day. These can be designed for the whole family to take part in or for your little ones to bring their wildest fantasies to life. You could give them a taste for adventure with a thrilling indoor skydive day where they can experience the adrenaline rush of jumping out of a plane but from an indoor, safe activity centre. Some children would love the opportunity to play dress-up with their siblings and have a luxury photoshoot where they are the star of the show! Or if you’re the active type why not book a puzzle or escape room challenge to really put the family to the test.

    Hopefully, these children’s Christmas gift ideas have helped with the pressures of finding the perfect gift this year! Let us know if you have any other great ideas to add to the list.

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