When shopping for a great kids twin bed for your child’s room, it’s important to be mindful of the age they are now, but also the age they will soon be, notes interior designer, Ashley Macuga, of Collected Interiors. “It’s incredible how fast your darling toddler transitions into a tantalizing tween, and the goal is to purchase something that will transition them as they age, when Disney character bed sheets are replaced with a sweet floral or a handsome plaid,” she says.
Look for something timeless, well-made and durable, especially if you plan on this being their one-and-done bed. Interior designer, Bethany Adams, of Bethany Adams Interiors personally loves an upholstered headboard for kids who like to get a little rowdy. You know, so no heads are bumped too hard during all those wild pillow fights.
“Even if there’s only space for one twin in a tiny room, many models now come with a matching trundle bed option for sleepovers,” which Adams highly recommends investing in. “Similarly, many cheap twin beds even have an available toddler rail to keep the littlest sleepers safely tucked in.”
No bed rails? No problem. Bed bumpers placed on top of your toddler’s mattress will do the job just fine until they’re old enough to sleep without.
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DaVinci Jenny Lind Twin Bed
There’s a reason you’ll find this classic, vintage-inspired and affordable Jenny Lind twin bed everywhere, including high-end boutique children’s furniture websites curated alongside much more expensive styles: it’s timeless and interior designers love it for its longevity. It’s also low to the ground, making it easy for younger ones to get in and out on their own.
Worried about chemicals? You can rest easy knowing this durable twin bed, made of sustainable New Zealand pinewood and TSCA-compliant engineered wood that’s built to last, is finished in a non-toxic multi-step painting process and is free of lead and phthalate too.
- Timeless, vintage-inspired style that’s great for all ages
- Superb value for an affordable price
- Low to the ground for little ones’ safety and easy in and out
- Free of toxic chemicals
- Made of sturdy, sustainable pinewood and TSCA-compliant engineered wood
- Recommended by interior designers
- Older teens may prefer a bed that’s a bit higher off the ground