I’m going to be honest here, before I had a child I was not a fan of anything themed. I was also one of those naive mothers who swore I’d never fill my house with plastic toys either. I thought my daughter’s bedroom would be a monochrome Scandi wonder, with nothing bright or garish to be seen. HA. How times change.
Now, I look at these beds and think they are literally works of art – the sort of thing that only a genius could come up with. As we all learn, playing to children’s imagination is one of the most important things about being a parent. Daphne’s only 18 months old and still her favourite thing in the whole world is pouring me a ‘cup of tea’ from her pink plastic teapot. The look on her little face as she presents me with the cup is magical.
Daph’s still a bit young for a real bed, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t really enjoyed putting this post together. There are some really wonderful themed beds out there – it’s been hard to narrow this down to just three, but here are my favourites..
I have to confess I wasn’t even aware that Carpetright did children’s beds, but look at this! There’s something very pleasing about the bright red in this otherwise neutral room – it almost makes the whole thing very tasteful. It’s also a bunk bed, making it extra useful for sleepovers, or siblings who have to share a room. Really good value (currently reduced to £399.20) too.
Continuing on the transport theme, because it is true that children (whatever their gender) are quite obsessed with all methods of transport… I’m not sure if the aviation themed bedlinen might be taking it a little far, but I love the details on this bed – especially the propeller. It’s from Very, who have lots more themed beds, if it’s not quite what you’re looking for.
This bed is expensive, but I had to include it because I think I might have died of joy as a child if my parents had bought me one. And perhaps you have some enterprising DIYers in your families that could knock something similar up (that’s a terrible idea, and I’m joking… safety first and all that). But let us all stand in wonder for a while and appreciate the design of this Lifetime bed from Cuckooland, complete with little cottage-style window at the top, and play area underneath. Loving the whitewashed beachy feel too!
Looking for a specific themed bed? Leave me a comment and I’ll see what I can hunt down for you…