Mid Sleeper Beds
As parents, we all love a good bargain! An opportunity to provide the children with what they need without paying over the odds is – for me at least – the definition of bliss! When it comes to children’s bedrooms, finding inexpensive yet functional furniture items can be tricky. On many occasions, children end up with the smaller bedrooms in the home thus making the task of finding appropriate furniture even more difficult. One solution that has worked fabulously in our home is the mid-sleeper bed.
Mid-sleeper beds can be used for rooms of all sizes, and are particularly suited to smaller bedrooms.
The main selling point of the mid-sleeper is its flexibility. As the above image shows, apart from the bed, the average mid-sleeper bed also offers an array of drawers, shelves, desks etc. Within one structure the child has everything a bedroom could need; a comfortable sleeping space, a storage unit and a work station. There is also a great deal of money to be saved as the mid-sleeper bed negates the need for additional furniture items.
Due to the multi-functional nature of the mid-sleeper, it is essential they are created using only the sturdiest of materials. In order to incorporate both style and resilience, many mid-sleeper beds are constructed from top-notch materials such as high quality particleboard and Scandinavian pine. Once the structure is assembled, the beds are often finished in an array of different styles. From beautiful Alder effect veneers and stunning Yew effect veneers to lacquered stone white finishes, the sheer range of colours and finishes are limitless.
Mid-sleeper beds are not suitable for children under the age of six. As the sleeping space is often situated at a greater height than on a normal bed, mid-sleeper beds should only be used by children who can easily navigate the ladder. In order to ensure the safety of the user, most mid-sleeper beds are surrounded by a safety rail. The purpose of the rail is to ensure the occupant does not roll out of the bed whilst asleep. Many companies also offer to round out any sharp corners on the structure. By removing these sharp edges, the bedroom is made safer for the child.
A former British Airways cabin crew member, Karen Rayner currently lives in Warwick with her husband and her two children, Charlotte and Jack. She is the founder of Childrens Funky Furniture, an online furniture store which provides imaginative and creative furniture items that appeal to young children. Karen also writes extensively about how to create artistic and vibrant bedrooms that children can relate to and enjoy.
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