Healthy Sleep

How to Future-Proof Your Kids' Bedroom

A lot of parents have been there, buying a bed for their kids and having their child outgrow the bed quickly once their growth spurts kick in.

Making a future-proof investment for your bed frame and mattress can spare you the hassle of having to swap out your beds as your children grow over the years.

In this article, we discuss how you can make a wise selection on your kids' bedroom furniture.

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Kids are resilient, they can basically sleep anywhere - on the couch, on the floor, inside their playhouses or even in a bathtub. But, that doesn't mean they don't need their own beds.

Just like full-grown adults, children also look for the right feel and comfort of having their own bedrooms.

So, if you're planning to build a future-proof bedroom for your child, a new mattress and a bed is a great place to start!

Usual kids beds sizes

Single bed

It isn't uncommon to see a single size bed in a kids' bedroom; single beds are quite small in size, measuring at just 92 cm wide and 188 cm in length.

For toddlers and young children, single beds are a great option as the beds are long enough and wide enough to accommodate their body sizes.

On the other hand, teenagers and pre-adolescents may begin to find single beds too small.

Long Single

Australia is known to have one of the highest average heights among men, and most of the growth spurts occur during a teenager's pubescent years.

If you're a family of tall people, you can easily assume that there would come a day that your child will outgrow their bed.

Some above-average height children may find the need to curl up in bed to avoid hanging their feet off the foot of the bed.

That's where Long Single beds come in. 

Long single beds share the same width as their single bed counterparts, but they measure longer at 203 cm, making it 15cm longer.

That's the exact length of king and queen size mattress.

King Single

When it comes to beds designed for solo sleepers, king singles offer the most space and comfort for children.

King single beds are as long as king-sized beds and are wider than long and standard single beds. With a width of 107 cm, king singles trump single beds by 15 centimetres.

Having that extra space is fantastic for kids who enjoy having a lot of pillows or stuffed animals in bed. It can also serve as an excellent place for parents to nap in with smaller children.

As a future proof option, you can't go wrong with king singles, as they offer the most length and width of a bed made for a solo sleeper. Even full-grown adults can comfortably sleep in one too!

Choosing a king-single bed can guarantee your child getting a good night's sleep for years.

Other bed types for kids

Families living in smaller homes may not immediately have a room given to their younger children. In these cases, trundle beds may come in handy. 

Despite the lack of privacy in the parents' bedroom, some couples opt for trundle beds to save space on their homes.

But by no means are trundle beds a future proof option as kids would always reach a certain age where it's more appropriate for them to have their own beds.

Another option that some families go for are bunk beds. While these beds are fun and practical for young siblings that are close in age, their mattress sizes tend to be smaller.

In considering beds that could last your children for years, bunk beds are one of the beds a child can quickly outgrow.

Styling a kids' bedroom

Wisely choosing a style for your kids' bedroom is a decision that spares you the hassle of renovating and redecorating repetitively throughout the years.

Children's styles and interest quickly change and vary. A 12-year old is unlikely to enjoy a room specifically designed for a 6-year old.

This is why future-proofing a room with timeless stylings are a great way to save money down the line.

Likewise, for larger families, it's not uncommon for children to swap rooms, so more neutral paint colours are quite a good option.

Choosing your furnishings

A great bonding activity between parents and kids are having the children be part of the process of building up rooms of their own.

The joint decision of a parent and child can easily excite the young ones to the idea of having a room they would be living in for years.

But, in the spirit of future-proofing their rooms, parents should guide their children in selecting furnishings that can be used for a long time.

While dressers made for children can be fun at the time, these can only serve a purpose for a few years.

Apart from dressers and cabinets for clothes, picking highly functional bedside tables can benefit the future-proofing of a kids' room.

As kids age, they also accumulate a lot of personal belongings. Having ample storage spaces and drawers inside a kids bedroom gives them an excellent opportunity to learn to organise their own things.

Final Thoughts

For a well-thought out future proofed kids bedroom, a lot of things have to be considered. From picking the right mattress and bed base, to selecting kids furniture, room styles and colours - these can all determine if your kids' bedroom will stand the test of time.

Despite the need to put a lot of thought into it, building up a bedroom will always be a fantastic activity that you and your children can cherish for years.

And while you're at the process of selecting the best mattresses for your children, why not spoil yourself too?

With Ecosa's convenient delivery, upgrading your mattresses and beds has been made quick and simple.

Ecosa offers free delivery Australia-wide, and those living in metro areas may be eligible for same day delivery.