It can often be the dreaded task of the day, getting the kids to go to bed. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite kid’s beds to suit all budgets, every one jam-packed with style and personality to make settling down for the night something for the wee ones to look forward to.
New York Metal Kids Bed in Mint
Simple yet stylish, this powder-coated metal bed in mint is a bed that will see your little one through childhood and beyond. With five funky, bright colours to choose from it will transform their bedroom from drab to fab!
Image Credit: New York Metal Kid’s Bed Cuckooland
What child wouldn't like to sleep in their very own log cabin? Open on one side; it has three windows - with optional curtains for extra cosiness - a skylight for stargazing and a little ladder for easy access.
‘My Den’ Cabin Bed Grey/Beige £649
Image Credit: Bobby Rabbit ‘My Den’ Cabin Bed.
Simple, understated and oh so cute, this pink frame house bed is a perfect transitional bed for little ones as it’s low to the ground. Easy to personalise into their own secret space, they’ll be desperate to move in with their teddies and play 'house'!
Image Credit: DaAl’s Pink House Bed
We think this could be the ultimate in themed beds! This hot air balloon shaped bed will make nighttime an uplifting experience for kids! It also converts into a sofa for daytime use. Up, up and away!
Image Credit: Circu The Fantasy Air Balloon Bed
Turn their bedroom into a playground with this play tower bed, perfect for kids with energy to burn. Climb up the rope ladder to the den up top, no adults allowed!
Image Credit: Nubie Kids Playtower Bed
Nubie Kids - Play Tower Children's Bed £1,185
Simple yet well-designed, the adorable Nihla Bed by Bloomingville is the perfect junior bed for your little sweet-pea! This natural wood bed complements any bedroom theme and features a supportive cloud-shaped guard to keep your little one safe and sound all through the night.
Image Credit: Bloomingville Nihla Bed, Sweetpea & Willow
Sweetpea & Willow £195
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When it comes to creating a space for your little one to enjoy, it can be tempting to favour practicality over style. Of course, that doesn’t mean that your child’s room can’t be a showstopper. All it takes is some clever design inspiration…
The trend for stylish children’s bedrooms has been growing over recent years; from Khloe Kardashian’s infamous pink-themed playroom for her daughter (complete with neon sign!), to the chic nurseries and bedrooms shown off on Instagram by celeb mums such as Rochelle Humes and Vogue Williams, it seems we can’t get enough of stand-out stylish spaces for our little ones to call their own.
If you’re lacking inspiration, we’ve rounded up these showstopping kids’ bedrooms, as seen in Miller Homes’ showhomes across Central Scotland, to help you with a magical miniature makeover.
From a whimsical unicorn-themed bedroom straight out of a fairy-tale, to an aviation haven fit for future pilots, you’ll be sure to find inspiration for an Instagrammable space of their own, that provides the perfect backdrop for playtime and bedtime alike.
If your little one is obsessed with the great outdoors, why not bring the campsite to them and turn their bedroom into an adventurer’s paradise that Bear Grylls himself would envy? As seen at the Rossie showhome at Miller Homes’ Victoria Park development in Dunblane, this quirky bedroom is completed with rustic crate and barrel storage and a tented bed with camouflage canopy overhead. Simple details like the rope pendant light, compass clock and faux-grass rug really help tie the theme together, and for the finishing touch, why not add a few woodland plush toys to keep them company?
Not forgetting about older kids, there are plenty of ways to give your pre-teens a bedroom they’ll love. They might not want a themed bedroom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a showstopping space for them to enjoy. A simple way to achieve a cohesive design that looks stylish and won’t date is by picking one colour and experimenting with different tones and shades. Take this bedroom in The Tait at Hawkhead, Paisley, for example: the varying shades of pink work beautifully together, and by switching up the textures with fluffy throws and velvet furniture, the colour scheme isn’t overwhelming. A subtle patterned wallpaper is also a good way to make a tween’s room feel put together without much effort.
Forget far, far away - this unicorn-themed sanctuary at Miller Homes’ Edgelaw development in Edinburgh is the place dreamers go to rest their head. Although the entire room is stunning, the element that truly makes it a showstopper is the gorgeous pastel cloud wallpaper, taken onto the ceiling to create a cosy, cocooning effect that’s guaranteed to wow your kids.
Soft textures like the dreamy gauze canopy, fluffy cushions and dressing-table stool add an extra touch of luxury they’re sure to adore. The storage space underneath the bed keeps the rest of the room free of clutter and the Hollywood-esque dressing table is the perfect touch for pre-teens who want a glamorous space to call their own.
If you love reading to your little one before bedtime, why not take a leaf out of Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch’s book and create a cosy reading corner in their room? Get the ‘Hinch’ look by sticking to neutral, light tones to keep the space bright and fresh, like in The Murray showhome at Wallace Fields in Robroyston. Adding a desk to your kid’s bedroom will also allow them to grow into the room and give them a space to do their homework when they start school.
Are your kids amazed by all things aviation? If so, this slick aeroplane-themed bedroom in The Mackintosh showhome at The Grange in Livingston could be the perfect style to recreate in your home. This look can be easily achieved by choosing a tonal blue colour scheme to mimic the sky and adding some cool, flight-themed accessories to bring the theme together.
A sleek roman blind is the ideal finishing touch, and the sideboard provides ample storage for toys and games. We particularly love the contrasting wallpaper effect, and the timeless wall art that makes it suitable for children of any age
Animal-themed kids’ bedrooms have risen in popularity recently, with the likes of Giovanna and Tom Fletcher and Millie Mackintosh putting their own spin on the look. With stuffed animals and safari-themed accessories readily available, this is perhaps the easiest of celeb nursery trends to recreate and can be done simply with a clever choice of decoration and plush toys. Whether you go dramatic with a jungle theme, or cute and colourful with farmyard animals, you can easily make a statement with funky animal wallpaper, as seen in The Grant showhome at Crofthead, Newton Mearns. Your little one will love how perfectly their stuffed animal collection fits in with their new surroundings.
Whether you stick to a theme or not, there are plenty of ways to make your kids’ rooms feel special. Try out some of these tips and see how easy it is to transform their space – who knows, it might even encourage them to keep it tidy!
To find out more about Miller Homes’ showhomes across Scotland, and to make a telephone appointment with a Development Sales Manager, visit www.millerhomes.co.uk.
Completely redecorating your child's room as they get older or their tastes change isn't always the most economical or time effective. Instead, you can completely transform their bedroom or playroom by using wall decals.
A wall decal is essentially a sticker that can be applied directly onto a bare wall. And the big benefit is that unlike wallpaper or even paint, they can be removed as quickly as it takes to apply them. Plus, they make a big impact and can really transform a space for less than what it would cost for a tin of paint.
Depending on the theme or look that you and your little one(s) are going for, there are lots of different options available. So whether your child or children are obsessed with dinosaurs, space, fairies, animals or rainbows. Or if you're looking to keep it simple and more minimal with polka dots or small stars, you will be spoiled for choice.
Whether you choose to do a feature wall, all four walls or highlight the area around a crib or bed, here are a few of our favourites;
Have you ever considered transforming a space with wall decals? And which option would your little one(s) like most?
We love their fun creativity but trying to keep on top of the mountain of toys and clutter that come with the little darlings can often seem like a never ending task. Look no further, here are some of our top storage and organisation solutions that look as good as they are practical.
Over the door shoe storage is useful for toys
You can easily store all of their favourite toys and dolls for as little as £3-5 if you opt for ones from IKEA.
Create a drop zone
Dedicate a specific basket where kids can throw everything when they're finished playing. It keeps the space looking less cluttered and makes it much easier to put things away at a later time.
Organise by colour
Instagram and Netflix stars Joanna and Clea from The Home Edit are big proponents of organising by colour in every aspect of your life. But especially so in kids' rooms.
Their rainbow bookcases aren't just aesthetically pleasing. By keeping books and toys organised by colour, it makes it easier to direct them to keep like with like when tidying away. It's as simple as putting their red book alongside the rest of their red books.
Store puzzle pieces in tupperware storage containers
If you're struggling to store lots of puzzle boxes or pieces keep going missing, use tupperware storage containers instead. It's an added bonus if the containers are clear, as they'll be able to see exactly what's inside without opening them. Or, alternatively, you can add a label to the top or side to clearly mark them.
Use a magnet bar to store & display toy cars
If your child is a big fan of toy cars, why not display and store them at the same time? All you need is a magnetic bar, that would typically be used to adhere kitchen knives to. If the toy cars are too heavy to stick on their own, you may need some small magnets glued to the bottom of them. But when you see the finished result, it is well worth it.
Will you be trying any of these hacks or tips?