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Space Saving Bedroom Ideas for Kids

Last updated: February 2024

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Children’s bedrooms are notoriously messy places. Why? Because they have so much stuff! From tonnes of toys to books and teddies, our little ones have a lot to pack into such a small space. But how can we make the most of the room they do have? Here are our best space saving ideas for kids’ bedrooms.

Mid sleepers

Mid sleepers are a type of raised bed at mid height that offer space saving benefits. Suitable for children who aren’t keen on great heights – or for your own peace of mind – they usually have a smaller ladder or set of stairs to access the top bunk sleeping area. The area underneath is mostly used as a storage solution. Shelving and cupboards provide room for toys and trinkets that your child wishes to keep close to hand.


Desk beds

Desk beds are aptly named because they offer a table surface for children to study or do arts and crafts underneath the top bunk sleeping area. It makes it a small and quiet retreat for your little one to concentrate in the comfort of their bedroom.

Our Anderson desk bed is a compact and practical design as the desk area can be pulled out when in use and then stored away when your child goes to sleep. It also has three discreet drawers to the foot end where you can fold away clothing.


Bunk beds

Bunk beds are a great choice for making the most of the space in your children’s bedroom. Having two beds on top of each other noticeably frees up floor space.

If you have two young children sharing a room and would like to give them separate low beds, our Saturn bunk bed is a great choice. This dual design can be assembled as two single beds or brought together as top and bottom bunks for when your children get a little older. Once it’s transformed into a bunk bed, their bedroom will then have far more floor space for them to play as well as place extra furniture. .


High sleepers

High sleeper beds are a type of bunk bed also sometimes referred to as loft beds due to their tall height. There are a range of different types available for you to browse including beds with desks, plus shelving and storage designs.

Our Anderson high sleeper with four shelves, three drawers and a chair that pulls out into a futon bed is an ideal storage and sleepover solution for older kids.


Related: Storage Beds Guide

Other space saving ideas for your kid’s bedroom

If you’re not ready to invest in a new space-saving bed for your youngster, there are plenty of other bedroom ideas to save space. Here, we take a look at some of the easiest and most inspired ways to maximise floor space in your child’s bedroom.

Under bed storage

Make use of space that would otherwise be vacant by adding storage boxes under the bed. This is a fantastic way to store boxy items like board games or tubs of building blocks, which would take up valuable space elsewhere. Older kids might even appreciate a bed with storage, such as a divan bed that hase drawers under the bed. The low level means it’s accessible for children of any age, so you won’t have to worry about them hurting themselves trying to reach high shelves. It also means they won’t have an excuse not to do the tidying up!

Space saving toy chest

Instead of having a traditional toy chest for your child’s room, why not upcycle an old chest of drawers? This will take up the same amount of floor space but has more height. Decorate this using paint, wallpaper or stencils to complement your child’s bedroom and appeal to their tastes. You could also add removable furniture stickers of your child’s favourite characters to make them engage with the chest as a personal item of theirs. They’ll love storing their things inside and tidying them away after playing.

Related: How To Create The Perfect Sleep Environment For Your Child

Dressing up rail

Make a feature out of your child’s dressing up costumes by displaying them on a rail. Not only will this look great, but it will also create more floor space within the room, unlike a big dressing-up chest. If you want to raise this off the floor completely, attach an upside-down spice rack to the wall. You can use the rail for hanging costumes while the bottom of the rack will act as a shelf. This is where you can keep all their accessories to complete the look. Place a mirror on the wall beside it and voila! A complete dressing up station that is extremely space saving.

Book Trolley

If your child’s bedroom is too small for a full bookcase or you think having a large shelving unit might overpower the room, use a space saving storage trolley instead. Choosing something narrow and on wheels means it's easy to move and fits into any tight spaces that might otherwise go unused. As the unit is movable, it won’t look out of place if it’s not pushed right up against the wall. Therefore, you can put it next to a desk or near the bed for easy bedtime reading access.

Get your child to organise their books in different sections, perhaps in order of which books they would most like to read next. This will help them to keep the trolley tidy and will also encourage them to read more. If you’re looking for the perfect books to go in your child’s reading trolley, check out our Bedtime Story Finder!

Clearly, there are plenty of ways to save space in your kids bedroom. Whether that’s a new kids' bed with storage or looking to other space saving ideas is up to you! In the meantime, why not check out our kids bed and mattress guide for some further advice and help.

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