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5 Best Cabin Beds For Small Rooms - A Guide For Parents

Multi-use pieces of furniture are gaining more and more popularity. This is not surprising since they offer a whole host of advantages, including saving space and attractive appearance that is very interesting to children.

On the UK market you will find numerous models and types of multi-use furniture, and the most popular among them are kids cabin beds and bunk beds. This type of furniture aims primarily to save you a lot of space, which is of utmost importance for if you live in a small space.

When a child’s room is small, it is very complicated to fit a bed, desk, closet and everything else. But even when the children’s room is not small, why would you clutter it with bulky pieces of furniture? 

Children need extra space to play first and foremost, not king size furniture. So read our guide for parents dedicated to the best cabin beds in the UK and make the best choice.

Our top cabin beds for small rooms in 2022

If you read some of our reviews in the past, you know that our reviews are completely independent and that no one has an influence on our choice, or on what we will write about a particular product. For us, the only thing that matters is what we conclude during product testing. We singled out five models and the following are our impressions and conclusions about them.

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Small product image of Vida Designs Sydney High Sleeper Cabin
  • KEY FEATURES:
  • Dimensions: 110 x 197 x 97 cm
  • Material: Pine wood
  • Colours: White, Grey, Natural pine
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth only
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Small product image of Molly Midi Sleeper, Strictly Beds and Bunks
  • KEY FEATURES:
  • Dimensions: 202 x 123 x 77 cm
  • Material: Pine wood
  • Colours: Natural pine
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth only
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Small product image of Happy Beds Kimbo Anthracite Cabin Bed
  • KEY FEATURES:
  • Dimensions: 115 x 203 x 120 cm
  • Material: Wood
  • Colours: Anthracite, Blue, Grey Oak, Oak, Pink, White
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth only
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Small product image of Milo Cabin Bed by Happy Beds
  • KEY FEATURES:
  • Dimensions: 120 x 206 x 109 cm
  • Material: Wood
  • Colours: Grey, White
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth only
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Small product image of Happy Beds Jupiter Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed
  • KEY FEATURES:
  • Dimensions: 138 x 196 x 135 cm
  • Material: Wood
  • Colours: Anthracite, Grey Oak, Oak, Grey and White, White
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth only
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1. Vida Designs Sydney High Sleeper Cabin

Solid wood construction will hold the mattress safely for many years to come.

Simple design and functionality at an affordable price make Vida Designs Sydney High Sleeper Cabin one of the most popular products in this category. While you may find information that this is a high-sleeper design, we rather think it is a mid-sleeper, and that is what you are looking for. There is enough floor space under the bed to play and keep toys, but not for the desk. 

The whole wooden construction is high quality and stable, so your child is completely safe. Another thing that contributes to safety is guard rails, which are positioned all around the bed. Adjustable ladder makes getting in and out of the bed very simple and safe. It is very easy to move the ladder to the left or right side, in case you change the room layout.

Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Adjustable ladders.
Cons:
  • Some will find it too simple.

2. Molly Midi Sleeper, Strictly Beds and Bunks

If you truly care about sustainability, we highly recommend this model.

This cabin bed is made of wood (pine) that comes from sustained, responsible forests located within the territory of the EU, so sustainability is in focus. The product itself is manufactured in England, so you are helping the local industry. Strictly Beds and Bunks is a heavy duty frame that can withstand over 100kg, which makes this cabin bed suitable for adults. 

There is plenty of space underneath that can be used as additional sleeping space if necessary. When assembling it, we recommend that you invite at least one person to assist you, and 2 to 3 people will assemble it in less than 2 hours with the help of videos.

Pros:
  • Made in the UK
  • Affordable
  • Suitable even for adults.
Cons:
  • Unattractive appearance.

3. Happy Beds Kimbo Anthracite Cabin Bed

This is one of the most versatile cabin beds on the UK market.

It is amazing how many different functions Happy Beds Kimbo Anthracite Cabin Bed has and it is relatively small. It has two storage spaces, drawers and shelves. The three drawers are large enough to accommodate most children’s clothes inside, and the shelves are ideal for books. A small desk is more than enough for a laptop and studying. 

Solid wooden slatted base gives good support to the mattress, which is very important. Although the manufacturer says it is easy to assemble, we think it is a bit more complicated due to the large number of parts, although not too complicated.

Pros:
  • Multifunctional
  • Safety rail
  • Numerous colours available.
Cons:
  • Assembly bit more complicated.

4. Milo Cabin Bed by Happy Beds

Great for both pre-school and school children.

Milo Cabin Bed by Happy Beds has an ideal height in our opinion. It’s not too tall, but it gives enough space underneath. There are two very large drawers and two shelves, and on the desk you will find several more shelves. Under the bed you can make a play area for child or make it a place for toys. 

Rungs are wide and very safe. A high fence guarantees that the child will not fall out of bed while sleeping. You can reposition ladder and desk according to the children’s room layout. It is available in white and gray, and it would be desirable for the manufacturer to make pink available as well.

Pros:
  • Adjustable
  • Durable
  • Safe.
Cons:
  • Expensive when compared to similar products.

5. Happy Beds Jupiter Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed

Kids are going to love Happy Beds Jupiter Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed.

Happy Beds Jupiter Mid Sleeper Cabin Bed has a lot of features similar to Milo Cabin Bed by Happy Beds, but it looks more attractive and has shelves next to the bed which is very useful. The downside compared to Milo Cabin Bed by Happy Beds is that you can’t adjust the position of the desk. 

It has three drawers and a plenty of shelves, giving you additional storage space with a space-saving design. It comes with a 5 year warranty, and considering durability, we think it will last longer than that. It is available in 5 different colours.

Pros:
  • Highly functional
  • 5 colours
  • Sturdy.
Cons:
  • Not adjustable.

Features to look for in cabin beds for small rooms

Customers often first notice some less important things when buying any product, including cabin beds for small rooms. In our experience, safety, storage space and design are the main things to consider when buying a cabin bed for your child.

Safety

A safe sleep environment is a priority for every parent. Average cabin bed and bunk bed are in theory more dangerous than regular kids beds or box room beds, because a child sleeps at a higher place and in the event of a fall, he or she could be injured. But this is only in theory, because manufacturers pay a lot of attention to safety features.

However, be careful and make sure the bed has a railing. This is the first step to a safe sleep. After that, check the ladder. There are ladders that have very small and narrow rungs, so they make climbing uncomfortable, even though children have small feet. So ladder and railings are the most important safety features for every cabin bed.

Storage space

You probably decided to buy a cabin bed because you don’t have enough space and the children’s room is small. That is why it is necessary that the cabin bed has a plenty of storage space, otherwise it will not be useful to you, but you can also buy a regular bed in that case.

An image cabin bed with storage space.

Furniture manufacturers have different concepts and ideas on how to implement as much storage space as possible, and it is up to you to analyze whether there is a sufficient number of shelves and drawers. Also, keep in mind that the space under the bed can also be a very useful storage space.

Design

Although the design does not have a big impact on functionality, you do not want your child’s room to be ugly. It is also very important for the children what their bed looks like and if it looks attractive, it will be very helpful to you.

You probably wonder how that can help you, but we will explain. When the child is delighted with the look of his cabin bed, it will be easy to persuade him to sit at the desk and study or go to sleep. Certainly much simpler than when he doesn’t like what his room looks like.

Tips for buying and using cabin beds for small rooms

Cabin beds in the photos can look much smaller or larger than they really are. That is why it is very important to measure the dimensions of the room and then measure the dimensions of the cabin bed so that you know if it fits. If you don’t do that, you can make a mistake and realize that the cabin bed is too big, for example. You will realize that only when you assembly it, and then is too late.

  • Our recommendation is if there is an option to immediately buy a cabin bed + mattress to do so, because you will be sure that the mattress has the ideal size
  • Measure the dimensions of the room as well as the dimensions of the cabin bed before buying, to make sure you have enough space for it
  • Explain to your child not to jump on the bed, as this may damage the whole construction
  • Follow the instructions in detail when assembling it, because there are a lot of parts and it is easy to make a mistake, even though you will get manual.

The advantages of owning cabin beds for small rooms

Without cabin beds, the functionality of small rooms is significantly reduced. Therefore, it is quite clear that there are numerous advantages of owning cabin beds for small rooms. The cabin bed allows you to provide your child with all the space he needs, even though he has a small room at his disposal.

He will have his own space where he will sleep, read books, play video games and where all his belongings will be located. Whether he needs clothes, toys, books or a laptop, he will know that everything is there, without having to ask you to find something for him. 

Another advantage is saving money. Although many cabin beds may seem expensive to you when you first consider buying one, they are actually very affordable and economical, as it is much more expensive to buy all pieces of furniture separately than one cabin bed, even if it belongs to a higher price range.

  • Cabin bed provides plenty of much-needed storage space
  • Multifunctional furniture is a much cheaper option than buying separate pieces of furniture
  • Design is usually very fun and creative, highly appealing to children.

FAQs about your cabin beds for small rooms

If you have any more questions, you will probably find the answers to them in our FAQs section.

Whether cabin bed or loft bed is suitable for adults does not depend on the type of furniture, but on the weight limit of a particular model.

Yes, 99% of cabin beds available on the UK market are the same size as a single bed, so you will find single cabin bed easily.

A mid sleeper is a bed that is raised compared to a regular bed, and less raised than a high sleeper.

Mid sleeper beds are recommended for kids older than 4 years, so it is not toddler bed.

Children younger than 6 years should not sleep in high sleeper bed.

Loft beds are generally safe for older kids and adults.

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