The benefits of Julian Bowen beds
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The benefits of Julian Bowen beds

At Kids Beds Online we love all of our Julian Bowen beds. Julian Bowen has an enviable reputation for designing and building high quality kids beds. Whether that’s traditional single beds, sleek bunk beds or space saving mid sleepers, they have a wide range of beds for every age.  The benefits of Julian Bowen beds are huge. As one of the biggest names in the industry, we know that investing in a Julian Bowen bed is a great investment in our kids bedrooms and meets our high safety standards. In fact, the brand has been given the award of the best UK  furniture wholesaler for three years in a row. So it’s not just our team at Kids Beds Online that love Julian Bowen beds.  30 years of high quality beds The brand Julian Bowen was founded in 1987 with a clear mission to deliver high quality furniture at the best possible prices throughout the UK. Julian Bowen is a leading supplier of quality furniture and has developed from a wholesaler for UK brands to a furniture brand in their own right. They...
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How to speed up the school run every morning

As the kids go back to school in the next few days for the first time since March, we are all out of our old routine. As any parent knows, getting your kids dressed, fed and out of the door on time can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips to help you speed up the school run every morning.  Set out breakfast This might not be the first thing you think of to get everyone out of the door on time, but setting out the breakfast table the night before saves so much time. There’s no arguing about who is sitting where, you can make sure the TV is off to avoid distractions and you don’t need to get anything out of the cupboards.  Take 5 minutes before you go to bed to set out breakfast. Lay out the cereal boxes, put bowls on everyone’s place mat and even put the tea bag in your favourite mug to get your morning brew as quickly as possible!  Get a good night’s sleep The key to waking up...
How do you make a kids bedroom fun?
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How do you make a kids bedroom fun?

Bedrooms don’t have to be boring. There are lots of different things you can do to make your kids bedroom fun, exciting and become a place they enjoy spending time in. Plus, if you create a bedroom that they want to spend time in, you’re more likely to get them into bed on time each night. It’s a win win for you! Knowing where to start is often the hard part so we’ve put together 4 of our top ideas we know help to make your children’s bedroom fun and exciting.  Get them a bed they love Pick a bed they enjoy spending time in can often be half the battle with getting them into bed at nighttime. Whether it's an exciting midsleeper which they love the idea of sleeping at a height or a themed bed such as a racecar or princess playhouse that meets their interests, there is a bed out there for everyone.  Use colour Make use of colour to make their room exciting. You can keep to plain and neutral furniture and make...
Everything you need to know about Stompa beds
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Everything you need to know about Stompa beds

Stompa beds are one of the UK’s leading children’s bed manufacturers and have a wide range of designs and solutions to work for almost any bedroom. They have developed bedroom furniture that include bunk beds, high sleepers, mid sleepers, single beds and cabin beds to create the ultimate luxury kids bedroom.  Manufacturing kids beds since 1960, Stompa have 60 years of industry experience and knowledge that they put into each and every bed they create. Their ethos has remained the same since they created the brand, they aim to make small rooms larger and to offer children’s beds and furniture with unique features. If you’re looking for the perfect bed for your child, you can rely on Stompa for quality and clever design that both parents and children enjoy.  Stompa Mid sleeper With a wide range of mid sleepers on offer, Stompa have thought of every bed and storage solution you could possibly need in your kids bedroom. From endless built in storage solutions to versatile ladders and stairs, their range of midsleepers are perfect for a child’s bedroom of any shape and...
summer holiday bedroom makeover
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Summer holiday bedroom makeover

The summer holidays are the perfect time to makeover your kids' bedrooms. The light nights and warmer weather make everything a lot easier to manage and give you plenty of working hours to get things done. Plus, the summer holidays are the perfect time to allow your kids to get involved in making over their bedroom and take on some of the hard work too.  Get planning  The school holidays are the perfect opportunity to see what works well in their bedroom and what could be developed or incorporated. As they are spending more time than ever at home and in their bedroom, you can see exactly what they use and what is taking up vital space and storage.  Your kids might also have some great ideas that they’ve seen when they’ve been at friends houses that you might not have thought about and would be perfect in their bedroom.  Your summer holiday bedroom makeover will be complete in no time at all with plenty planning. Let them help decorate  Yes, it might make a little...
What age does my child need a new bed?
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What age does my child need a new bed?

Sometimes it can feel like you blink and miss your child growing up. Time moves so fast that kids seem to shoot up in no time at all and as they continue to grow that also means that they need a new bed to support this. You can’t keep your teenager in their toddler bed forever!  It isn’t straightforward to know when your child needs to move up to the next bed range, but we’ve put together some pointers for each age bracket to help. Just remember that what works for one child might not be the perfect solution for another. Use your parental senses as to when your child is ready for the next step.  Toddlers Toddlers typically switch from a cot to a bed at around the age of 2. Typically a simple single bed or shorty bed is a great option for a Toddler as it is lower to the ground, allowing for easier access on and off the bed.  Safety is the most important factor for any toddler on a night, so as much as they...
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Parents guide to high and mid sleepers 

Choosing a bed for your child is tough, especially when you know that you want something more than just a standard bed. You’ve got to consider functionality, comfort, space and durability which can come often become mindboggling.  One of the most practical solutions when looking for a kids bed nowadays is to consider a mid sleeper or a high sleeper as a solution as they offer a lot more than just a bed.  What’s the difference between a mid sleeper and a high sleeper? Mid sleepers and high sleepers both offer sleeping solutions that are raised off the ground and are higher than your typical kids bed. They both offer an expansive of usable space underneath which can provide essential usable space.  A high sleeper, as the name suggests is an elevated bed with a lot of space underneath due to the height the bed is from the ground. With so much space underneath high beds are often designed with desks, wardrobes, sofa and pullout beds. There’s a lot of versatility with high sleepers which allows you to incorporate a lot of essential furniture without impacting on vital floor space.  The bed is situated at the top of the ladder so it is important...
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Summer ready bedroom 

With summer now here it is the perfect time to update your kids bedroom ready for the long summer ahead. Plus, if you’ve already spent the last 3 months at home in quarantine then you might be in desperate need of a little change.  Our team have put together their top tips to transform your kids bedroom to create the ultimate summer vibes.  Bring the light One of the easiest ways to transform your child’s bedroom is by adding in some new bright and colourful accessories. Whether its a new lamp and ceiling light, new carpet or clean and crisp bedding, there are lots of simple ways to brighten a bedroom.  One of the best ways to brighten your child bedroom is to keep the walls and furniture in a simple colour and materials that can be easily adapted to most design ideas. The best thing about this idea? You can completely change the look and style of the room for every season by swapping out accessories for hardly any expense. Think about the cosy Christmas theme you cold have in December.  Cotton Bedding Cotton is the ultimate bedding choice during the summer months. Its moisture wick absorbency helps to keep your kids cool and...
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How to survive the school holidays

Even after 3 months of homeschooling and uncertainties ahead, the school holidays can still be an exciting and thrilling experience for both you and your kids. The school holidays are often a stressful time for many parents, so we’ve put together our tops tips to help you survive the 6 week summer holidays.  Get organised  Where possible plan ahead and create a calendar of appointments, days out, family commitments and activities. Not only does it help to keep you organised it also allows the kids to get excited and plan for specific days.  Organisation is key to staying organised during the holidays, whether its planning packed lunches into the weekly food shop or planning activities around an important appointment. Search for offers With tourist attractions, restaurants, shops and beaches trying to get people to visit during after being closed for 4 months there are bound to be lots of offers available. Have a quick search online and try to find a voucher before setting out for the day. Whether it is 2 for 1, 25% off or kids eat for free, there should be a voucher out there to help you save a bit of money.  Plus, what you save on entry prices and meals...
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Ultimate theme beds for every child

A themed bed is the ultimate bed to get your child into bed and asleep as fast as possible. As the focal point of any bedroom, it is important to pick a bed that works with the room as a whole. A themed bed does the talking for the entire room and means that you can keep the rest of the room simple and streamline.  As every child is different there is a bed out there to suit their personality and interests. Let’s take a look at some of our themed beds: Dollshouse  The dollhouse bed is the ultimate girly bed. With 4 different styles to choose from you can find the ultimate bed for your child. Whether you only want the playhouse outer frame or the whole playhouse surround, you have the flexibility to create the perfect dolls house bed and bedroom to suit your daughters existing bedroom.  Any little girl would absolutely adore one of these beds.  Race car  We have the ultimate race car bed, the dream bed for any budding racer or car enthusiast. It’s time to start up their engines and get ready to speed off to the land of nod! This feature red racing car bed offers great fun and...