Choosing the right loft beds for kids can be a little more difficult than buying regular furniture for the home. In addition to making the children happy, the bed chosen should be safe to use. Here are a few tips that can be used as a guide if you are looking to buy a loft bed in the near future.
Rather than guess, spend time to calculate the space available. Although loft beds were initially designed for small rooms, they will also work in a large room. After measuring the available space, be sure to make allowance for the additional furniture such as shelves, tables and chairs. A loft bed with desk will eliminate the need for a large number of additional pieces of furniture.
What are your specific needs? Once you have identified your specific needs, then shopping for a loft bed becomes that much easier. How many kids will be using the bed? Will there be need to facilitate sleepovers? This will affect whether or not you will need to get a single, double or twin bed. Is the bed for a boy or girl? Loft beds are available in a number of different colors and models. A blue bed in the shape of a car will likely be more suitable for a boy, while a pink bed in the shape of a chariot or castle will be more suited for a girl.
Regardless of the shape and size of the bed, what is most important is that the full size loft bed for example, is safe for the kids. Be sure to check what material is used for the fences, headboard and footboard. Materials that are too hard may hurt the child on impact, while materials that are too frail may break. It is important that you explain to your child in detail the importance of using the bed in a safe manner.