A Happy Bed for my Happy Girl

This is a collaborative post

When you have kids it can sometimes feel like they don’t stop growing. Well, not until they’re about eighteen anyway.

My eldest is now eight and she’s had a full sized single bed for around four years now. She has a Leesa mattress, which she and I love, but there was one problem; the bed constantly moved around her floor.

vintage bedsheets kids bedrooms

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She has bare floorboards with a rug (from Next last summer), and the wheeled casters on the bed ensured it moved as if it had a life of its own.

The single divan had poor storage too. A two drawer divan base is great in theory but because her bed is in an alcove I was always moving the bed in and out to get bedding (or teddies) out of that drawer. I also had concerns over safety, kids jump on the bed even when you’ve told them otherwise. Jumping and playing on a large moving object with her four-year-old sister, well… I was imagining all sorts.

It was time to get a new bed.

Enter, Happy Beds who have a huge range of beds on their website. We were spoilt for choice!

white and colourful little girls room

So after lots of measuring and checking which bed would fit, we finally decided on Vego (not the Ghostbusters 2 baddie). The alcove is such a small space, and she has wall-mounted bedside storage, we really had to be certain it would slot in.

I love the white and wood scheme of this bed. It’s clean looking, always a plus in a kids room! It has a minimalist vibe, also great for a kids room, especially mine, as they seem to accumulate so much stuff in ALL the colours.

When the bed arrived, I genuinely thought there were items of the delivery missing. The driver who brought it in assured me all the parts were there. It was so small!

The proof was in the pudding as my ever DIY loving 😉 husband put together the bed. His verdict; The instructions make much more sense than others he’s dealt with, mentioning no names of course.

kids beds how to choose

colourful rug white bed little girls room decor ideas

The other thing to know that this bed is solid wood, not MDF or similar. It has a real feel of quality to it. The sturdiness that you just don’t get with particle board.

Have you ever assembled furniture and when attaching parts together with the particle board just crumbles as you screw things in? Well not with solid wood.

storage solutions in kids rooms

This bed will last my daughter for a long time…until she moves out, I imagine!

She is thrilled with the bed and is pleased it’s not moving around anymore. There is a lot more accessible storage space too, and we have bought some under-bed storage boxes to slide underneath. Her room feels much lighter and airer now and I can hoover under the bed easily.

To see more of this room, including some understairs storage we had fitted click here.

I’ve also filmed a short video too. It’s been a while since I’ve done any filming so please be kind!

 

A collaborative post, this item was gifted. Opinion and views all my own.
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38 Comments

  1. February 14, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Bed looks great Sue ! X

    • February 14, 2018 / 10:20 am

      Ah thanks lovely! xx

    • February 14, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Heheh! Thanks, she had got a cool room!

  2. Toni
    February 14, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Love the pretty bedding.

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks, its a vintage set I picked up in a charity shop

  3. February 14, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Looks lovely. I need a new bed for my son too, so will have to take a look x

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      You’ll easily find something!

  4. February 14, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    A perfect fit. Looks lovely. x

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Cheers Carole!

  5. freshdesignblog
    February 14, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    The bed that moved around sounds annoying! So glad she’s got one that will stay still now, it looks very neat.

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      We did have a tidy before I took the photos! Heheh!

  6. kate
    February 14, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    What a gorgeous room – far chicer than what I had at that age! The bed looks lovely too – always great to have underbed storage space and a neutral colour palette to adapt as her tastes change over the years x

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks Kate! So, so true! I’d love to have seen your room!

  7. February 14, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    What a gorgeous bed and bedroom! Your daughter must be so so happy 🙂

    • February 14, 2018 / 7:21 pm

      She is thanks so much!

  8. February 14, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    Looks like a great bed. Your daughter is one lucky girl. I’m actually thinking of getting myself a new bed from Happy Beds. We’re way overdue an upgrade!

    • February 15, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      There is so much choice!

  9. February 16, 2018 / 6:11 am

    You can see that’s a proper bed.
    We need to buy new beds for both kids we are just waiting to see if move but this looks perfect. Will definitely grow with them xx

    • February 16, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Yes! I think yours would love these. They are just so well made you know they aren’t going to break it! LOL

  10. Kirsty
    February 16, 2018 / 8:11 am

    ITS such a beautiful looking bed! And great work on the vid!!!

    • February 16, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Oh thanks so much Kirsty!

  11. Tamsyn Morgans
    February 16, 2018 / 8:54 am

    Such a lovely room Sue, love the rug!

    • February 16, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks so much! Yeah Next have really upped their game, haven’t they!

  12. February 17, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    The bed looks great but I love the rug.

    • February 20, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Yeah, Next are doing some fab rugs now

  13. February 17, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Such a cute bed! Your daughter must be super-happy. 🙂

    • February 20, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Aw, she is! Thanks so much x

  14. February 18, 2018 / 7:14 am

    What a beautuful bedroom ! I adpre the bed so much its such a timless design xx

    • February 20, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much, I completely agree!

  15. fionamostyn
    February 18, 2018 / 7:39 am

    The new bed looks great. I’m sure she’s going to be really happy with it.

    • February 20, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      She loves it!

  16. Donna Ford
    February 18, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    What a nice design! Great to hear about new brands x

    • February 20, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks Donna!

  17. February 23, 2018 / 8:28 am

    Great bed and video Susie and the bedding is so cute as well! Making the transition to a bigger bed is tough as you want it to be looking good enough for a good few years and this looks solid! What other plans do you have for this room?

    • February 24, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Hey! So many things, but I’m so aware of her changing needs. It’s hard to keep up!

  18. February 25, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    What a lovely bedroom! The bed is cute x

    • February 25, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      Ah thanks so much!