Young boy with dinosaur bedding
Young boy with dinosaur bedding

4 KIDS’ BEDROOM IDEAS FOR BETTER BEDTIMES

How much sleep does my child need? A question many parents across the world find themselves asking.

There’s no set rule, but The Sleep Council’s general guide is that “toddlers need around 12 hours of sleep a night; children aged three to six – 10-12 hours; seven-12 years olds – 10-11 hours; and teenagers – around eight to nine hours.” However, they encourage parents to focus on sleep quality, rather than quantity.

Here at Great Little Trading Company we want to help you ensure your child’s bedtime is the best it can be. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for a child’s development, not to mention for your wellbeing and sanity as a parent.

A healthy bedtime routine for children plays a big part in mastering the art of a good night’s sleep. We also believe a calm and clutter-free bedroom environment lies at the heart of a successful bedtime routine. Follow our kids’ bedroom ideas to find out how to create a space where your little snuggle bug can sleep deep and dream sweet.

How much sleep does my child need? A question many parents across the world find themselves asking.

There’s no set rule, but The Sleep Council’s general guide is that “toddlers need around 12 hours of sleep a night; children aged three to six – 10-12 hours; seven-12 years olds – 10-11 hours; and teenagers – around eight to nine hours.” However, they encourage parents to focus on sleep quality, rather than quantity.

Here at Great Little Trading Company we want to help you ensure your child’s bedtime is the best it can be. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for a child’s development, not to mention for your wellbeing and sanity as a parent.

A healthy bedtime routine for children plays a big part in mastering the art of a good night’s sleep. We also believe a calm and clutter-free bedroom environment lies at the heart of a successful bedtime routine. Follow our kids’ bedroom ideas to find out how to create a space where your little snuggle bug can sleep deep and dream sweet.

Collage of kids’ bedroom ideas

FIND THE BEST KIDS' BED

FIND THE BEST KIDS' BED

Create the cosiest of beds for little dreamers with a mattress specifically designed for children. The right mix of support and comfort will give them the ideal foundation for a restful night’s slumber.

Our Furniture Buyer, Karen Murray, explains how incredibly important it is to have a supportive mattress:

“GLTC mattresses are made to a medium tension. This should give support and comfort, yet also allow for a child’s changing size/weight. The best support comes from our luxury pocket sprung mattresses. The individual springs support more naturally and will take the form of the body sleeping on it.”

We also consider body temperature when it comes to designing our mattresses. Children can’t regulate their own body temperature until they’re older, so can be slightly clammy sleepers. Our experienced, UK based mattress makers add air vents to all our mattresses to help them dry out and ensure air can circulate.

Team one of our Children’s Mattresses up with a comfy & sturdy bed. With over 20 years of experience creating children’s bedrooms, we understand what makes for the best kids’ beds. Our range of versatile options are designed to suit the needs of growing children, as well as help you make the most of any sized room.

Single kids’ beds are a timeless classic which’ll see them through to their teens, mid or high sleepers are great for utilising a small space, and bunk beds are heaps of fun for siblings sharing a room.

Create the cosiest of beds for little dreamers with a mattress specifically designed for children. The right mix of support and comfort will give them the ideal foundation for a restful night’s slumber.

Our Furniture Buyer, Karen Murray, explains how incredibly important it is to have a supportive mattress:

“GLTC mattresses are made to a medium tension. This should give support and comfort, yet also allow for a child’s changing size/weight. The best support comes from our luxury pocket sprung mattresses. The individual springs support more naturally and will take the form of the body sleeping on it.”

We also consider body temperature when it comes to designing our mattresses. Children can’t regulate their own body temperature until they’re older, so can be slightly clammy sleepers. Our experienced, UK based mattress makers add air vents to all our mattresses to help them dry out and ensure air can circulate.

Team one of our Children’s Mattresses up with a comfy & sturdy bed. With over 20 years of experience creating children’s bedrooms, we understand what makes for the best kids’ beds. Our range of versatile options are designed to suit the needs of growing children, as well as help you make the most of any sized room.

Single kids’ beds are a timeless classic which’ll see them through to their teens, mid or high sleepers are great for utilising a small space, and bunk beds are heaps of fun for siblings sharing a room.

Toddler wrapped in children's woodland bedding

KEEP IT COSY

KEEP IT COSY

When looking for children’s bedroom ideas, you’ll want to make sure their space is super snug. Create a cosy nest with our pure cotton Children’s Bedding.

All our bedding is made from 100% pure cotton percale. Why? Because it offers optimum comfort for children and is great for parents as it’s durable and long-lasting. Most importantly, natural fibres allow for breathability; they absorb the heat from our bodies during the night, so keep children cool and dry. During colder months, cotton bedding absorbs and retains body heat, so will help children stay warm.

Our Blackout Curtains can also help to create a cosy sleep environment. They block out the cold darkness in the winter and prevent daylight disrupting your child’s sleep during the lighter summer months. This makes them a must-have for managing a child’s bedtime routine throughout the different seasons, as well helping parents achieve longer lie-ins!

Maximise the comfort factor even more with our kids’ bedroom accessories. Choose from soft wool rugs, cute cushions, and child-safe bedside lamps.

When looking for children’s bedroom ideas, you’ll want to make sure their space is super snug. Create a cosy nest with our pure cotton Children’s Bedding.

All our bedding is made from 100% pure cotton percale. Why? Because it offers optimum comfort for children and is great for parents as it’s durable and long-lasting. Most importantly, natural fibres allow for breathability; they absorb the heat from our bodies during the night, so keep children cool and dry. During colder months, cotton bedding absorbs and retains body heat, so will help children stay warm.

Our Blackout Curtains can also help to create a cosy sleep environment. They block out the cold darkness in the winter and prevent daylight disrupting your child’s sleep during the lighter summer months. This makes them a must-have for managing a child’s bedtime routine throughout the different seasons, as well helping parents achieve longer lie-ins!

Maximise the comfort factor even more with our kids’ bedroom accessories. Choose from soft wool rugs, cute cushions, and child-safe bedside lamps.

BANISH NIGHTMARISH MESS

BANISH NIGHTMARISH MESS

Mess means stress. A plethora of toys & books in the bedroom can be overwhelming, not to mention distracting. When it comes to kids’ bedroom ideas and clutter, Lisa Artis from The Sleep Council suggests to:

“Keep their toys in a separate room to avoid clutter, or make sure you’ve got some nifty bedroom storage where toys can be hidden away come bedtime.”

Not all families have the space for a dedicated playroom, so some toys will have to live in your child’s bedroom. This is where our clever storage solutions come in. Our range of sturdy Toy Boxes are perfect for keeping toys out of sight when it’s time for kids to settle down for the night. There are lots of sizes and designs to choose from, all complete with lids featuring safety hinges. Pop one at the end of your child’s bed to double up as an extra seat.

Alternatively, our Abbeville Cube Storage units are a great idea for kids’ bedrooms; they offer oodles of room for books, toys, and knick-knacks of all shapes & sizes. Fill them with our Rope Storage Baskets or Canvas Cubes and allocate a type of toy to each basket to make tidy-up-time quicker. With nightmarish mess banished, children can enjoy unwinding in a calm, clutter-free bedroom environment.

Mess means stress. A plethora of toys & books in the bedroom can be overwhelming, not to mention distracting. When it comes to kids’ bedroom ideas and clutter, Lisa Artis from The Sleep Council suggests to:

“Keep their toys in a separate room to avoid clutter, or make sure you’ve got some nifty bedroom storage where toys can be hidden away come bedtime.”

Not all families have the space for a dedicated playroom, so some toys will have to live in your child’s bedroom. This is where our clever storage solutions come in. Our range of sturdy Toy Boxes are perfect for keeping toys out of sight when it’s time for kids to settle down for the night. There are lots of sizes and designs to choose from, all complete with lids featuring safety hinges. Pop one at the end of your child’s bed to double up as an extra seat.

Alternatively, our Abbeville Cube Storage units are a great idea for kids’ bedrooms; they offer oodles of room for books, toys, and knickknacks of all shapes & sizes. Fill them with our Rope Storage Baskets or Canvas Cubes and allocate a type of toy to each basket to make tidy-up-time quicker. With nightmarish mess banished, children can enjoy unwinding in a calm, clutter free bedroom environment.

White chest of drawers in kids' bedroom and young boy using underbed storage

SNUGGLE UP WITH A STORY

SNUGGLE UP WITH A STORY

Once you’ve created a soothing sleep sanctuary with our children’s bedroom ideas, it’s important to establish a wind down routine. Repetition is key: a pattern along the lines of a warm bath, pjs on, teeth brushing, and a story will help prepare them to drift off each night.

Snuggling up to share a story is the most fun and special part of a child’s bedroom routine and something many children will look forward to. They get to cosy up with mum or dad and share some valuable bonding time over a dream-inspiring story.

With this in mind, easily accessible book storage is a bedroom essential. Front-facing bookshelves will delight younger ones as they can spot their favourites with ease and race to bed proudly waving their chosen story. Older kids may benefit from a book ledge by their bed, or some book pockets fitted to a raised bed so they can reach their current read themselves and pick off where they left off the night before.

Once you’ve created a soothing sleep sanctuary with our children’s bedroom ideas, it’s important to establish a wind down routine. Repetition is key: a pattern along the lines of a warm bath, pjs on, teeth brushing, and a story will help prepare them to drift off each night.

Snuggling up to share a story is the most fun and special part of a child’s bedroom routine and something many children will look forward to. They get to cosy up with mum or dad and share some valuable bonding time over a dream-inspiring story.

With this in mind, easily accessible book storage is a bedroom essential. Front-facing bookshelves will delight younger ones as they can spot their favourites with ease and race to bed proudly waving their chosen story. Older kids may benefit from a book ledge by their bed, or some book pockets fitted to a raised bed so they can reach their current read themselves and pick off where they left off the night before.

Young boy reading a book next to dinosaur book cart

Remember, a good day starts with a good night’s sleep. Pave the way for better bedtimes with the help of a healthy bedtime routine and a calm, clutter-free sleep space.

Head to our Rooms section for more kids’ bedroom ideas.

Remember, a good day starts with a good night’s sleep. Pave the way for better bedtimes with the help of a healthy bedtime routine and a calm, clutter-free sleep space.

Head to our Rooms section for more kids’ bedroom ideas.

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