Introduction        2

Safety        2

Quality and Sustainability        3

Design        3

Single Beds        5

Fargo - Classic design        6

The EDIT - Contemporary Design        7

Classic Beech        7

Woodland - Skandi design        8

Mid Sleeper Cabin Beds        9

Cubix        11

Classic Beech        11

Bunk Beds        12

Classic Beech Bunk        14

The EDIT        14

Woodland        15

High Sleeper Loft Beds        16

Small Double Beds        21

Fargo - classic design        22

Beds with Trundles        23

Classic Beech        26

Woodland        27


Introduction

A Handy Overview to Buying Children’s Beds …

Did you know that children spend almost half of their childhood asleep? That’s a pretty impressive amount of snoozing going on, and as we all know, a major part of our children’s brains, growth and development occurs during the night. So, getting great quality sleep is pretty essential for those busy minds, (and not to mention for fully charged parents in the morning!)

One of the first things to consider when buying a children’s bed, is what you need their bed to do. Does it just need to be a straightforward bed? Do they also need storage, or they need storage but the room is quite small so where to put it? Perhaps you have a little one who needs reassurance at night time, and may require a handy roll out bed for Mummy or Daddy, just in case?

Every child is different, so they’ll all have unique needs. Jot down their requirements, and then try to prioritise them.

As a little helping hand, here are some factors that we consider when designing each and every one of our beds. It’s a handy little check list to have on you when perusing the market for their ideal slumber station.    

  1. Safety

It’s without question that safety is of paramount importance when it comes to children’s beds. It’s worth pointing out that whilst there are safety standards in existence, apart from high beds and bunk beds, they are not a legal requirement when it comes to selling children’s beds in the UK.

Over our 25 years of experience in designing and making children’s beds, we like to think we know a thing or two when it comes to the safety of them In order to ensure that our designs meet the standards, we rigorously test our products in our very own purpose-built test house - which is pretty unique in this industry.

Here we bish, bash and bosh our beds to ensure they can withstand the whirlwind of children’s lives - basically making sure they are strong, will stand the test of time and be comfortable! In fact, we’re so serious when it comes to safety, that we have our very own Technical Design Manager, Stephen, who knows everything there is to know about it. Not many furniture designers and makers can claim to such a working knowledge of what makes a “safe bed”.

  1. Quality and Sustainability

Many of us are committed to having an active part to play in protecting our planet and reducing our carbon footprint. If this is important to you too, one of the ways in which you can help reduce your impact is by making informed choices about where your furniture has come from.

With our expertise in furniture design and manufacturing, we’re an eco-conscious brand who focuses on sourcing wood from sustainable sources and managed forests. We have our very own Sourcing Manager, Saso, whose job it is to ensure that we create our furniture designs from ethically sourced wood. Saso carries out log traceability checks, and works closely with our carefully selected factories to ensure the highest standards of quality.

  1. Design

This is a biggy, and may well be the most straightforward decision you’ll make. You’ll probably already know whether you’re looking for a classic bedroom design, with separate single child’s bed and furniture, or perhaps space is at a premium, in which case a space saving solution such as a mid sleeper or high sleeper bed with furniture included below, may well be the answer.

Our MD and children’s bedroom furniture design expert, Chris, initiates all of our children’s bed designs. With his in depth knowledge and flair for design, he draws upon his experience to create a wide range of well thought through, versatile designs, producing the ideal bedroom solutions for your child to sleep, play, grow and study in, taking them through the years from youngster to teenager.  With classic bed designs featuring traditional craftsmanship and jointing as seen in our Fargo beds, to the more modern, curved edging of The Edit range, we really do have something to suit the tastes of every child and home.

Below is a quick summary of the different types of bed.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, all of our beds are full size, 6’ 3” adult single beds, apart from our small double beds, which are designed for more wriggle room and sharing for story reading!

Single beds

The ideal candidate for children’s classic bedrooms, our full size single beds are thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted using traditional design methods and sustainably sourced hardwood bed frames. Available in a wide range of styles from Scandi to classic, our high quality single beds are an ideal solution for growing children, designed to take them from tyke to teen. Read our Single bed buying guide here.

Mid sleeper Cabin beds

Mid sleeper beds are raised just high enough off the ground to house a fun den or furniture underneath. Great for compact bedrooms, we have a range of options with study desks, storage and chests of drawers, all on clever lockable castors to ensure that they can be rolled away underneath the bed for tidy up time at the end of the day. - We can but dream! Read our Mid sleeper bed buying guide here.

Bunk beds

Bunk beds are ideal for shared spaces and sleepovers. With the footprint of a single bed, opting for a bunk means that the rest of their room can be used for furniture, toys and play. We create exclusively designed, sturdy bunk beds in various styles and colours for great performance, comfort and versatility, and above all to meet the highest safety standards. Our convertible bunks all divide into two full size single beds, so when the time comes for the little ones’ own rooms, there’s no need to buy twice. Read our Bunk bed buying guide here.

High sleeper Loft beds

As space saving super heroes, high sleeper loft beds are also known as loft beds or bunk beds with desks, futons or day beds, because they resemble a top bunk with lots of other nifty stuff underneath. With plenty of options, our high sleeper beds are the ideal solution for creating extra storage, study and sleepover space, so that the rest of the room can be used for play! Our loft beds are crafted with solid hardwoods and proper mortice and tenon joints, so that they’re super sturdy and will stand the test of time. Read our High sleeper bed buying guide here.

Small double beds

Perfect for snuggling down and sharing a bedtime story, our small double beds have been thoughtfully created with just enough wriggle room for those little ones who love to starfish. Designed exclusively by our experts at Little Folks Furniture, our small double beds are carefully crafted from the highest quality hardwood frames and come in a range of gorgeous paint finishes. Built to last and designed to be cherished. Read our Small double bed buying guide here.

Beds with Trundles

Trundle beds are the ideal solution for effective additional storage in a child’s room, without taking up any more precious space, as they roll right underneath the bed. Our trundle beds are multifunctional with extra strong solid bases, so that they can be used as a giant storage drawer, or transformed into a spare bed by simply popping in a trundle mattress. - It’s often the littlest things that make the biggest impact. Read our Trundle bed buying guide here.

And, if you’d like to chat with one of our designers to find out more, please just give us a call! No call centre middle-people over here, just straight to the source, finding out the information you need from the designers themselves, in order to make the very best decision for your little one.


Single Beds

The Little Folks Furniture guide to buying a Single bed

What is a Single bed?

Our single beds are all full size adult single beds. Designed with classic bedrooms and longevity in mind, they will last through the years from youngster to teenager and beyond!

Why Choose a Single bed?

Single beds are the most traditional type of children’s bed available on the market, and solid hardwood single beds are amongst the most safe and sturdy, providing children with a lifetime of comfort and quality sleep. Designed with traditional bedroom set ups in mind, Single beds can either be paired with a range of bedroom furniture for a fully coordinated classic look, or mixed and matched to create a funky, eclectic bedroom.

Our Top Tips on choosing a Single bed:

  • Selecting a high quality Single bed, with a sturdy and solid frame made from responsibly sourced hard woods, means that they will be more likely to stand the test of time, so it’s always a good idea to check what materials a Single bed is made from before investing. With suitable timbers that have been treated in appropriate ways for strength and safety, full sized, high quality Single beds should last beyond teenage years, and be suitable for the guest room after.  

  • Since Safety standards are not a legal requirement here in the UK, we’d always advise asking the retailer about the product that you are looking to buy. Asking where they’ve been made, whether they’ve been tested (and even who designed them) will equip you with lots of the knowledge you need to make an informed choice for the safety of your child.

  • The mattress base - or platform the mattress sits on - is as important as the bed frame. It has to be strong and provide proper support - and it should also the mattress to “breathe”. That is why we recommend slats (with gaps in between) rather than solid board - and these slats must be a premium grade of wood so they don’t break.

  • Consider the space underneath the bed. – Could it be used for extra storage? If so, a trundle bed, or giant storage drawer, may be something to consider to help save space in the rest of the room.

Single Bed FAQ’s

What woods are your Single beds made from?

All of our single beds frames are crafted from solid hardwoods. The bed frame itself is the most important part when it comes to safety and sturdiness, so this is where the strength of hardwoods is of utmost importance for longevity.

What is the mattress base made from?

All our beds have bases made from solid hardwood slats which are spaced out using webbing in between and to assist with the overall assembly of the bed.

Are your single beds all full size?

All of our Single beds are full sized, making them just as suitable for the guest room as well as children’s rooms.

The Little Folks Furniture Single beds Tribe at a glance. To get to know them in a little more detail, click on the name!

Fargo - Classic design

A wonderfully smart children’s single bed with a rather stately look, and crafted with solid hardwood frames and traditional mortice and tenon joints. Available in our signature range of classic colours, including Ivory White, Farleigh Grey and Painswick Blue.

Fargo single bed in Farleigh grey, in a classic child's bedroom with T&G panelling and cast iron fireplace.

The EDIT - Contemporary Design

With a cool Retro feel, The Edit is our trend led Single bed design, with the perfect balance of great looks and quality that comes with a solid Beech bed frame. Available in Pure White, or with a pop of colour, it’s a statement bed designed to create wow factor in a child’s bedroom.

Classic Beech

To suit any bedroom space.

With a Nordic, coastal feel to it, our Classic beech single bed is crafted with a solid Beech bed frame, and features a tongue and groove headboard with a low foot end, which is ideal for little ones. It’s available in Dove Grey or Pure White, and would look equally at home in a contemporary loft space or a more traditional interior.

Woodland - Skandi design

Our lovely Ash wood Single bed is available in two gentle colour washes. The Ash wood grain is exposed, and the slatted end panels provide an effortlessly stylish, modern Scandinavian look. Uncompromising quality and design.

Close up of white wash ash wood grain, in the Woodland range with a bedside table next to it.

All of our Single beds:

  • Have solid hardwood bed frames for sturdiness and performance.
  • Have solid wooden slatted mattress bases.
  • Have trundle bed and storage options
  • Are safety tested in our very own testing rig
  • Have been exclusively designed by a small team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge of children’s furniture.
  • Are specified by us
  • Are manufactured by carefully selected factories and partners

Mid Sleeper Cabin Beds

The Little Folks Furniture guide to buying a Mid sleeper Cabin bed

What is a Mid Sleeper Cabin bed?

Also known as raised beds, midi beds, or cabin beds, a Mid Sleeper bed is one that is raised just high enough off the ground to fit all manner of handy storage and desks underneath.

Why Choose a Mid Sleeper Cabin bed?

Mid sleeper beds are the ideal solution for small bedrooms. Taking up just the footprint of a full size single bed, they are the ideal space saving solution for compact kids’ rooms because they make great use of the space underneath the bed frame. We like to think of them as space saving super heroes. They’re also perfect for little ones who can happily climb a few steps to bed, but who aren’t quite ready for a high sleeper or bunk bed. 

With furniture options that include multidirectional castors that help easily slide underneath the bed, through to more static designs, all of our Little Folks Furniture mid sleeper cabin beds have been designed in house, and have hardwood frames whilst adhering to current safety legislation.

Our Top Tips on choosing a Mid Sleeper bed:

  • Selecting a high quality mid sleeper bed, with a sturdy frame made from responsibly sourced hard woods, means that they will be more likely to stand the test of time, so it’s always a good idea to check what materials the Mid sleeper bed is made from. Pine Mid sleeper beds tend to be cheaper, and the reason for this is because pine is a soft, knotty wood, and therefore nowhere near as strong and durable as hard woods such as Oak, Ash, Beech and Poplar.

  • Since Safety standards are not a legal requirement here in the UK, we’d always advise asking the retailer about the product that you are looking to buy. Asking where they’ve been made, whether they’ve been tested, and even who designed them, will equip you with lots of the knowledge you need to make an informed choice for the safety of your child.

  • Work out your priorities in order to discover what type of Mid Sleeper Cabin bed to opt for. Do you need a bed with lots of storage drawers, or maybe a cupboard? Or perhaps your little one could really do with a study desk that slots right underneath?

  • We would only ever recommend buying a high bed mattress for use on a mid sleeper bed. These may also be marketed as raised bed mattresses, bunk bed mattresses or high sleeper mattresses. These are specialist mattresses that are a maximum of 15cm deep, to remain within the safety threshold of using a mid sleeper bed, yet they don’t compromise on comfort. It is unsafe to use a conventional mattress on any raised bed.

  • We recommend mid sleeper beds from age 4+, but this is just a guideline, and as parents, you will know your child best and whether they will feel safe and comfortable climbing up to and tucked up in a raised bed. The likelihood though, is that they’ll love their new ‘grown up’ sleep station!

Mid Sleeper Bed FAQ’s

Am I able to position the ladder on either side of the Mid Sleeper bed?

Absolutely. All of our ladders can be positioned at either end of the mid sleeper bed for versatility, but you’ll need to decide which side you’d prefer before starting the assembly.

What woods are your mid sleeper beds made from?

It depends on the range, but rest assured that our Sourcing Manager ensures that all of our wood is carefully selected from factories that are fully managed and in many cases, FSC certified. Keeping track of reducing our carbon footprint is high on our agenda, and as such, we put a lot of thought into our specification.

All of our mid sleeper bed frames are made from solid hardwoods. This ensures strength, durability and also quality, and importantly for you the consumer, it means that they are built to last.


Can I move the furniture around?

Yes, all of our furniture pieces that are sold as part of our Mid sleeper bed systems are moveable, so they can be located in any area of the room. – Ideal for changing minds and adaptable spaces!

The Little Folks Furniture mid Sleeper Cabin beds Tribe at a glance. To get to know them in a little more detail, click on the name!

Cubix

A sturdy and safe modern design with fun port hole detailing, and the addition of manoeuvrable furniture that slots neatly underneath (or elsewhere in the room!) All furniture is on multidirectional castors for versatility (and changing minds!)

Cubix mid sleeper cabin bed with chest of drawers and storage bookcase, white, mountainscape bedroom 

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Classic Beech

A classic design with solid beech frame, and storage furniture with exposed solid beech plinths, available in a European size, and designed to coordinate with any interior space.

Natural solid beech mid sleeper bed with white storage furniture underneath for saving space

All of our Mid sleeper beds:

  • Come with wide ladder treads, for tiny toes.
  • Have solid wooden slatted mattress bases.
  • Have space saving storage options
  • Are safety tested in our very own testing rig
  • Have been exclusively designed by a small team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge of children’s furniture.
  • Are specified by us
  • Are manufactured by carefully selected factories and partners
  • Have solid hard wood bed frames for long lasting performance

Bunk Beds

The Little Folks Furniture guide to buying a bunk bed

Why Choose a Bunk bed?

Bunk beds are the ideal solution for shared spaces. With just the footprint of a full size single bed, opting for a Bunk bed means that the rest of their room can be used for furniture, toys and play!

Here at Little Folks Furniture we put a lot of experience and effort into designing our Bunk beds. Whether it’s for siblings sharing, for sleepovers with best friends or the family cousins, our Bunk beds come in a range of styles and colours, but each is designed for great performance, endurance, comfort and versatility – and above all to meet the highest safety standards. 

They’re a great choice for longevity, too, as all Little Folks Furniture Bunk beds are all convertible, which means that they easily split down in to two full size single beds, so that when the time comes for their own rooms, there’s no need to buy twice. And, when the youngsters fly the nest, pop them in the guest room for a handy set of spare beds!

Our Top Tips on choosing a Bunk bed:

  • Selecting a high quality bunk bed, with a sturdy frame made from responsibly sourced hard woods, means that they will be more likely to stand the test of time, so it’s always a good idea to check what materials the bunk bed is made from. Pine bunk beds tend to be cheaper, and the reason for this is because pine is a soft, knotty wood, and therefore nowhere near as strong and durable as hard woods such as Oak, Ash, Beech and Poplar.

  • Always check what Safety Standards a Bunk bed has been specified to before investing. Asking where they’ve been made, whether they’ve been tested, and even who designed them, will equip you with lots of the knowledge you need to make an informed choice for the safety of your child.

  • Check that the bunk bed is a standard size. – This is a good idea as it means that standard bedding will fit, and also means that an adult can sleep in the bed if it’s a full size single bed.

  • We would only ever recommend buying a high bed mattress for use on a bunk bed. These may also be marketed as raised bed mattresses, bunk bed mattresses or high sleeper mattresses. These are specialist specification mattresses that will be a maximum of 15cm deep, to remain within the safety threshold of using a top bunk. It is unsafe to use a conventional mattress on a top bunk.

  • We recommend top bunks for ages 6+, but this is just a guideline, and as parents, you will know your child best and whether they will feel safe and comfortable tucked up in the top bunk. The likelihood, though, is that they’ll love sleeping amongst the stars!

Bunk Bed FAQ’s

Do you have any bunk beds with fixed ladders?

Yes, our Classic beech bunk bed has a fixed ladder and is available in Dove Grey or White.

Do your bunk beds separate into two beds?

Yes, all of our bunk beds are convertible, and separate into two full size single beds, which is ideal for when the siblings are no longer sharing a room, or even for the guest room, once they’ve flown the nest.

What is more appropriate for bunk beds: a straight or a slanting ladder?

It depends on what your requirements are.

Fixed ladders are great for smaller rooms as they save space, but they can be a little trickier to climb.

Slanting ladders are easier to climb, and can easily be removed when using a pull out storage or sleepover trundle.

Am I able to position the ladder on either side of the bunk bed?

Absolutely. All of our ladders can be positioned at either end of the bunk for versatility; just make sure you decide before assembly.

What woods are your bunk beds made from?

It depends on the range, but rest assured that our Sourcing Manager ensures that all of our wood is carefully selected from factories that are fully managed and in many cases, FSC certified. Keeping track of reducing our carbon footprint is high on our agenda, and as such, we put a lot of thought into our specification.

All of our bunk bed frames are made from solid hardwoods with mortice and tenon joints. This ensures strength, durability and also quality, and importantly for you the consumer, it means that they are built to last.

The Little Folks Furniture Bunk Tribe at a glance. To get to know them in a little more detail, click on the name!

Classic Beech Bunk

For the Space Savers.

If saving space is your priority, then this bunk bed could well be your saviour. A sturdy, beech wood framed bed, with coastal style tongue and groove detailing on the ends. Available in white and grey to create a versatile look for any child’s room.

Classic Beech convertible Bunk bed with a sleepover and storage trundle and 2 chest of drawers. Solid beech frames and trundle on multidirectional castors for easy use.

The EDIT

For the modernists.

One for the design enthusiasts, this is a sturdy, beech wood framed bed, with retro style curved end panels. Available in a bold set of designer colours, this pared back design would look equally at home in a country house or a loft apartment.

Oak and white bunk bed with rounded edges, The EDIT, fishermans industrial lamp and chest of drawers

Woodland

For the trend setters.

With exposed wood grain detail, and Nordic design influences, our ash wood Woodland bunk is a versatile, contemporary bunk bed. A gentle looking bed, but with the same strength as the rest!

White wash ash bunk bed in bohemian style girls bedroom, dusky pink.

All of our bunks:

  • Come with wide ladder treads, for tiny toes.
  • Have solid wooden slatted mattress bases.
  • Convert into two full size beds, for longevity
  • Are safety tested in our very own testing rig
  • Have been exclusively designed by a small team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge of children’s furniture.
  • Are specified by us
  • Are manufactured by carefully selected factories and partners
  • Have hard wood bed frames
  • Use strong mortice and tenon joints
  • Are designed to meet high bed safety standards

High Sleeper Loft Beds

The Little Folks Furniture guide to buying a high sleeper bed

Why Choose a High Sleeper bed?

High sleeper beds are also commonly known as loft bunk beds, or bunk beds with desks, because they do in fact resemble a top bunk (with lots of other stuff underneath!) The difference between a High sleeper bed and a Bunk bed, is all the nifty extras you can get to slot neatly underneath the top bunk. High sleeper beds are the ideal space saving solution for those who’d like a bed that also functions as a living space underneath. These can include all sorts of items, such as desks, chairs, daybeds, and storage. With just the footprint of a full size single bed, opting for a clever High sleeper bed means that the rest of their room can be used for play!

Here at Little Folks Furniture, High sleeper beds are a design that we specialise in, and with over 25 years’ experience in designing them, we like to think we know a thing or two about how to create the best options for your child.

Our Fargo High sleeper range is the benchmark for High sleeper loft beds, where usefulness, design and durability are expertly crafted together. The bed frames and rails are solid hardwoods with mortice and tenon jointing for strength - and for a superior painted finish.

Our Top Tips on choosing a High Sleeper bed:

  • Rock solid - Selecting a high quality High sleeper loft bed with a sturdy frame made from hard woods (responsibly sourced of course) means that it will be more likely to stand the test of time, so it’s always a good idea to check what materials the High sleeper bed is made from. Pine High sleeper beds tend to be cheaper, and the reason for this is because pine is a soft, knotty wood, and therefore nowhere near as strong and durable as hard woods such as Oak, Ash, Beech and Poplar.

  • Safety – The safety standards for High Sleeper Beds are some of the most rigorous around and unfortunately a lot of claims are made about beds meeting the standards when they probably do not. We’d always advise asking the retailer about the product that you are looking to buy. Asking where they’ve been made, whether they’ve been tested, and even who designed them, will equip you with lots of the knowledge you need to make an informed choice for the safety of your child.

Special tip – you will probably need a special, thinner mattress for the loft bed. If you use a thick mattress then it means the “guard rails” that are there to stop the child rolling out of the bed will not be as effective. So-called “High bed” mattresses are normally about 6” or 15cm thick.

We recommend High sleeper loft bunks for ages 6+ which is as stated in the safety standards. As parents you will know your child best and whether they will feel safe and comfortable tucked up in the top. The likelihood though, is that they’ll love sleeping amongst the stars!

  • Practicality - What do you need their bed to do? Make a wish list. – Work out what you need for your child’s room and prioritise it. People more often than not buy High sleeper beds because of their space saving nature, so what to do with all that room?! - Do they need a desk to create a special study space? Perhaps some storage for lots toys, trinkets and tomes? Or maybe a pull out futon or day bed for friends, cousins or Mum and Dad on the odd occasion?

High Sleeper bed FAQ’s

Are High sleepers safe?

Here at Little Folks Furniture, we take safety ever so seriously, and so our Fargo High sleeper beds have been tried and tested, and bashed around a bit in our very own safety testing rig by our Technical Manager. We created the rig for this very reason; to test just how safe and strong our product is. See our video here >>

With regards to High sleepers in general, they are safe as long as they have been designed and built to the current safety standards for all high beds. We would always recommend asking the retailer about any High sleeper bed that you are interested in, before purchasing.

Am I able to position the ladder on either side of the High sleeper bed?

Absolutely. All of our ladders can be positioned at either end of the High sleeper bed for versatility.

Am I able to position the desk on either side of the High sleeper bed?

Yes. All of the furniture designed to sit under the Fargo High sleeper bed can be configured any which way around.

Can the day bed be detached from the high sleeper bed frame?

For ease of use, and versatility when positioning, we have purposefully ensured that our day bed does not need to be fixed to the high sleeper bed frame at all. This means that it can be positioned anywhere you like, including in a different room entirely!

Do your High sleeper beds come with mattresses?

Our mattresses are available to purchase separately, because we have a range of options. The mattress for the sofa bed is included, since this is a different specification to a bed mattress.

What woods are your High sleeper beds made from?

Our Sourcing Manager Saso, ensures that all of our wood is carefully selected from factories that are fully managed and in many cases, FSC certified. Keeping track of reducing our carbon footprint is high on our agenda, and as such, we put a lot of thought into our specification and always try and manufacture where the timber is grown in managed forests.

Our Fargo High sleeper loft bed range is made from Beech and Poplar (both solid hard woods), with mortice and tenon joints (which are stronger than other joints). This ensures strength, durability and also quality, and importantly for you the consumer, it means that they are built to last.

The Little Folks Furniture Fargo High Sleeper Tribe, at a glance. To get to know them in a little more detail, click on the name!

For those who like the best of both:

The Fargo High Sleeper with Corner Desk and Futon -  A futon on which to lounge, as well as a roomy corner desk for studying stints!

High sleeper bed with a sleepover futon bed unfolded and in use.

The Fargo High Sleeper with Storage Desk and Futon A futon on which to lounge, plus a storage desk, for stashing all of their trinkets.

Dark blue loft bed with vw campervans wallpaper, futon chair bed and a storage desk underneath.

For the big thinkers:

The Fargo High Sleeper with Full Length Desk A serious desk for large school projects, planning world domination, or designing their latest gadget!

Fargo high sleeper with a full length work top desk and a chest of drawers in the background and woodland wallpaper.

For the sleepover fan club:

The Fargo High Sleeper with Sofa bed and Corner Desk A sleepover- friendly sofa bed that can be configured any which way under the bed, or even in another room, plus a nifty corner desk for late night scribbling!

Fargo dark blue loft bed with a day bed sofabed and corner study desk, with VW campervan wallpaper

The Fargo High Sleeper with Sofa bed and Storage Desk A sleepover-friendly sofa bed that can be configured any which way under the bed, or even in another room, plus a handy storage desk for planning world domination!

Farleigh grey Fargo high sleeper loft bed, with a sofa bed and storage desk, in a boy's room.

For those who like more wriggle room:

The Fargo High Sleeper with Small Double Bed Suitable for shared bedrooms, this High Sleeper bed offers the best of both; a roomy small double bed underneath a single loft bed. A modern take on the traditional Bunk bed.

Ivory white high sleeper bed with double bed underneath, in Scandi style girls bedroom

All of our High sleepers:

  • Have solid, hard wood bed frames
  • Use strong mortice and tenon joints
  • Are designed to meet exacting safety standards
  • Have added extras available to add on, such as bookcases, chairs and mattresses
  • Come with wide ladder treads, for a safe climb.
  • Have solid wooden slatted mattress bases.
  • Are safety tested in our very own testing rig
  • Have been exclusively designed by a small team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge of children’s furniture.
  • Are specified by us
  • Are manufactured by carefully selected factories and partners

Small Double Beds

The Little Folks Furniture guide to buying a Small double bed

What is a Small double bed?

Our Small double beds are 4 ft. so they are larger than a full size Single bed, but not quite as big as a conventional adult double bed.  In other words, they’re just perfect for growing children.

Why Choose a Small double bed?

We created children’s small double beds for those little ones who love to starfish and have more wiggle room. They’re also the ideal solution for reading time with Mummy or Daddy, and make the perfectly proportioned spare bed for the guest room for afterwards, too.

Because all of our Little Folks Furniture Small Double beds are crafted from strong, highly durable hardwood frames, they’re built to last, which means there’s no need to replace the bed as they grow… It’s a bed for a lifetime!

Our Top Tips on choosing a Small Double bed:

  • Selecting a high quality Small double bed, with a sturdy and solid frame made from responsibly sourced hard woods, means that it will be more likely to stand the test of time, so it’s always a good idea to check what materials a bed is made from before investing. Ideally the bed frame and base should be made from (responsibly sourced) hard woods and using strong, traditional jointing for the end frames such as mortice and tenons. High quality Small double beds should last beyond teenage years, and be suitable for the guest room after.
  • Since Safety standards are not a legal requirement here in the UK for small double beds, we’d always advise asking the retailer about the product that you are looking to buy. Asking where they’ve been made, whether they’ve been tested, and even who designed them, will equip you with lots of the knowledge you need to make an informed choice for the safety of your child.
  • Consider the space underneath the Small double bed. Could it be used for extra storage? If so, a trundle bed, or giant storage drawer, may be something to consider to help save space in the rest of the room.

Small double Bed FAQ’s

What type of mattress do I need for a Small double bed?

We stock a range of high quality, carefully specified mattresses, chosen for their comfort, support and durability for growing children. Children move more in their sleep (and change shape and grow) so they need a responsive mattress and so we recommend spring interior mattresses - not foam.

What woods are your Double beds made from?

All of our Small double bed frames are crafted from solid hardwoods. The bed frame itself is the most important part when it comes to safety and sturdiness, so this is where the strength of hardwoods is of utmost importance for longevity.

Do you sell Small double beds with Trundles underneath?

All of our Small double beds have Trundle bed options that roll right underneath the frame. These are ideal for space saving storage, as they are giant storage drawers, or they equally make great quality sleepover solutions, with the addition of a trundle mattress.

The Little Folks Furniture Small double beds Tribe at a glance. To get to know them in a little more detail, click on the name!

Fargo - classic design

For the classic statement-makers. Our range of Fargo Small double beds are the perfect focal point for any child’s bedroom.

Farleigh Grey: Neutral, beautiful, and with the ability to effortlessly coordinate with any interior colour scheme; for the trend seekers.

    

Painswick Blue: A sophisticated and utterly smart deep indigo blue; for those who like to make a statement.

Ivory White: Soft, subtle and versatile. A warm white hue to create a cosy child’s bedroom; for those who like a touch of tradition.

 

All of our Small double beds:

  • Have solid hardwood bed frames, for strength and durability
  • Have been exclusively designed by a small team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge of children’s furniture.
  • Are specified by us
  • Are manufactured by carefully selected factories and partners
  • Are built to last, with safety knowledge and furniture expertise

Beds with Trundles

The Little Folks Furniture guide to buying Beds with Trundles

What is a Bed with Trundle?

Simply put, a Trundle is a clever space saving storage or sleepover solution that fits under the Bed. Usually a single or small double bed with a giant pull out drawer underneath that rolls right out from underneath the bed. The trundle section moves on multidirectional castors, which allow easy gliding even on the thickest carpets, and they can be instantly converted into a handy sleepover solution/spare bed by popping in a trundle mattress, (available to purchase separately).

Why Choose a Bed with Trundle?

Trundle beds make clever use of the space underneath the bed, which means that the rest of the room can be utilised for more storage, study or play!

All of our Little Folks Furniture trundles have flat bottomed bases, meaning that they are strong enough to hold a drawer full of toys, or a mattress with sleeping child on top! With multidirectional castors underneath, the trundles move effortlessly into any part of the room until they are no longer required, when they can be easily manoeuvred all the way back under the bed. All of our trundles are independent of the main bed frame, which means that they are highly versatile and can be used as pop up sleepover solutions in other rooms of the home as well as in the child’s bedroom.

Our Top Tips on choosing a Bed with Trundle:

  • Selecting a high quality Trundle bed, with a sturdy and solid frame made from responsibly sourced hard woods, means that they will be more likely to stand the test of time, so it’s always a good idea to check what materials a Trundle bed is made from before investing. With suitable timbers that have been treated in appropriate ways for strength and safety, high quality Trundle beds should last a lifetime of space saving.
  • Check out the Trundle base. Flat bottomed bases (as opposed to conventional slatted bases for beds) usually means that the Trundle can be put to multiple use, as it can either be a giant storage drawer or a bed. Trundles with just slatted bases can only ever be a sleepover bed, which in turn can make them less versatile.
  • Look out for multidirectional castors on Trundles. This essentially means that the Trundle will seamlessly pull out from under the bed – no moving back and forth to turn a corner, or getting stuck on ‘sticky’ wheels, with multidirectional castors. The Trundle will move how you want it to, which is pretty important if it’s to be used as a storage drawer.

Trundle Bed FAQ’s

What type of mattress do I need for a trundle?

Regardless of whether it’s for placing underneath a single or a small double bed, our Trundle mattresses are all carefully specified to meet the comfort and safety needs for use in Trundle beds. You won’t be able to fit a regular sized single bed mattress in a Trundle bed, as they are slightly smaller than the bed frame in order for them to fit underneath, though plenty big enough to house a child (or adult) for the night!

Do all of your beds come with Trundles?

Most of our range of Single beds, Bunk beds and Small double beds are available with a Trundle bed underneath. – We don’t currently sell them separately, so it’s a good idea to consider upfront whether you think they’d provide you with welcomed versatility before you buy.

Do I need to alter the Trundle in order to convert it from a drawer into a bed?

No converting required! The only thing you’d need is a Trundle mattress (available on our website). The actual Trundle unit itself remains exactly the same in form, whether it’s being used as a drawer for storage, or as a bed for sleepovers. - Handy!

The Little Folks Furniture Trundle beds Tribe at a glance. To get to know them in a little more detail, click on the name!

Fargo - classic design

For the Traditionalists.

Trundle bed options are available for both our Single and Small double beds, and all are supplied to match our beds in our signature range of classic colours; Ivory White, Farleigh Grey and Painswick Blue.

 

 

The EDIT

For the Modernists.

Our Edit beds and bunk beds with white bed frames and contrasting coloured panels are all available with or without handy Trundle beds.

  

 

Classic Beech 

To suit any bedroom space.

Our Nordic inspired range of bunk beds and single beds are both available with clever roll out Trundle storage and sleepover beds

  

 

Woodland

For a the Trendsetters

Our lovely Ash wood single and bunk beds are available to buy with a storage and sleepover Trundle bed.

  

All of our Beds with Trundles:

  • Have solid bases; perfect as a storage drawer or as a sleepover mattress base.
  • Can be instantaneously converted from a storage drawer to sleepover solution.
  • Have been exclusively designed by a small team with over 25 years of experience and knowledge of children’s furniture.
  • Are specified by us
  • Are manufactured by carefully selected factories and partners
  • Have multidirectional castors for effortless manoeuvrability, so no more getting stuck under the bed!