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  • What are the new trends in childrens furniture

    furniture

    Making your home yours is important. As is making your childs bedroom creative and stimulating, as well as fun is also a pivotal part of the home, especially as they grow and become more and more independent. As your children grow, you will find that they will voice their opinions on every topic under the sun including the style of their bedroom. However, until that time comes it is your decision what type of furniture you want to place in your child bedroom. Childrens furniture comes in a variety of forms; it can be functional and can grow with your children, stimulating and creative as well as a way of creating a room that becomes a haven for your child.

     

    In the past traditional styles made from wood have been a classic choice, however as technologies develop so do the range of styles and materials available to choose from. Kidsaw furniture for example has been created so that it can be put together without the need for screws or nails. Without compromising on quality of functionality the items by Kidsaw also offer a great way to get your children involved in creating their bedroom furniture! The range of items comes in a variety of themes including JCB style as well as a floral theme, or in lovely pastel shades of blue or pink.

     

    When thinking about your childrens furniture, it is not only essential to be aware of the amount of space that you have to utilise but also to make a note of the key items that your child will need. A typical list of the items you may need include a bed, a wardrobe, chest of drawers, table and chairs in some form (this could be as a desk and single chair with some beanbags or as a large table with multiple chairs). Beds come in a variety of styles, including single beds, kids bunk beds, midsleepers and highsleepers. Midsleepers and highsleepers offer great storage solutions if you are tight on space but can also be fun as some midsleepers have, for example, slides attached to them. Highsleepers are generally for older children as they are that bit higher off the ground, and typically offer space saving solutions as they come with various combinations underneath, such as a desk and chair bed or desk and wardrobe.

     

    There are various things to consider when thinking about the style you want to choose for your childrens furniture as everyone’s needs are different. However, if you are looking for longevity from your furniture but want to your childs personality to be incorporated into the room, think about childrens bedding as well as other accessories such as wall art and lighting to create that perfect environment. For more information and to see the range of childrens furniture available at KidzDens, follow our childrens furniture link.

  • Kids bedding to inspire a child’s imagination

    beddings

    Children always pick up the latest fad when it comes to television programmes but if you changed your childs bedroom every time they become addicted to a new program, you would realistically be forever decorating. This would not only be time consuming but also costly, especially during a time of recession.

     

    Kids bedding is ideal in this situation, as you can keep a plethora of items such as dinosaur bedding or trucks and diggers bedding for the little men in your life. Or princess bedding and butterfly bedding for the little ladies, which offers plenty of choice depending on their mood or fancy. This will also encourage their imagination and creative side as they create worlds full of fun for themselves and friends to play in.

     

    As parents, it is important to create stimulating and engaging environments for your kids. Changing your kids bedding and allowing them to make choices in regards to themes, whether your boy is football mad or your girl wants a fabulous fairy hideaway. Kids bedding is a great, yet inexpensive way to allow them to change the feel of their bedroom as their personalities grow and change.

     

    Having furniture for kids that will be as changeable as they are is a fantastic idea as their tastes may change overnight and so having furniture that is adaptable is beneficial. Changing kids bedding or even kids curtains or kids cushions as their tastes and ideas about how they want their bedroom to feel, is a great way to allow kids to feel as if they are part of decisions that directly affect them.

     

    It is therefore important to make the right choice when it comes to kids bedding because a bedroom is where your child will spend most of their time when they are at home, especially as they get older and need more space in order to do homework, talk with friends or have friends over. Practical items of furniture for kids include multi-purpose beds, such as midsleepers or highsleepers which can come with desks or spare beds fitted within them, which are also great space savers.

     

    For more information and creative kids bedding as well as furniture for kids take a look at the choices available at KidzDens.

  • When should you move toddlers to big kids beds

    big kids beds

    As your baby grows many things will change, including their bed. But working out the correct time to make the change to a big kids bed, could seem like a daunting task. In actual fact, there is no set time that your child should make this move. It is roughly suggested that between 2 and 3 and a half years old is about the time to be thinking about the move.

     

    There are some circumstances that may accelerate this move, for example if your child is climbing out of the cot, if your child is toilet training then you may want them to be able to get to the toilet in the night should they need it or you may have a new baby who needs the cot. If the latter is true then moving children from their cots to big kids beds should be done a couple of months before the new arrival so that become accustomed to their new surroundings. Moreover, if there are any night time problems, hopefully they would be sorted before the new arrival requires your attention too.

     

    Some children will adjust easily to the change, however some may not, and as every child is different it is not easy to predict the outcome of the situation until you have given it a go. For first born children the change may come at a time when lots of other things are changing, such as potty training and going to nursery and so could seem a little over whelming, taking things in stages and not making these changes all at once may help here. For younger siblings, they may want to make the move from a cot to the big kids beds because they want to be like their brothers or sisters.

     

    One way to ease the transition is to try and keep their bedroom the same at first and place the bed in the same space that the cot was. Another method could be to allow your child to choose kids bedding where they can then pick a design that they want, whether its pirate or princess theme, giving in to their choice here may be a good idea over fighting them on it as it may make them resent the move as opposed to helping it. Finally, consider you childs bedroom and your upstairs area when making this move and prepare it for a little one possibly wandering around at night time. This may be a good time to think about a night light that your child can easily switch on.

     

    Kidzdens has a great range of kids beds in stock to meet your needs, also on the website you can find handy accessories such as kids bedding and night lights to help make your childs bedroom the perfect haven for them.

  • Why choose bunk beds?

    bunk beds

    If you are looking for furniture for kids bedrooms and are specifically looking to change your childs bed, then KidzDens has a great range of bunk beds to choose from. Has your child been nagging you to have friends stay over but you just don’t have the room? Or are the family wanting to visit but you have no spare room to put them up in? Then bunk beds could be the solution you are looking for.

     

    It can be said that children are attracted to bunk beds because they look like fun! Well as parents you may have slight reservations; however bunk beds can be more than simply one bed on top of another. The Thuka bunk bed range for example, offers a creative way to add to kids bedrooms with a fun theme on cool tents. Themes to choose from include Castles and Space as well as Pop Girls and Princess. These beds also come with a trundle beds meaning that you have three beds in one room should you need an extra bed for sleepovers of for your children to share a room when family come to visit.

     

    Bunk beds can also be useful for storage solutions, as not only are they essentially two beds in one but the Tam Tam range offers modern storage solutions by incorporating bedside shelving on both beds, for books, lamps or drinks etc. Alternatively bunk beds can also be bought with storage underneath the bottom bunk and so you really are utilising as much space as possible when buying a kids bed. However, if you are looking for a traditional bunk bed then KidzDens also stock traditional styles in a variety of materials and colours.

     

    If you are looking for a one stop shop where you can kit out your kids bedroom with everything they will need including matching kids furniture, then look no further than KidzDens. Looking for kids beds online means that you are able to compare a lot of prices without having to take your kids from shop to shop. Available at a touch of a button at Kidz Dens are kids beds, including bunk beds, kids bedding as well as furniture for kids such as tables, toy boxes or drawers all matching in order to create an amazing den for your child to sleep, play and grow up in.

  • When it comes to furniture for kids, size really is everything

    kids furniture

    As the parent of a new-born, you quickly grow accustomed to the fact that your decisions have an impact on others and that you are, sometimes alarmingly, “in charge”!  Of course, at Kidzdens, we know how vital this role is - from choosing healthy food for them to picking out the furniture for kids, you are compelled to make EVERY choice for them.  As naturally as breathing, you are biologically hardwired to protect them from harm, to keep them comfortable and to help them in their growth, both physical and mental.


    As a result, it can often come as a bit of a culture shock when your children start to make decisions for themselves – all of a sudden, they have opinions on things; opinions they’re not afraid to express!  Foods they used to eat won’t pass their lips, previously favourite clothes are thrown in a corner and everything in their bedroom needs to be relocated to suit their new attitudes.


    Naturally, you know that you’re in the right (well, most of the time!) but, as they grow, it is important that your children learn to defend their interests and express their individuality.


    Your children’s bedroom is one of the few places that is entirely theirs and it is, therefore, important that the room fits them – by choosing the right furniture for kids, you can empower their  burgeoning awareness of their self – and so we at Kidzdens are always keen to help parents get the choices right.


    Clearly, childrens furniture needs to be well-made and practical but they can also, if picked carefully, help your children’s development.  Appropriately sized furniture for kids will provide your child with an environment that is tailored to them – seats they can climb onto, cupboard and drawers they can open, shelves they can reach.  All this allows them to recognise not only that they belong but that they can start to do things for themselves.


    Of course, as this journey of self-discovery progresses and the clothes end up on the floor and the posters go on the wall, you may wish you’d never started!  However, as the adage goes, “you can’t stop them growing up”.  All you can do is help them.  And, at Kidzdens, we can lend a hand with a wide range of suitably sized, yet stylish, furniture for kids.  Why not come and take a look…?



  • What to bear in mind when buying your childrens furniture

    Childrens Furniture

    At Kidzdens we pride ourselves on having the perfect solution to every parent’s furniture needs.  However, when choosing childrens furniture, there are several key considerations you have to bear in mind if you are going to make the right decision.  We’re going to take you through some of the central questions you’ll need to answer.


    When it comes to your children, the first, and most important, consideration is obviously that of safety.   Naturally, furniture for kids is, by definition, appropriately sized.  This immediately makes the furniture easier for you to children to interact with and to manipulate safely, getting on and off without help.  Furthermore, at Kidzdens, we source furniture that is manufactured in compliance with all safety standards and we prioritise childrens furniture that has no sharp edges.


    The next factor is an aesthetic one.  Our Thuka and Stompa ranges offer a large variety of childrens furniture styles that can match the décor of any room but, in addition to that, are you (and your children) comfortable with what you get?  No adult would want to sleep in a kid’s bed or one with cartoon characters all around it; similarly, children want something that is appropriate to them – whether it be your child’s favourite football team or their favourite TV personality, they like to be around things that are familiar to them.  By providing this comfort factor (both in size and style), children feel more at ease in their location and this can only help their development.


    The best children’s furniture can add an extra dimension to a child’s environment by helping both with their education and with their play.  It can inspire them to experiment and to use their imagination.  Additionally, it can instil a sense of responsibility in your child: by buying specific furniture for kids, you generate their engagement with these items and this encourages them to take care of their belongings.


    With these judgments clarified, it should be easier to identify the specific childrens furniture you want. The good news is that, at Kidzdens, we have a wide choice at reasonable rates so there’s no reason you won’t get the perfect furniture for kids.




  • What is available within the Stompa Beds range?

    stompa neds

    Are your children growing up and looking to put their stamp on their bedroom? Are you looking for practical solutions that will also keep you children happy? The Stompa Beds range offers a great selection of beds to choose from to meet your needs. If you are looking for childrens beds online then look no further than KidzDens who are currently offering free delivery on the Stompa, Thuka Maxi as well; as Parisot combinations.


    The Stompa range includes beds in two different heights in order to cater for children of different ages. If your child is still quite young but is looking for something a bit more exciting than a single bed or your typical bunk bed, then take a look at the Stompa Rondo range. Within this collection you will find beds that have great storage solutions, making them practical, as well as this your child can chose how they would like to utilise the bed, be it with a desk, storage boxes or drawers. This will benefit you as you can talk with your child about what they want whilst being able to have control over the practical elements such as a need for storage. Moreover, the Stompa Rondo collection comes in a variety of colours to suit the design of your childs room and their colour choices.


    The Stompa Casa range offers solutions for older children as they are highsleepers that can be created based on your child specific requirements. For example if your child often has a friend over to stay then choosing a Stompa bed that also has a sofa bed would be beneficial. It is even possible to combine a sofa or chair bed with a desk if they will need one to study or to do homework. Other combinations could include a sofa bed and storage solutions or a desk and storage solutions. As your child is growing up quickly this bed will be a practical investment especially if they are included in the decision making process. As with the Stompa Rondo range, the Casa range comes in a variety of colours.


    A great way to choose the perfect bed for your child is to look online, at KidzDens there are not only beds to meet every child’s needs but also more childrens furniture and accessories, such as, childrens bedding to create the perfect place for your child to grow up in.



  • Upgrade your childrens bedding

    beddings

    Whether it’s new words learnt, baby teeth falling out or clothes that never seem to fit, we at Kidzdens know how every parent is feeling: my children are growing up too fast!


    No sooner have you gently placed them into their cot for the first time, tucked in their Lunar Jim childrens bedding and watched their eyes sparkle as they giggle at the freshly painted mural of Winnie the Pooh and his friends on the wall than months have flown by and they’re kicking a muddy football against the same mural, all dressed in their full Chelsea FC kit.


    The simple fact is that whatever predictions we make about what we think our children will like, they will still cultivate their own interests and hobbies as they grow and, with the best will in the world, few of us can afford to redecorate their bedroom at every crossroads in their development in order to keep up.


    We have an alternative blueprint that may be of interest, one that will allow you to keep pace with each new fad and not break the bank in doing so.  By opting for a neutral interior design and allowing your childrens bedding and bedroom accessories to take the strain in reflecting changing fashions, you can keep your children happy and not have to bring in Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen every six months!


    At Kidzdens, we have a wide range of funky, yet practical, children’s furniture.  These are stylish and well-made pieces, providing a blank canvas upon which your children can express themselves (though, hopefully, not literally!)


    Once the furniture is installed, you can peruse the huge variety of themed childrens bedding (from pirates, football teams and dinosaurs to Narnia, Fairy Princesses and Hello Kitty) and bedroom accessories (such as cute mobiles, cuddly bed warmers, themed door signs and picture frames) that are available here at Kidzdens to reflect your children’s personality as they grow and mature.


    So visit us now at Kidzdens and see how you can redesign your childrens bedding.  They’ll thank you for it and they may even stop playing football into the bedroom and take it down the park!




  • Top Tips for building children’s beds

    Modern flat-pack furniture is great for ease import and delivery, enabling manufacturers and retailers to keep costs down. But this also means that consumers often have to build furniture themselves, a task that many are unused to. Here are a few tips to take you through the process of building a children’s bed in a systematic way.


    1. Receiving delivery
    Check your parcels when they arrive. If they are damaged in any way, sign the delivery note as “damaged”, “box 1 damaged” etc. and tell the delivery driver you are doing so. If for some reason you are unable to check the parcels, sign the delivery note as “unchecked”. This covers you and the retailer against damages by the delivery company, and ensures you can get any replacement parts swiftly.
    If the parcels are clearly so damaged that the bed will be unusable, you are perfectly within your rights to refuse delivery.


    1. Have the right tools
    Knife – for opening packaging
    Hammer – usually needed for attaching hardboard cupboard backs
    Nail holder – I find it useful to have a small nail holder for aligning those short thin nails you often get in flat-pack furniture. It saves time and reduces the chance of bashed finger and thumbs. Annoyingly though I don’t know here to get hold of one; I got one free in some furniture once and it has served me well ever since, but I’ve never seen one for sale.

    Screwdriver – a multi-headed screwdriver with a range of heads is the best. Try to get hold of some allen key heads as well as normal flat and cross screwdriver heads

    Hand held drill – This is to be used in screwdriver mode to speed up the insertion of screws and bolts.

    It is best to have one with variable torque so you can set it to stop turning when it meets a certain level of resistance. This helps ensure you don’t over tighten bolts and risk damaging your bed.


    A few plastic boxes – a little thought about item, but can make life so much easier. When you first open your plastic bags full of screws, bolts and dowels they are usually in a jumble – if you quickly separate them into separate plastic boxes you can easily count them and easily find the ones you’re looking for at any point.


    2. Preparation: It’s tempting to just dive in, find the first board or leg of the bed, and start pushing in dowels and screws. But you’re better off taking your time and checking a few things before you start.


    Take care when opening packaging. I would advise trying to damage the boxes as little as possible in case you need to repackage the furniture for some reason. Also take care not to damage the furniture parts when using a knife.
    Count the boards and panels. Manufacturers have been known to make mistakes in packaging, although this is extremely rare these days. Identify the pieces on the instructions and place them in easy to reach positions out of the area where you will actually build your children’s bed.


    Check for damage. Even if the packaging doesn’t appear damaged it’s always worth checking each piece of wood. It can be a pain to have to wait for a replacement part, but it’s more of a pain to have a half-finished, unusable bed in your child’s room while you wait for that replacement.


    If you find damaged pieces, contact shop or website where you bought it and explain the situation. They will usually order a spare part to get to you as soon as possible. In the mean time you may still be able to build the bed with the damaged part as long as it doesn’t affect the safety of the child.


    Separate and identify the screws and bolts. Most flat-pack furniture has a wide range of screws, bolts and other attachments that make building a bed easy. But it’s important to ensure you know which ones are which, and it speeds things up if you have them in separate tubs from the start. Some beds we deal with can have 2 types of screw that are only a few mm different in length, so it’s better to have them in their own tubs from the start.


    Move packaging out of the way. Once you’ve catalogued your bed parts you should be able to clear the room of packaging to give you plenty of space to work in. I would advise you hang on to the packaging, at least until the bed is finished, in case you need to repackage some parts for any reason. Additionally, the packaging can be of use if you’re building the bed in a room with a wooden floor. Lay the large pieces of cardboard out to protect the floor from scratches as you build.


    3. Building: When it comes to actually building the bed it should be fairly obvious. Most instructions these days are pretty clear. However, with some imported furniture you may find instructions hard to follow or poorly translated.


    Follow the instructions properly. This may seem obvious, but people do phone us to say they’ve got the wrong pieces, only to read the instructions again and find they had made an incorrect assumption about what to do next.
    Check you have the right screws at all times. Again, seems obvious, but it can be frustrating to put 12 screws in, find you are four short but that there are sixteen of that other type of screw.


    Recruit help if necessary. Most builds for children’s beds can be done by one person. However there will be times when you need help to lift the bed upright or hold something in place while you screw it in. If in doubt, get someone to help. A dropped panel or bent bed leg can be a disaster.


    Don’t over-tighten screws. You can always tighten them later, but it’s hard to repair wood if you damage it
    And that’s it. I hope this helps from a practical point of view. It’s experience gained over a lot of bed builds and has served us well over the years.


    Modern flat-pack furniture is great for ease import and delivery, enabling manufacturers and retailers to keep costs down. But this also means that consumers often have to build furniture themselves, a task that many are unused to. Here are a few tips to take you through the process of building a children's bed in a systematic way.


    1. Receiving delivery
    • Check your parcels when they arrive. If they are damaged in any way, sign the delivery note as "damaged", "box 1 damaged" etc. and tell the delivery driver you are doing so. If for some reason you are unable to check the parcels, sign the delivery note as "unchecked". This covers you and the retailer against damages by the delivery company, and ensures you can get any replacement parts swiftly.
    • If the parcels are clearly so damaged that the bed will be unusable, you are perfectly within your rights to refuse delivery.


    2. Have the right tools
    • Knife - for opening packaging
    • Hammer - usually needed for attaching hardboard cupboard backs
    • Nail holder - I find it useful to have a small nail holder for aligning those short thin nails you often get in flat-pack furniture. It saves time and reduces the chance of bashed finger and thumbs. Annoyingly though I don't know here to get hold of one; I got one free in some furniture once and it has served me well ever since, but I've never seen one for sale.
    • Screwdriver - a multi-headed screwdriver with a range of heads is the best. Try to get hold of some allen key heads as well as normal flat and cross screwdriver heads
    • Hand held drill - This is to be used in screwdriver mode to speed up the insertion of screws and bolts. It is best to have one with variable torque so you can set it to stop turning when it meets a certain level of resistance. This helps ensure you don't over tighten bolts and risk damaging your bed.
    • A few plastic boxes - rarely considered as part of your DIY armoury, but can make life so much easier. When you first open your plastic bags full of screws, bolts and dowels they are usually in a jumble - if you quickly separate them into separate plastic boxes you can easily count them and find the ones you're looking for at any point.


    3. Preparation
    It's tempting to just dive in, find the first board or leg of the bed, and start pushing in dowels and screws. But you're better off taking your time and checking a few things before you start.
    • Take care when opening packaging. I would advise trying to damage the boxes as little as possible in case you need to repackage the furniture for some reason. Also take care not to damage the furniture parts when using a knife.
    • Count the boards and panels. Manufacturers have been known to make mistakes in packaging, although this is extremely rare these days. Identify the pieces on the instructions and place them in easy to reach positions out of the area where you will actually build your children's bed.
    • Check for damage. Even if the packaging doesn't appear damaged it's always worth checking each piece of wood. It can be a pain to have to wait for a replacement part, but it's more of a pain to have a half-finished, unusable bed in your child's room while you wait for that replacement.
    • If you find damaged pieces, contact shop or website where you bought it and explain the situation. They will usually order a spare part to get to you as soon as possible. In the mean time you may still be able to build the bed with the damaged part as long as it doesn't affect the safety of the child.
    • Separate and identify the screws and bolts. Most flat-pack furniture has a wide range of screws, bolts and other attachments that make building a bed easy. But it's important to ensure you know which ones are which, and it speeds things up if you have them in separate tubs from the start. Some beds we deal with can have 2 types of screw that are only a few mm different in length, so it's better to have them in their own tubs from the start.
    • Move packaging out of the way. Once you've catalogued your bed parts you should be able to clear the room of packaging to give you plenty of space to work in. I would advise you hang on to the packaging, at least until the bed is finished, in case you need to repackage some parts for any reason. Additionally, the packaging can be of use if you're building the bed in a room with a wooden floor. Lay the large pieces of cardboard out to protect the floor from scratches as you build.


    4. Building
    When it comes to actually building the bed it should be fairly obvious. Most instructions these days are pretty clear. However, with some imported furniture you may find instructions hard to follow or poorly translated.
    • Follow the instructions properly. This may seem obvious, but people do phone us to say they've got the wrong pieces, only to read the instructions again and find they had made an incorrect assumption about what to do next.
    • Check you have the right screws at all times. Again, seems obvious, but it can be frustrating to put 12 screws in, find you are four short but that there are sixteen of that other type of screw.
    • Recruit help if necessary. Most builds for children's beds can be done by one person. However there will be times when you need help to lift the bed upright or hold something in place while you screw it in. If in doubt, get someone to help. A dropped panel or bent bed leg can be a disaster.
    • Don't over-tighten screws. You can always tighten them later, but it's hard to repair wood if you damage it
    And that's it. I hope this helps from a practical point of view. It's experience gained over a lot of bed builds and has served us well over the years.


    Modern flat-pack furniture is great for ease import and delivery, enabling manufacturers and retailers to keep costs down. But this also means that consumers often have to build furniture themselves, a task that many are unused to. Here are a few tips to take you through the process of building a children's bed in a systematic way.


    1. Receiving delivery

    • Check your parcels when they arrive. If they are damaged in any way, sign the delivery note as "damaged", "box 1 damaged" etc. and tell the delivery driver you are doing so. If for some reason you are unable to check the parcels, sign the delivery note as "unchecked". This covers you and the retailer against damages by the delivery company, and ensures you can get any replacement parts swiftly.
    • If the parcels are clearly so damaged that the bed will be unusable, you are perfectly within your rights to refuse delivery.

    2. Have the right tools

    • Knife - for opening packaging
    • Hammer - usually needed for attaching hardboard cupboard backs
    • Nail holder - I find it useful to have a small nail holder for aligning those short thin nails you often get in flat-pack furniture. It saves time and reduces the chance of bashed finger and thumbs. Annoyingly though I don't know here to get hold of one; I got one free in some furniture once and it has served me well ever since, but I've never seen one for sale.
    • Screwdriver - a multi-headed screwdriver with a range of heads is the best. Try to get hold of some allen key heads as well as normal flat and cross screwdriver heads
    • Hand held drill - This is to be used in screwdriver mode to speed up the insertion of screws and bolts. It is best to have one with variable torque so you can set it to stop turning when it meets a certain level of resistance. This helps ensure you don't over tighten bolts and risk damaging your bed.
    • A few plastic boxes - rarely considered as part of your DIY armoury, but can make life so much easier. When you first open your plastic bags full of screws, bolts and dowels they are usually in a jumble - if you quickly separate them into separate plastic boxes you can easily count them and find the ones you're looking for at any point.

    3. Preparation

    It's tempting to just dive in, find the first board or leg of the bed, and start pushing in dowels and screws. But you're better off taking your time and checking a few things before you start.

    • Take care when opening packaging. I would advise trying to damage the boxes as little as possible in case you need to repackage the furniture for some reason. Also take care not to damage the furniture parts when using a knife.
    • Count the boards and panels. Manufacturers have been known to make mistakes in packaging, although this is extremely rare these days. Identify the pieces on the instructions and place them in easy to reach positions out of the area where you will actually build your children's bed.
    • Check for damage. Even if the packaging doesn't appear damaged it's always worth checking each piece of wood. It can be a pain to have to wait for a replacement part, but it's more of a pain to have a half-finished, unusable bed in your child's room while you wait for that replacement.
    • If you find damaged pieces, contact shop or website where you bought it and explain the situation. They will usually order a spare part to get to you as soon as possible. In the mean time you may still be able to build the bed with the damaged part as long as it doesn't affect the safety of the child.
    • Separate and identify the screws and bolts. Most flat-pack furniture has a wide range of screws, bolts and other attachments that make building a bed easy. But it's important to ensure you know which ones are which, and it speeds things up if you have them in separate tubs from the start. Some beds we deal with can have 2 types of screw that are only a few mm different in length, so it's better to have them in their own tubs from the start.
    • Move packaging out of the way. Once you've catalogued your bed parts you should be able to clear the room of packaging to give you plenty of space to work in. I would advise you hang on to the packaging, at least until the bed is finished, in case you need to repackage some parts for any reason. Additionally, the packaging can be of use if you're building the bed in a room with a wooden floor. Lay the large pieces of cardboard out to protect the floor from scratches as you build.

    4. Building

    When it comes to actually building the bed it should be fairly obvious. Most instructions these days are pretty clear. However, with some imported furniture you may find instructions hard to follow or poorly translated.

    • Follow the instructions properly. This may seem obvious, but people do phone us to say they've got the wrong pieces, only to read the instructions again and find they had made an incorrect assumption about what to do next.
    • Check you have the right screws at all times. Again, seems obvious, but it can be frustrating to put 12 screws in, find you are four short but that there are sixteen of that other type of screw.
    • Recruit help if necessary. Most builds for children's beds can be done by one person. However there will be times when you need help to lift the bed upright or hold something in place while you screw it in. If in doubt, get someone to help. A dropped panel or bent bed leg can be a disaster.
    • Don't over-tighten screws. You can always tighten them later, but it's hard to repair wood if you damage it

    And that's it. I hope this helps from a practical point of view. It's experience gained over a lot of bed builds and has served us well over the years.

  • Thuka Beds offer a range of childrens bedroom furniture solutions

    Thuka beds

    Here at KidzDens we have a huge selection of childrens furniture, helping you to create the perfect bedroom for your kids. We pride ourselves on providing high quality kids furniture that will survive the rigours of childhood. To this end we offer some of the best brands from across the world including Thuka (Denmark) and Stompa (Norway).


    Thuka have been designing and manufacturing children's beds for over 50 years. The combination of years of experience, innovative design concepts and outstanding manufacturing standards have made them one of the world's leading brand names in childrens bedroom furniture. Manufactured from quality Scandinavian Polar pine from sustainable managed forests and sealed with clear lacquer for a child-friendly wipe clean finish.  One of the key points of the Thuka range that we at KidzDens love is the compatibility of all the furniture with the other pieces in the range. There are several ranges within the Brand including the “trendy”, “hit” and “maxi”.  The system works by buying the initial child’s bed base unit, available in a variety of finishes and the adding the touches that will make it the perfect bed for your kids. For example the Thuka Trendy Tower in Flower print would instantly turn a room in to space fit for your little princess. If your little guy is more interested in pirates than parties, you could try adding a Trendy cave tunnel tent accessory, to create a really cool den area.


    From the adult perspective this swop and change nature of a childrens bedding system ensures the longevity of the core piece of furniture. By selecting a plain white base unit and accessorising the bed and the rest of the room you can have a selection of themes for relatively little cost. KidzDens offer a large selection of childrens bedding for an easy way to instantly brighten a room. Or why not try childrens wall stickers; they are available in all your kids’ favourites from football and safari themes to brands such as High School Musical and the Gruffalo. Building a theme is easy, as we have a large selection of various items in each category. Some of the main themes for childrens bedroom furniture are space, sea, fairies and princesses.




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