With World Book Day 2019 fast approaching, children around the globe are more than ever settling down to enjoy a good book. With many events taking place in schools and communities around the world, there is a big push on the importance of reading in children too.
In an ever-growing market of children books, the wonderful world of reading is one of the only industries that are keeping hold of some good old-fashioned ways – with a society full of iPads and e-readers, there is nothing more refreshing than the image of a child enjoying a real book.
In a paperless world depending on technology, colourful bookcases bursting with pages of imagination are a rarity in children’s bedrooms. I think every child’s bedroom should have an area for books, ready to easily access for a nighttime story or simply whenever the child feels like going on a wonderful literary journey. No, iPads are simply not the same as the quality time you share with your child as you read a real book together.
However, this doesn’t mean you need to crowd your home with towering bookcases. Here is my pick of the top children’s storage beds which are perfect for storing their favourite books close to hand, as well as real-life Feefo reviews.
10. The Kimbo Oak Midsleeper
The Kimbo Oak Midsleeper Bed offers plenty of external shelving, perfect for displaying and storing books!
A comfortable and stylish bed, crafted from an elegant yet sturdy oak-effect wood, this savvy Kimbo bed even comes with a detachable bookcase – there’s no excuse for a lack of books in your child’s room with a free book storage system included in this beautiful bed.
‘My son loves it and it looks great!’ – Barry
9. The Fabio Bookcase Bed
Store books by your head, or store books by your feet. With the Fabio White Wooden Bookcase Storage Bed you can access books from all angles, making it the perfect bed for older bookworms.
You never grow out of the need to read, making the Fabio an ideal addition to your teenager’s bedroom that will make reading and revision that little more convenient.
‘Really solid bed with useful storage, saves having to have bedside cabinets. Looks great too!’ – Angela
8. The Maine Wooden Bookcase Bed
With a pristine white finish that is clean yet incredibly elegant, the Maine Wooden Bookcase Bed is a gorgeous bed that is flexible to all types of interiors. The wonderful bookcase shelving is perfect for storing books, pictures, clocks and anything else your little one can think of! Minimalist and modern, this beautiful and comfortable bed is an excellent choice for every type of children's bedroom.
‘Very Good!’ – One of our Trusted Customers
7. The Orion Storage Bunk
Boasting a design so modern it’s almost futuristic, the Orion Wooden Storage Bunk Bed offers the perfect bed for two little bookworms. With bookshelves integrated into the frame to allow both sleepers to access books at the reach of a hand, the Orion provides plenty of room for displaying your child’s favourite stories.
Picture the image of your children settling down into this comfortable bed after a long day, as you grab a book off the handy shelving unit and begin to read to them as they drift off.
‘Excellent bed. Sturdy and plenty of space to store little books for the kids.’ – Julien
6. The Stella Low Sleeper
Bedtime stories are a big part of younger children’s routines and many parents underestimate just how much their little ones look forward to that time at the end of the day. The Stella Wooden Low Sleeper Cabin Storage Bed comes in a range of stylish colours and makes the perfect bed for younger children, with a convenient shelving storage space beside the bed to make grabbing a good book before bedtime easier than ever!
‘Great bed, very sturdy with good storage.’ – Suzanna
5. The Milo Mid Sleeper
A very popular choice, this stunning Milo Wooden Mid Sleeper Bed is a bookworms dream! With a secure sleeping space, the frame includes plenty of shelves and activity areas for your little ones to always be seconds away from immersing themselves into a good book. With differing colour variations and detachable features, this bed is one for your child to fall in love with!
‘Great purchase! Really beautiful looking bed. Perfect workmanship and very high quality, very good value. Highly recommend to everyone!’ – Izabela
4. The Mission White Storage Bed
We should never grow tired of reading, yet many teenagers lose sight of what a good story can offer them. This sleek and stylish Mission White Wooden Storage Bed is perfect for brightening up your teenager’s bedroom, with plenty of storage to keep their favourite books safe. Whether revision guides, novels or their beloved childhood stories, this bed has space to store them all.
‘Ideal bed for my teenager’ – Sarah
3. The Grace Day Bed
Whether you’re a doting auntie, uncle, grandparent or baby sitter, the Grace White Wooden Day Bed is ideal for those who frequently host little guests and want to make bedtime as accommodating as possible. With plenty of storage and a clean guest bed exterior, this bed is perfect for storing books at an accessible reach to ensure your guests are never too far away from a good read.
‘4 year old loves it. Made going to bed exciting!’ – George
2. The Barcelona Solid Pine Midsleeper
Looking for something a little more traditional? The Barcelona Solid Pine Midsleeper offers a gorgeous solid pine construction and combines sleeping with storage.
With plenty of shelving and a pull-out desk, this bed offers space to store story-books and even a comfortable place to read them! Easily and conveniently sit beside your sleepy child after a long day for some quality reading time.
‘Our son loves it, works excellently in a small room’ – Russell
1. The Cookie Cabin Bed
Behold, our winning storage bed! Fitting for a stylish teenager’s bedroom, the Cookie Oak Wooden Cabin Bed offers plenty of bedside storage to not only store books, but for you to find a cosy place to read them too, thanks to its convenient desk area integrated into the bed frame.
Let your child’s new inspiration flow as they now have the opportunity to settle down and write their own stories with this savvy activity area and storage system.
‘Son loves it, great space saver’ – Helen
What Will You Be Reading This World Book Day?
Need a little inspiration on what books to fill in your bookcase? Read our post ‘World Book Day: Our Exclusive Research reveals the Internet’s Favourite Bedtime Book’ to find the next story for your child to fall in love with.
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