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A Happy Bed for my Happy Girl

February 14, 2018Susan
This is a collaborative post

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

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

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

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

It was time to get a new bed.

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

white and colourful little girls room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Comments (38)

  • Ashley

    February 14, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Bed looks great Sue ! X

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Ah thanks lovely! xx

  • twentysomethinglifeandstyle

    February 14, 2018 at 11:06 am

    What a gorgeous bed! I’m 24 and I wish my room was this lovely 🙂

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 11:42 am

      Heheh! Thanks, she had got a cool room!

  • Toni

    February 14, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Love the pretty bedding.

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

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

  • Geraldine

    February 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      You’ll easily find something!

  • Carole King

    February 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    A perfect fit. Looks lovely. x

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Cheers Carole!

  • freshdesignblog

    February 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

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

  • kate

    February 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm

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

  • MissPond

    February 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      She is thanks so much!

  • staceysheppard

    February 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      There is so much choice!

  • Kara

    February 16, 2018 at 6:11 am

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

    1. Susie

      February 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm

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

  • Kirsty

    February 16, 2018 at 8:11 am

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

    1. Susie

      February 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Oh thanks so much Kirsty!

  • Tamsyn Morgans

    February 16, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Such a lovely room Sue, love the rug!

    1. Susie

      February 16, 2018 at 7:36 pm

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

  • Claire

    February 17, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    The bed looks great but I love the rug.

    1. Susie

      February 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Yeah, Next are doing some fab rugs now

  • Tamsin Allen

    February 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Aw, she is! Thanks so much x

  • Pati

    February 18, 2018 at 7:14 am

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

    1. Susie

      February 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much, I completely agree!

  • fionamostyn

    February 18, 2018 at 7:39 am

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

    1. Susie

      February 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      She loves it!

  • Donna Ford

    February 18, 2018 at 8:55 pm

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

    1. Susie

      February 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Donna!


    February 23, 2018 at 8:28 am

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

    1. Susie

      February 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

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

  • Natalie Holden

    February 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    What a lovely bedroom! The bed is cute x

    1. Susie

      February 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Ah thanks so much!

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