Akira stayed in his cot and then his cot-bed for ages, for reasons I talked about here. I guess I wasn’t ready to face him growing up and yeah, I know, he starts school this year. My baby is a big boy now. Let’s not go there. *puts fingers in ears, screws eyes shut and chants “la la la” in full denial!
When choosing a new bed, we wanted something versatile. My man has always wanted a high sleeper (man as in the small one, not the one who lies next to me every night – that would just be plain weird!) plus Akira and Kaya DREAM of having bunk beds one day so we were pretty much resigned to getting a temporary bed until he finally decided what kind he wanted.
At the moment his bedroom is an attic room, which means there’s limited ceiling height throughout much of the room. So a high or mid sleeper isn’t an option unless he moves bedrooms. But I wasn’t wanting to compromise on quality, nor wanting to buy him a temporary set up.
Then I discovered Room to Grow and when they asked if we wanted to review one of their beds, we said yes faster than you can say flatpack!
The Thuka Trendy bed is endlessly versatile (and currently on sale I notice – happy days!) The basic bed is a regular single bed with removable sides BUT in a Lego Movie / Lord Business stylee it can grow legs! So it can transform into a mid-sleeper or a high sleeper or if you had two of the beds, you could fit them together as bunks. Simples! And genius! And perfect for my changing environments and kid’s changing desires.
The bed comes in two options – pine and white wash. I went for the whiter option since it matched his existing soft furnishings better – more on that later. We also got a tunnel and side panel for books.
It came flatpacked and delivery was quick. It took about an hour to put it together and I like that it has screw covers, to look neat. We got the tunnel in light blue and were meant to screw directly into the bed frame which had no screw holes but I couldn’t bring myself to do it so we used zip ties, which seemed to work fine. And thank goodness that was my choice since Akira quickly decided he was actually “too grown up” for the tunnel!
It’s supremely solid, which you don’t often find with flatpack furniture. With nightmares and bed-swaps, both myself at 5 ft 8 and Trey at 6 ft 1 have slept in the bed on separate occasions and, with the mattress delivered at the same time, so the whole set up is super comfy.
The white goes pretty well with Akira’s Light of the Moon theme he’s had since birth. I know! Time for a change, but which theme to go with? His interests seem to change from Jake & The Neverland Pirates to Superheroes to Space with the weather, so once he’s stuck with the same desire for a month, I’ll be there – pimping the rest of his room. Meantime, he’s quite happy with his first ever soft furnishings, rocking his “Transformer Bed” as he calls it.
Oh no – ANOTHER option! *facepalm