Does your toddler or kid need a new bed? Why not DIY it? Get inspired with these fantastic DIY kids bed ideas. From floor-level DIY toddler beds to bigger kid bunk beds, and from simple woodworking to more complex designs, there’s something for everyone!
Parents know when it is time…
Time to make the big transition from the crib to a toddler bed. Either they start attempting to climb out of the crib or they just simply outgrow the space, every kiddo eventually needs a bigger bed.
Since you usually know that the transition is “coming”, it means that you have time to plan ahead and for us…that means we have time to build something ourselves!
There are so many different styles and situations for DIY toddler beds. If your kiddo is younger, you may want to consider looking at a style that is lower to the ground (or even on the floor).
If your child is bigger and ready to transition straight to a bigger twin-size bed, there are so many fun designs!
But there are no rules here! When we finally transitioned our littlest out of her crib, we moved straight to a queen-sized bed with this DIY cane headboard and we’ve had no problems with her falling out. And she loves that she has plenty of room for lots of stuffed animals to sleep next to her.
Whether you go big with bunk beds or smaller with floor-style beds, I’ve rounded up some of the best designs for DIY toddler and kid beds to inspire you!
If your child is like ours and sleeps with a million stuffed animals (he was getting just a little cramped in the toddler bed) it may be time to upgrade to a twin-size bed.
We gathered a lot of DIY kid's bed ideas and incorporated our favorite parts into this DIY kid's cabin bed.
From the cedar-planked roof to the board and batten trim this kid's bed has all the cabin vibes that go great with his mountain mural. I love that it is still easy to change the sheets with the open front.
Read more for the tutorial and free plans to build your own!
Platform beds are really popular right now for kids and adults alike. The price tag can be intimidating, but you can make your own!
All you need is some plywood and wooden legs to make your own toddler platform bed. I love the boho look of this room and the platform bed is a great choice for little ones as they transition from crib to big kid's bed.
Here's another fantastic DIY kid's bed idea! A teepee of their own in their bedroom, what child wouldn't love that?!
This bed is easy to make and you can customize the color to match your child's room.
It's low to the ground so no fear of injury if they roll out. Bedtime will be a breeze with this fun bed.
DIY Kid's Bunk Beds
It's no secret, kids LOVE bunk beds. What is it about that top bunk? These fantastic DIY kid's bed ideas will help you save space in shared bedrooms and you will be a hero for building your child their own!
Now, this is a bunk bed! What little girl wouldn't want her own house in her bedroom?
It has every detail you can imagine that would be on a real house. Windows, a shingle roof, pergola awnings, and flower boxes.
The panels on each end open making it easy to change the bedding. Drawers on the bottom add extra storage and you access the top bunk from the ladder at the end. I may need one of these in an adult size!