Shorty beds are shorter and narrower than regular single size beds, making them a great space saving solution. Some parents might prefer to get a shorty bed for their kids, when they have outgrown their cot. When this happens, parents can either buy a toddler size bed (which measures 70cm x 170cm) or a single size bed. However a single size bed might be too big, but a shorty bed will fit just perfectly until they are ready for a real single size bed.
What is a shorty bed?
They are also called short beds, junior length beds, or shorties. They come in various sizes, but the most common size measures 75 cm wide (or 2ft 6 inches) by around 175cm long (or 5ft 9 inches), but there some other sizes as well. Shorty beds can be used by adults as well. If you have a small room and want to save some space for other furniture and items in the room, a shorty bed is a great option. You can even find a short kind size bed which measures 5ft wide by 6ft 3 inches long.
1. Argos Home Kaycie White Mid Sleeper Shorty Bed Frame
This bed is affordable and fun mid sleeper shorty bed. It has 74 cm clearance between the floor and underside of bed, where your child can play and store some items underneath as well. Add a tent and your child is sure to play there for hours. The bed has a solid wood frame, making it a strong and sturdy option for kids and even teens. The ladder can be assembled on the right or left side to fit your space. If you need a mattress, Argos has a wide range of shorty mattresses which are 75 cm wide by 175 cm long, and will fit perfectly.
Price: £125.00 from Argos (image source and retailer)
2. Teddy Kids Shorty Pine Bed
This is a cute children’s pine bed, with a Teddy bear motif on the headboard and optional safety rail on one side of the bed. It’s made in Britain from solid timber, and is built by craftsmen making it strong and sturdy. It’s available in 3 finishes: raw unfinished wood, natural lacquer, antique pine stain. You can personalise the bed, by engraving your kid’s name for £20.
You can get it in a wide range of custom sizes: 75cm x 19cm (UK small single), 75cm x 160cm, 75cm x 175cm, 90cm x 160cm and many more.
Price: from £189 from Bedguru (image source and retailer)
3. Shaker Low Foot Pine Bed Frame
This bed has a British Shaker inspired design, with slatted headboard and low foot end. It’s handcrafted using high-quality Swedish sustainable FSC timber. It’s available in several colour finishes: white, grey, unfinished pine, natural pine, and antique pine.
Sizes: 20 sizes available. Such as: 75cm x 175cm, 90cm x 183cm, 122cm x 183cm, and many more.
Price: from £199 Bedguru (image source and retailer)
4. Bubblegum Pine Shorty Kids Bed
Choose between 3 fun and bright colours: pink, blue or the classic white lacquer. This bed is made in Britain with Scandinavian FSC approved timber. Comes with 2 year guarantee.
You can get it in several custom shorty sizes: 90cm x 160cm, 90cm x 168cm, 90cm x 175cm, 90cm x 183cm.
Price: from £199 Bedguru (image source and retailer)
5. Camborne High Foot Pine Bed Frame
This solid pine bed has smooth curving headboard and matching lower foot end. It’s made in Britain using Scandinavian FSC approved timber, You can get it in three finishes: raw unfinished wood, natural lacquer, and antique pine stain.
Sizes: 18 sizes available. Such as: 75cm x 175cm, 90cm x 160cm, 122cm x 183cm, and many more.
Price: from £209 Bedguru (image source and retailer)
6. Éclat Premium Side Opening Ottoman Divan Base
Did you know that you can get a shorty ottoman divan base, giving you extra comfort and storage space in your bedroom. It’s handmade in Britain, with robust construction and a wide variety of fabric choices. It’s shipped without a headboard, but you can choose from a wide range of beautiful upholstered of wooden headboards. It has an easy lift 600-newton gas pistons, so you can access the under bed ottoman storage space.
Sizes: 25 sizes available. Such as: 75cm x 168cm, 90cm x 160cm, 122cm x 175cm, 150cm x 183cm and many more.
Price: from £299 Bedguru (image source and retailer)
7. Argos Home Josie Shorty Bunk Bed & 2 Kids Mattresses
If you have two kids at home and very limited space in their room, then this is a great option to consider. This shorty bunk bed comes in white or oak finish, and has a solid wood frame. It comes with two mattresses already included in the price. They are the Argos Home Elliott Comfort Anti-Allergy shorty mattresses. They have an open coil spring units and soft cushioning, and a white damask anti-allergy cover. The weight limit per bunk is 100 kg, which makes it a good choice for older kids as well.
Price: £305.00 from Argos (image source and retailer)
8. Phoebe Upholstered Shorty Bed
This is a beautiful and contemporary bed, that will fit in any bedroom interior. It has a tall headboard with smooth horizontal panels. It’s upholstered in natural linen and you can choose from wide range of fabric colours. The bed has slim timber feet and strong pine slatted base.
Sizes: 9 sizes available. Such as: 137cm x 175cm, 137cm x 183cm, 150cm x 183cm, 150cm x 190cm, 180cm x 190cm and more.
Price: from £319.00 Bedguru (image source and retailer)
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The prices mentioned in this post were last updated on May 26, 2020. For up to date prices, please click on the link of each product.