The Kid Trend You’re Seeing EVERYWHERE Is Popular for a Reason

updated Jul 16, 2021
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Jonah's room house tour with house bed
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Four years ago, when I was covering home design for a parenting magazine, I noticed a do-it-yourself trend of parents building simple, house-shaped bed frames for their kids. They were so cute that we included them in the magazine along with instructions for how you might make your own. 

Like most DIY trends, those homemade house beds have morphed into products you can buy from all the major furniture retailers. And there’s a good reason they have: Unlike other themed beds, a house design, especially a simple one, has staying power. Your kid won’t grow out of the phase in a year’s time and a tween won’t be embarrassed to have one. Plus, the shape of the pitched roof offers children a welcome feeling of enclosure. A little house of their own feels cozy!

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Some of these readymade house beds retain the simple shape of their DIY predecessors, but most have taken on more elaborate forms (hello, full-on treehouse bed!). We scoured the market to find the best house beds at a range of price points and styles. 

Here are our favorites:

Max & Lily Twin Size House Bed

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A little extra height on the four posters of this tent bed give it a fresh silhouette. The legs are removable, if you prefer for the bed to sit directly on the floor.

Buy: Max & Lily House Bed, $407.99 from Overstock

West Elm Kids Tent Bed

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Simple and chic like the best of West Elm designs, this minimalist tent bed is also available in a full size — perfect for tweens!

Buy: Kids Tent Bed, from $454.35 from West Elm

Tree House Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed

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The ultimate house bed fort: Pottery Barn offers their “tree house” in both bunk and loft styles. The natural wood finish makes any room feel like summer camp.

Buy: Tree House Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed, $2,199 from Pottery Barn

Cole House Bed

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An investment piece for sure, RH beds are known to be among the sturdiest out there, and we love that they offer fabric canopies as an add-on for their bed frames. RH offers several variations on their Cole House bed.

Buy: Cole House Bed, $1,399 from RH

Delta Poppy House Bed

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The usual roof silhouette is flipped in this bed by Delta, and the gray and blush finish options are of-the-moment.

Buy: Poppy House Bed, $199.99 from Delta

Flannibrook Twin House Bed Frame

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A simple, budget-friendly option that looks high-design in a cool black finish.

Buy: Flannibrook Twin House, $219.99 from Ashley Furniture

Wooden House Bunk Bed With Roof

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A house bunk with major “Fixer Uppervibes, this low-profile bunk is nice for young kids.

Sweedi Bed with House Frame Headboard 

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For less of a commitment, this headboard says “house” without taking up overhead space.

Little Seeds Rowan Valley Forest Twin Loft Bed

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A black-and-white striped canopy gives this little loft bed a graphic edge.

Buy: Little Seeds Bed, $599.99 from Wayfair