• Tips for Improving Your Child’s Bunk Bed Feng Shui

    Bunk-Bed-Feng-Shui-Moms-Bunk-House-Texas-KidsIt is no secret that bunk beds are not only one of the most affordable and practical options for a child, but did you know they can actually help ensure your kiddo is getting a good night’s rest? Believe it or not, but the type of bunk bed you choose and the placement of it in your child’s room can make a huge difference when it comes to how well they are sleeping. Bunk beds are a wonderful way to save space, and they are also a fixture that kids will love. That being said, bunk beds can also provide poor feng shui, if you will, if they are improperly placed. For example, children may experience sleeplessness in the upper bunk because of the lack of support it proves, or even reduced energy in the lower bunk because of the presence of the upper bed on top. However, there are ways in which you can increase bunk bed feng shui, ensuring your child is getting the rest they need while still enjoying their beloved bunk bed.

    Before we dive into some of the ways in which you can improve your child’s bunk bed feng shui, let’s take a brief look at what, exactly, feng shui is. A Chinese belief, the main thing you need to know about feng shui is that it works to harmonize people (no matter their age) with the surrounding environment. In a nutshell, the placement of certain pieces of furniture (ahem, a bunk bed) in relation to other items within a room should be done in a manner that encourages flow and creativity. Along the same lines, making certain decorating choices, such as having a framed picture of the family in their room, can actually provide calming energy. Now, let’s go over some of top ways to improve feng shui when working with bunk beds in a child’s room:

    • Test out the bunk bed to make sure it does not squeak, rock, or make any other strange sounds or movements when kids are getting in and out of bed
    • Make sure the bunk bed is sturdy and built tough. Some believe that wood bunk beds are the most durable, but that is debatable
    • Don’t forget about the headboard. When it comes to bunk beds, it can be easy to neglect certain ‘regular bed’ features, such as the headboard. However, headboards are integral to creating a restful and peaceful night’s sleep
    • Paint the bottom of the upper bunk with calming colors or use fabric to cover this blank canvas up. We recommend recreating the night sky or clouds in order to encourage good sleep patterns. One tip - avoid using too dark of a color, it is may make the child on the bottom bunk feel as though they are in dark water
    • Consider draping fabric over the bottom bunk in order to emulate a tent-like enclosed space. Be sure and ask your child’s opinion before doing this, as they may or may not like this idea. The intention is creating a feeling of security, which is particularly effective for younger children.
    • Pay attention to what colors you are using in your child’s room, in general. Typically, you should try and create the right balance of yin and yang, which means it should not be too dark or too bright

    The intention of feng shui is create harmony and balance in the home, no matter what room it is. In order to make the best out of the space you are working with - such as a child’s room - do what you can to enhance its feng shui. And remember, Mom’s Bunk House offers a wide selection of both boys and girls bunk beds, so be sure and browse our selection today.

  • Bunk Bed Safety Tips

    Bunk-Bed-Safety-Moms-Bunk-House-Texas-KidsBunk beds are a wonderful option for families with numerous children or for those who want extra sleeping space for sleepovers. Not only are they functional, but bunk beds are also quite affordable and come in a range of styles and materials, allowing you to choose the best option for your family needs. Last but not least, bunk beds free up space and allow for more floor space for all your kids’ belongings. If you don’t have a lot of room to work with, this is definitely the way to go. We offer a wide array of bunk beds in all different styles, colors, and configurations, so check them out today!

    One of the reasons bunk beds have been so popular over the years is because of the excitement they create in children. Look at this way - bunk beds moonlight as indoor playground equipment. OK, that may be going a little far, but the fact of the matter is that children love climbing and monkeying around on bunk beds. This can make parents a little nervous, to say the least.

    The potential risk of bunk beds should in no way deter you from investing in them, it should only encourage you to focus on safety and make sure your kids know what is acceptable behavior and what is dangerous. Both kids and adults should know how to use bunk beds safely, which is why we thought it would be a good idea to give you a few tips on how to reduce the risk of bunk bed accidents:

    • Make sure you follow instructions when assembling - Failing to do so could cause problems with the construction and stability of the bed
    • Do not allow any children under the age of 6 to sleep on the top bunk - Young children are more apt to fall off of the top bunk
    • Use only mattresses recommended by the manufacturer - A mattress that is too small could leave gaps on the side, opening the door for suffocation
    • Make sure there are no openings in either level of bunk that are large enough for a child’s body to fit through - If children notice a gap, they may try and stick their head, arm, leg, or other body part through it and become stuck
    • Discuss proper usage and safety concerns with your children - It is imperative that your children understand how to properly get in and out, and use, the bunk bed
    • Pick the right spot - never put the bed near a ceiling fan - You do not want to risk your child standing up on the top bunk and hitting the ceiling fan
    • Set up a night light near the ladder - This will help them get up and down more safely
    • Put the bed in a corner - This will save space and prevent accidents
    • Check the structure for any cracks, loose screws, or weak points - If you notice any cracks or spots that appear weak, contact the manufacturer right away and do not let your child use the bed
    • Put up guardrails on both sides of the top bunk - This will protect them during the night
    • Show your kids how to use the ladder - In doing so, the risk of injury will be lower

    Bunk beds are a wonderful option for children as they grow and get into their teenage years, but it is imperative that both you and your children understand how to use a bunk bed safely. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mom’s Bunk House.

  • Three Benefits of Using a Mattress Protector for Your Kiddos

    mattress-kids-bed-children-moms-bunk-houseWhether you’ve recently purchased a new bed for your child or are in the process of mattress shopping, it may be time to consider investing in a good mattress protector. When many people hear the word ‘mattress protector’, visions of children having ‘accidents’ in the bed come to mind, right? While this is undoubtedly one of the main uses of them, there are a host of other reasons why a mattress protector may be a smart investment. Sure, it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of accessories for the mattress, but it will avoid a purchase in the future. When it comes to kiddos, mattress protectors are incredibly useful and have numerous benefits. Not only will they help protect your mattress investment, but they can also help you and your child be healthier. Mom’s Bunk House offers several different options for mattress protectors, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. We understand that mattress protectors may not be the most exciting topic on the planet, but it is something that all parents should be familiar with and discuss.

    Mattress protectors are not only hugely beneficial to the mattress itself, but to our overall health and lifestyle, too. All mattress protectors are designed to fit the mattress in the same way, providing comfort and protection for your kiddo. That being said, let’s get right to the point. Here are the top reasons why you should consider investing in a mattress protector for your child’s bed:

    • Keeps the Mattress Clean and Bacteria-Free

    As you probably guessed, the main purpose of a mattress protector is to save the mattress from bacteria, grime, and all other unpleasant substances that could impact your child’s health. Mattress protectors are waterproof, which means they repel any type of liquid (read: urine) that can help bacteria grow and thrive. No matter how hard you try, it is a given that your child will wet the bed at some point. The constant wetting of the mattress can actually ruin the materials used in it, which will reduce its lifespan, causing you to have to shell out more money for a new mattress in just a couple years. With the help of a mattress protector, the mattress itself will stay dry and bacteria-free.

    • Helps With Allergies

    Another important benefit of mattress protectors is that they can protect children (and adults, for that matter) from allergic reactions. Mattresses are full of microscopic pests, many of which can trigger allergic reactions in pretty much anyone. Dust mites are one of the most common pests that live in mattresses, which is where a mattress protector will come in handy. When the mattress is enclosed in a mattress protector, the risk of allergic reactions and other respiratory illnesses are reduced.

    • Keeps Children Healthy

    Perhaps most importantly, mattress protectors help keep your kids healthy. This is especially true of children who are in school and those who play outside a lot and are therefore more likely to bring in bacteria and other germs. No matter how strict you are with your child’s hygiene and night-time routine, these bacteria and germs can get them sick and make a home for themselves in your child’s mattress. A mattress protector will prevent you from needing to clean the actual mattress on a regular basis as well as provide you with peace of mind that your children’s health is protected.

    If you are in the market for a new mattress for your child, be sure to consider purchasing a mattress protector at the same time. Keeping your children safe, healthy, and happy is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we believe in offering a selection of products to you and your family.

  • Creative Ways to Inspire Learning in Your Child’s Room

    Childs-Room-Inspiration-Moms-Bunk-House-Online-BedsIt is an exciting time when your kids get to the age where they are attending school, forming habits, and parent gaining knowledge. Every dreams of the day when their child begins to form their own opinions and truly get to know themselves and what they want to do with their lives. While they’ve undoubtedly been tapping into their imagination for the last several years, there is a shift in where this imagination will take them when they start school. Whether you sent your kiddos off to school for the first time this year or they are at the age when studying and homework require more than writing their name and drawing portraits of their family, the importance of a proper study area is the same.

    We recently went over how to create a homework HQ in your child’s room, but we also think it is important to think about the various ways to inspire learning in this space. A study area or homework center is about more than a simple desk and chair, it needs to be a space that inspires and encourages creativity and stimulation. Here at Mom’s Bunk House, we are strong believers in the power of imagination. This is one of the main reasons why we offer such a wide selection of furniture for kids, as well as decor tips. From desks and bookcases to toy boxes and bunk beds, we have everything you will ever need to turn your child’s space into a functional one. When it comes to creativity and imagination in your child’s room, we also think it is important to think outside the box. We offer a range of table and chair sets that are the perfect way to change things up and boost morale. In addition to incorporating a modern and fun table and chair set, consider the following when decorating your child’s room with the intention of promoting imagination, creativity, and knowledge.

    Fill the Floor Space

    Your child doesn’t have to have just one area for studying! While a desk is undoubtedly a necessity, it may also be a smart idea to create other stations throughout the room that encourage studying and creativity. If you have room, try creating a space on the floor where they can read, relax, or even draw. This can easily be done with pillows, toy boxes, and a short art station. Another great option is to bring in a table and chair set. This will provide an extra area for learning, and may help motivate them because it is something different than the dreaded desk and chair.

    Make Learning Fun

    The number one rule when it comes to encouraging and motivating your kids to learn is to make it fun. School, homework, and studying shouldn’t be a dreaded chore, but something they look forward to doing. By including them in the decorating process and incorporating bright colors in every nook and cranny, they will be far more likely to enjoy learning.

    Bring in Art

    Beyond painting the walls bright colors and filling the space with loud and inspiring objects, it may also be a good idea to line the walls with art. Whether their art, yours, or professional pieces, this is an excellent way to fill up the space and encourage their imagination to take over. Not only will their eye be drawn to the different pieces, but it may inspire your very own Picasso!

    To learn more about our furniture options for kids’ rooms, be sure and check out our online store today!

  • Best Mattresses to Help Your Kids Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    Mattress-bed-bunkbed-Moms-Bunk-House-ChildrenSelecting a mattress for your kid can be quite the challenge, especially if you are looking for something that will grow with your child. While children easily outgrow clothing, shoes, toys, and other items, this isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to their mattress. In fact, research indicates that many children actually sleep in the same bed for a large majority of their childhood, more specifically their formative years and in some cases their teen years. If for no other reason than this, it is important that you take your time and select a mattress that will offer your child support and comfort as they grow into themselves. By doing your research and selecting the mattress that will nurture and cradle your child during their most important developmental years, you will be helping them grow into a healthy, happy, and well-rested young adult. Because there are so many different styles, makes, and models of mattresses, the task of finding the best one for your child’s needs isn’t always an easy one. That being said, there are a handful of things you should look for when mattress shopping to ensure you are making the right choice. Here at Mom’s Bunk House, we offer a wide selection of mattresses, beds, and furniture that are designed to help you turn your child’s space into one they love.

    Here are a few things to consider when trying to narrow down your search to find the mattress that will best suit your child:

    It’s All About the Support

    While durability and longevity are certainly important, support is perhaps the greatest factor you should consider when mattress shopping. As your child grows and develops, his or her body is undergoing constant physical change. Without proper support, it could wreak havoc on their body and cause problems later in life. Furthermore, a supportive mattress will help promote a restful night of sleep, which is just as crucial to their development. Thankfully, every mattress offered through Mom’s Bunk Beds provides adequate support and comfort. However, some mattresses may be better suited than others for your child’s comfort.

    Comfort is Important, Too

    Let’s face it - it can be darn near impossible to get a good night’s sleep on an uncomfortable mattress. Whether too stiff or too soft, a mattress that just doesn’t feel right can be detrimental to your child’s sleeping patterns. Experts note that children of all ages require mattresses that are both comfortable and provide an adequate support system. Depending on your child’s age, it may be beneficial to involve them in the buying process, as it is them who will be using the mattress, afterall. We encourage you to do your research and educate yourself about the various options on the market. In doing so, you will have a better idea of what type of mattress may work for your kiddo.

    Style Matters

    When it comes to helping your child get a good night’s sleep time and time again, it is important not to negate style. Believe it or not, but style is actually one of the most important factors when it comes to how well a child sleeps. There are many different mattress options out there - including memory foam, air, water, and latex. The style of mattress you choose will once again depend on your child’s preference - and your budget.

    So, when it comes time to purchase a mattress for your growing kiddo, remember to check out our huge online selection. You won’t be disappointed!

  • How to Create a Homework HQ in Your Child’s Room

    Kids-Room-With-Desk-Moms-Bunk-House-Childrens-FurnitureIt’s that time of year again where your kiddos are getting back into school, which means the summer fun is a thing of the past and now homework is all they can think about. That may be a stretch, but it’s not to say that homework won’t be a priority this fall. In order to help your kids focus and stay on top of any assignments throughout the year, it is imperative they have a functional station to get everything done. We like to say that the perfect grade for any child’s room is F - for function. As your children get older, it will become increasingly important that they have a desk that suits them and that meets all their needs. Whether your child’s room is equipped with a loft bed or there is wall space for a desk, you are sure to find everything you are in need of at Mom’s Bunk House. We offer a wide range of kids desks, allowing you to choose the right style and size for your child’s needs.

    In addition to simply finding the perfect desk that will inspire your child - and serve as a good space to work - it is important that you take into a few other considerations when creating the perfect homework headquarters. When done right, a special study space can actually make homework more fun and work to motivate your child. By choosing and creating a space in your kid’s room that will provide them with the least amount of distraction, while being organized, simple, and kid-appropriate at the same time, you will be doing them a huge favor. Now, here are a few great tips for transforming your child’s room into an idyllic homework HQ.

    1. Plan Ahead

    Calendars are an excellent way to teach your child how to manage homework and different assignment deadlines. We suggest allowing your kiddo to pick out the calendar that he or she wants, as it will help them form a connection and will actually be something they are inclined to use. Be sure and place the calendar above his or her desk to provide them with easier access to it.

         2.    Make the Space Clutter-Free

    This is especially important for the surface of your child’s desk, as a messy desk can make it far more difficult to concentrate on the task at hand. Once you’ve removed any clutter or unnecessary items from the desk, you can start bringing in the basics, which include an adjustable lamp, ‘inbox’ and ‘outbox’, pencil holder, and sharpener. Remember, a neat work area will help your child be more efficient, causing less of a headache for you!

          3.    Keep it Simple

    Your child’s homework center doesn’t have to be complicated and stuffed full of things they’ll never use, or that creates distraction. A simple desk and chair that is clean in design and will grow with your child is all you really need. If you are looking to spruce up the space, all you need to do is bring in a throw pillow or cushion on the chair for extra support, comfort, and style.

         4.     Put Keepsakes on Display

    A great way to encourage your child to focus on school and get their homework done in a timely manner is by displaying important keepsakes. This could be anything from a stellar report card to special papers and artwork. Remind your child of how awesome they are doing by displaying these memorable pieces by hanging them from a clothesline. You never know where they will find inspiration!

    These are just a couple great ways you can create a homework center for your kid that will both inspire and motivate them. Remember to check out our online selection of desks and find the perfect fit for your kid before the school year gets going!

  • Storage Tips to Keep Your Kids’ Rooms Organized

    Organized-Child-Bedroom-Moms-Bunk-HouseLet’s face it - most kids’ idea of a clean room is all their belongings piled up in the corner. If you are tired of cleaning up after your kiddos day in and day out, it may be time for a storage-solution intervention. The key to designing a room that will still be fun and comfortable for your pint-sized kiddo without making more work for yourself is to tap into your creative side. There are many ways to organize and implement storage options into your child’s room, without taking away from the imaginative feel of the space. One great option is bunk beds. Not only are bunk beds fun for your kids, but they allow for additional storage space and room for toys, a desk, bookshelves, and other knick-knacks. There are a lot of ways you can add storage to a room with bunk beds, some of which your kids may even get excited about! Kids may be small in stature, but their stuff tends to take up a lot of space. Thankfully, there are many organization solutions for their rooms that won’t cost you a pretty penny. And remember, Mom’s Bunk House has a wide selection of bunk beds as well as other furniture pieces that will help you get your kids’ room together without breaking the bank.

    Let’s take a look at some of the most creative ways to organize your kids’ room with plenty of storage options:

    Use the Walls. This is an especially good idea when you have bunk beds. Hang repurposed planter baskets or other cubbies (IKEA is a great resource for these types of items!) on the wall beneath the bunk bed to get odds and ends off the floor. This is an easy system for your kids to clean up after themselves, and they don’t require a lot of work or tools!

    Use Simple Crates. You can find simple wooden crates at most craft stores or big-box improvement stores. Finish the crates with a fun paint color or stain them. Once they have dried, stack or hang them in a configuration of your choice. This is a cheap and fun way to add storage to your kids’ room!

    ● Create a Book Nook.  Use magazine holders, crates, or a few pieces of wood to organize all your child’s books on the shelves underneath their bunk beds. It may also be useful to use some type of label system for quick and easy access. This is a great solution, especially if your kid has a lot of odd-sized books.

    PVC Pipe Solutions. Glue a few PVC pipes together in different combinations and secure them to a board or the wall. This creates a lot of storage for loose items, such as pencils and crayons. You can either leave the piping white or paint them to match the colors in the room.

    Stuffed Animal Swing. Hanging storage for stuffed animals and other similar items is great, especially when you think outside the box. You can easily create a wooden swing that will hold your child’s toys without looking messy and boring. All you will need is a bit of hobby wood, a clothesline, and some hooks. The completed swing can either hang on a wall beside the bunk bed, or underneath, depending on how much wall space you have left!

    There are many great ways to organize your child’s room without shelling out too much cash or spending too much time. The above tips should offer you a good starting point, especially if you are looking into installing bunk beds!

  • 3 Fun Fall Decor Ideas for the Kids

    6a00e55246b63f883401539303b00e970b-800wiSummer is officially over, and the little ones are back to school. And while we might be missing those hot and hazy days of summer, the fall can be a beautiful season full of fun family events. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas just around the corner, the fall season is a wonderful time for families to come together and enjoy time together.

    Fall is also a great decorating season! With so many colors, feelings, and moods evoked by fall, there’s tons of fun seasonal design elements you can incorporate into your home to get into that cozy fall season. And of course, getting the kids involved is just another way to make fall a great time for family. In this post, we’ll give you some cute fall decor tips that both you and your kids will love.

    It’s All About the Leaves

    Perhaps nothing says fall more clearly than the changing of the leaves. As vibrant greens begin to shift into reds, oranges, and yellows, you can really start to feel the fall coming. And as the leaves fall, tons of fun craft and decor ideas come to life! How about helping your kids with a great leafy craft, like artwork that incorporates something right from your own backyard? Helping your kids make something unique using leaves will also help teach the younger ones about the changing seasons and the natural world. Just be careful that those crunchy leaves don’t make too much mess!

    Harvest Season Fun

    Fall is the traditional harvest season, and a great chance to create some harvest-themed crafts with your kids. Apples and pumpkins are both classic fall foods, and can be used in many ways. If you like baking, there are tons of apple and pumpkin goods you and your kids can work together to create. There’s also loads of decor ideas featuring fall harvest themes, like pumpkin seed collages, acorn art and crafts, and paintings featuring harvest themes. This is also a great educational opportunity to teach kids the value of hard work and patience. Fall is a time when work from the past yields benefits for the future. This is a wonderful message to kids about planning for the future.

    Homework Help

    While kids might love Halloween and Thanksgiving, the fall season brings another thing they might not love so much: homework! As parents, we can work with our kids to make a positive homework environment for them. As you spruce up the kids’ rooms for fall, make sure they’ve got a good place to work, including a good desk, chair, and bookshelf. You can also dedicate some space in your home to feature great work your kids have done in the past. Get that fridge magnet collection back to work and let kids pin their best test scores for the year, for example. Being positive and organized about school and work will help your kids achieve their best potential in this coming school year.

    We hope these simple ideas will make this fall season your best ever! It’s an exciting time of the year, and we hope your kids are off to a great school year as well. Happy Fall!

  • Back to School Tips for the Kids Bedroom

    Young child holding stack of books and back to school written onAt Mom’s Bunk House, we know that one of the most important times of the year for your family is the back to school season. This is the time when your little ones get ready for a new year filled with learning, fun, challenges, and opportunities. And although it can be sad to see the summer end, the new school year is always an exciting time for you and your kids.

    Our back to school sale is still going strong here at Mom’s Bunk House, and to help you make the most of our great discounts, we’ve put together a few simple tips and ideas on how your can get your kids’ rooms ready for the new year.

    Get Ready for Homework. These days, homework is just a fact of life for kids in school. Kids are getting loads of homework every day, and it is important that parents find ways to support their kids through homework (without doing it themselves!). One way you can help your kids excel at homework is to invest in a great desk and chair. While they might look cute with their work spread across their beds, especially as kids get older, they need a proper work station to really focus and work comfortably.

    • Get Organized in General. Organizational skills are very important to succeed at school and in life. Some kids might be more organized by nature than others, but parents can help encourage kids to stay organized by giving them the right tools. In the bedroom, this can mean things like bookcases, toy boxes, dressers, and other storage solutions. By equipping your kids’ rooms with the right organizational furniture, you’re helping them keep it all together and learn how to stay organized in the future.
    • Get a Great Sleep. As adults, we know the importance of sleeping well to ensure productivity. We’ve all felt that grind of having to work after a bad night’s sleep, and we know that it is almost impossible to get anything done when feeling exhausted. The same is true for your kids! A quality bed with a good mattress that is comfortable and safe is key to ensuring your kids are well rested to perform in school. Don’t forget that unlike adults, kids are growing! You should be sure that your children’s beds haven’t become too small for them to sleep comfortably.

    We all know that school is becoming more competitive for our kids today. Like it or not, even early grades can have an impact on your children’s futures, and building good habits early is vital to your kids’ futures. We hope these tips will help you get ready for the back to school season, and we wish you a wonderful new school year


    -The Mom’s Bunk House Team

  • 4 Advantages of Having Bunk Beds

    STH-500-Tw-Tw-Stairway-Bunk-+-1300-UBC8Of all the great items for sale at Mom’s Bunk House, there is one category which stands out the most – our wide selection of bunk beds. Its totally unavoidable, kids love the idea of a bunk bed. If you have an only child who likes the company of friends for sleepovers, it becomes the only thing they will talk about with friends at school tomorrow morning. If you’re lucky enough to have two or more children, bunk beds are a great option to keep your home costs down.
    What are some other benefits for having bunk beds? Keep reading to learn more!
    Fun for the kids
    Like we mentioned earlier, having friends over becomes a blast, and if you have two children who get along well, bunk beds can make best friends out of them. Children who work together at an early age will be more likely to stick together when they are old enough to be out on their own in college, after college, and further along in life. Keeping a family together in the long term is made easier by the childrens’ relationship with one another.
    Lower cost of a home
    Having one room for two kids definitely reduces the cost of a home. Buying a home with one extra bedroom usually comes with an addition of an extra bathroom as well, which can push the cost of a home as much as $50k higher, for the increased square footage and extra claim to fame. A larger house also means more work and maintenance costs, which brings us to our next subject.
    Lower operating costs
    With a more compact home, operating costs are reduced as well, such as electricity (Heating and Air Conditioner) and cleaning is made much simpler. A larger family in a more family-sized home will clean more easily without instruction and helps build teamwork rather than leaving all the chores to one person.
    Creativity and Cooperation
    What kid doesn’t want to hang their head over the side of the bed to play games or talk to their brother, sister or best friend? Bunk beds literally allow your children to explore another dimension of fun by giving them vertical freedom. In seconds, their bunks can go from bed to fort to spacecraft and back to bed. Sleeping in the same room as their sibling lets your children rely on each other more and less on their parents for comfort.
    If you’re worried about whether your children would like our selection, just take a look at our extensive collections and see what variety we have to offer your home! A great place to start would be our Twin over Full bunk beds, which offer elegant space solutions to families looking for a handsome looking bed in a compact home.
    Love, Mom

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