Furniture stores offer a wide range of cots for boys in a variety of stylistic directions. Among all this wealth, it is not so easy to choose one thing, but it can be said with exact certainty that even the biggest fidget will find an option for himself. Recently, marine themes in a children's room have gained great popularity. A luxury yacht or a pirate ship, complemented by appropriate stylization, will create a real world of sea travel for little dreamers. In this article we will consider the types of beds in the form of a ship for boys, we will give some tips on choosing a particular model.
The yacht bed has a luxurious look and, as a rule, is made of high quality, natural wood, varnished to give shine. Often, these models are trimmed with gilding to give an even richer look. At one end is a small mast with a flag and a sail. Bed linens for such models are either very expensive in white and blue, decorated with anchors and dolphins, or pure white with a blue or red pattern.
This model, perhaps, is the dream of all hooligans, because it gives the greatest scope of children's imagination and allows you to play real pirate games. The oversized bed-ship is made of dark wood, but unlike a yacht it is not varnished. For elementary school students, they often make a tougher option to give it naturalness. Large sides, an antique-styled anchor, a gun, portholes, a developing pirate flag at the stern and a real rope ladder - all this immerses the child in the world of danger and adventure.
For younger children, beds in the form of a pirate ship look more attractive. As a rule, they are performed in white and blue tones with a large number of bright details in the form of a helm, mast, hammock and rope ladder. Many parents, in addition to the pirate ship, buy a large treasure chest for the joy of their children.
If two sons grow up in a family at once, then a two-tier model of a bed-ship will become the optimal acquisition. As a rule, this design looks like two superstructure boats above each other, united by a staircase that leads to the second floor. Two-story models also differ in style: it can be a large dimensional ship in dark colors for adult boys or a cute boat of bright colors for very children. Regardless of the age of the sons, if they are fond of the marine theme, like stories about the adventures of pirates and are interested in a variety of treasure hunting games, a bunk bed-ship will be the best gift for arranging a boy’s room.
How to choose?
When buying children's furniture, you should pay attention to some details that can significantly affect the choice in favor of a particular model. After all, if a child evaluates a purchase only from the outside, then for an adult there are much more points for checking. Of course, first of all, you should focus on the external data of the model: its color, style and dimensions. It depends on these points whether the purchased bed will fit into the room or not. However, a berth is acquired for at least a few years, which means that the quality must be consistent.
If you purchase a two-story bed-ship, you should carefully examine it for the reliability of the mounts and check them. You can even shake the design. On the second floor, the presence of high sides is mandatory, ensuring the safety of the child during sleep. If you have a large number of decorations in the design of the bed, you should make sure that they are fastened to the body and that there are no sharp corners. They must be rounded, because the design of the ship itself provokes the active behavior of children, therefore, maximum safety must be observed.
After assembling the bunk bed-ship, it is advisable to test it: both children should take their places and jump a little. At this time, parents need to view each connection. The stairs should be examined most carefully, since the greatest activity will occur on this part. The steps should be wide so that the child can stand with both feet. Each must be equipped with anti-slip tape to prevent hazardous situations. The fixture of the stairs should be as reliable as possible.
Pay attention to the size of the berth, as well as the distance between the tiers in the case of buying a two-story model. The child should lie comfortably and be able to sit comfortably on the lower tier. A big plus for many will be the presence of storage boxes. As a rule, they are located under the bed body and often help out, as they allow you to acquire additional space for toys, clothes and other accessories. Some parents try to choose a model with a big stern, as you can place on it toys, books, a lamp and other things that a child needs during sleep or directly in front of him. Two-story models, in addition to free space at the stern, have additional shelves in the side.
Particular attention should be paid to the quality of the material from which the bed is made. It should be environmentally friendly, without toxic odor and harmful additives. Since the ship beds are quite large, it would be better to choose a model in which all the parts are open for access. This item will save time and effort during cleaning and furniture cleaning. Well, of course, the most important thing is that the new bed is to the taste of the children for whom it is purchased.
To give the child maximum joy, it is recommended to stylize the entire room in a marine style. Thus, the bed-ship will not stand alone and break out of the overall design. The rest of the furniture is also better to purchase if not in a marine style, then at least in white or blue colors. Then, both the wardrobe and the desk can be decorated with applications in the form of an anchor, ship or captain's cap. Properly selected wallpapers can create a marine theme, on the walls you can additionally hang a picture or a photo with a ship at sea, as well as a large map to search for hidden treasures. Bed linen should also be in the appropriate stylistic direction. A plain blanket and quilted pillows complement the ship bed.
It is recommended to put in a prominent place and a large treasure chest , because it is he who will be searched for by children in their pirate games. A variety of books about sea adventures, figurines and toys of relevant subjects - all this will perfectly complement the design of the room and bring the child even more joy, because he will have at his disposal not only a real ship, but also everything that is necessary for a fun pastime with his friends.
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