Now that your son is ready for a big boy bed, you can slowly make the transition by furnishing his room with a bed for a 5-year-old boy. At this age, you’d want something that will prepare him for a typical piece of sleeping furniture. But at the same time, you might also be considering getting one that will spark your kid’s imagination. These beds for five-year-olds are perfect as they combine play and sleep in one package.
17 Recommendations and 115 Ideas
Fire Truck Toddler Bed with Ladder Rails
Perfect For: Young kids who love adventure and firefighting heroes
What We Like: Inventive ladder rails that double as guard rails
This fire truck toddler bed captures the fun and excitement of a fire station, making any child feel like a hero in their own room. The inventive ladder rails on the sides not only add to the fire truck design but also serve as secure guard rails for safe sleeping. Crafted with toughness and durability in mind, this bed is a fantastic addition to any kid's room, sparking their imagination and transforming bedtime into an enjoyable experience.
Pair this bed with firefighting-themed bedding and bedroom accessories for a complete fire station-inspired theme, guaranteed to delight your little hero.
Racing Car Toddler Bed with Side Rails
Perfect For: Little speed racers transitioning from crib to bed
What We Like: Authentic Lightning McQueen design
This racing car toddler bed features a fun and sturdy Lightning McQueen design that will have your child zooming off to dreamland. The low-to-the-ground footboard and side rails with McQueen's profile ensure safety as your little one easily gets in and out of bed. Crafted from quality wood, this bed is not only visually exciting but also durable and reliable. It meets all JPMA safety requirements and perfectly complements other car-themed items (sold separately).
Encourage a smooth transition by adorning your child's room with car accessories and bedding to create an exciting racing car environment that they will love.
Dreamland Drive Toddler Bed
Perfect For: Kids transitioning from a crib to a regular bed
What We Like: Smooth transitioning and imaginative design
The Dreamland Drive Toddler Bed offers a charming and seamless way for kids to shift from a crib to a regular bed, making bedtime an exciting journey. This adorable bed allows children to slip into a dreamy world every night, as they drive themselves off to sleep. Sturdy, safe, and comfortably sized, this bed complements any imaginative bedroom theme while fostering your child's independence.
Pair the bed with car-themed bedding and fun road map rugs to create an engaging and cohesive bedroom space, sparking your child's imagination and love for adventure.
Race Car Bed Convertible Toddler to Twin
Perfect For: Car-loving toddlers ready for a big-kid bed
What We Like: Easy conversion from toddler to twin bed
This race car-inspired bed captures the excitement of a racetrack with its aerodynamic spoiler, 3D accents, and realistic decals highlighting the headlights, wheels, and exhaust. The grow-with-me design starts as a toddler bed and effortlessly converts into a twin bed by inserting four included panels that extend its length and width. With the mattress positioned low in the frame and car sides serving as secure guardrails, your child’s safety is a priority. Let your little one 'vroom' into dreamland with this fun and functional bed.
Choose vibrant racing-themed bedding and complement the room with car-themed wall decals or artwork to create the ultimate race car enthusiast's bedroom.
Multi-functional Coffee Table with Storage
Perfect For: Small living spaces that require flexibility and organization
What We Like: Convertible tabletop design
This multi-functional coffee table offers a smart solution for maximizing storage and usability in any living room. The convertible tabletop provides a hidden storage compartment perfect for stashing remotes, books, and other essentials, while elevating to provide a convenient work surface for laptops or dining. Crafted from durable materials and available in a variety of finishes, this versatile coffee table combines modern design with practical functionality, making it an ideal choice for any space-conscious home.
Pair it with a comfortable sectional sofa and some cozy throw pillows to create a multi-purpose living area that can easily adapt from casual lounging to focused working or dining.
Bed with Slide
What we like: Active design
What we don’t like: Lower part has limited flexibility
Perfect for: Combining the bedroom with the play area
Not so great for: Two kids
Give your young one the best room ever with this bed for 5-year-old boys. Crafted in solid pine wood and steel, this piece features a loft-type configuration with the bed on top. On one side is a slide while the other is installed with a diagonal built-in ladder. Available in espresso with white accents and white wash-dark gray color combinations.
Your active little one will definitely love this piece. The lower part of the bed is not designed for sleeping, which makes it unfit to create a bunk arrangement. However, you can use this area for storage. Add a few boxes underneath to hide your son’s toys and small essentials to keep their room organized.
Car Shaped Platform Bed with Canopy
Perfect For: Kids who love a fun and creative bedroom
What We Like: Fixed wheels and customizable curtains
This car shaped platform bed boasts fixed wheels, adding an interesting touch to its design. The wooden headboard provides a comfortable backrest while resting in bed. Made from high-quality pine and MDF, this sturdy and durable bed is supported by wooden slats and doesn't require box springs. The canopy design allows you to customize the curtains to create your own style, ensuring a truly personalized touch for your child's room.
Pair this bed with vibrant curtains and bedding to enhance its playful, imaginative appeal; LED string lights around the canopy add a cozy, dreamy atmosphere.
Race Car Bed
What we like: Playful aesthetic
What we don’t like: Stickers peel off easily
Perfect for: Kids who love cars
Not so great for: Cleaning with wet cloth
Spark your child’s imagination with the best bed for a 5-year-old. Inspired by a race car, this twin-size bed frame is equipped with a spoiler headboard. Meanwhile, the sides are ornamented with fake wheels and faux headlights adorn the front panel. Made of high-density polyethylene and available in blue, red, black, and pink.
A fun way to get your kids to go to sleep. Aside from its car-like features, the set also includes stickers that add to the playful aesthetic of the bed. We recommend placing them after the assembly to make the workload easier. This will also help prevent the stickers from bumping with other parts during installation and lessen their chances of peeling off.
Car-Shaped Bed with Sturdy Frame
Perfect For: Enhancing a child's bedroom and playtime experience
What We Like: Multipurpose use as a sleeping and play space
This car-shaped bed offers both a comfortable sleeping area and a fun play space for kids. Crafted from high-quality pine and MDF, the sturdy frame is supported by wooden slats and does not require box springs. With a low height for added safety, this bed also features a robust headboard that doubles as a backrest for reading. Please note that the actual color may slightly differ due to photographic lighting or monitor display.
Pair this bed with vibrant, car-themed bedding to further stimulate your child's imagination and create a lively bedroom atmosphere.
What we like: Colorful design for the canopy and fort
What we don’t like: Plastic material tends to smell after a while
Perfect for: Imaginative sleep and play
Not so great for: Kids who prefer rugged adventures
Give your little prince the dreamland castle he deserves with this 5-year-old bed. Crafted in solid pine wood and metal, this bed has a playhouse aesthetic with its arched canopy on top. The upper part also features star and sun ornaments that will spark their creativity. Below is a covered space that they can use as a play area.
Strong and durable, this one can be passed on to young kids within the family. Make sure to secure the canopy properly to prevent the frame from snapping off. The plastic material also tends to get a mildew smell over time, but you can avoid it by regularly cleaning the cover.
Race Car Design Bed
Perfect For: Car enthusiasts who crave an eye-catching bedroom centerpiece
What We Like: Comfortable, functional, and safe design
This race car design bed offers a comfortable and safe sleeping experience with a touch of excitement. Its sturdy construction, made from plywood, pinewood, and MDF, ensures durability and can support up to 400lbs. The bed features rails on both sides for added safety, and the eight slats provide excellent support without the need for a box spring. Available in black, red, and blue, this bed is designed for a mattress thickness of 6-8 inches.
Place this bed against a feature wall with racing-themed decals or artwork to create a fun and engaging bedroom space for any car enthusiast.
Baby Shark Plastic Toddler Bed
Perfect For: Encouraging a smooth transition from crib to big-kid bed
What We Like: Fun and vibrant Baby Shark decals
Let your little one dive into a sea of sweet dreams with this baby shark plastic toddler bed, featuring bright and colorful decals of Baby Shark and his family. With its low mattress height and added safety of attached guardrails, this bed is the ideal choice for your child's first big-kid sleeping space. This toddler bed ensures a balance of independence and safety throughout the night. Please note: bedding and mattress not included.
Pair this toddler bed with playful sea-themed bedding and a comfortable, supportive mattress to create a cozy and welcoming sleep environment that complements the Baby Shark theme.
Toddler Bed with Playful Curves and Safety Rails
Perfect For: A smooth transition into a "real bed" for toddlers
What We Like: Modern design with safety and comfort in mind
This toddler bed features a sturdy construction and playful curves that ease your child's transition from a crib to a "real bed." The low profile and two removable safety rails cater to an active toddler, making it a breeze for them to get in and out of bed. Designed to fit a standard crib mattress, this high-quality bed ensures your little one's comfort and adds a touch of modernity to the room's decor.
Opt for bright and playful bed linens that complement the modern design of the bed, creating an inviting and enjoyable space for your toddler to rest and relax.
Batman Twin Platform Bed with Headboard and Footboard
Perfect For: Young superhero fans and DC Comics enthusiasts
What We Like: Batman-themed design and faux leather upholstery
Ideal for the little crime fighter in your life, this Batman twin platform bed boasts a sleek design featuring the iconic bat logo on the headboard and footboard, graphics of Gotham City's skyline, and a 3D applique of Batman's silhouette. The bed's sturdy wood frame and faux leather fabric construction ensure a comfortable and secure sleep space for your aspiring superhero, while adding a touch of adventure to their bedroom's décor.
To create a complete Batman-themed bedroom, pair this bed with Batman bedding, wall decals, and other DC Comics accessories for an immersive and exciting sleeping environment.
Bed with Slide and Fort
Isabelle & Max™
What we like: Cottage details
What we don’t like: Strong chemical smell
Perfect for: Farmhouse interiors
Not so great for: Modern bedrooms
Let your sons spend countless hours of fun with these loft beds for 5-year-old boys. Made of solid wood, the frame exudes a farmhouse charm with its vertical slatted headboard and footboard. One end of the bed is attached with a slide while the other has a built-in ladder. Curtains provide cover to conceal the play area underneath the bed.
The bed frame comes in white, gray, and clay colors while the fabric can be specified as blue, pink, purple, or gray. The painted wood might give off some initial out-of-box smell, which you can minimize by having it aired out for a few days.
Planked Kid’s Bed
What we like: Sustainable materials, simple aesthetic
What we don’t like: Takes time to assemble
Perfect for: Farmhouse and transitional interiors
Not so great for: Kids who prefer a more playful bed
Clean and simple, this 5-year-old boy’s bed brings a contemporary rustic approach to the kid’s bedroom. It is durable and can last for years due to its sustainable wood construction. It features a planked headboard and footboard. Black metal accents lend an industrial-style twist.
This piece can take quite some time to be assembled because of the different solid and heavy parts that you need to put together. Aside from driftwood gray, it also comes in shabby white, walnut, and Barnwood, making it ideal for farmhouse, coastal, industrial, and cottage-style interiors.
Camouflage Canopy Bed
What we like: Adventurous, outdoor vibe
What we don’t like: Ladder design could be better
Perfect for: Playing make-believe camps
Not so great for: Tall kids
Framed with metal, this bed for a 5-year-old features a loft design. Above the bed is a tent canopy in camouflage spotted green and brown plastic fabric. Underneath is an open space, covered with the same material, which creates a fort-like composition where your kids can play or store their belongings.
Perfect for hosting play dates and sleepovers. This is a great piece for young kids, but might not be recommended for older ones. The bottom part of the loft has a low ceiling height and taller kids might bump their heads on the frame.
Disney Pixar Cars Twin Bed with Lights
Whimsical car bed designed to look like a real race car. The bed is suited for kids five years and under and has a low profile construction for safety. It’s finished in bold colors too including a dominant red shade touched up with yellow and black.
Karma Mate's Bed
Well-built children bed designed to look more like a playhouse and less like a sleeping area. The bed is constructed from wood and comes with two makeshift windows and stairs on one side. There’s also a large top house for your babies to play.
Step2 Lifestyle Twin Bed
This is a solid and durable twin bed created especially for the youngest users. It is made of durable materials and its lower part features many doors and a large storage space on the level of 28 cubic feet.
Raleigh Toddler Bed
Classical elegance in kids' bedroom. This toddler bed features a low stance construction, so a kid will not have problems with hopping in an out. Durable wooden construction makes this bed a long lasting element.
Wondering if this is the solution for our nearly 3 and 5 year old kids sharing a room? They want bunk beds, and this seems like a safer alternative.
Built-in bed located in the wall. It features an attractive white frame and provides protection, safety and good ergonomy of sleep. This element is an original idea for organization of sleeping space for children.
I love this, its cute and when the little girl gets older just switch out the colors, and do a little redecorating, it would be just perfect!
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