Design a Dream bed with Silentnight

When I was a child I always wanted a cabin bed, or a high sleeper bed, with some kind of secret area underneath. It was my absolute dream, and I can remember walking around the department store looking at fancy beds and thinking of ways I could change them to make them more fun. I never did get the bed I wanted so badly, but it never stopped me dreaming.
These days, I often find myself browsing through Pinterest, and there are some amazing bed creations… Tree house beds, pirate ships, princess castles, lego beds, you name it, I’m sure there is a bed designed like it. I think if you had shown me these beds as a child I would have died in excitement!
Silentnight are asking children to design their ultimate dream bed, and I thought it would be a fun thing to do with the kids. Earlier in the week, ( after a lot of thought about what they would like) armed with a pack of crayons, some blank paper and a lot of imagination, we sat down and started creating!
Caitlin’s Dream Bed Includes:

  • A slide
  • Some swings
  • A special room for the cats
  • A place where she could keep all of her toys
Neil’s Dream Bed Includes:
  • A gaming area
  • A cat bed
  • A ladder to climb up to space, with a wall around the sun so he doesn’t get burned
  • A stove to keep him warm
The kids were very happy with what they had come up with and were quite disappointed to find out that we were not actually creating the beds they had designed. They came up with some fabulous ideas, who wouldn’t want a ladder to space on their bed?! I thought it was very cute that both of them wanted to include a little area for the cats in their bed, I’m sure that cats would have loved that since I always find them snuggled up on the kids bunks!
I’ve made a little vlog where you can find out all about the children’s ideas, watch them turn their thoughts in to designs and give us a walk through of their dream beds…
Think your children could design something even more wonderful? The Silentnight design a bed competition is open to all bloggers, and you can win kids mattress worth £269! Ten runners up will also receive the iconic Silentnight hippo. Head over to the design a bed page for more information on how to enter. We have had a lot of fun designing our dream beds, and I’m sure your kids will too!


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  • Reply Sam January 22, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    When I was little my dream bed was a princess bed just like in the fairy tales, but to be honest now my dream bed is one where I can get to sleep undisturbed for a night lol

  • Reply Laura Side Street January 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Ooh what a great giveaway – we have a lovely bed but I know my son would love a cabin bed with a slide and den underneath. Fingers and toes crossed

    Laura x

  • Reply Mummy Fever January 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    oh something massive and high up with loads of cushions

  • Reply Tracey Peach January 22, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    My dream bed would be so comfortable it feels like your sleeping on a big white fluffy cloud

  • Reply Danielle Allen January 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    My dream bed would be a queen size with a t.v at the bottom, that comes out at a touch of a button x

  • Reply Tracy K Nixon January 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    My dream bed would be a double bed with a big soft mattress that I could sink into and drift off to sleep within minutes! It would have a furry heated matress cover that would be programmed to keep my body at a steady warm temperature all night long so I would never wake up feeling hot or cold!

  • Reply katie skeoch January 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    A sleigh bed with memory foam mattress & a daylight alarm to wake me up gently 🙂

  • Reply laura banks January 22, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    ive always fancied a water bed

  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan January 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Any one with Gerald Butler in it aswell

  • Reply Louise Fairweather January 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I would like a super king one – but would need to move house to fit it in!

  • Reply Angie McDonald January 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Mine would have to have a big comfy duvet to keep me warm, an overhead section for extra storage space, a pull-out magazine/book rack to read at bedtime and a switch just above it to switch off the light!

  • Reply sinead dimmer January 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I used to collect silent night hippos as a child 🙂

  • Reply Fay Hempenstall January 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I always wanted a high bed with a desk underneath so I could pretend I worked in an office…now I sit in the office wishing I was in bed!

  • Reply Anonymous January 22, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    A bed with a huge duvet so it wraps around me and doesn't fall off the bed! Tracey Marks Yardley

  • Reply MimiJane January 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I'd love to try a water bed, though I've no idea if I'd get on with it! x

  • Reply rozsarg January 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    any proper Double bed with a nice mattress would be amazing as I have slept on a Sofa bed in Living room for the past 10 years due to giving up our bedroom for our son

  • Reply Catherine Ball January 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I'd love to get my daughter a cabin bed with a slide and a den underneath but she'd need a bigger room first!!!

  • Reply anthony harrington January 22, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I would love a nice double bed with a fab deep mattress with electric settings to automatically raise the head or feet

  • Reply mary heald January 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    It would have to be large, comfortable and always give me good dreams , no nightmares!

  • Reply Julie January 22, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    large and comfy and with clean bedding on every day

  • Reply Sarah Fawcett January 23, 2015 at 7:04 am

    I'd love a bed with a memory foam mattress

  • Reply Claire Blaney January 23, 2015 at 7:07 am

    A big king size bed with th T.V attached to it pull is would have to be the most comfortatble bed with loads of pockets springs to make me feel like im sleeping on feathers.

  • Reply mummy24 January 23, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Huge with memory foam!


  • Reply Tracey Belcher January 23, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Just a huge soft bouncy bed with a soft warm headboard

  • Reply blue10 January 23, 2015 at 7:33 am

    A Silentnight medium-firm, memory foam double bed, with drawers underneath, topped with Marks and Spencer lovely fresh bedding.

  • Reply susan joyce rogers January 23, 2015 at 8:40 am

    A memory foam kingsize bed,heated to keep me comfy and cosy,comfy feather pillows ,handy lights on the headboard and luxury quilt cover and sheets

  • Reply gracecollins January 23, 2015 at 9:11 am

    large enough for my family, including dog and cats can enjoy a pj day!

  • Reply Justine Meyer January 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

    nice and squidgy with tea making facilities and a library

  • Reply Victoria MyLittleLBlog January 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

    a big enough bed to fit me, my daughter and my hubby

  • Reply Katy F January 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I really want a king size bed so I can sprawl out without worrying about kicking hubby onto the floor! haha!

  • Reply pauline hill January 23, 2015 at 11:34 am


  • Reply Laura jayne bates January 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    king size with the comfiest mattress ever and a built in tv

  • Reply corinne henson January 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    One that is big enough for me, my hubby and two little boys as they are always bundling into it in the morning.

  • Reply Rachel Heap January 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I stayed at a hotel in London which had the widest bed i have ever been on it was lush so id love that bed again

  • Reply Natasha Whenham January 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Something huge!

  • Reply lynn mitchell January 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    i would love a round bed

  • Reply Hazel Wright January 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I think I've nearly got my dream bed. Its a superkingsize so big enough for us tall people without our toes poking out the end! Its a nice firm but soft (!) memory foam mattress I got from ebay, with a chunky wooden base built by my partner. Lots of room for boxes etc underneath! I have a double electric blanket to keep it nice and toasty. I just need a headboard and some bedside tables and maybe new duvet cover set to finish the dream!

  • Reply Claire Simpson January 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Super king size with a memory foam mattress x

  • Reply Kristy Brown January 23, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    One that is always the right temperature and that stops the hubster stealing the quilt!

  • Reply LauraC88 January 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Soft bouncy and makes me coffee in the morning xx

  • Reply Megan Adams January 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    A four poster bed with memory foam mattress.

  • Reply nutunit January 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    King size with a tv built in.

  • Reply angie mummy January 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    a king size with loads of cushions

  • Reply Alana Walker January 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    My current one is my dream bed, super king size with loads of room to move about. Would love a four poster though!x

  • Reply Debbie Hughes January 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Med/ firm with Crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets

  • Reply Jayne January 23, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I've always wanted a four poster bed. Thanks for the lovely prize.

  • Reply PM LIU January 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    a modern super king leather bed with nice cotton sheets, lots of feather down pillows & feather down duvet, just like you get in one of those posh hotels

  • Reply Anonymous January 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    My dream bed would be huge with soft comfy bedding, storage underneath and voile drapes and fairy lights around the headboard.


  • Reply lindsay chadburn January 24, 2015 at 6:47 am

    i would love a four poster bed with a lovely memory foam mattress

  • Reply Jackie ONeill January 24, 2015 at 6:58 am

    a big soft comfy cream/white leather kingsize with a built-in tv

  • Reply Emma Walters January 24, 2015 at 8:08 am

    huge!!!!! & built in electric blanket 🙂

  • Reply Zach Hudson January 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    A sleigh bed with memory foam mattress

  • Reply Jo m Welsh January 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Just one that was huge and a quilt that never came off you!

  • Reply Lisa Pepper January 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    A four poster bed with lovely twisty wooden bedposts!

  • Reply dragon60 January 24, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I'm happy with my bed, its sold wood and made in about the 1930's so built to last. Love its solid wood head and foot boards. would just like a new mattress, to make it perfect

  • Reply Lila B Taylor January 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Super kingsize with egyptian cotton bedding

  • Reply Mary Campbell January 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    A Silentnight bed with eiderdown duvet

  • Reply Naxis January 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    A really big one

  • Reply itsmeexxx January 25, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    My dream bed would be one on wheels with a motor so I can drop the kids off to school and drive to work without having to "get up" lol

  • Reply Liquorice January 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    A TV bed

  • Reply Jamie Millard January 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I have a small third bedroom. I would love a ROOM sized bed. Literally – open the door, and it's bed. Jump in a snuggle. Duvets, pillows, nothing else!

  • Reply Barbara B January 27, 2015 at 1:45 am

    A kingsize bed with a firm deluxe memory foam mattress and a huge plump duvet and fluffy soft pillows!

  • Reply Stephanie Whitehouse January 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Big, wide and SILENT – no snoring husbands or neighbours working shifts. It would have adjustable firmness, so it could be snuggly or supportive as needed

  • Reply Christine Shelley January 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Big wide and extremely comfortable

  • Reply clair downham January 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    large and very comfortable with a tv on the end

  • Reply Helen Kate Greaves January 28, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Big and incredibly comfy.

  • Reply Elizabeth Briggs January 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    A big comfy self-changing bed 🙂

  • Reply Kara January 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    A big comfy bed with a tv at the foot of the bed and maybe surround sound?

  • Reply katrina walsh January 29, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    A double bed that was actually the width of 3 double beds with built in bed heating, bed cooling and glow lights

  • Reply Kat Allinson January 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    A super king size princess style bed with a really firm mattress and a lovely soft topper, fluffy cosy duvet and comfy pillows and cushions!

  • Reply PAULA BURNSIDE January 30, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    A luxury four poster

  • Reply Jane Willis January 31, 2015 at 6:46 am

    A king sized bed, quite firm, with pillows that actually behaved themselves and a duvet that adjusted to the temperature I wanted to be!

  • Reply Ali Drew January 31, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I always wanted a 4 poster now just something comfortable where I can get a full nights sleep will suffice!

  • Reply Debra Russell January 31, 2015 at 11:33 am

    always dreamed of a 4 poster but comfort has to be first as you get older 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous January 31, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    My dream bed would be a four poster – if I pulled the curtains I could get complete darkness which aids sleep.

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  • Reply Margaret D January 31, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    One of those mega huge ones!

  • Reply Lynda Jones January 31, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    My dream bed would have a TV built in

  • Reply dwerry February 1, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Just a large comfy bed.

  • Reply stephen holman February 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    a humongous one that is so big i wouldn't even be able to reach other and touch the sides 🙂

  • Reply Laura February 1, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Double the size of a king size so I can sleep diagonally without getting elbowed!

  • Reply Kirsten February 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    With a toddler space so at least Queensize

  • Reply Jo Hutchinson February 1, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    A large King size bed, with a soft mattress.

  • Reply Lisa Brandling February 2, 2015 at 9:38 am

    a huge four poster with a soft mattress you sink into, piles of blankets and cushions and heavy curtains all around to block out the world.

  • Reply Sarah Bates February 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    It would be huuuuge and have mini fridges filled with wine and cocktails. xx

  • Reply mrsmcg February 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    One that woke me up gently with a cup of tea !

  • Reply donna jones February 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    kingsize and soft

  • Reply Kathleen Bywaters February 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    a romantic antique four poster bed with lots of squishy soft cushions!

  • Reply ryanmia02 February 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    A super kingsize bed so i could sprawl out and fill it with all my cushions!

  • Reply Emily Knight February 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I'd love a kingsize TV bed! 😀

  • Reply Barbara Handley February 2, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    A kingsize comfy bed with a beautiful floral headboard.

  • Reply Lady Chelington February 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    a fairy tale four poster 🙂

  • Reply Chrissie Curtis February 2, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Huge! with a nice soft mattress and duck feather bedding!

  • Reply Sarah Palmer February 2, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    a queen size four poster would love to feel like a princess x

  • Reply lisanorfolk February 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    My dream bed would be a 4 poster bed with canopy that had fairy lights in the roof of it 🙂

  • Reply eleanor73 February 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I don't mind just as long as it has a husband in it that doesn't snore or kick his legs all the time!!

  • Reply Lynne O'Connor February 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Kingsize with a soft headboard for sitting up in bed on duvet days

  • Reply Susan February 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    One with anti snoring earplugs so I couldn't hear hubby snoring 🙂

  • Reply Hayley Mulgrove February 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    A King size bed with form mattress

  • Reply Linda Curtis February 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    i would love a 6ft bed with a massiv wooden headboard so soft you just feel like your floating on it

  • Reply Hayley Colburn February 3, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Something king sized as my 2 little ones are always inviting themselves to join us in the middle of the night or mornings and something that is comfy, I could feel the springs in our mattress so bought a memory foam topper, its useless, slides all over the place x

  • Reply ape February 3, 2015 at 8:32 am

    The huge one we slept in Las Vegas

  • Reply Vicks February 3, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Big, squishy and just for me!

  • Reply Ros Marshall February 3, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Firm but soft! Ive yet to find the perfect one 🙂

  • Reply Alison MacDonald February 3, 2015 at 10:06 am

    My dream bed would be a king sized four poster with voile drapes and gorgeous bedding 🙂

  • Reply Rob Griffiths February 3, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Ideally one with Kelly Brook in it…..

  • Reply Sam Bresnahan February 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

    A comfortable bed that doesn't make my backpain worse, something I can get comfortable in.
    My kids would have beds with slides and hidey holes and all sorts though hehe

  • Reply Laura Bobby February 3, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    One with a secret hiding compartment so I can sneak in for a nap and no-one would be able to find me

  • Reply Anonymous February 3, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I struggle to sleep, so a bed that is comfortable and where I can get a good nights sleep on ready to face the next day with my young daughters x

  • Reply Sarah Lewis February 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    A kingsize bed with a TV in it and fully adjustable.

  • Reply Michelle H February 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    A huge 4 poster with lots of pillows.

  • Reply PINKTEEGAN February 3, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    A bed that has a really comfortable mattress nothing better than a good nights sleep o and a tv at the bottom of the bed would be cool x

  • Reply Maria Jane Knight February 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    A four poster bed, scatter cushions a plenty! Somewhere i could hide away and relax!

  • Reply Kez February 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    A huge kingsize four poster with a really soft sinkable mattress – perfect for sunday mornings!

  • Reply Caroline Clarke February 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    My dream bed would be a super kingsize divan bed in black leather with a built-in TV. The mattress would be very soft and covered in Egyptian cotton.

  • Reply rm95 February 3, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    My dream bed would be anything that miraculously cured my slipped disc, its agony

  • Reply Catherine Bell February 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I would love a bed with a built in tv

  • Reply kaytee February 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I'd love a tree house bed, inside the tree house with 4 posters, a canopy and fairy light!

  • Reply Alexandra McGahey February 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    A super size white shabby chic bed with a really comfy memory foam mattress

  • Reply Hannah Lawrence February 3, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Superr sizeee!!

  • Reply Daisyjanes February 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    King size, with a super comfy mattress and my husband next to me 🙂

  • Reply Patricia Avery February 3, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I already own it. Large, comfy and cosy especially when OH is there as well! 🙂

  • Reply Alison February 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I would love a big wooden bed with loads of storage

  • Reply snarepuss February 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    a super king size bed 🙂

  • Reply Ellie Powley February 3, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    A kingsize bed with a really warm duvet and really thick pillows!

  • Reply EmJai Harris February 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Kingsized and very very comfortable. With a nice headboard and good storage underneath 🙂

  • Reply casspuss February 3, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    a kingsize memory foam

  • Reply Melissa Manning February 3, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Made of marshmallows 😛

  • Reply Mike Board February 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    A king size bed with a Tv in it and a beers cabinet

  • Reply Deborah Bird February 3, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Just a nice comfy bed would be nice right now, not like mine!!!

  • Reply Nixy143 February 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    A magic bed that doesn't show black pug hairs on white bedding! It's a constant battle 🙂

  • Reply EmmaH February 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    My ideal bed would stop time so I could sleep in in the morning.

  • Reply Jane Middleton February 3, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    with a comfortable mattress so you can have a good night's sleep

  • Reply lucyrobinson February 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    My dream bed would be huge, warm and comfy.

  • Reply Jaime Hyland February 3, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    A king size with built-in TV!

  • Reply caroline2012 February 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Any that I can sleep in comfy without waking up lots through the night….. I'd love a 2800 spring divan with a memory foam topper

  • Reply Natalie Crossan February 4, 2015 at 12:24 am

    King size 😀 xx

  • Reply Vicky Robinson February 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I have my dream bed! A Kingsize, chrome bed frame with a super-comfy Silentnight memory foam mattress!

  • Reply Alison Barker February 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Luxury with throw and cushions

  • Reply Naomi Hutchins February 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    My dream bed would be one where none of my children can get onto as there is an invisible force preventing them from coming within 3 feet of it just so it is mine, all mine – can you tell I am a bitter mum who's 4 year old still does not sleep through the night lol x

  • Reply Debbie Noonan February 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    As a child I always wanted a Fairy Princess Bed with a canopy! I didn't get one! My tastes have changed slightly over the years – Now I like a good comfy mattress and good quality sheets & duvet that smell of fabric conditioner! x

  • Reply Dani Graves February 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    about 8ft wide with ample room for me and my partner to starfish

  • Reply Kim Neville February 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    A nice big water bed

  • Reply olivia280177 February 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    It'd be upstairs! We sleep downstairs as no room for me and hubby upstairs!! It would be warm and squidgy too.

  • Reply Rachel February 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    A big part of me would still really like a tree-house bed – though not sure how my husband would feel about it!!

  • Reply Becky Evans February 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    A big 4 poster like they used to have for the kings and queens ^_^

  • Reply Catherine Gregory February 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Medium mattress, a pile of pillows and a king size bed so I can spread out in it as I'm a restless sleeper

  • Reply veejaybee February 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    One that made itself each morning ! fresh sheets would be a nice touch too. One can dream…

  • Reply Lauren Chaplin February 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    My dream bed would be a king size with a memory foam mattress, with lots of pillow and cushions.

  • Reply Anonymous February 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    A big four poster bed!

    – Krystina Smith

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