We are not making this change anytime soon though as we don't even have a bed for him. I am 90% certain I want to just go with a twin. Any suggestions as to why I shouldn't?
But then, do we make it? And by we I mean Miles. I like this one from Ana White:
And the nice thing about building a bed is that 1. it's cheaper and 2. if Finn is hard on the furniture I probably won't be as OCD about it than if we were to spend a lot of money on it. But then maybe buying a bed is just easier. And maybe it's better for Miles' sanity because I wouldn't be super critical about every little aspect of the building phase.
If we buy a bed, I like this one from Havertys:
But it also comes with a trundle! Do I want a trundle?
I think it would be nice for sleep overs, but do boys have sleep overs? I know I did, but can't really remember if my brother did. I suppose I could ask. And do boys have sleepovers enough to justify a trundle? Would it be nicer to just have storage underneath? Or would it just get filled with crap and old food and I'd be totally grossed out by it and regret getting any storage?
I'm not set on those exact beds from Havertys, but I like their stuff, and am looking for something in that same style ballpark. I'm kind hoping to find a good Labor Day deal even though we won't transition Finn for another couple months. Speaking of deals though, what is even good? I don't want to pay more than $400. Even that seems high, but that seems to be a somewhat normal price when looking at different sites (Havertys, JCPenny, Macys, even Pottery Barn). I have not shopped local yet, but need to.
The other thing is the furniture in the room Finn will eventually move into is kinda a grey-ish color with silver hardware. It was inherited furniture that I redid and to be honest I don't love it. But I love the idea of redoing it even less. Would a wood color bed (like those pictured above) look odd with it though? I don't think I want to paint it the same color, but maybe I do? Even Navy would be kinda cute, but I want a bed that will grow with him so am thinking classic looking is better. His colors will be navy, grey and white. So I'm hoping that no matter what color bed I go with it will all tie in nicely.
So, I would love to hear feedback bout this bed dilemma. To recap, these are my concerns/questions:
1. Will I lose nap time when he moves to a big boy bed? If so, can he stay in a crib until college?
2. Any reasons not to get a twin bed?
3. If I get a twin do I want to build or buy?
4. Trundle? Storage?
Oh, and if you know of any sweet deals - let me know that too! I think we are going to score him a free mattress (we are upgrading our own bed and the promo is buy a bed, get a twin free), but would love to save one the actual furniture as well.