Our Jenny Lind + 9 Spindle Bed Options

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We bought a Jenny Lind bed for our son last year. I’ve seen this bed used a hundred times in spaces for girls, so I thought I would share how his looks his his room. I find this type of spindle bed a nice mix of casual and sophisticated!

9 Jenny Lind beds, from affordable to high end, rounded up below.

All of these were beds we considered before we bought our Jenny Lind bed. But first, I have “before” pictures to show you what a game changer the bed is in his room.

Our Jenny Lind Bed Review In Our Boy’s Room

The before, with his old cheap bed:

child's bedroom with a white bed in it

This bed from Wayfair (the bottom part of a bank bed) was a bummer. The wood dented, almost just from my kids breathing on it! I have never seen soft wood like that. The mattress sagged at the head because the bed was not made with enough slats.

His New Black Jenny Lind Bed:

Childs bedroom with Jenny Lind bed

black Jenny linen bed in a bedroom

We wanted a high quality bed that would last. We could have gone the antique spindle bed route, but with a teenage boy I didn’t want to replace another bed in a few years. We purchased his bed from Crate and Kids (this is his exact bed here) in a full size.

 We loved his black Jenny Lind bed for the past five years now!

Room Sources: bed | rug | stools | art | triangle pillow | lounging beanbag

Pros To His Spindle Bed from Crate and Kids

  1. The frame is solid poplar, with a metal center support under the slats as well. Many “affordable” beds don’t have that support. This makes it reliable and solidly built. No sagging mattress at the head this time!
  2. Despite being full size, it doesn’t visually take up a lot of room. Because it is low to the ground it doesn’t look heavy in the room – it feels sleek and somewhat modern. The bed is a nice balance between masculine but nice looking, and will transition well to the teenage years.

  3. It is Greenguard Gold certified.

  4. You also don’t need a box spring because the mattress sits on top of slats.

Cons To His Spindle Bed from Crate and Kids

 1. No storage. We can however, slide boxes and bins (his Lego bin!) under the bed, which frees up some space. 

9 More Spindle Beds / Jenny Lind Beds

Jenny Lind bed roundup for pinterest

Scroll to shop the beds:

one | two | three (clearance!) | four

five | six  | seven (wow!) | eight | nine

My other favorite is the top right (#2), because visually this is just the prettiest bed of them all!  This also is one of the few spindle beds that come in King size. The best deal is number seven – amazing!

We also considered some of the more affordable beds, and briefly considered buying an antique freshly painted off Etsy. An Etsy search is worth checking out if you want to go the antique route!


Jenny Lind bed in a boys room

bedroom with a bean bag chair and large art behind bed

Get The Look:

Bed / Duvet / Triangle Mudcloth Pillow / Nightstand / LampsStriped Camp Stools / Bean Bag Chair / London Art

Pros of Spindle Bed Design

  1. Timeless Design: Spindle beds often feature a classic and timeless design, making them suitable for various bedroom styles, from traditional to modern.
  2. Durability: Quality spindle beds are typically crafted from sturdy materials like wood, which can provide long-lasting durability.
  3. Elegant Aesthetics: The spindle detailing on the headboard and footboard can add an elegant and decorative touch to your bedroom decor.
  4. Good Ventilation: The open design of spindle beds allows for better air circulation around the mattress, which can help regulate temperature and provide a more comfortable sleep environment.
  5. Versatile Color Options: Many spindle beds come in a range of finishes and colors, allowing you to choose one that complements your bedroom’s color scheme.

Cons of Spindle Bed Design

  1. Cleaning Challenges: The intricate spindle design can make cleaning more challenging, as dust and dirt can accumulate in the spaces between the spindles. Regular maintenance may be required.
  2. Limited Storage: Some spindle beds may not offer built-in storage options like drawers or shelves, which can be a drawback if you need extra storage space in your bedroom.

Before making a purchase, consider your specific needs and preferences, as well as any unique features or drawbacks of the particular product you’re interested in. 

Other Details In His Room

Robbie’s walls are Sherwin Williams Extra White (which we have all over our home – see this post for more examples of how Extra White looks in my home in different lights). It looks great against the black of the bed.

oversized London art hanging over a bed


London Art / Duvet / Please Sleep pillow / Triangle Pillow

As far as bedding for his Jenny Lind bed, we love his blue and white duvet. Robbie isn’t supposed to eat up here but he got chocolate on it after Christmas. I was able to get it right off with a little Shout Out stain spray. It doesn’t feel too “nice” for older children.

The nightstands were a budget buy that we picked up from Target! They are no longer sold sadly.

a corner of a bedroom with a dresser, a basket of toys and a bean bag chair

I bought him that modern bean bag chair to read in because I remember loving my bean bag as a kid. After our dog threw up on it last year, I washed the cover and it came out perfectly – so I can attest to its’  longevity now too. The bean bag itself is nice and firm. It has a cute nautical rope on the back.

Jenny Lind bed with dresser and nautical framed art

I get asked if his jute chevron rug is scratchy – it is awesome and actually soft! We liked it so much I bought a second one for our playroom. (See the playroom here). It is made of jute and chenille. That is a great combo- the jute makes the chenille strong and durable, and the chenille makes the jute not scratchy. It doesn’t shed either.

If you like this rug you can see how it looked in our bedroom, before we moved it up to the kids’ playroom!

dresser with 2 large nautical flags above it in a frame

Get The Look:

Dresser / Nautical Framed Flags / Lamp / Striped Camp Stools

Those framed nautical flags on the wall above make me happy! A nod to my coastal style but also Robbie’s love for the water. Speaking of…

fishing poster in a boys room above Jenny Lind bed

This is the other side of the room. I found that fishing poster AND the magnetic wooden frame AND the wooden hooks off Amazon! Thank you, Prime! I am obsessed with his fish poster, mostly because I used to hang these kinds of posters on my wall as a kid.

If you click on their Amazon shop you see they make these “collection” posters for everything: seashells, birds, animals, etc. and for all areas of the country.

I laughed with my husband because when I told him about my favorite animal posters, he told me about his favorite Jenny McCarthy poster he had up on his wall.

fishing poster over book and toy combo shelf

Get The Look:

Fish Poster / Magnetic Wooden Frame / Hooks / Book and Toy Shelf

Those affordable wooden hooks are handmade and pretty neat! I didn’t bother putting them into the stud since these just hold his hats. I put the screw right into the drywall. We’ve had them a year now- they are an affordable way to update a space with function.

That book and toy shelf have been shared by two of my kids. Moms of younger kids- as your kids get older they have a lot less stuff!  It DOES get easier in that regard. Robbie doesn’t have nearly the same amount of toys he used to. I am hanging on to the stuffed animals for now because I am not ready to let them go!

His book / toy shelf is versatile in that way. We use this as his “back up” bookshelf since his other bookshelf is filled.

Is that London print fun or what? Oversized is the way to go with children’s art- and it’s not too heavy either that it scares me above the bed. I did put it on screws that are in the studs, however.

Jenny Lind bed in a bedroom

We installed basic custom rollers (from a local company here called All Phase Blinds) that block the light.

Overall I think it was the Jenny Lind bed that really made his room come together. It is polished and sophisticated, but cute enough for a child’s room!

You might also like seeing my son Leo’s room with two tone paint, or take a peek at our shared girl’s room.

Shop Around Robbie’s Room Here:


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If you are considering knock off versions of this bed, my blogger friend Arin wrote a review about her DaVinci beds that look similar! Give it a read.

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