This is a super easy way to make your child a bed. And it's cheap for those of you on a budget. Sorry I don't have any pictures, but use your imagination and visualize. For those of you who are budding photographers and I know there is alot of you out there, the visualization shouldn't be too hard. For the rest of you, maybe your crafty friend will make one and invite you over to see it.
First get your self about three banana boxes, with the lids, this is a must. If you need the bed for a larger child or an adult you may need more boxes.
It is best if the bed is set up against the wall. Now fill the boxes with anything that needs to be stored, blankets are good, clothes, pillows, stuffed animals, toilet paper. Anything like that. I would discourage Christmas ornaments, glass jars, knitting needles, your sword collection, things that might break.
After you fill them, line them up against the wall and top with more folded up blankets and a pillow. Ta DA!!! You have just saved the environment by not buying a new bed, recycled some boxes that will not end up in a land fill some where in the ocean, and found some where new to store stuff.
As a child I don't remember them being uncomfortable, but I could also sleep on the floor and on the seat of a car with my knees on the ground back then,so I may not be the best judge of comfort.
For those of you wanting a more personalized look, get out your spray paint, burlap or what ever and cover the boxes. Then you won't need a bed skirt or a long sheet that hangs over. Just think of the possibilities. This would be especially good for teenagers, you know how their style can change over night, well now their beds can change over night to.
I would love to see any pictures of your finished product and good luck:)