Upholstered beds are a look I am fond of. Seeing that Gabrielle of Design Mom designed and built two toddler size beds for $75 has me inspired - I like the idea of creative control, especially in a kid's room where you can have a lot of fun.
(When we bought our children's bedroom furniture we were thinking a little too long term - there was more focus on a size of bed the kids could grow into (A full and a queen) and less about what we would do if we chose to have more children and they needed to share a room. The thought of ever having to replace what we already purchased makes me cringe. If more beds are ever needed, this would be a very appreciated solution!)