You may think that lofting a bed is a trick reserved for dorm rooms and tiny houses, but in fact there are plenty of stylish loft bed ideas to lift your sleeping quarters out of sight and out of the way. Whether you live in a studio and need extra storage space—or more space, period—or want that tiny home office to double as a guest room, we’ve gathered loft bed ideas that will help you make the most of your space and add new spots for working, storage, or lounging. Take advantage of those high ceilings and create a cozy sleeping area that’s out of the way and on another level—literally.
While this floating bed is a distant dream of ours, we can't help but drool over this double-take-worthy image.
If you could use more storage—and, let’s face it, who couldn't?—try a lofted bed with cabinets, drawers, or shelves underneath. Even if you don't raise the bed more than a few feet off the ground, the design will help delineate the room and create extra spots to stash books, clothes, and other essentials.
Make your dream of having a home office come true, no matter how limited your square footage might be. Create an office/bedroom workspace in your upstairs loft area—all you need is a slim desk, some lighting, and a chair to get down to work.
If your closet has high ceilings, you might consider adding more storage, but why not use that space to create an extra bedroom? (You can always store extra sweaters up there when you don't have guests.)
Children’s Room Loft
When it comes to kids’ rooms, the only thing more fun than bunk beds is a lofted bed. The elevated spot becomes a cozy area for reading and naps, with plenty of storage for toys underneath. It’s practically an instant fort!
You don't need to climb a ladder to have a lofted bed. If you're not into heights—or are prone to tossing and turning—go for a design that is just a steps off the ground and use that extra space for storage.
Carve out extra space beneath the roof for a space that feels straight out of a Parisian artist's garret. If you have a lofted storage space already, just add a bed and railings and you're set!
Take your entire bedroom to new heights! Create an entire lofted room, complete with nightstands, lighting, even a spot for clothes and books to make your studio feel like a one-bedroom apartment.
Mini Dining Room Loft
You'll never have to worry about having enough space to eat comfortably again—this tiny house hack will solve your dining space problems. Opt for a smaller table to ensure you're not taking up too much of your prized space.
If you don't want to go to the trouble of building a loft, there are plenty of loft beds available. Find one that fits your style and gives you enough space underneath for storage or to add a sofa or desk. Choosing one that matches your wall color will help it blend in and look like part of the space or go bold with a bright color or wood option.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest