27+ Loft Bed Staircases And Designs With Various Functionalities

Loft beds may be a little difficult to integrate in a design but they offer more than just extra space. They come with a range of benefits and beautiful features, one of which is the staircase or ladder that lets you reach them. Often ignored, this feature can be the element that puts your decor over the top. Find more inspiring ideas in the examples that follow. Unlike a standard bed frame (most options are around seven inches tall), a loft bed conjures up additional floor space for storage or activities by raising your mattress several feet — Impossibly tall ceilings aren’t a requirement. So stop feeling desperate for more elbow room. Instead, take things to new heights with one these twenty-five loft bed ideas.

A few years back my husband and I decided we wanted to make our girls a set of bunk beds. They shared a room and we felt it would help with space. That got me to thinking, what loft beds are out there? Now that our girls will have their own room soon, here are some ideas I have come up with. Decorative touches like the curtain “wall” for privacy will make a loft bed feel more like a bedroom than a top bunk. Personalizing a little nest with a cute “shelfie” also helps. Here floating white shelves show off framed photos. Note the red items that add pops of color.

Unfortunately, it can get stuffy and hot in a loft bed because warm air rises. Luckily proper ventilation will keep you comfortable. As shown in the previous photo, this loft bed is near an upper window and AC unit. Another idea to consider is installing a ceiling fan. Running it clockwise at a low speed will pull cooler air upward. So many loft beds cater to girls. This one is cute because it could be gender neutral but it really seems like something a boy would like. I also think that the full stairs going up are nice, especially for younger kids. If you find the right plan, you could have storage there as well.

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