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November 11, 2017 | By Ryan Francis

10 Awesome Loft Bed Ideas from Pinterest

Whether you’re still considering purchasing a loft bed, or you’re searching for ideas on what to do now that you have one, we’ve got your décor needs covered! When seeking room inspiration, there’s no better place than Pinterest. After all, it’s known to be a décor-lovers dream to scroll though the endless photo catalogs of beautifully decorated spaces that the platform houses.

To help you get started (and to keep you from getting lost in a Pinterest black hole), we’ve done the work for you and rounded up 10 awesome loft bed ideas. Not only will they help you to maximize your small living space, but they will also give you ideas on how to decorate in a way that fits your personal style.

Create a Cozy Hangout

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This lofted space is one of our favorite ways to make the most out of your room. Utilize the space underneath for a cozy chair, beanbag or floor pillow– it’ll make for the perfect relaxation spot to read a book or get some work done. For design inspiration, notice how they styled the area with two different rugs to give the room differentiation between the sleep space and the rest of the room. In addition, for spaces that don’t have additional closet space, it’s a great idea to have a hanging rack to the side of the bed.

Create a Changing Area

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This room features a makeshift wall closet complete with curtains for changing underneath. For rooms without a built-in closet, utilizing the area underneath your loft bed and transforming it into a mini-dressing area is a room game-changer!

Keep It Cozy and Functional

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This beautifully decorated space gives you or your guests the perfect living room-esque area to kick back and relax in. The cozy seating bench also opens up for additional storage inside, so you can keep the room clutter-free.

Add a Bookshelf

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While this loft bed is built-in to the wall, we love the idea of building or installing a bookshelf underneath a standing loft bed.

Establish a Theme for Your Space

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If you’re outdoorsy and live in a city, your urban escapes are often restricted to parks and walking paths. This Manhattan interior designer sought to change that and created an urban escape in the form of this nature-themed loft space. Complete with an above-the-bed tent and forest wallpaper, this room is about as unique as it gets. When designing your loft space, be sure to stick with a theme. This will not only create ambiance in the room, but it will also help make your décor choices easier.

Create a Dual Live/Work Space

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With today’s busy lifestyle, at-home offices are becoming more and more common. Whether you plan to work from home, or just want an office area to keep up with daily tasks, creating a dual sleeping/working space is key. A loft bed will allow you the additional space to build or purchase a desk area for underneath. Accessorize with a wall calendar, a comfy rolling chair, and a storage cabinet for notebooks, files and office supplies.

Go Clean and Minimal

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Making the most of a small space often calls for a minimalistic approach to design. While most of this space follows a black and white color palette, pops of orange in the sheets and chair make for a visually appealing space.

Upgrade with a Hammock

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There’s nothing more relaxing (or inviting) than having a hammock in your room. This bohemian style room, complete with greenery and a crochet hammock, is one way to really embrace your space. A sturdy loft bed will allow you to tie the hammock to both sides, giving you and your friends another place to chill out and relax in.

Make Space for Guests

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Turn a space for one into a space for two (or three) with a futon underneath your loft bed. Whether you’re planning on having guests over often, or only a few times a year, it’s always a good idea to have an area for them to sleep that doesn’t involve an air mattress!

Put a Dresser Underneath

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In a small space, the more storage options there are, the better! We love the idea of putting a dresser underneath your loft bed to give you even more space to store clothing and other room essentials.