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August 08, 2017 | By Ryan Francis

9 Ways to Make a Loft Bed the Most Efficient Piece of Furniture in Your Home

It’s no secret that loft beds are one of the most space-efficient options you can install in a room. Elevating your bed above floor level is a clever and resourceful way to deal with lack of space in a small room or apartment. Once installed, there are endless options on what to do with the space that you’ve just created. To make your loft bed the most efficient piece of furniture in your home, we’ve outlined nine ways you can utilize this space.

Add a Tray

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Now that you’ve elevated your bed, you have to consider how you want to use the space. Will you want a place to put a cup of water or rest your book? If so, we suggest purchasing our tray accessory. Our trays match the color of your bed and attach to the bed’s upper platform to give you an extra space to place your belongings. The best part is it will hardly take up any extra space.

Accessorize with a Bookshelf

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Worried about where to keep your books or knickknacks to make your bunk bed personalized? We suggest adding our bookshelf to your loft bed. It’s a great way to prevent clutter and further improve the efficiency of the room.

Utilize the Space Underneath for Storage

Are you looking for a place to practice your drums or store your sports equipment? You can use the space underneath your loft bed for all kinds of larger-storage needs. Instead of taking up more space in another room in the house, underneath your loft bed is the perfect place to store your bulky hobby gear.

Consider a Corner Shelf Add-On

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Another great way to accessorize your loft bed and make the most out of your space is with our corner shelf accessory. It’s an ideal place to store your phone, book, or your laptop so you won’t have to keep climbing up and down the ladder or stairs when you need to grab something. It’s also small enough that it doesn’t take away from the overall design of the bed.

Streamline Your Living/Work Space with a Desk

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With apartments getting smaller and smaller, it’s always a luxury to be able to fit both a bed and a full-size desk in your room. With a loft bed you won’t have to worry about fitting a desk in your room, because your loft bed will allow you the space to put it underneath. You can even use things like fabric storage cubes or shelves under your desk to help maximize the space and keep storage neat. Whether you’re looking for a place to study, work, or tinker about, a desk is must for those looking to really create a dual living/work space.

Use a Staircase for Storage

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While a loft bed might be the most efficient way to make the most out of a small space, there is always the worry of mobility. Climbing up and down a ladder every night may be daunting to some, but for those who are unsure of a ladder, there is always a staircase option. Not only is this a great way to feel safer climbing up and down, but it’s also a great space-saving option as each step is also an open cubby. This provides much needed storage space to keep your room neat and organized without extra clutter.

Use the Space as a Closet

If you’re really looking to use the space to its full potential, you may want to consider converting the underneath space into a makeshift closet. You can install a rod from your loft bed or use a clothing rack as a place to hang your things. Utilize other accessories, like the staircase, as a dresser so you won’t have to worry about adding more furniture to the room.

Create a Lounge Area

We talked about adding a desk underneath your loft bed, but what if you wanted to focus on play rather than work? For those that are looking for some added comfort, you can really go to town decorating underneath your loft bed and turning it into a cozy sitting nook. Add a couch, TV, floor pillows, and cozy blankets to the space. This will give you a place to kick back and relax with family or friends at the end of the day.

Add a Pull Out Couch

In the spirit of the lounge area, you can always add a pull out couch instead of a regular couch underneath your loft bed. This is a great alternative to the trundle bed if you won’t be having extra company over too often.