8 of the Loveliest Modern Loft Beds

Loft beds have been stylishly storing the bedroom up high while reclaiming much-needed space in small homes for a long time. If you still haven't tried this small space idea out yet, this could be your year. Not only for homes with super tall ceilings, today's modern loft beds are simple, stylish, but most importantly, space-maximizing. Consider these ideas for your own loft bed plans this year!

Pictured above: A small bedroom becomes a double-decker bedroom for a cozy sleepover. Spotted on Sfgirlbybay.

A loft bed is unobtrusively built over a doorway, also creating a smart narrow coat closet. A boldly colored ceiling helps complete the modern look. Seen on Frenchy Fancy.

When you don't have hugely tall ceilings, you can still use the loft bed idea by tucking things under it that don't require you to be standing at full height full time. Spotted on Dwell.

You can combine an under-loft seating area with a bed loft area disguised by bookshelves quite nicely. Idea spotted on Fantastic Frank.

You can keep the decor of your bed loft minimal and white so it blends into the background, while more dramatic decor grabs the attention down below. Seen on Cote Maison.

You don't have to build a loft close to a ceiling or even all that high up; even a small platform can give you room underneath your bed to store things and reclaim space.

You can get creative and have fun with how you are able to access your loft bed once it's built. Why not a rope ladder? Or a rock wall?

You can use a bought loft bed set to create a spot for your bed up high, while you use curtains below to reclaim the space stylishly. Seen on Decor8.

(Image credits: brooke baker’s bedroom on need supply via Sfgirlbybay; Frenchy Fancy; John Clark for Dwell; Fantastic Frank; Bruno Suet via Cote Maison; Lisa; Decor8)