In small spaces — and even in large spaces — nothing does double duty in vertical space like the loft bed! Whether it's maximizing storage space, making the best of a crazy floor plan, or just because it looks cool, building your bed in the air is the way to go. We've found fifteen inspiring beds that involve just a bit of climbing before you crash — come look!
1. A slender rail sets apart this spare twin, tucked above a reading alcove, from Geek Living Daily.
2. Rustic wood and old books cozy up a single-sized sleeping place. Bob Coscarelli, via the Lettered Cottage.
3. A library ladder leads to a snug partition for snoozing or reading. From Angie Helm Interiors.
4. White, billowy fabric and lace give this little nest a glamorous feel. Trevor Tondro for the New York Times.
5. Forget the baby monitor; this sleek double from Contemporist gives privacy and peace of mind without sacrificing style.
6. Smooth cut-out shapes and fancy wallpaper make this loft bed from Izzy Share Blog into a stylish retreat.
7. Reading lights, a tiny window, and fresh cut flowers create an inviting nook! Jessica Helgerson, via Birch + Bird.
8. Loads of natural light and plenty of floor space make this loft/library from theberry.com seem like a whole separate room.
9. A great example of lofting a bed in a studio, this bed peeks over kitchen, dining room, and living room. From The Selby.
10. This bed from tumidei isn't too tall, but high enough to take advantage of ample storage space underneath.
11. Built in lighting underneath this bed illuminates the work/study space beneath. From Erin & Danny Living Together in Only 500 Square Feet on Apartment Therapy.
12. A grown-up bunk bed creates room underneath for a desk and storage. From Corey's Converted Barn on Apartment Therapy.
13. Glossy green floors and painted grass emphasize the "up in the air" feel of this bed from Stiff + Trevillion.
14. The real bed is on the ground, but we love the steps and glass above it — this design could easily adapted for a twin bed in the air. From idesignarch.
15. Stark white and lots of light give this bed-above-a-closet a calm, refreshing feel. Victor & Soeun's Romantic Loft on Apartment Therapy.
(Images: 1. Geek Living Daily, 2. Bob Coscarelli, via the Lettered Cottage, 3. Angie Helm Interiors, 4. Trevor Tondro for the New York Times, 5. Contemporist, 6. Izzy Share Blog, 7. Jessica Helgerson, via Birch + Bird, 8. theberry.com, 9. The Selby, 10. tumidei, 11. Erin & Danny Living Together in Only 500 Square Feet on Apartment Therapy, 12. Corey's Converted Barn on Apartment Therapy, 13. Stiff + Trevillion, 14. idesignarch, 15. Victor & Soeun's Romantic Loft on Apartment Therapy.)