Low Loft Beds

Small Space Solutions

We're always on the lookout for elegant solutions that keep the bed from becoming the focal point of a one-room apartment. Loft beds are an obvious fix, but if you aren't blessed with high ceilings, they can feel a bit coffin-like. However, as these examples show, even a minor change in elevation can have dramatic results.

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Both of these homeowners used stairs and partitions to create the feeling of separation without sacrificing light or headroom. And, unlike murphy beds, low-loft enclosures don't need to be assembled and disassembled on a daily basis.

Images: 1. Ronee Saroff, from Nelly & Ivailo's Brave New World, 2. HGTV

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