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7 Loft Bed Ideas You Can Still Try, Even Though You’re an Adult

updated Feb 7, 2020
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There’s a certain childish delight in the idea of literally climbing into bed every night and settling into your own private sleep cubby. Whether you need to incorporate a lofted bed because of your home’s space constraints or you want to have one just because, you’re going to enjoy scrolling through these dreamy loft ideas.

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Go library with your loft

A loft doesn’t just have to hold your mattress. Add bookshelves and low-lying nightstands to complete your sleeping space like interior designer Whitney Parris-Lamb did in her home, photographed for Cup for Jo.

Build a smart partition

Karin Matz Arkitekt set off the sleeping area in this industrial renovation with a glass partition. That strategy keeps the room feeling open and airy while also protecting the sleep space from any possible kitchen spray.

Make your climb more efficient

Take a page from tiny house living and turn your stairs into storage. This wood design from Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture is so sleek, your guests won’t realize how much stuff you’re hiding in it.

Tuck in your bed

The same firm also helped amp up a studio space with a furniture design that incorporates cabinets and display shelving, and hides the bed behind smooth paneling.

Take the half-step

You don’t necessarily need high ceilings to get the benefits of the loft life. This half-loft featured on Cup of Jo helps add that elevated feel—and makes room for storage underneath—without putting your head all the way up in the rafters.

Switch it up, literally

The production designer for HBO’s “Girls” created this compact arrangement for the TV series, but just because it’s part of a set doesn’t mean you can’t make it work for yourself. Swapping the lounge area and bed’s traditional spots means an easier collapse at the end of a rough night.

Slide into your loft space

This micro loft shot by Brian Flaherty for Dwell closes off the sleeping area with sliding doors. Swap in the sliding screens of your choice, or even use the surface for a projector setup when you’re entertaining.