15 Fun Kids’ Loft Beds That Help Make the Most of Their Space

published Apr 12, 2023
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Anyone who has ever lived in a small space knows one thing to be true: Maximizing vertical space is a must. This statement is also true when talking about outfitting a kids’ room. From essentials like clothing and bedding to toys, toys, and more toys, your kids’ room holds a lot, which means being smart with your layout is key. For many, this means investing in things like shelving, smart organizing solutions, and closet organizers. However, there’s one place that parents can sometimes overlook, and that’s the bed. If you’re dealing with a particularly small room (or simply are someone who likes to maximize space) there’s a specific type of bed that should be on your radar: The loft bed. Beloved by parents and kids, loft beds lift your child’s bed off the ground, leaving room beneath for a play area, a desk, or storage, essentially doubling the rooms’ usable square footage — and we all know how precious each foot is. Looking to invest in a loft bed? We did the hard work for you and rounded up 15 of the best kids’ loft beds your kid will love almost as much as you do. 

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With a simple design, affordable price point, and an almost five-star rating, this bed is a bonafide win. Sturdy thanks to its solid pine construction, the loft area is perfect for both storage and play.

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DONCO is known for its fun kids' bed and this loft bed is a perfect example. Featuring both a ladder and a slide, we love how perfect this bed is for playtime and bedtime. Plus, with an attached chalkboard, your kid can show off their artistic skills, too.

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We love a good versatile find and the Ouef Perch Nest Bed is that and then some. This bed can be set up one of two ways: as a loft bed with a play space (you could also add a floor mattress) or as a canopy bed with space for an add-on trundle! Talk about customizable! The best part? It stands at about 4’2” tall, at least a foot shorter than a typical loft bed, making it the perfect first bunk bed that allows for easy goodnight kisses and an increased sense of security.

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was $229.99

While many kids' beds seem to come in white and gray, if you’re looking for something different, opt for a black loft bed! This Amazon bestseller features a clean-lined design that leaves so many options for decorating.

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was $525.00

With over 7,000 five-star reviews, it’s safe to say that this metal loft bed is one of the most popular ones on Amazon. We love that this stylish and sturdy bed comes in a whole host of colors, including a super fun mint green! Best of all, there’s more than enough room below for a major play area or study station.

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was $496.66

With an included curtain designed to look like the exterior of a house, this loft bed is practically begging for creative playtime. When you combine the fun design with a built-in slide, ladder, and safety guardrails, it becomes a kids’ and parents’ dream.

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was $599.99

If safety is a concern for you, opt for the Kittitas loft bed. This pick comes with a set of stairs (that also double as storage) so your little one can get up and down nice and easy.

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West Elm
was $2299.00

This next pick is for the big kids. West Elm’s Mid-Century loft bed is a beauty and perfect for the kid or teen who needs to take advantage of a particularly small space. It comes with a built-in desk (complete with two storage drawers) and features a classic Mid-Century styling that’s effortlessly, well, stylish.

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While a loft bed’s bottom level is usually used for playtime or storage, this one is made especially with storage in mind. Featuring two built-in shelves, two storage drawers, and a hidden area of storage around the back, it’s perfect for those craving some hidden organization.

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was $428.99

This bed from Monarch Hill packs a lot of style into a sleek frame — with a dose of glamor. The gold guardrails make this a super stylish pick that your kid or teen will love laying in.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn’s loft beds are well-revered. Need proof? Take a look at the Catalina loft bed. While this bed is another one for the storage conscious among us, it’s not all business, thanks to a slide that makes it a fun pick for kids, too.

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Create the play area of their dreams with this Donco Kids loft bed. Designed to look like a playhouse, this bed is crafted of 100 percent pine wood with steel reinforcements for safety you can rely on. It also features three storage drawers, combining fun and function.

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Pottery Barn Kids

If there’s a bed made with play in mind on this list, it’s this Treehouse Bed from Pottery Barn. Bringing all the fun of a treehouse indoors, it’s the perfect sleep/play hybrid.

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If your teens room needs some storage and organization, head to IKEA and pick up the SMÅSTAD loft bed. It has everything: a desk, a closet, shelves, and a storage drawer, not to mention a built-in ladder that leads to a cozy sleep space.

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PB Teen

The Hampton Loft Bed is the teen loft bed. Part bed, part lounge area, this setup comes with a cushy loveseat, media console, and bookcase. Safe to say, your kids room is guaranteed to be the ultimate chill spot.

This post originally appeared on Cubby. See it here: 15 Fun Kids’ Loft Beds That Help Make the Most of Their Space