9 Alcove Beds: The Perfect Space-Saving Solution for Small Bedrooms

updated Jun 7, 2023
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What’s more exciting than a well-dressed bed? How about a well-dressed bed tucked into a cozy nook — an alcove bed? It might be necessary if you’re looking for the best beds for small spaces, whether it’s a trundle bed, murphy bed, or alcove bed. You might have to do a little more work to make up the bed, but there’s no denying the appeal of these tucked-away sleeping spaces, on a cold winter night or any time of the year. Who wouldn’t want to nestle into a cozy sleeping cocoon like the ones we’ve rounded up here?

1. An Alcove Doubles as a Bunk Bed

This peaceful green and pink kids room by @augustjane.interiors perfectly executes a double-level alcove bed that works perfectly as a bunk bed to house two little ones. 

2. Matching Trim for the Win

Perhaps it’s not quite large enough for sleeping, but this restful space by @devanedesign perfectly flows in the room, with blue trim that matches nearby furniture. 

3. Farmhouse Chic

This adorably rustic alcove bed by @atlantabartlett proves you don’t need a ton of space to pull off this clever addition. Farmhouse-style doors and crisp, white paint combine with a chic black and white gingham bedspread for a perfectly rustic vibe. 

(Image credit: Est Living)

4. Elegant Resting Space

This nook from Est Living, suitable for lounging or sleeping, comes surrounded by windows and supported by books.

(Image credit: John B. Murray)

5. Room With a View

Imagine how calm and restful and cozy you’d feel waking up in this beautifully detailed nook, part of a bedroom designed by architect John B. Murray.

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)

6. Tucked Away

Some might regard the tiny bed alcove in this San Francisco studio as an inconveniently small bedroom, but I prefer to think of it as the sweetest, coziest little spot to tuck in for the night.

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)

7. Cozy and Private

From a Swedish cottage spotted on My Scandinavian Home, I would imagine that a little sleeping nook feels especially nice during a cold Nordic winter.

(Image credit: Alvhem via Planete Deco)

8. Coordinating Wallpaper

From Alvhem, this little spot is another cozy alcove ‘bedroom’ in a studio apartment. The wallpaper adds a little peek of pattern.

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)

9. Attic Nook

We can’t imagine a better place to go to bed — or wake up — than the little attic bed nook in Erin’s Austin home. (You just might have to watch your head a little in the morning.)