As well as making bedtime more fun, our sturdy loft beds and bunk beds let you use the same floor space twice. If you need the lower bunk only for sleepover guests, a few big cushions will help turn it into a cosy sofa. And the space underneath a loft bed is perfect for storage.
When you find yourself running out of space, vertical storage and sleeping is a smart solution that doesn’t compromise on style. Take advantage of the way cabin beds, bunk beds and loft beds free up more floor space. Have one bed placed above the other, or fit other furniture - like desks and armchairs - into the space below a raised bed.
Cabin beds, mid sleepers and high sleepers – which one suits your needs? Let’s look at the differences.
A mid sleeper is a type of cabin bed where the bed is elevated above the floor to a mid-height, where most adults can climb in without the need for a ladder. This leaves space underneath the bed which can be utilised for practical purposes. Under-bed shelves or drawers are types of storage which will fit neatly underneath a mid-sleeper bed.
A high sleeper is a type of cabin bed where the bed is elevated. The main difference between a mid sleeper bed and high sleeper bed is that the latter elevates the mattress much higher up from floor level. This allows for more space underneath, where you can fit a bookcase, sofa, clothes rack or desk. This is typically a more suitable option for teenagers, or anyone living in a small apartment who wants to truly optimise their living space.
When you’re sharing a room, a bunk bed is great option. With one bed safely stacked above the other, two people can occupy the same sleeping space. The top bed is typically accessible with a ladder. Bunk bed frames come in metal or wood and are usually a single bed size (though larger variants do exist).