As well as making bedtime more fun, our sturdy bunk beds and loft 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 cozy sofa. And underneath a loft bed is perfect for storage furniture or a desk or armchair.
When you find yourself running out of space, vertical bedroom storage and sleeping is a smart solution that doesn’t compromise on style. Take advantage of the way cabin 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 cabin bed.
Cabin beds, mid sleepers and high sleepers – which one suits your purposes? 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, which is to say height at which most adults can climb in without the need for a ladder. This leaves space underneath the bed which can be utilized for practical purposes. Under-bed shelves or drawers are types of storage which will fit neatly underneath a mid-sleeper bed. Another advantage of this type of cabin bed is the fact that these beds tend to be low enough that you can keep an eye on any younger children sleeping in it.
A high sleeper is another style 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 higher up from floor level. This allows for more space underneath, where you can fit a bookcase, sofa, clothes rack or desk. This option is typically more suitable for teenagers, or anyone living in a small apartment who wants to truly optimize 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. Sharing a room has never been easier (or more space efficient). Bunk bed frames come in metal or wood and are usually a single bed size, ideally for kids. Draw straws to decide who gets the top bed!