6 Things To Consider When Buying A Loft Bed With Desk

Practical, space-optimizing and consisting of two pieces of furniture in one go, full size loft beds with desk are a godsend in smaller modern flats.

They will allow you to turn what feels like a cramped space into a smart, well-designed room with separate areas.

You can find full size loft beds with desk in lots of different styles and designs.

However, don't rush it!

This is going to be an investment that will last you for years and should simplify your life, so make sure you know exactly what you need first.

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Where are you going to place it?

Sure, loft beds are popular because they're some of the most space-effective bedroom solutions, but they still take up a lot of space:

  • Spare yourself the heartbreak of realizing that the beautiful model you bought on a whim actually covers your window or doesn't allow you to fit a wardrobe! Decide where you're going to place your future loft bed first;
  • The most obvious solution is a corner so that you can make the most of the longest wall but also part of the shorter side, perhaps next to a window;
  • Either way, measure that area to know how much room you've got to play with.

What types of steps or staircase is right for you

It ultimately comes down to personal preference, but there are a few points that you might want to keep in mind:

  • Straight ladders are usually the most affordable and space-optimizing choice, although they're not the most comfortable, especially when you're barefoot;
  • A staircase is much more practical and easier to use. While it usually takes up more space, it can work well in narrow but long rooms;
  • Angled ladders are a good compromise, as they're a bit easier to use than straight models and they don't take up as much space as staircases.

Still, to make the final decision, try and picture yourself going up and down each type of steps early in the morning or right before bedtime: which one do you think would be more practical for you and wouldn't result in you questioning all your life decisions?

What type of desk you need

With so much focus on the sleeping side of things, it's easy to forget about the other half of the deal: the desk and work area. Having a good idea as to how you're going to use it will spare you some troubles:

  • A traditional horizontal desk is a handy choice if you're after a more minimalist, streamlined approach and only need to use your laptop most of the time;
  • If you also need to have other items at easy reach, then you might want to consider a corner desk;
  • Do you need to have some work files with you at all times? Look for a full size loft bed with desk that also features a filing cabinet or a few drawers.
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What style works well with your interiors

Unless you're happy to have a mismatched room, you should definitely take your existing furniture and décor style into consideration:

  • Darker woods like walnut or mahogany are a better option in spacious rooms or those with a more traditional, nostalgic vibe;
  • However, if you're opting for a loft bed, the chances are that your room is on the small side. To make it look airier, scout for lighter woods like oak, pine or maple. They can also help you give your bedroom a more contemporary feel;
  • Depending on whether you prefer a more minimalist or decorative approach, you can opt for more streamlined or very ornate models;
  • Either way, identify your existing palette and try and aim for a color that's already included in it.

Do you need storage?

It might be that a bed and a desk are everything you need. However, if you always feel that your bedroom looks messy no matter how often you tidy it up, you might lack storage space:

  • In that case, you'll be relieved to know that there are many full size loft beds with desk that feature a wardrobe, some drawers, shelves, or a combination of two or more;
  • Depending on how long your room is, this might mean compromising on desk space, so have a good idea of how much storage space you actually need before choosing one;
  • Running a quick inventory of what needs storing or what you're planning on buying can work wonders.

Safety first

While there are fewer worries when compared to loft beds for kids, adults should still keep an eye out for safety concerns:

  • Guard rails are always extra peace of mind;
  • Ladder rungs should be at the very least 3 cm wide (but the wider the better) and 20 cm apart;
  • The mattress should be at least 10 cm lower than the top of your loft bed's guard rails;
  • Look for a sturdy frame and ladder or staircase;
  • Do your best to keep the space around it clear to avoid stepping onto something with your bare feet when you're still too sleepy.
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Jessica started out as an interior photographer, but her love of pretty settings took her to the field of interior design, where she can combine two of her greatest passions, creating and then capturing the beauty of homes.