Highly effective materials for XL loft beds can include wood for a more traditional and rustic look, and metal for a sleek and minimalistic style. According to Kelly Behun, thick wood framing can be a beautiful way to create a loft bed and the lower desk and shelving areas for a traditional or modern room. If you are searching for a more industrial look, or want something a bit lighter and easier to move, a tube metal frame is an excellent choice. Both wood and metal framing and under-loft areas can fit into a range of decor styles in your house or apartment.
Since your twin XL loft bed will not only support your weight while you sleep, but may also have a computer and other desk or seating items below it, construction should be top of the list when considering which loft bed to purchase. Construction quality can include the frame, the hardware, and how the bed itself was put together. According to Rose Tarlow, bed construction quality can differ depending on a few factors, including whether it makes use of a ladder or staircase. For a more durable construction overall that is suitable for heavy weight bearing, it's recommended that you go with an end-of-the-bed staircase.
Loft beds can come in a wide range of different designs. For the most part, all loft beds will be well above the floor, with a ladder or staircase to access the mattress for sleeping. Below the bed will be a varied design of a resting space which can include shelving, desktops, seating areas, and more. A loft bed design is made in an attempt to maximize the usable space in a smaller bedroom, or to provide children in shared bedrooms with their own personal space for homework, play, and relaxing.
Loft beds can come in a range of different aesthetics to suit almost any bedroom decor, size, and style. According to interior decorator Courtney McLeod, the most common aesthetic with loft beds is the traditional style, done with a thick wooden frame and spacious desk area below the mattress. When you are searching for a more minimalist aesthetic, with an industrial or modern feel, a metal tube frame loft bed might better suit your needs. Regardless of your preferred aesthetic, loft beds are made to work in smaller spaces as a permanent or temporary sleeping arrangement.