Kids loft bed with toy storage under. Interior design by 19sixtyseven.

While bunk beds are utilitarian solutions to save floor area when a child’s bedroom has more than one occupant, loft beds are a little more fun. So when designing your kid’s room, loft beds are a good option to keep in mind as they use the same space-maximising concept but incorporate a lot more fun and games into it. 

Loft beds are elevated off the ground, creating additional floor space in the room. This is especially useful in smaller bedrooms or shared rooms where maximizing space is essential. The area underneath the bed can be utilized for a desk, play area, storage, or even another bed, maximizing the use of limited space.

Sleeping in a loft bed gives children a sense of independence and ownership over their space. Climbing up and down the ladder or stairs to their bed can instill a sense of responsibility and confidence in their abilities.

10 Children Loft Bed Design Ideas

For many children, sleeping in a loft bed feels like an adventure or a cozy hideaway. Here are some kids loft bed design ideas on how to turn your child’s bedroom and play area into something more interactive, imaginative, and fun.

A kids loft bed with a slide and storage under. Interior design by Lekker Design
A kids loft bed with a slide and storage under. Interior design by Lekker Design

Loft bed with slide

Which child wouldn’t want to slide out of bed every morning! That’s a great way to start the day and prepare for school. You can also build in storage shelves under the slide to make better use of the space.

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Loft bed with stairs storage

Using staggered shelves that double up as stairs is a fun way to lead your child up to the raised bed platform.

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Kids loft bed with toy storage under. Interior design by 19sixtyseven.
Kids loft bed with toy storage under. Interior design by 19sixtyseven.

Loft bed with storage

Many loft beds come with built-in features such as desks, bookshelves, drawers, or play areas underneath. This versatility allows children to have all their essentials in one compact space, promoting organization and efficiency in their room

Use the space under the bed to tuck away boxes of toys neatly.

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Kids loft bed with wide stairs

If space allows, you can create stairs that are as wide as the child loft bed’s width to carve out more storage space for your child’s books and toys.

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A kids bunk bed with built-in seats and table at the bottom.
A kids bunk bed with built-in seats and table at the bottom.

Loft bed with study table

The space underneath the loft bed can be transformed into a variety of imaginative play areas, such as a fort, reading nook, or art corner. This encourages creativity and imaginative play, fostering cognitive development and self-expression.

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Treehouse loft bed

You can also turn the loft bed into a mini play house, and fill it with some fun kid-sized furniture.

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Minimalist loft bed design

This minimal approach on the loft bed idea allows the children’s room to blend seamlessly into the home’s overall style. Interior design by W2DA.

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Loft bed with wardrobe

The generous area created under loft beds also allows for a wardrobe to be fitted into the otherwise dead space.

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Loft bed with study desk

Customise a study desk into the side of the loft bed for a hybrid-style furniture piece that saves even more space.

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10. Enclose the bed area for a cosier feel. 

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