There are several different approaches in creating an ingenious space saving bed for a home of modest proportions. The most straight-forward designs involve clever positioning of the bed, creating a slumber spot in a space that you would not normally consider using for this purpose-or otherwise.
One example of simple space repurposing would be to utilize the unused area under a staircase, like this cozy double bed set up. The custom made platform bed fits snugly into the under-stair alcove, and the design also incorporates under-bed and over-bed storage that runs straight into the side of the stairs too.
The under-stair area also works great for hideaway day beds/reading nooks like this one. Advertisement
Bunks under a sloping roof, like in this loft space, are a great solution where precious floor space is eaten by a central stairwell. This particular example also incorporates a set of space saving storage shelves in each bunk cubby.
Bunk beds make full use a rooms vertical space, and make better use of the floor space than a set of twin beds. This elegant set takes on the characteristics of a four poster bed complete with canopy, and transforms into a double decker of day beds during the daylight hours.
Bunk beds are a great layout hack for getting more sleeping space out of a lesser floor area, but these bunk beds take up the least space of all: a shallow wall panel acts as the holding dock in which the beds can be folded away with ease when not in use.
This bedroom harbors four beds but still looks to have masses of floor space. The centrally placed ladder becomes a design feature rather than a hindrance, and the clean crisp lines of the bunks almost become moment of contemporary architecture.
Generally, when you move the bedding space up, you are be able to find room for a lot more things. Storage shelves, a clothes rail and even a wash basin find a home under this high shelf-bed; the arrangement here also makes nice use of the high placed windows.
This adult cabin bed makes room for a home library and media cabinet, which allows the extra gained floor space to become a lounge and entertainment area. A dual use makes a small bedroom feel like a much more luxurious suite. Advertisement
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