Loft beds are beds that are raised high enough to fit other furniture under them. They are like bunk beds, only without the bottom bunk. Loft beds are great for saving space, and they add a unique style to your room.
If you have a small bedroom, or if you just want to free up space, you should look into getting a loft bed. With standard beds, a lot of space is wasted. Beds have a large footprint, and there’s just not a lot you can do with the space above a bed. You can use the space under your bed for storage, but often this space is small. And underbed storage is different from having a functional, usable space. With loft beds, the footprint of your bed is basically reduced to zero because the area that the bed occupies can still be put to other uses.
Loft Beds and Safety
Some people get nervous about the safety of loft beds. They think that they will fall off and get injured, or that they will hit their head on the bedframe. These concerns are have easy solutions, and should not deter you from upgrading to a loft bed. Falling from the side of a loft bed would not be a pleasant experience, but how often do you fall off of your standard bed? Besides, bed railings can be easily installed. These eliminate all possibility of falling off of the bed. Many lofted beds even include them with the bed frame.
Another concern is hitting your head on the bed frame. The thinking is that if you are going to be using the space under the bed, you are likely to hit your head a few times. Again, this problem is easily solved. If this is a concern for you, you can buy padding that is discreet, functional, and cheap.