Fun Loft Bed Plans Make Them Perfect for Girls and Boys

Loft beds for girls and boys are excellent space savers. The design options are nearly endless, as are their benefits. Here are some shopping tips to help you get the perfect loft for your child.

The loft bed plan for kids that is nothing but fun and using the imagination

Imagination Anyone or Best Nap Ever

Loft Beds for Kids:  Shopping Tips

When you are buying loft beds, think about your child’s needs. Do you want a storage space underneath for a desk? Do you want a sitting area? Do you want a set that can accommodate two children and provide a common storage area? Think about what your child needs and how the loft bed can help.

You can also choose from a wide variety of themes. For the adventurous kid, why not choose a pirate ship loft or a fire station loft? The interior and exterior are designed to complement these themes, and you can find a range of fun features, including slides for quick exits, secret entrances, ladders, and more. In loft bed plans, you’ll also find great tent-like designs, underwater themes, princess themes, and much, much more. When you can combine a practical piece of furniture with something whimsical your child will love, it’s a win-win.

Loft beds for boys and girls are also ideal if your children share a room. If you are looking for lofts for two children, make sure you choose one with storage space that they can both access. Space is used so efficiently that you will still have plenty of room left over for play areas.

If you want something that will last for years and add a classic look to your child’s room, a handcrafted wooden loft will be ideal. If you want to sacrifice a little durability for a more economical choice, metal may be a good idea.

There are so many different, practical, and fun loft bed plans out there; keep in mind the features you want, as well as those that will enhance your child’s space most.

Finding the Extra Room You Couldn’t Afford

Corner bookshelves support and enhance this king size loft bed atop a home office

King Size Bed Over Office

Did you know there are ways you can increase the size of your apartment without paying more in rent? If you live in the big city, you know how small the apartments can be for the price you pay to live there.  For instance, a king size loft bed can create an extra forty-two (42) square feet (s.f.) of living area in your home or apartment.  This is comparable to half the size of a small bedroom.

In some studio

Imagine eating dinner and breakfast under your hidden loft bed

Dining Nook Under Loft Bed

apartments there is simply no room for a dining area.  But what if the space your bed takes up could be raised and a dining area created underneath.  That is exactly what these people did.  What a lovely small, but ample, size dining area they created.

A decorating masterpiece, and perfect for the true studio apartment. This is truly one of  my favorites, the king size bed over the living room and the dining area.  If you look closely you will see the stools in the back of the couch at a little counter.

Decorator perfect king size loft bed with a counter dining area and a living room couch down below

Studio Designer Excellence

As you can see here, you are only limited by your own imagination.  use the space you have to create your own little castle.  There is no reason at today’s prices for fabrics and covers that you can’t live like a king in your own tiny castle.  Don’t you just love loft beds?  I do.


Off to College Your Freshman Year

Most colleges and universities across the county still require incoming freshman to live in campus housing.  For most

L-Shaped set of twin loft beds with a dresser underneath the short leg of the L and a desk at the end of that short leg

Study Room, Storage Room, and Space for Yourself in the Dorm

freshmen, that means at least one, and maybe two, roommates.  Our daughter went to school where we did, and actually lived in one wing of the dorm in which I had lived as a freshman some thirty-one years before.  There was one main difference, however.  The rooms were designed for two people, but she had two roommates.  If two is company, then three was really a crowd in this instance.

That first year of college can be quite an adjustment for many youngsters, so when practical, the more comfortable the dorm room is, the more likely it will become a refuge like home and a place for study.  Over crowded conditions can make study next to impossible.  If more space could be provided, then each occupant would have some space to themselves.

Here is where those loft bed plans come in to play.  Many really nice loft beds can cost over $3,000, but those same beds can be built from loft bed plans for less than half that price.  If constructed properly those same beds can be disassembled at the end of the school year and used year after year.  A small price to pay to make learning easier and more likely.

These dorm rooms usually have one small closet on each side, two beds, two desks and one double dresser.  With three people in them and using one bunk bed, there would still only be space remaining for the same two desks, and the one double dresser, and literally no closet space for the last one to arrive.

However, if you put an L-shaped loft bed and a regular twin loft bed in the room, the kids would be fine.  By choosing the best designs from the loft bed plans, it would be possible to have a wardrobe at the end of one of the L-Shaped beds and a desk at the end of the other.  This would allow for a double dresser and a desk underneath and create an extra closet, dresser, and desk.

The other side of the room could accommodate a standard loft bed with storage and a desk below.  If the university’s standard issue desks and double dresser are removed, there would be room for all and each student would have his or her own space in the room.

Spacious work desk area below the twin bed of this loft bed design

The Third Roommate's Bed

The amount of space created by the use of loft beds seems amazing however, it simply represents the square footage occupied by the extra long twin beds.  The amount of space gained by raising the three beds is over 68 square feet.  the foot print hasn’t changed, but the useful area of the beds has doubled where those beds were.

If useful space for your college or high school age student is too cramped, consider building a loft bed from loft bed plans.  The student in your life will love you, and you will gain much self satisfaction from finishing such and appreciated project.


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