A loft bed is a great space-saving solution for small bedrooms because it has the same footprint of a standard bed while providing extra space underneath for working, studying, or doing art projects. If your child’s bedroom isn’t large enough to accommodate a separate desk and bed, consider a loft bed that features a built-in desk so your child can sleep and study comfortably—even in a small bedroom.
For many parents, safety is a primary concern when shopping for a bunk bed or loft bed. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), loft beds are only safe for children ages 6 and up. The AAP also offers guidelines for safely using bunk beds, including setting the beds in a corner of the room and ensuring guardrails extend 5 inches beyond the mattress―smart advice to apply to kids’ loft beds, too.
If you’d like to make the most out of the floor space in your child’s room, read on to see some of the best kids’ loft beds with desk space.
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The following recommendations take into account features to look for in kids’ loft beds, including materials, bed size, weight capacity, desk layout, and size as well as extras, such as shelves or bookcases. For safety purposes, keep in mind that a bed’s stated weight capacity always includes the weight of your mattress.
This twin-size study loft from Walker Edition is a stylish, functional piece of furniture that will help you make the most of a room lacking in floor space. The desk features two shelves for added storage and a slide-out keyboard tray, providing an ideal setup for a desktop computer. The loft also features two integrated ladders: one at the head of the bed and one at the foot.
This loft bed is 71 inches high, 79 inches long, and 42 inches wide, with a weight capacity of 250 pounds. The desk runs the full length of the bed and is 18.87 inches deep, giving your child or teen plenty of room to spread out while they work. The metal frame comes in white, black, and silver color options. The desk and shelves are made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
If you’re looking for a loft bed that offers a bit of versatility, consider this wood and MDF twin from Harper & Bright. Its timeless, traditional design is available in a painted gray or white finish, allowing it to complement a range of decors nicely. A smaller desk tucked under the head of the bed means there’s additional space underneath the loft, leaving room for a play area or small piece of furniture, such as a bookshelf or beanbag chair.
Your child will have multiple options for climbing into bed with this study loft’s pair of ladders. While one is fixed at the foot of the bed, the side ladder can be installed on either side of the bed, offering multiple options to best suit the layout of your child’s room. The bed has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds. The desk measures 40.6 inches by 17.7 inches while the entire frame measures 76 inches by 42.4 inches by 69.3 inches.
If maximizing your child’s storage space is a priority, consider the DHP Studio Loft. Its efficient design features a desk and one shelf on one side and three shelves on the opposite side, providing your child or teen with plenty of space to do their schoolwork and store their things.
It has a weight limit of 200 pounds and accommodates a twin-size mattress with a maximum depth of 6 inches. The frame is 77.5 inches long, 41.5 inches wide, and 74 inches high. The metal frame is available in gray, black, and white finishes.
This twin-size study loft from Hillsdale Furniture has a classic design that will look great in a child’s bedroom. Because the attached desk is tucked behind the ladder, there’s even extra room under the bed for an additional piece of furniture, like a bookcase. The top bunk is designed to be used with an 8-inch deep, twin-size mattress.
The bed is 80.17 inches high, 41.33 inches wide, 69.4 inches deep, and has a weight capacity of 350 pounds. The attached desk is 41 inches wide, 19.75 inches deep, and the surface is 28.75 inches from the floor. The entire frame is made from wood with a neutral gray, painted finish.
If the layout of your child’s room necessitates a loft bed, but they don’t like the idea of sleeping so far off the ground, a junior loft like this one is a good compromise. With a total height of just 43.3 inches, the DONCO Kids Low Study Loft is great for younger kids or those with a fear of heights. This bed has a unique design, with lots of storage underneath and a desk that can be pulled out when needed or tucked away to save space.
Three large drawers are under the bed which can replace a dresser, and there’s a bookcase at the end as well. It’s made from solid pine and measures 80 inches long by 41.29 inches wide.