Many bedrooms in older homes and apartments don’t have ample closet space, and sometimes they have none at all. Fear not! You can turn the space underneath the bed into a walk-in closet big enough to fit all your stuff. Just install closet shelving, mount a rod, and conceal it all behind bold curtains.
Suspending a loft from the ceiling rather than supporting it from the floor creates an open and airy feeling, and keeps the space below free of impediments. In the setup shown here, the suspended bed stays clear of the windows, allowing light to flood the room. It also serves to define the home office area and keeps this space perfectly accessible and inviting.
While this loft bed design doesn't afford much headroom, it does maximize the floor space without interrupting the flow of the room. With enough space for some artwork and a mattress, you'll have everything you really need—with the bonus of being right over the kitchen for late-night snacks!
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If you're craving your own slice of serenity, you might want to take a few tips from this Manhattan apartment. Minimalism, warm lighting, and cozy accents combine to create this welcoming nook. Up in the loft, the wood base and comforter are a calming white. A simple lamp and a few books add a touch of personality without overwhelming the small space.
The Living Cube consolidates several pieces of furniture into a single multipurpose living space. The structure combines a classic ladder and loft bed design with a space for your TV, bookshelves, a drop-down desk, closet, wardrobe, set of drawers, and a hidden room inside the box.
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