When you have to deal with an undersized bedroom and you’re wondering how you will ever fit a bed and all of the cupboards and chest of drawers required to meet your storage needs, you will have to turn to some of the more creative types of beds to answer your needs. Beds that contain storage options underneath serve two purposes and they can still give you a look that meets a high quality in terms of style.
Let’s take a look at three different styles of dual function beds: platform beds, loft beds and cabin beds.
A platform bed is a bed in which the mattress is laid directly on wooden slats or panels rather than a box spring. A characteristic of this kind of bed, and one that has helped it to become particularly popular, is that the design consists of simple clean lines. Whether you buy a wood frame or a metal framed bed, there will be something that will fit in with the surrounding décor.
Due to the height at which the platform of the bed sits, there is usually plenty of under bed storage available with this style. There are quite a few models that come with built in drawers to add even more significantly to the bed’s functionality. Platform beds are generally available in either double or single sizes.
Take a look at some of the platform beds available to buy. More information is available about each bed listed.
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The next bedroom space saver is a loft bed. These kinds of beds are the sorts of things that many kids dream of sleeping in, mainly for the thrill of going to sleep at a great height. A loft bed may contain a desk or wardrobe underneath providing a handy solution for a bedroom that is too small to fit these pieces of furniture. In short, a loft bed is the top deck of a bunk bed without the lower bunk underneath.
There are a number of loft beds available that will give you a choice of a bed that will suit everyone.
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Another bed that provides storage underneath is a children’s bed, known as cabin beds. This type of bed is raised off the floor however it is not raised to the extravagant height of a loft bed. Cabin beds give your child the experience of sleeping at height, but only to the height of the top of a standard chest of drawers. In fact, a chest of drawers generally sits beneath a cabin bed giving you the space saving advantage of putting a sleeping unit and clothes storage on the same area of floor space.
The following is a selection of available cabin beds with plenty of information about each.
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Ultimately your personal needs and taste in furniture are going to help make your decision for you, but knowing what is out there is the first step to take.