Decorating a teenager’s room can be difficult. A teen’s bedroom may not be very spacious and finding the right type of furniture to fit in with a teenager’s tastes can be quite a task.
A bunk bed would save space but isn’t all that desirable as every teen needs his or her own personal space. That’s why the loft bed, a variant of the bunk bed family, is a great way to create more space in a room while at the same time being acceptable to a teen’s critical standards.
Even if your child is not quite a teenager yet, the idea of getting a loft bed makes for an easier transition to college life in the dorm where college loft beds are quite prevalent. Loft beds are also fairly uncommon and thus “cool” enough for a teen to like and brag about when there are friends over.
The idea of a loft bed is similar to that of a bunk bed with two beds stacked directly one on top of the other. The only real difference is that the lower bunk is converted for some other practical use.
The most common and popular model loft bed is with a desk underneath. This gives a teenage ample desk space to do homework on or place a computer. Outside of studying, homework, and a few extracurriculars, there is not much else a teenager should be focused on.
That’s why it’s a great idea to choose a loft bed with a desk. By being able to effectively stuff a desk underneath the loft bed, you free up that extra space in a teenager’s bedroom that would normally have been used up by a stand alone desk.
Another loft bed idea for teens is with a futon loft bed. The top layer remains a bed for the teen but the bottom bunk is a futon. This offers a grown-up seating area nearly as good as a couch. Imagine how cool your teen will be with friends with a futon in the bedroom!
The best part is, if your teen has a sleepover, then the futon can be quickly converted into a bed. Make sure if you select this loft bed configuration that the futon below is actually a futon bed. Most futons should be able to lay completely flat by their design, but futon beds are generally designed more thoughtfully for a better sleeping experience.
A great benefit of the loft bed with futon is you can seat it opposite a television so your teen has a place to sit while watching TV or playing video games. Otherwise your teen may have to sit on the floor or on the bed, both less comfortable seating surfaces than a futon. It can also encourage them to sit at an acceptable distance away from the TV screen, provided you place the loft bed far enough away.
Loft beds are a great idea for decorating teen’s rooms. Due to their unusualness and usefulness, they have a cool factor which makes teenagers very receptive to the idea. Loft beds save space by providing some extra utility like a desk or a futon among many other configurations, and growing teens will appreciate the additional space.
Teenagers spend a lot of time in their rooms so you want them to be comfortable while having a very adult personal space. With this in mind, there are many loft beds that can be quite juvenile with multiple colors or even themes like a castle, so be sure to buy a loft bed that your teenager will continue to love and cherish even as he or she nears that age when it is time to go to college.