I made a post on 6/11/13 about the idea of getting a loft bed for my boyfriend and I. Well, we finally took the plunge and bought one. Our initial idea was to build from wood, from scratch. This may have actually cost us more money than the one we bought. Our apartment is strange, it’s big but small? We benefit from extremely high ceilings, so I thought why not utilise vertical space? Makes perfect sense! Building upwards and creating more floor space. This amazing bed has given us just over 2x2 meters of space which was being clearly wasted on a mattress with little space for surrounding storage. It’s almost as if this bed was made for this exact space.
We plan on making the underneath area an office big enough for two with extra storage space. I can walk under the bed without ducking, so it’s pretty spectacular. I’m so looking forward to getting some cool desks under there and making it very us! So far, I’ve jujed(?) it up with fairy lights interwoven through the cage under the mattress, with flowers above and I CANNOT wait to get rid of that HORRIFIC light fixture which was already here when we moved in. We can’t remove it ourselves, but once we do!!! I’ll be super happy.
I plan on fixing some hooks under the protruding box above the bed and hang industrial light bulbs with exposed rope which will be for the office. Lots and lots of ideas flying around! Definitely got my juices flowing. Also, a space has been freed up beside our giant wardrobe (second to last photo). Here I plan on getting hold of a large floor up mirror with hidden storage behind it. Everything in our apartment has to be beneficial to us I feel.
The best thing about this bed, lying in it and still having heaps of room above our heads! All in all, total win!