If you have been thinking about purchasing loft beds for teens, you will want to stop what you are doing, grab a cup of coffee, and read this article before making your purchase. We will be discussing teen loft beds that make the most of a small bedroom while not compromising the needs, likes, and desires of the young adult in your family.
This is perhaps a different way of looking at how to choose the right bed for a teenager, but it is one that I believe you and your teen will both benefit from.
There are several styles of loft beds that are good for teens, and each one has its own selling points. What you need to do prior to purchasing a bed for your teen is to consider your own teenager’s personality, make note of their bedroom routines, and then decide which style will best accomodate your teen’s everyday activities as well as their likes, dislikes, and preferences. Once you have those things down and learn what kinds of loft beds are even available, knowing which loft bed to purchase will become more clear.
Let’s look at some beds that work well for a teenager even in a small space.
Loft Beds With a Contemporary, Stylish Design
Like it or not, looks are very important to some teenagers. If their abode seems modern, up to date, and contemporary, they are more likely going to feel satisfied with their living quarters regardless of the square footage of the room (or lack thereof).
Metal loft beds with modern angles and an inviting desk and/or sitting area beneath the bed like this Loft Bed with Futon/Desk/Chair and CD Rack by Coaster Home Furnishings (Amazon Affiliate Link, also seen in the picture below) displays a very fashionable look while still providing extra living space The futon seat, by the way, flattens to create a lower bed when needed, making this what some might call in the car world a “crossover” – a cross between a loft bed and a bunk bed for teens to use with overnight visitors or siblings. On regular days, the futon is great for leisure activities like watching television, listening to music, and for texting friends.
Full Size Loft Beds Which Offer a Larger Sleeping Space
Those tenagers that desire a full size bed can find comfortable refuge in a full size loft bed with a desk underneath. While you need to confirm the bedoom size accomodates the full size frame and larger mattress, the advantages of this style are the more open feeling and larger bed area for stretching out when alseep or awake.
The Dorel Home Products Abode Full Size Loft Bed (Amazon Affiliate Link and pictured below) is a great example of a full size loft bed with desk that would work well for many teenagers with a small bedroom but who wish or need the full size, larger sleeping area.
Loft Beds With a Clean, Straightforward Look
Living in tight quarters isn’t a piece of cake, but the situation can sometimes feel much more manageable with a distinct and uncluttered use of space. To get such a look, seek a loft bed that combines quality use of space and a functional design with a clear-cut shape and style.
This Canwood Mountaineer Loft Bed with Storage Tower and Built in Stairs Drawers (Amazon Affiliate Link and pictured above) is a good example of a loft bed for a teenager that has a well defined shape as well as sensible built-in storage.
Solid and Simple Loft Beds That Exhibit Class and Maturity
Teenagers are not young children anymore. They are young adults, or they will be soon at least. While their tastes are still directed by their own individuality and sometimes by a sense of uniqueness, some will find themselves happier with a more traditional style. Fortunately there are loft beds teens can use that provide a space saving design for small bedrooms while still offering time honored appeal.
The Twin Spirit Loft Bed (Amazon Affiliate Link and pictured below) is a great example of a loft bed for an adult, even if they are a young adult. This particular loft bed is advertised as solid wood and as having a 1,000 pound limit. Chances are your teen fits into that range as would most adults on this earth, so this is presumably a bed you could feel would work quite well for just about anyone who likes a simple, classic bed style.
It also comes in natural wood or golden oak, both classic options your teenager might choose and enjoy throughout his or her remaining teen and young adult years.
This article has looked at choices in loft beds for teens a little bit differently than some other articles, but those parents who live with teens understand the above considerations may be even more important than chosing wood vs. metal loft beds or loft beds with storage vs. loft beds with desks.
Just as teens have likes and dislikes, the style and overall look of their furniture can be liked or disliked as well.
Perhaps looking at how your teen responds to the various loft bed styles and designs is a better way to ensure you’re not only freeing up some floor space but making your teenager feel better about it all too.
Now, before you purchase your teenager’s bed, I encourage you to go look at all the links above, compare these and other options you find along the way, and consider which one bests suits your teenager’s bedroom AND your teen. Be sure to let us know if you find one too!
Here’s to finding the best loft bed for your teen and for making your teenager a happy camper!