Loft Bed with Desk: Creating the Ultimate Study Environment for Small Rooms

Back to School is the perfect time to set up an optimal study environment for your child. While the kitchen table might work in a pinch, it's hardly ever a distraction-free zone. Siblings, pets, and...

Back to School is the perfect time to set up an optimal study environment for your child. While the kitchen table might work in a pinch, it's hardly ever a distraction-free zone. Siblings, pets, and parents always seem to find a way to interrupt just when it's time to hit the books. So, here are some simple ideas to help you maximize your child's studying experience and create a dedicated space for learning.

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Even the smallest room can be transformed into a functional study area. The most effective way to save space and optimize small rooms is by using a loft bed with a desk. By raising the bed off the ground, you create valuable space underneath that can be utilized for desks and storage. There are various loft bed designs to choose from, and finding the right size and components depends on your child's needs and preferences.

Here are some of the main options to consider:

  • Different bed sizes: Twin, Full, Twin XL, Full XL & Queen
  • Various bed heights: Low, High, or Ultra High
  • Headboard styles: Panel, Slatted, and Curved
  • Finishes: White, Natural, and Chestnut
  • Single, double, or triple bed designs for shared rooms
  • Different desk and storage combinations to keep the small space organized

The end result is a functional bed with a desk that maximizes small room layouts, perfect for at-home learning, homeschooling, homework, and virtual classes.

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Low Loft Bed with Desk

For younger children aged 6 to 10, a low loft bed is an ideal choice. It stands at a height of 50.75 inches, leaving 32.75 inches of space underneath the bed. Maxtrix offers desks that can slide perfectly beneath the low loft, creating an easily accessible workspace for homework. When not in use, the desk can be tucked away under the bed, automatically eliminating desktop clutter.

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The desks come with castors, making it effortless to slide them in and out. They can also be used as standalone desks if you decide to reconfigure the room as your child grows. Take a look at the "Box" low loft design, which can be customized with storage units like bookshelves and dressers, or combined with a desk and chair to create a charming study environment.

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Mid Loft Bed with Desk

As your child progresses to elementary or middle school, it's time to upgrade to a mid loft bed with a desk. The mid loft stands at a height of 61.5 inches, which is more suitable for older kids. The extra height allows for more drawers in a dresser or additional shelves on a bookcase. Here are all the bed heights for reference:

  • Low Loft: 50.75 inches
  • Mid Loft: 61.5 inches
  • High Loft: 71 inches

High Loft Bed with Desk

A high loft with a desk is a popular choice for tweens, teens, and even college students. With ample headroom and space to add desks or shelves underneath, it provides the perfect study zone. Maxtrix high lofts stand at 71 inches tall, offering 53 inches of headroom.

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You can choose between staircase lofts or the more traditional straight/angled ladder versions. Underneath the loft, you can add a full-length desk with 1, 2, or 3 drawer storage units according to your preference. You can even create a study corner by combining a corner desk with your high loft bed.

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When space is limited, Maxtrix has designed multiple desk options that fit perfectly under or against any of their beds. The dimensions are meticulously matched across multiple components to ensure a cohesive and efficient use of space. If you need assistance selecting the right desk for your specific bed, their design team is always ready to help.

Tips for Adding a Desk to Your Kid's Room

Choosing the right desk for your child's room can be challenging. Here are some top considerations:

Lots of Storage

If you need ample storage space, consider desks with drawers or hutches. These options provide extra room to store books and papers. The small 2-drawer desk is a popular choice, offering deep storage drawers for all your child's essentials.

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Space-Saving Solutions

For maximum space efficiency, consider a kids loft bed with a roll-away desk. You can easily pull out the desk when needed and push it back underneath your low loft when not in use, freeing up floor space for other activities.

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Utilizing Limited Space

When you have little space remaining under your loft bed, Maxtrix has designed desk options that fit perfectly. These desks can be attached to any of their beds to create a study surface with plenty of legroom underneath.

Compare Your Study & Student Desk Options

Maxtrix offers versatile desk options that cater to various needs. The study desk is designed to fit against a twin headboard, providing a versatile solution. You can place it against the footboard of a standard twin bed, combine it with a bookcase or dresser under a low loft bed, or slide it under a high loft bed for a space-efficient study spot.

The student desk comes with a 2-drawer unit that can be attached left or right-facing. Crafted from solid wood, this desk combines beauty and quality. It can slide underneath any of Maxtrix's low loft beds or function as a standalone piece.

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If you're looking for a desk that runs the full length of a loft bed, Maxtrix's full-length desk is the perfect choice. Available in regular and XL lengths, this desk is designed for older students who require plenty of storage space for materials, books, and personal items.

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Maxtrix high lofts come with additional support beams, ensuring stability and sturdiness. The corner desk and full-length desk can be directly attached to these beams, providing a spacious study surface with ample legroom underneath.

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Versatile Desk Chairs for Your Kids or Teen Room

A comfortable chair is essential for study sessions. Kids, tweens, and teens love chairs on rollers, and Maxtrix offers a range of versatile chairs available in various color combinations. With these chairs, you can add a pop of color to your child's room while ensuring comfort and style.

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Design the Perfect Loft Bed with Desk for Small Rooms

Now you have all the information you need to create the perfect study bed for your child. If you need assistance with the design process or determining the ideal configuration for your space, consult Maxtrix's complimentary design team. They are ready to help you create a custom look that maximizes your small room or space.

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