Traditionally, high loft beds have been associated with twin size beds. These are perfect for smaller children but what about teenagers, college kids, or adults? Fortunately, you can also select from full size high loft beds among several bed manufacturers at your local furniture store or online retailer. These loft beds are raised quite high, usually with enough usable space for additional furniture to be located underneath. They make use of the industry standard full size bed mattress which can be placed on the loft area so you can comfortably sleep an adult-size person like a college kid or teenager. Since it is an industry standard size, you don’t have to do any extra special shopping and you can even reuse an older full size mattress.
Full size loft beds are perfect in a teen’s room or in your college student’s dorm room. They are highly functional, doubling as both a bed and usually a desk depending on the configuration, and therefore save a lot of space. The most common configuration is the high loft bed with desk situated directly in the usable space below the mattress frame. Another typical option is the loft bed with couch underneath. Both offer the advantage that it can be used as a bed during the night and as a desk for study or couch for sitting during the day. It does all this without using up a larger space than a regular full size bed would take.
There are several different high loft bed styles for full size beds. A modern look that a teen or college kid may enjoy is the metal loft bed. There are a few style designs that you can choose from to your liking. One metal bed style makes use of X-shaped criss-crossing metal bars that make up the sides of the bed, giving it a rough hourglass impression with the desk leveled and placed exactly where the bars intersect in the “X.” Another more plain style is simple straight up and down poles that make up the loft bed’s bedposts. Metal beds can come with metal desks or wooden desks for a more organic look. Since metal is very strong, it also requires less material than wood for the loft bed frame, so if you have a minimalist style preference then you might like metal high loft beds.
Wooden loft beds are the traditional favorites since they look elegant and have natural wood finish. You have your choice of many types of wood material each giving a unique shade and texture. A wooden loft bed will be heavier to move since it requires more material to build so keep this in mind before buying.
Whether it is for your adult-size child or even for yourself, a full size high loft bed is the perfect way to get maximum use out of your limited area. It’s at home in a child’s bedroom or dorm room, yet you can just as easily put it in your office, den, or guest room. This way you get an extra sleeping surface for the occasional guest or for napping during the day, and you can still use the desk or couch underneath the loft bed at any time. Since it is a full size loft bed, you can be guaranteed that the bed will be large and comfortable and the desk as equally wide. In fact with so much space, there are certain configurations of loft beds with desks paired with cabinets, couches, or even second desks.