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    Default Bed and space ideas for a tiny room

    This is DD's room ('scuse the mess). As you can see space is an issue. At some point she is going to have to graduate into a standard single bed but if we put a proper bed in her room it would take about 1/3 of the actual room space. Has anyone seen any fantastic children's bed ideas for small spaces? I googled recently and all I could see were these fantastically massive bedrooms with palatial style beds.

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    What about those loft beds with storage and desk underneath?

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    Yes a loft bed and some shelving if you can in the wall.

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    Or a Murphy's bed that folds down when needed? Totally under-rated in my view!

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    Instead of a loft bed which are quite high what about a captains bed. They are slightly raised to fit drawers underneath

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    Everyone I know that's had a loft bed doesn't like them because they get hot and stuffy up there.

    Get a single bed that has a decent amount of space underneath. Put drawers/roller tubs/boxes etc underneath to store toys/craft/etc.

    Use a cube bookshelf for other storage if you need it. They have less dead space then other shelves like the one you have in there. My kids use their cube shelves half for books, half have crates in there for small toys.

    Do you have built-ins? If so can you fit the clothes drawers inside the built-in? Or buy smaller drawers that do fit in a built-in.

    Get rid the of bean bag.

    Also with all the tubs/crates etc that I've mentioned, measure your space and shop around so that you buy the size that uses the most possible room in your shelves/underbed space.

    I have 3 kids in one room. I'm an expert at making the most of small spaces!

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    I was going to also suggest a loft bed, but how old is you dd? If she's just moving out of a toddler bed she might be too young? I have seen some great beds slightly higher than normal with large drawers underneath, and I agree with a cube bookcase with fabric boxes, you could get a tall skinny one or stack a couple. You could even put one on top of the chest of drawers to the right to store additional clothes or bed linen etc. My kids have 16 cube one with half open shelves for books and large toys and half fabric boxes for soft toys and small bibs and bob's. You could also maximise space in the normal shelving unit on the left by getting $2 shop small plastic tubs to fit inside the shelves.
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    We moved DD from a toddler bed to a low loft bed when she was 3. Space underneath hides all the toys has a cupboard that's pulls into a desk if needed and put the tall boy at the end of the bed.
    It's not that high, has a 2 rung ladder and I can make the bed without having to climb up. Both kids love the space under although 20mo DS hits his head walking in everytime before bending to crawl (gives a idea how low it is).
    her room seems quite spacious now.
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    http://www.sheknows.com/videos/artic...r-small-spaces

    I know a family who has the ikea low line bunk bed...the child sleeps on the top and then her play space is underneath...she loves it! They take up less space than a traditional loft bed. My kids have an ikea low line bunk bed, but we use it as bunks, however the child up top does not complain about hot and stuffy up there. They actually love it!

    And then get a teddy storage from ikea (they have a couple of different styles...but basically the mesh things you can hang from the roof) to save more floor space and voila

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    I love that low lie loft bed I didn't know that was a thing! Totally cute how they can play under I would have loved that as a kid! Still more room but not a dangerous hight for little kids


 

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