Kid's Desk Roundup: Pick the right one for your student!

Looking for a kid's desk for your home? Help your child with homework and studies with a solid wood desk made specifically for kid's rooms, playrooms and any study space within your home. Here's a helpful shopping guide to help you choose the right look for your boy or girl. Read More

Three Reasons to Choose the Bulky Ladder Lofts

School and college shopping is underway, and parents are working hard to set their middle/high school or college students up for a successful year. This includes arranging spaces for them to thrive in and out of the classroom - whether that's in their own home or dorm. For those who prefer a simple, yet effective, take on study ladder lofts, we recommend shopping the Bulky! Here are three reasons why parents and students love this best selling ladder loft.

Bulky Ladder Lofts

Tall Frame

As a "high" loft bed, the elevated bed sits 71" tall. This is probably the tallest loft we recommend for standard 8' ceilings (and choose a low profile mattress to maximize head space). Even teens find plenty of space above the bed for sitting up comfortably and reading.


As a "full" size bed, the Bulky provides more room than the standard twin size, which is great for stretching out! We all know students need great sleep in order to do their best at school. Keep in mind that at Maxtrix we also offer Twin, XL and Queen size lofts for additional options.


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A high frame also means there is plenty of headspace under the bed for taller kids. Minimize how much "ducking under" is needed as much as possible with a bed that sits up higher off the ground.

Ladder on End

The location of the ladder is key! With the entry on the footboard of the ladder loft, the front of the bed is left open and inviting. This creates a more modern look with clean lines and minimizes the amount of space needed in front of the loft (an angled ladder would stick out much further). This makes the Bulky ideal for narrow rooms.


Keep in mind that the ladder can be moved forward or back on the footboard (Maxtrix ladder lofts are customizable). Here is an example with the ladder moved towards the front of the frame:


There are also two other finishes available - white and chestnut shown here:


Space Underneath

Small rooms or dorms can feel cramped, but by raising the sleeping quarters up high, a lot of floor room is left open underneath for living space. Capitalize on square footage by adding essential furniture like dressers and desks to keep spaces tidy and usable.


Think about how much studying your child will do this school year! Setting him or her up with dedicated room for homework is essential to their success.


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Love what you see? We've got your shopping links covered. Keep in mind that configuration options are virtually limitless. So, while we love and recommend the Bulky, our design team is available to assist with your dream configuration. Options include different bed heights, sizes, bed end styles, finishes, entries, ladder placement and various furniture. Just contact our design team to get started or read our free Back to School furniture guides.


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Loft Bed with Desk for Small Room & Study Environments

"Back to school" is a great time to create the right environment for your child to get serious about school. The kitchen table may do the trick when nobody else is around, but seriously... when is that ever the case? Here are some simple ideas and considerations to help you create the right study environment for your child to focus and learn. Read More

Sterling's Room Makeover with a Triple Corner Bunk Bed

Meet Sterling! He's a sweet, confident, always smiling 8-years-old who was ready for a room upgrade! Sterling loves art and stays up at night with his flashlight to read and draw. As a tidy, well-groomed Southern boy, he wanted a room design that would provide sleep and study quarters, accommodate his friends and family for sleepovers and free up space for walking and playing.


Sterling is the son of Instagrammer SnoopNattyNat and Lifestyle Blogger Natalie Mason from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers... and, boy, does he love his Mama! His sweet younger sister, Frances Moon, loves to tag along with big brother, and he is quick to play with her. She shared in his room reveal.

Natalie Mason with Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers

Sterling's Original Room

But, first, let's take a look at Sterling's former room with a Queen bed, and hear from his Mom, Natalie, directly:



We live in an old ranch home, so our bedrooms are not that large. Maxtrix really appealed to me because all of their beds seemed like a great way to utilize space. I also liked that they were sleek and modern; beds that Sterling could grow up with from eight to eighteen!

Maxtrix Design & Installation with Natalie

We choose a triple corner bunk bed called the Trio mainly because Sterling really wanted three beds for sleepovers! My nephews visit quite a bit so we knew it would be perfect for friend and cousin sleepovers! It also was a great way to utilize space in Sterling’s smaller room because the floor could be totally opened up with the two elevated beds!


I cannot say enough great things about the Maxtrix team and our new bunk beds - starting with the design process. They made everything so easy! The hardest thing I had to do was measure the room, and the Maxtrix team took over from there and did everything else. They began by showing me exactly how our bed selection would fit in our space.


They made recommendations on small changes we should make to the Trio so that it fit better in Sterling's small room width with eight foot ceilings. We opted for two straight ladders instead of one angled, and then placed his desk under one of the elevated beds. This created the perfect configuration and fit for his room space.


Our bed was ordered and delivered in no time, and their installers set up this large bed quickly! Not to mention everyone was so nice and helpful; it was such an easy process. I also want to mention the quality of the beds is superb as well.

Installation of the Triple Corner Bunk Bed with Natalie Mason


The Big Reveal

If you are shopping Maxtrix, I would say go for it! You will not regret it at all. I have been beyond impressed with not only the quality of the product but the Matrix staff as well. I can’t say enough about how easy the process is from design to installation. We are in love with our new room! Here's Sterling's initial reaction:


Trio Triple Corner Bunk Bed Details

Take a closer look at Sterling's triple corner bunk bed! Accommodate three easily with three twin beds:




Natalie and Sterling love the bed's safety features, which include tall guard rails, solid wooden slats and ladder step grooves.




The twin size beds are spacious, but note that Maxtrix triple corner bunks are also available in full or Queen. In fact, Natalie and Sterling will consider updating the bottom bunk bed to a full size in the future when he needs more space. The change will be easy with the Maxtrix furniture system.


Sterling or Frances Moon don't have to worry about bumping their heads with plenty or room height under the top beds and between the top bunk and the ceiling.



The desk is the perfect spot for Sterling to tap into his creative side with drawing space. As school is quickly approaching, he's also set up well for studying and homework. (Shop all Back to School looks)



Natalie completed the room look with a Maxtrix five-shelf bookcase to help keep his room tidy. We also love all of her decor selections!


We were proud to partner with Wonder Works Toys of Charleston in Sterling's room design, which showcases several of their plush stuffed animals and toys. Locally owned and award-winning for over 28 years, Wonder Works is always the first to feature the hottest toys, like Squishables and Barbie!


Even Frances Moon benefited with a new Maxtrix toy storage box filled with some goodies from Wonder Works! :)

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Love Sterling's room? Shop this look directly!


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Want design help? Contact our team to get the perfect setup for your space? This service is complimentary to all Maxtrix shoppers!


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Top 5 Looks for Back to School

Isn't it fun to watch children grow up? Their personalities develop, interests change and so do their needs. As kids (or, need I say parents?) across the country are getting nervous about school starting again, let's embrace the fun aspects of the season. Like, redesigning or decorating your student's bedroom! Kids need functional spaces to learn, grow and focus when they return home. This is where we've got you covered! Take a look at our top five bedroom looks for Back to School! Read More

Creative Kids Room Setup for Sleep and Study

Looking for a unique solution for elementary or middle school aged kids? Try our best selling study loft configuration with an elevated loft bed and desk underneath! This space-saving solution is ideal for sleep and study in small bedrooms, or low ceiling heights. Kids love the Kicks10; find out why it's so popular with Moms and studious kiddos.

Unique Study Loft for Kids - Kicks10

Top Reasons to Love the Kicks10 Study Loft

First, safety is always our top priority. With an angled ladder entry, kids climb safely up to elevated low lofts using the sturdy handrail. Non-slip grooves on the ladder steps ensure their feet don't slide off while climbing PLUS as a low loft, there are only three steps to climb.


Top guard rails keep kids in their beds at night, preventing rolling out during sleep. This is usually the number one parental concern, which is why we take it seriously at Maxtrix. With one of the highest guard rails in the industry, your child is safe with Maxtrix.


Want extra rail height? Try a 5" MaxMattress, which is available in a few different spring/foam types.


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Finally, the slats underneath the mattress are solid wood and strong. In fact, our beds are built to withstand up to 800 pounds!!


As with all of our quality study lofts, when choosing your configuration, know that you have choices. We offer three shades, including white, natural and chestnut, and also three different bed end styles, including panels, slats and curved.


Start by selecting your base bed, like the "Kicks" shown here.


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Create configurations with different dressers, bookcases, desks and toy boxes underneath. The popular "Kicks10" features a long study desk in the front and a four-cube dresser under the footboard.


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The long desk is super functional with three drawers in the front for easy access to materials, while the top actually tilts with extra storage space underneath. When opened, kids are able to use the very long flat surface as an art or drawing board.



Store clothes, blankets, bedding and more in the very deep drawers inside the four cube dresser. This sturdy, solid wood piece of furniture helps to keep the room tidy AND stands the test of time.


But, what's the best part about this study loft and ALL Maxtrix furniture? They change looks easily over time. The long desk and cube dresser can slide out as stand alone pieces of furniture; just add crown and base kits to the dresser!


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Want a different desk or dresser? Simply select different case goods that fit your needs. Here's an example of a small desk and a second cube dresser.


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If you love what you've seen, the Kicks10 just might be the perfect study loft for your kid's room. However, if you'd like design assistance or want to talk through other options for your space, simply connect with our design team. We're available via email or live chat!

Holy Moly! Check out our Best Selling Stacked Triple Bunk Bed

The demand for our most popular stacked triple bunk bed is steadily growing! This setup is key for so many families with more than one child - or kids who LOVE sleepovers! You can comfortably sleep three siblings and guests with the Holy! Take a look at one of our Maxtrix top selling triple bunk beds:

Holy Stacked Triple Bunk
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Holy Bed Height & Head Space

The Holy may be tall, but isn't very wide at 80", which means it can fit in even narrow rooms or spaces. Here is how it shows well in one of our most recent #MyMaxtrix rooms.


This bed looks larger than life, but it stands about 7.5' tall and has lots of head room between bunks. Whether you are sleeping on the bottom or middle bunk, kids will be able to sit up comfortably in the Holy. Plus, our side guardrails ensure they sleep safely in an entrapment-free zone!


Top bunk sleepers also have plenty of headroom, but we do recommend a ceiling height of 9-10' for this bed so check your room measurements to make sure the Holy is the right fit for your space. And, if you only have 8' ceilings, we have other triple bunk beds in a corner configuration that will likely work better!


Holy Solid Wood Construction

Quality is always a factor for shoppers looking at stacked triple bunk beds, and it makes sense with three individuals sleeping on top of each other! All Maxtrix beds are mainly made from premium grade, sustainably harvested solid hardwoods like Maple, Birch and Aspen.


Built with our patented Rock Lock Leg Bolt system, the beds are able to hold continuous pressure between the leg extensions and the basic bed leg. This unique development locks all beds into a "rock solid" state.


Kids and teenagers also climb up safely with ladders that are built to hold the weight of both kids and parents. Safety grooves on the steps help to prevent slippage and the extra depth at 4" and 1" thick provide extra space for feet.


Let's not forget the wooden slats that can withstand more than 800lbs of weight pressure! That's more than two times US Safety Regulations! This is what makes the Holy - and all of our bunk beds - so extra safe and durable.


Slides for Stacked Triple Bunk Bed

With all of the safety features, why not add a little fun to this stacked triple bunk bed? This family did just that by opting for a slide that sits off the front of the middle bunk:



The oldest son doesn't mind missing out on the slide exit as he enjoys his private space on the very top bunk. :)


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Love the Holy as much as these guys? Shop it easily now, and keep in mind that you can customize this look by adding a slide, selecting a different color finish (white, natural or chestnut) and bed end styles (panels, slats or curved).

Holy Stacked Triple Bunk Bed

Our design team is around to help create the perfect stacked triple bunk bed for your kid's room, so don't hesitate to give us a shout!

Back to College Furniture Guide

Summer is a quite rewarding time for recent high school graduates who have just finished up major exams and achieved significant milestones. Gearing up for the next chapter in life is exciting but also a little scary. (We remember all of the nervous energy involved with college preparation.) Want to simplify the furniture search for dorm and apartment life; consult our handy Back to College Furniture Guide with our best selling and most popular loft beds, bunk beds, desks and study beds for the emerging college student.


Loft Beds with Desks for Dorms and Apartments

High lofts are preferred by college students as they sit high enough off the ground, which is great for two reasons. One, students feel like their sleeping quarters in a shared room is more private with the bed elevated, and, two, there is a lot of space underneath the bed for studying and storing personal items.



Our high loft and ultra high loft study beds are very popular for this reason. The bed sizes range from Twin to Full to Queen. Add a long desk underneath for the best study/sleep combination or use the space for standalone bookcases, dressers, nightstands or smaller desks. Here are some best sellers:



And, keep in mind that all lofts easily customize to the room dimensions, so the ladder entry can reverse and change sides (even sit off the footboard) when needed for the same price.




Single Beds for Dorms and College Students

Lucky enough to get a private dorm room or off-campus apartment? Then sharing and privacy are not quite a concern, so we recommend a single bed with low panel footboards. Try a few different headboard styles out - curved, panel or slat - in your favorite finish - white, chestnut or natural - and create the perfect single bed look!



College Furniture for Students

If opting for a single bed (or bunk bed), maximize the configuration by adding under-bed storage or pullout trundle beds for friends.



And, stand alone desks are always nice! We have the perfect selection for older college students with deep drawers that will hold the massive text books!


Want more Back to College help or furniture information? Feel free to tap our design team standing by!

Reversible Ladders and Slides on Maxtrix Kids Beds

Often with furniture, what you see is what you get, and as shoppers there is nothing more frustrating than "almost" having the look that you want/need. Our furniture designers had you in mind when creating our key kid's bed components. The most common request is to move the slide or ladder from one side to the other. That's easy with Maxtrix. So, when you see a picture of one of our beds, simply know that you have configuration options; starting with reversible ladders and slides!


How is this so easily possible? Our beds are a part of our configurable furniture system. This simply means that using our core components, you can piece them together to create the perfect look for your space; similar to Lego building blocks! Furthermore, the same bed can change over time as your child grows.

Reversible Ladders & Slides

Reversible Ladders & Staircases

All Maxtrix elevated beds are designed with three entry options - staircase steps, angled ladder or straight ladder. These entries can be place on the front of the bed on either the right or left side as seen below.

Headroom above top bunk on Tall Bunk Bed

Our staircase entries sit just to the right or left of the bed (not in front like the ladders).


Desk Under High Loft Bed with Stairs
Ladders can also be placed on the headboard or the footboard. And, if you move and need to change the entrance at a later time, you can with reversible ladders.

Ladder Entrance on Footboard
For those looking at corner bunk or loft beds, there are two separate entrances to both beds up top. YES! You can switch these out. Try two straight ladders, one straight and one angled, one angled and one staircase... you have six possible combinations. Our design team will take your room measurements and help you select the best fit.

Triathlon Triple Corner Bunk

Triple Corner Bunk with Top Tents

Reversible Slides

When creating a fun play loft or bunk with slide, the first thing you'll want to do is to measure to make sure there is plenty of space in front of the landing area. This often will determine where the slide is placed. Just like our ladders, slides can go on the right or left of low or mid bunks or lofts.



With high bunks and lofts, we've created a safe way for kids to slide safely with our new slide platform. The platform is just like a staircase entry in that it will sit beside the bed on either side (adding width).


The slide platform also works for rooms that do not have enough space in front of the bed for the slide.


Design Your Bed

So, now you know all about our reversible ladders and slides. Ready to create the perfect look for your child's room? Start with a few of our basic buying guides and then contact our design team who is ready to take your room measurements and recommend the best placement of your slide and ladder. Simply email us or use our online live chat tool!

What Bunk Bed Height is Right for My Child?

We recently shared some great tips for selecting the right size kid's bed for your space, but we received some follow-up questions about bunk beds specifically. As the bunk experts, we welcomed the opportunity to share more about selecting the right bunk bed height for your child. The good news is that at Maxtrix, we have three different bunk bed heights and will show you the differences.


Keep in mind that no matter the bed height, you can choose from three different bed finishes (white, natural or chestnut), three entrance types (straight ladder, angled ladder or staircase), three mattress sizes (twin, full or Queen), and finally three bed end styles (slat, curved or panel). Easily customize the right look for your chid's room!

Full over Queen
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Did you know that our bunk bed ladders and slides are reversible? They can go on the right or left side of the bed's front OR opt for a side entry!


Low Bunk Bed Height

Younger children love bunk beds. In fact, it's often their first "big kid" bed after their toddler bed. If you started with a Maxtrix toddler bed, it will easily convert to a low bunk bed simply by adding leg extenders and a second bed. If you are starting new, low bunk beds are recommended for children around age six (but as a parent you know your child best!) Take a look at head room and bed height measurements below (assuming an 8' ceiling height):

Low Bunk Bunk Bed Height
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If shopping low bunks, they are also fantastic as a base bed for extra play accessories like slides, underbed curtains and top tents - all of which can be removed when your child outgrows them. Slide safely out of our solid wood beds, and choose from many fabric color combinations for tents and curtains.

Low Bunk Bed with Slide
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Mid Bunk Bed Height

Adding about five inches more to the height of the low bunk, the Mid Bunk is a great option for slightly older children around age eight. The ladder or staircase entry will have one more step, but there's still a lot of head room between the two beds and between the top bed and ceiling.

Medium Bunk Bunk Bed Height
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Mid Bunks can also easily convert into play bunks with an extension piece added to the under-bed curtains, but we often advise against top tents unless your ceiling is higher than eight feet.


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Our mid bunks are some of our most popular designs with our best selling Get It, Got It and twin over full Slope and Sumo.


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High Bunk Bed Height

Those with older kids around ten or rooms with higher ceilings have the option to go even higher with our High Bunk Beds. While this option gives you the most headroom between the two beds, your head space up top is a bit more limited. For this reason, we recommend a low profile mattress at five inches width, which will allow for ample sitting height.

High Bunk Bunk Bed Height
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We recently introduced a slide platform, which enables even those with high beds to add a slide for fun! Our best selling Poof is a good example of this design:

Tall Bunk Bed with Slide Platform
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Want to keep it simple and streamlined? The Tall is the way to go with a clean look. Kids climb safely up a straight ladder with stair grooves and hand rail.

Tall Bunk Bed
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Sleepovers are more popular in this age group so if you are looking to sleep several, you can also consider our high corner bunk beds with three or even four beds. These unique configurations are perfect for shared rooms, vacation homes, beach homes or sleepovers!


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Bunk Bed Shopping Assistance

Want more details? Consult a few of our buying guides for bunk beds, what size bed is right for my child or how to measure your room for your child's bed. Our design team is also here so tap us! We'll take your room measurements and help you figure out the right configuration for your space.

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