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Loft Bed with Desk for Small Rooms & Study Environments

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?

When you are a kid, staying focused is tough – and siblings, pets and parents can be terribly disruptive when it’s time to hit the books. So here are some simple bedroom furniture ideas and considerations to help you create the right study environment for your child to focus and learn.
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    Even the smallest room can become a functional space for studying and reading. The best way to save space and maximize small rooms is to raise the bed off the ground (also called “lofting the bed”). With a lofted bed frame, you can use the space underneath for a wooden desk and storage. There are many loft bed designs, and choosing the right bed size and bed components depends largely on your child's height and needs. As you approach the time to create a custom kids’ bed for your child, here are some of the main options to pick from:

    • Twin, full, twin XL, full XL, and queen bed sizes
    • Low, high, or ultra high bed heights
    • 3 headboard styles (panel, slatted, and curved)
    • 3 finishes (white, natural, and chestnut)
    • One, two, and three bed designs for shared rooms
    • Different combinations of desks and storage options for studying and keeping the small space tidy

    Your end result is a loft bed and desk combination that maximizes small room layouts for at-home learning, school at home, homeschooling, homework, and virtual classes.

    high loft bed with ladder and desk

    Low Loft Bed with Desk

    Consider a low loft for younger children. Ideal for kids aged 6 to 10, the low loft bed is 50.75 inches tall and creates 32.75 inches of space underneath the bed. Maxtrix offers modern desks that slide underneath the low loft so they can be pulled out when it’s homework time, and tucked back under the bed when studying is done. A great “side effect” of this solution is that desktop clutter is automatically eliminated!

    twin low loft bed with desk

    All Maxtrix desks come with castors so they can easily slide in and out. They can be used as freestanding desks too, if you decide to reconfigure the room as your child grows. Here is an example using our "Box" low loft, which you can transform into a storage bed with units like bookshelves and dressers or combined with a wood desk and chair to create a cute study environment.

    twin low loft bed with ladder desk storage dresser

    Mid Loft Bed with Desk

    Ready to upgrade for an elementary or middle schooler? Try a mid loft bed with desk. The mid loft stands 61.5" tall, which is better for growing, older kids. The extra height allows for more dresser drawers or bookcase shelves. Here are all the bed heights for reference:

    loft bed heights

    One of our most popular mid loft bed configurations is called the Bling with a study desk, dresser and bookcase. You can move the furniture pieces around to fit your needs, and the children’s desk rolls in and out as needed.

    mid loft bed with desk

    High Loft with Desk

    A high loft with desk is a popular choice for tweens, teens, and even college students. These elevated beds with desks provide plenty of headroom and space to add writing desks or shelves underneath. Maxtrix high loft beds are 71 inches tall and provide 53 inches of headroom.
    twin xl high loft with desk

    Choose from loft beds with stairs, 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 if you choose.

    loft bed with desk and storage

    You can also create a study corner with our corner desk right underneath your high loft bed.

    corner loft bed with storage desk

    Tips for Adding a Desk to Your Kids Room

    Pick a desk that works with the room setup and has the functionality you are looking for in your boy's or girl's room. We get questions about desks all the time from customers, and here are some of their top requests:

    Which desks are best if you need lots of storage?

    Consider some of our options with drawers for extra space to put books and papers. The small 2 drawer desk is very popular as it has deep storage drawers

    kids desk with deep drawers

    Which kids' desks offer space saving solutions?

    You may want a kids’ loft bed with a roll-away desk. Pull out the desk when it is in use or push it easily underneath your low loft when unused so the floor space can be used for hanging out, lounging, or playing.

    desk that rolls underneath loft bed

    How can I make perfect use of the little remaining space I have under my loft bed?

    We have designed many desk options that fit exactly under or against any of our Maxtrix beds. Our pieces are designed to work together perfectly so the dimensions match across multiple components. Just ask our design team for assistance selecting the right desk for your specific bed that you've chosen.

    Compare Your Study & Student Desk Options

    The Maxtrix study desk has been designed to fit exactly against a twin headboard, which creates a very versatile solution:

    • Place it right against the footboard of a standard twin bed.
    • Combine it with a bookcase or dresser to use the full length underneath a low loft.
    • Slide it under the low loft and create a great pullout desk solution.
    • Place it underneath a high loft for a space efficient study spot. 
      bunk bed with desk

      The Maxtrix student desk comes with a 2 drawer unit (you can decide whether to attach it left or right facing). Solid wood construction makes this a beautiful, great quality desk. Slide it underneath any of our low loft beds or slide out later on as a great free-standing piece.

      study desk with storage under queen loft bed


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      The Maxtrix full length desk was designed to run the full length of a Maxtrix loft bed – so it fits exactly underneath a high loft. Available in regular full length and XL lengths, this desk optimizes design for older students who have a lot of materials, books and personalized items to showcase.

      twin xl loft bed with desk

      Maxtrix high lofts come with additional support beams, which make them even more stable and sturdy. Specifically designed to fit underneath the high loft, the corner desk and the full length desk can be directly attached to these beams to create a large study surface with plenty of legroom underneath.

      corner desk under loft bed

      Versatile Desk Chairs for Your Kids or Teen Room

      A great children’s desk chair is important for comfort and to move easily around between grabbing your books and papers from the shelf and settling in at the desk to study. Kids, tweens, and teens love chairs on rollers, and we completely agree! We love the pop of color chairs can add to a room, and of course the quality, feel and look of wood. Our newer chair collection includes versatile chairs available in many different color combinations. Have fun creating the perfect look for your child's or teen's room!
      chair for desk beside bunk beds

      Design the Perfect Loft Bed with Desk for Small Rooms

      And, there you have it! A perfect study bed for your girl or boy! Need help designing the right configuration for your space and needs? Consult our complimentary design team standing by. They'll have you design a custom look for your small room or space.
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