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 ideas and considerations to help you create the right study environment for your child to focus and learn.
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”) and use the space underneath for desks and storage.
There are many loft bed designs, and choosing the right size and bed components depends largely on your child's height and needs. As you approach the time to customize your child's unique bed look, here are some of the main options to pick from:
- Twin, Full, Twin XL, Full XL & 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 functional bed with desk that maximizes small room layouts for at-home learning, school at home, homeschooling, homework and virtual classes.
Low Loft Bed with DeskConsider a low loft for younger children. Ideal for kids 6 – 10, the low loft bed is 50.75 inches tall and creates 32.75 inches of space underneath the bed.
Maxtrix offers desks that slide exactly underneath the low loft so they can be pulled out when it’s homework time, and tucked underneath the bed when studying is done. A great “side effect” of this solution is that desktop clutter is automatically eliminated!
Any of the desks come with castors so they can easily slide in and out. They can be used as freestanding desks too, if you decide to re-configure the room as your child grows.
Here is an example using our “Great” staircase low loft, which can be equipped with storage units like bookshelves and dressers or combined with a desk and chair to create a cute study environment.
High Loft with DeskA high loft with desk is a popular choice for older children, as they provide plenty of headroom and space to add desks or shelves underneath. Maxtrix high lofts are 71 inches tall, and provide 53 inches of headroom.
Choose from 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 if you chose.
You can also create a study corner with our corner desk right underneath your high loft bed.
Ultra High Loft Bed with DeskAn Ultra high loft creates is 76.5” tall and creates 58” of headroom – so even the tallest teen can comfortably fit! All desk solutions that can be created for the high Loft, work for the Ultra high loft too.
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?
Which 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 play.
How can I make the 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. Are pieces are designed to work together perfectly so the dimensions match across multiple components. Just as our design team for assistance selecting the right desk for your specific bed that you've chosen.
Compare Your Study & Student Desk OptionsThe 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 pull out desk solution.
- Place it underneath a high loft for a space efficient study spot.
The Maxtrix long desk with tilt top has been designed to run the full length of a Maxtrix® bed – so it fits exactly underneath a low loft. The adjustable tilt-top creates an angled writing surface which is more comfortable for handwriting and drawing. The pencil groove at the front of the desk makes sure pens don’t roll off when the surface is elevated. The mechanism to elevate the surface is easily operated – just pull up (one handed) and release and it will stay in place. To bring it back down, just repeat and lower all the way.
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.
Maxtrix high lofts come with additional support beams, which make them even more stable and sturdy. Specially 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.
Versatile Desk Chairs for Your Kids or Teen Room
A great 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.
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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