When space is at a premium (especially in urban situations), a loft bed is an obvious fallback. We've rounded up some custom sleeping platform ideas to counter the obvious quick-visit-to-Ikea solutions.
Above: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture designed this bedroom loft in an East Village studio, featuring a walk-in closet and built-in drawer storage solution. (N.B. For more, see our roundup of loft bed favorites.)
Above: In this house by Japanese architects Tas Ten Atelier, a pair of bunk beds is situated above the doorways, leaving plenty of play space beneath.
Above: A tiny corner of a Scandi residence has been annexed as a child's bedroom; the ladder doubles as shelf space; via Ferm Living. (N.B. For more space saving ideas, see these under-stair storage solutions.)
Above: London-based Nina Tolstrup of Studio Mama created a free-standing sleeping platform and play space for this urban project.
Above: A girl's bedroom in France via Milk Magazine.