8 Bed Options to Maximize a Small Apartment

If your space is small, you must maximize the use of all your space. The bed is one of the biggest pieces of furniture in your home. The bed is one of the pieces of furniture you can optimize to serve multiple functions.

Furniture is dependent on the function of a particular area, and most of the time, these functions are not used simultaneously. You can optimize your bed by overlapping other tasks in the same place.

There are several ways to make your space multifunctional through your bed. Each bed design provides various solutions for particular problems.

Use The Vertical Space Above The Bed

1. Loft Beds

Loft Bed by Colin
Utilizing vertical space is essential when space is limited. One of the simplest ways to use vertical space is to add a usable space on top. Loft beds provide users with the flexibility of using the bottom area for a different function. Use the bottom area as an office, entertainment area, or closet space.

Loft beds are affordable and straightforward solutions to maximizing space. The simplicity of the design is applicable in most small areas. A carpenter or welder can quickly build it. It is available in a lot of furniture stores. Loft beds are movable and easy to transfer to a separate area, and they can simultaneously use the functions.

The sleeping area is independent of the bottom area. Access to your bed is not easy. Due to the height of the bed, it is not safe for very young or old users. Low ceiling areas can't use loft beds.

2. Elevator Bed

Another method to utilize vertical space is by using Elevator Beds. Elevator beds provide two various functions on the same spot. Raising the bed to the ceiling allows the use of the area below. Elevator beds are an excellent option to hide a bed out of sight. 

It takes time to set up and set aside the bed. This option is complicated and requires specific hardware, and installation is more complicated, resulting in improper installation. The motor can malfunction and leave the bed stuck. Installation areas for this bed are limited and need to be anchored to a structural component to support the load. 

Convertible Beds

3. Convertible Sofa Bunk Bed

Doc Sofa Bunk Bed by Bonbon

Convertible sofa bunk beds are ideal for a small apartment that needs a living room area. It is also suitable for an apartment shared with a friend or family member. With this furniture alone, a bedroom is convertible to a living room. The only problem with this option is you have to choose only one function.

4. Sofa Beds and Sectional Sleepers
Montreal Sofa Bed by Mandaue Foam

Hamilton Sectional Sofa Sleeper By Mandaue Foam

Utilize The Space Under the Bed

5. Bed with Trundle

Adra Day Bed by Homelegance 
The space under the bed is mostly underutilized. There are bed designs that can utilize the area under the bed. A bed with a trundle provides an extra bed.

6. Captains bed

West Elm - Modern Captain's Bed

Another option would be the captain's bed which provide ample storage space under the bed. Some captain beds provide a retractable table and offer multifunctionality at a small footprint.

Retractable Beds 

7. Pullout Bed under Raised Floor
One method to make a space multifunctional is to tuck away large furniture that isn't in use. Beds are one of the biggest furniture in your home. We don't use beds the whole day, and folding them away can free up space for a different purpose.

There are several approaches to hide away from the bed to clear up space. The elevator bed that I discussed earlier is one of the solutions you can use to clear your room's floor space. Another solution would be to use a pullout bed under a platform or raised floor. Tucking away the bed under a platform frees up floor space for a different function. You can transform a space by hiding the bed under the platform. The cleared up space can be turned into an office, living room, or dining room.

8. Murphy Bed
The most common approach to hiding the bed is using a murphy bed. This design solution has been around for more than a hundred years. Technology has improved since its inception, and there are several options available in the market. Some Murphy beds incorporate a sofa, a table, or a shelf in their design. There are also kits available online if you want to assemble one yourself.

Final Thoughts

There are factors to consider in choosing the right bed to maximize your space. The secondary function of the bed should be the first thing to consider. It should meet the user's needs, whether for an extra bed, a small office, extra storage, or a sofa.

Cost is another aspect to consider. The more complicated the design, the higher the cost. If Price is an issue, stick to a simple design such as a convertible sofa and loft beds. Avoid complicated solutions such as the Murphy bed and elevator bed.

Design is the last aspect to consider. Visualize how the bed would fit in the space. Some of these bed designs are not applicable in some areas. Loft beds are not suitable in rooms that have low ceilings. You can't install a murphy bed on a wall that has windows. You can't install an elevator bed in an area with no structural support. Examine the room before choosing the bed that best suits your space.


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