I was shopping around the 4th of July this year and I saw “Back to School” sales. I can’t believe people are thinking about “back to school” at the beginning of July. School has hardly been out two weeks. It used to be that we didn’t even think about going back to school until the middle of August. Back to school means new pencils, backpacks, notebooks, clothes, computers and, more school supplies. But, if your son or daughter is going off to college or starting a new job in another town, it can also mean furnishings for dorm life or apartment life. Most colleges provide beds but, if you are in the market for dorm or small apartment type beds, consider a bunk bed, loft bed, or even a futon bunk bed.
A metal bunk bed is easy to assemble and transport. It is also practical if you only need a bunk bed for a few years. Why pay for more expensive wooden beds that are heavier and much harder to move around. The metal beds come in a variety of styles to suit any taste and they really optimize living space. Twin or full size bunk beds can accommodate multiple sleepers in cramped quarters.
Loft beds are another option to incorporate sleep and study into a small area. The loft study beds have sleeping space on the top bunk only and they also come in twin or full size. Below the bed is a storage/study area. Many of these beds come with a desk, drawers and even an area that is ready for computers or other electronic devices. Even if your kids aren’t heading off to college, give them a devoted study area in their room at home with a loft study bed. These come in cool styles that the kids love.
If you don’t need a devoted study area but are living in small quarters, try the futon bunk bed. The top can be a twin or full size bed with a futon or small couch below the bed. This is a wonderful option for small apartments or dorms. If you are starting a new job and a small apartment is all you can afford, a futon bunk bed would be a smart choice.
So, if back to school means you are in the market for a bed, look into all the options for metal bunk beds, loft beds, and futon bunk beds. These are the perfect solution for affordable, easy to move furniture that will make the best use of limited living space.