As cozy and appealing as attic apartments and rooms are, they can be a real challenge to furnish. And how big that challenge ultimately is depends mostly on the size of the room and how low the lowest wall actually is. The areas where you can easily stand upright are fewer in attic rooms. Therefore, you need to think practically. The highest wall is already reserved for the closet. But what to put under the slope? Many opt for a bed under the sloping roof.
Therefore, in addition to various custom built-in wardrobes, the bed is a good solution to the problem of lack of room height, because usually you do not stand upright on the bed. That is why beds prove to be a good option in the distribution of furniture even in the case of particularly low sloping ceilings. And especially in the children’s room, this is often the first choice. What to consider, as well as a few ideas for the bed under a sloping roof, you will receive from us today.
Bed under sloping roof – height
From the height of the knee, that is, that vertical wall, which is located directly under the slope, depends on whether and what kind of bed you can put under the slope. It also determines the way the bed should be placed under it, that is, whether with the headboard, the footboard or on the side of the wall. Namely, the piece of furniture should have a certain distance from the wall. And the lower the knee, the greater this distance should be, otherwise there will be no room to lie down, turn and stand up.
It follows, of course, that a particularly low knee floor also requires a particularly large distance to be maintained. This is not only impractical because you lose so much valuable space, but also because it does not look very nice.
Furthermore, you should make sure that you place the bed so that you have enough room to sit at the head end. After all, you do not want to bump your head when you get up in the morning. Accordingly, the knee height also determines how exactly you place the bed.
How should you place the beds?
Traditionally, a bed is always placed with the headboard facing the wall. And this is no different with an existing sloping roof. Especially a double bed looks much more inviting this way. But like so many other traditions nowadays, this one is long gone. Especially if the bed is located in the children’s room under a sloping roof, sometimes you need to improvise and think differently.
But as already mentioned, the way you put the bed under sloping roof depends not least on the height of the slope and the bed. For example, if the bed is to be placed under low sloping roof, you would probably bump your head, put it with the headboard against the wall. In this case, a possible alternative would be to put the footboard against the wall instead. The piece of furniture also does not necessarily have to stand in the middle of the room, but can occupy a corner of the room.
Another variant would be again to put one of the two sides of the bed against the wall, so that it is, so to speak, parallel to the slope of the roof. This is a particularly space-saving option, and there may also be room for a bedside cabinet next to it.
Built-in beds are also very popular. Entire niches can be created in this way. Drawers and cabinets are also often integrated into the design. Thus, the area under the slope can also be used for additional storage space. If you want to install the bed under the slope, you have a wide variety of options, including even the popular loft beds for children. Constructions that imitate houses are also very popular and are super suitable for DIY projects.
When it comes to DIY, we would also like to mention the trendy pallets, which are nowadays used to build various pieces of furniture for indoors and outdoors. Namely, they are perfectly suitable for a pallet bed under a sloping roof. In this way, you not only recycle, but you get the opportunity to play with the height of the bed. Thus, you get the best design for your knee height. Especially teenagers will like such a model in your four walls.
Bed under sloping roof – decoration
As if the coziness of the bed under the slope was not enough, you can even add a finishing touch to the sleeping area with the right decoration. Permitted is in principle everything that pleases. Fairy lights, garlands and, of course, night lamps that can be mounted directly on the wall if there is no room for a nightstand, are just a few ideas. Or how about a canopy for bed under sloping roof, which girls will especially enjoy?
Both for the boy’s and girl’s bed under sloping roof are suitable curtains that can be drawn when needed. This idea is very convenient if it is quite deep niche under the slope. Then you can even fix the curtain rod directly to the ceiling. But a framework for the bed is also suitable for this purpose.
Bed under sloping roof – ideas
A few inspiring ideas for freestanding and built-in, low and high beds we have compiled for you in the following photo gallery. Also, find a few ideas on how to add extra charm to a child’s or teenager’s room with canopies, fairy lights, curtains and drapes.
Built-in beds with partition
Double bed under sloping roof for teenagers
Built-in bed in a girl’s room
Cozy alcove with ballerina garland as decoration
Simple furnishings in teenage room with sloping ceilings
High beds separated by built-in wardrobe with drawers
Raised bed under sloping roof on a platform with integrated pull-out desk
Turn slope into an alcove for sleeping
Cozy sleeping area in the children’s room
Combine raised bed and normal bed in a small double room
Double room with sloping roof and metal beds for boys
Beach style kids room with built in double bunk bed
Wood paneling in the youth room under the roof
Youth room idea with simple furniture and triangular shape
Double bunk bed under the skylight
Large attic room for two children with separated sleeping area
Furnish attic for several children
Idea for bed under sloping roof with frame made of slats as a privacy screen
Bed in boys room with small distance from the wall
With built-in beds make the most of the room height
Maritime designed children’s room with curtain on the skylight
Baby room with sloping roof – later a larger bed will fit down there
Wooden children’s bed with headboard on the kneehole
Bright children’s room under the roof with five beds
Youth room with petrol as accent color and fairy lights as decoration
Beautifully designed sloping roof
Small children’s room in the attic – idea for the sleeping area
Loft bed with foot end at the kneehigh and seating area underneath