Text by Amanda Sims, AD CLEVER
Not all small rooms are created equal. Some are narrow, others low-ceilinged, and most are just totally square (figuratively and literally). In keeping, the best beds for small rooms are a varied bunch, with different attributes depending on what problem needs solving in your space. Maybe your room truly is minute—and you'd like to have at least somewhere to stand in the room—in which case you could consider a twin bed, a Murphy, a sleeper sofa, or a loft. Something that disappears when it's not in use! But what if you're dead set on squeezing a queen bed in there? You might get one with storage stashed inside, so you don't have to buy a dresser—or even a platform bed (a great option if low ceilings are the thing cramping your style). And if, all storage and floor space concerns aside, you just want a bed that makes you feel like it's a much bigger room than it really is, there are a few heroic options: Sleigh beds look very intentional when placed longways against a wall; and canopy beds, against all odds, will make a tiny room feel expansive. The point is that there's more to life than a mattress on top of a basic metal bed frame—though if your room is the size of your bed, that might be just the thing.
Looks like a cabinet, but it's actually a fold-down-when-it's-bedtime bed! Tuck this amazing invention into a recessed wall and lift it up when you need some room to do cartwheels (but seriously: yoga) during the daytime.
This might be obvious, but a twin bed will buy you a lot more space than a full bed if you're just one person sleeping in it.
Low ceilings got you down? It's time to get a platform bed, which will automatically make the room feel bigger since it's flush with the floor.