A DEADLY MIX OF METAL AND MATTRESS
R.E.D.O. Your Room with Grace
January 5, 2023
Oh how I genuinely hate them.
I’m not even trying to be overdramatic here; I just have a genuine hatred towards loft beds, because I had one for probably about four years as a kid (ages 11 to 15 if I remember correctly, which makes it even worse). Let me explain why I hate them so much:
First though, I want to give credit where credit is due and say that loft beds are such a cute idea… for little kids. Kids have the energy and imagination that I neither care about nor have as a teen, so they are easily able to climb the ladder and enjoy the space underneath.
When you’re a kid, you can use the space underneath the actual bed for so many things. You could use it for a study space and put a desk under there. Maybe you could use it for a gaming space, or, in my case, you could even create a little book nook under there and have a space to read and bookshelves to house all your books.
What can you use that space for as a teen? Absolutely NOTHING.
As soon as I hit five feet, I couldn’t even walk under my loft bed without having to bend a little so I wouldn’t hit my head. Do you know how uncomfortable that was? VERY. By the time I reached five foot three (still my current height unfortunately), I was starting to get neck pain from bending my neck to avoid the metal above my head.
Here, let me give you a little example: imagine you’re sitting in a chair under your loft bed, reading a book peacefully. Then, you notice the time and realize you’re running late for something. You quickly stand up and—WHACK! Your head hits the cold, hard metal of your loft bed.
Yeah, not too fun at all.
How could, let’s say, a six foot tall person possibly be comfortable with having to bend so much every time they would like to use the space underneath their bed? It’s just not worth it.
And don’t even get me started on the ladder.
You know when you wake up in the middle of the night and really need something, like a glass of water or the bathroom? Yeah, well now you have to climb down that cold, hard ladder that hurts your feet so much.
You have to climb that ladder at least every day in the morning and at night. EVERY TIME. It can be such a painful process and in some cases, might just send you into a mental breakdown. Or worse, you accidently slip and take a tumble and hit your head on the metal while you’re at it.
So, if in this whole R.E.D.O. Your Room column series I can only convince you of one thing, please let it be this. Just trust me here and don’t get a loft bed, especially if you’re a teen and taller than five feet.