By Shani Silver

Published on November 4, 2015

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Photography by livinginashoebox.com

Getting creative with small spaces is something of a sport for us. We’re always so impressed with the cozy areas for sleeping that can emerge in even the tiniest studio apartments. This is a collection of some of our favorites, starting with the dreamy space above. This nook has a glass wall to make it feel like its own unique space within the studio. One photo really doesn’t do it justice…see the whole apartment here!

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The addition of space for books to this loft bed makes it delightfully multi-purpose in a space that needs all the extra storage it can get! 

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Photography by decoholic

If you don’t want to loft the bed, then perhaps the office? Perfect symmetry and balance here makes an above-bed office look elegant and functional.

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If you’re going to be a bed in the middle of a room, then be a bed in the middle of a room, knowwhatimean

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An excellent loft bed, of course, but notice the three extra beds, just in case. Genius use of space in a guest or vacation house, if you ask us. 

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Photography by livinginashoebox.com

Oh great, I’ve always wanted to live in outer space. This pod-like sleeping cove didn’t always exist. This is one before/after you really need to see to believe. Check out the whole space!

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Photography by fabbricabois.com

Next-level. 

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Photography by gill architects

You know what we could really use in here? Some more floor space. No problem, let me just make the bed disappear entirely real quick…

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Photography by skeppsholmen.se

Before you see this as just any other loft bed, please note the sneaky little shelf/nightstand for your glasses and iPhone. Mmhmm. 

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Photography by freshome

Another wonderful example of carving out a nook that’s strictly for sleeping. Privacy curtain not required, but encouraged. This one specifically keeps natural light at bay for those rare times when it’s not welcome. 

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Really maximizing every inch of room, the carved out sleeping nook in this space added cabinetry above to ensure no space went wasted, and also conveniently add nighttime reading light. 

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Photography by homedesigning.com

This space doesn’t accept one-or-the-other. The lofted bed allows for home office space, so that the rest of the room can take on a more living-room feel. 

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Photography by airbnb

Um wow. Under-loft closets are one of our favorite ways to both store clothing and ensure you can actually see your belongings, even in a studio apartment. Those sweaters won’t get much airtime if they’re packed away, will they? Psssst…you can rent this one!