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When floor space is limited but ceilings are high, a mezzanine level is a perfect way to extend usable living space. Since headroom is often restricted in mezzanine rooms, it’s sensible to give your platform a purpose that doesn’t require a generous ceiling height. This limitation is not a problem in a room where you plan to lie down most of the time, like a bedroom. Furthermore, by tucking a sleep space up away from an open plan living space, more privacy is attained. In this collection of 40 mezzanine bedrooms, we’ll look at concepts of all sizes and aesthetics, along with tips to help you design yours.
A partial mezzanine retains ceiling height in the living space, whilst shifting the bed up off the floor. A librarian ladder access point needs little floor space, and the ladder can be used to reach high shelves in the room too.
A natural wood mezzanine structure adds beautiful warmth and texture to a high-ceilinged interior. Apply a plethora of lush green indoor plants to add to the rustic aesthetic.
Large loft apartments offer plenty of ceiling height and width to create a luxurious, fully-fledged bedroom space. Maintain the airy mezzanine look with open metalwork balustrades or glass panels that share natural light.
If you desire more privacy, a half-height mezzanine floor can be filled in with attractive panelling. Apply muxarabi screens or porthole windows to allow in a trickle of natural light from the living space. See more images here.
This glass wall mezzanine bedroom drinks in all of the natural light available. Underneath, a solid-sided volume houses a windowless bathroom and an attractively backlit entryway closet.
To save space on the ground, a small mezzanine or lofted bed structure can be suspended from the ceiling. A permanent staircase should work double duty as everyday storage.
Wood louvre walls and doors provide a level of privacy and spatial divide whilst maintaining airflow and light share.
Disguise a mezzanine staircase as a tiered bookcase design.
On a long, narrow platform, combine the bedroom space with a home library. Shallow bookshelves make good use of a confined walkway.
Keep colours light and uplifting in compact spaces. A white background will visually open up the space. Green accents will trick the brain into enjoying a fresh outdoor feel.
Lay a mezzanine bedroom over a lounge area. A low ceiling height over a sofa isn’t a big deal when you’re sitting down.
Choose an open staircase design with no risers to make a light impact on a small space.
Fashion a mezzanine staircase out of kitchen cabinets.
A glass floor will ensure that sunlight flows into the space below a mezzanine. This bedroom design utilises a Murphy bed to keep the glass floor clear throughout the day.
Make use of a small landing area with a mini closet.
By pushing the bed out on a limb, this mezzanine layout makes space for a dedicated home office area.
Another nifty staircase idea, these treads extrude directly out of a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcase.
Designer: Architects Mauro and Matteo Soddu
A small kitchen slides underneath the slope of this industrial metal staircase design. Black metal balustrades create a bold cage around the bedroom.
Fashion a bedroom right above the front door.
A skylight fills this elevated bedroom area with natural light. The shaded area beneath it makes a projector-friendly living room.
An all-white interior helps to streamline the appearance of a mezzanine level, its adjoining staircase, and an integrated kitchen beneath.
White decor fades this raised bedroom area into the background, whilst its wooden structure makes a warm focal wall for the living room.
Sculpt an abstract minimalist vision with overlapping white volumes.
Create definition between the bedroom and living zone with colour.
In kids’ bedrooms, a mezzanine platform opens up more space for play and study.
This lofted bed makes room for a kid’s TV lounge.
Create an inviting window seat halfway up a mezzanine staircase to further enhance the living space.
Distract the eye from a mezzanine by employing bright and bold living room accent furniture.
Make the most of your extra floor space by giving the mezzanine a dual purpose. A sofa bed means that you can use the area as a lounge during the day.
Get creative with balustrade design to gain a positive feature rather than a safety obligation.
Neatly integrate your design with towers of colour. This black volume slots in satisfyingly alongside a baby blue focal wall. See more inspiration here.
Carve out a curvaceous design.
Create a cosy nook away from the hubbub. See more images of this space-saving tiny apartment in New York here.
Build your bedroom around a skylight and you’ll be dreaming under the stars.
Erect a central cube to leave large windows unobstructed.
This bold bedroom cube has a freestanding aesthetic. Its dark wood tone creates contrast from the rest of the white living space, which forms a striking TV wall and open-fronted wardrobe.
You won’t even notice that you’re passing beneath the bedroom as you pass through this stylish front entryway.
Slimline laconic materials are key in this barely-there mezzanine design.
Access every inch of potential storage space with your mezzanine staircase.
Line the underside of your platform with attractive wood panelling to create a cosy feature.
Make one small space fit all by incorporating an end-of-bed home office with a sunken footwell, an under-bed wardrobe, and a convenient vanity area.