Bed For Pitched Roof: Review & Recommendations


Welcome to our big bed for pitched roofs test 2020, where we present you all the beds for pitched roofs that we have tested in detail. We have put together detailed background information for you and also added a summary of the customer reviews on the web.

We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you to find the best bed for sloping roofs.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. On this page you will also find some important information that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a bed for pitched roofs.

The most important facts in brief

  • A bed for a pitched roof should only be high enough to allow you to sit upright in it.
  • The bed can also be built by yourself or ordered from a carpenter to meet your personal wishes in the best possible way.
  • As an alternative to a bed for a pitched roof, futons or pallet beds are also very suitable.

Bed for pitched roof Test: Editors’ favourites

  • The best upholstered bed for the pitched roof
  • The best pallet bed for the pitched roof
  • The best bed for the pitched metal roof

The best upholstered bed for the pitched roof

The flat bedstead of ArtLife is available in the bed sizes 140x200cm and 180x200cm. The elegant upholstered bed is made of artificial leather and has a headboard with LED lighting. This can be controlled by a remote control. With a foot height of only 23cm this bed frame is perfect for a low pitched roof.

Customers are convinced above all by the price-performance ratio. In spite of the inexpensive material, the bed is very durable. The construction of the bed works without any problems and the LED lighting is easy to operate.

The best pallet bed for the pitched roof

The stable wooden bed from Möbel-Eins is made of spruce and is available in all standard sizes. The pallet bed can be purchased in wood look as well as with white varnish. Thanks to the 11 closely spaced slats, the bed can also be used without an additional slatted frame.

The low height of only 13.5 cm allows you to place the bed under any pitch of the roof. Furthermore, the pallet bed can be loaded with up to 300kg.

Buyers were particularly impressed by the simple assembly and fast delivery of the bed. The wooden bed is very stable and thanks to its low height it is perfect for any attic flat.

The best bed for the pitched metal roof

The metal bedstead from Aingoo is a tubular steel construction and is available in the sizes 90×200 and 140×200. The load capacity of the bed is 100 kg and is available in black or white.

However, the bed can be adjusted and the load can also be increased by reinforced support legs. The low foot height of 32cm allows the bed to be placed under a sloping roof, but this should not be too deep, as the bed also has a headboard.

The stability and robustness of the bed despite its low weight was highly appreciated by the customers. It is also quick and easy to assemble and fulfils its purpose.

Advisor: Questions you should deal with before buying a bed for a pitched roof

Which bed height is suitable for my pitched roof?

The maximum height that your bed can have to fit into a room with a pitched roof depends of course on the depth of the pitched roof. If the pitch is particularly deep, the bed must logically be lower to fit under it.

In general, you should make sure that you do not feel constricted by the pitch of the roof. You should also be able to sit up in your bed without any problems. In this way you avoid bumping your head in the morning and can read or watch TV in bed in the evening.

If you can do without a headboard, you can also save valuable centimetres and the bed fits more easily under the sloping roof.

Who should the bed be for?

For example, if you want to put the bed in a children’s room with a sloping roof, you might consider buying or building a theme bed.

When buying a bed for a pitched roof, you should also think about who will use the bed later.

For example, if you want the bed to look like a car or racing car, it will normally lie on the floor and is relatively flat, making it perfect for a low pitched roof. You could also buy a small house that is placed around the bed so that the pitch of the roof does not bother you.
Below you can watch a video about how you can create not only a place to sleep but also a small house for your children.

Where can I buy a bed for a pitched roof?

In principle, you can easily get a normal bed in a furniture store if you make sure that the height of the bed fits under your roof slope. Only if you have a special request, you have to have a bed made by a carpenter especially for your room or build your own bed for your pitched roof.
Of course, you can also order beds conveniently online. Here is a list of some online shops:

It is also important to allow sufficient time for the purchase decision and to do a test lying on the selected bed.

Did you know it’s better to buy a new bed in the morning?
In the morning you are still rested and fit. Buying a new bed after a long and tiring day at work is not a good idea, because then every bed looks comfortable.

How much is a bed for a pitched roof?

The cost of a bed for a pitched roof naturally depends on whether you want to buy a normal bedstead with a low height or whether you want to get a custom-made one from a carpenter.
Apart from that, the material used is of course decisive for the price of the bed. Various types of wood cost a lot more than a simple metal frame. A waterbed is of course also much more expensive.

More information and some advantages and disadvantages of the different bed forms can be found in the next chapter.

What alternatives are there to beds for pitched roofs?

Wooden pallets are also suitable as an alternative to a bed for a pitched roof. These have a lower height than a normal bedstead and therefore allow you to sleep under a low pitched roof.
If you have more space available, you can also put several pallets on top of each other. The main advantage of wooden pallets is that they are very cheap to buy and still serve the same purpose as a bedstead.

The only option to reduce the height even further would be to lay your mattress with a slatted frame directly on the floor. This is very similar to a futon where the mattress is also on the floor or a very thin bed frame. This may seem unusual at first, but it also has a certain flair.

If these options are out of the question for you, you still have the possibility of arranging your furniture differently. Perhaps a wardrobe built into the pitch of the roof would make more sense for you, leaving more space for your bed.

Purchase criteria: You can compare and evaluate beds for pitched roofs based on these factors

In the following we will show you on the basis of which aspects you can decide between the multitude of possible beds for pitched roofs.

The criteria you can use to compare the beds include

  • Different types of beds
  • Height
  • Size
  • Cleaning

In the following paragraphs we will explain what is important for each of the criteria.

Different bed types

In principle, you can of course place any type of bed under a sloping roof as long as there is room underneath. A canopy bed, for example, will hardly find room under a pitched roof.

Box spring beds, waterbeds and high bedsteads are usually higher and therefore fit best under higher roof slopes. Futons, pallet beds and other low bedsteads are suitable for particularly low roof pitches.

Here you will find a list of the advantages and disadvantages of the different bed forms:


Especially the height of a bed is of course crucial if you want to place it under a sloping roof. By default, beds are about 40-50cm high.

However, many people also enjoy higher bedsteads, which is why the box spring bed is so popular.

A bed height of 50-60cm makes it easier to get up and is therefore ideal for older people.

Depending on what maximum bed height fits under your sloping roof and what height you prefer, you can choose between very flat or even high models.


As with a normal bed purchase, a purchasing factor is definitely the size of the bed. Depending on the size of the room in which the bed is to be placed and the size you prefer, you should look at suitable models.

If the room is very small, it is of course advisable to keep the size of the bed smaller and to use a single bed or a 120cm wide bed.

Otherwise, it depends on your living situation and preferences, of course, what size bed you want. Here you can see a small list of the different options:

  • 90x200cm
  • 120x200cm
  • 140x200cm
  • 160x200cm
  • 180x200cm

Storage space

For some people it is important that they have plenty of storage space in their bedroom. Especially in rooms with a sloping roof, however, the problem can arise that you don’t have room for a high wardrobe and therefore have to resort to several small boxes.

In such a case, storage space integrated into the bed is of course a great bonus. It is also possible to find some storage space under or next to the bed in beds for pitched roofs.

Especially if you build your own bed for the pitched roof, you can give free rein to your creativity and make the bed as functional as possible.

TÜV Rheinland test service provider
A mattress should be changed after 8 years for hygienic reasons. Cheap mattresses only have a life span of 5-8 years and high-quality mattresses can be used for up to 14 years.


Under certain circumstances, cleaning can also play a role in the purchase decision. Namely if you want to have the possibility to clean or vacuum under the bed.

Depending on how you want to clean the floor in your bedroom, you should make sure that your bed stands on feet or lies directly on the floor.

Trivia: Worth knowing facts about bed for pitched roof

How can I build a bed for a pitched roof myself?

With some craftsmanship it is of course also possible to build your own bed for a pitched roof or to buy a custom-made bed according to your wishes from a carpenter.

Of course, this has the advantage that you can individually adapt your bed to the room. If you attach importance to a lot of storage space, you can add this additionally. If, on the other hand, you prefer a special size or height, you can also design this according to your wishes.

Just when you need a cot for a pitched roof, it might be worthwhile to do it yourself. You could design it so that the bed becomes a small house or you could build a unique loft bed for your child in the pitched roof.

Here you can watch a video of a self-built loft bed in a pitched roof for a children’s room:

How do I position the bed according to the Feng Shui teaching?

Feng Shui is the teaching of harmony. If you furnish your room according to the Feng Shui teachings, this should have a positive effect on your state of mind and well-being.

Did you know that not only the correct placement of furniture in a room plays a role in Feng Shui?
Not only the correct arrangement of the furniture is important, but also its colour and material. Certain colours and materials do not match and disturb the harmony of Feng Shui.

You should make sure that the sun cannot reach your bed directly, so that your sleeping place is not charged with too much energy. Also, you should not place your bed directly next to or under a window or the heater, as neither the heat from the heater nor the draft through the open window should be directly next to your sleeping place.

In a room with a pitched roof, it is recommended that the bed is not placed under the pitched roof if possible. However, if you have no other option than to place your bed under the pitched roof, it might help to cover the pitched roof with sheets.

A four-poster bed is naturally ideal for this purpose. You can read more about this in the chapter above.

Decoration for a room with pitched roof

Decorating a room with a pitched roof can also be a challenge. Above all, you should make sure that the room looks bigger by decorating it, because a pitched roof can also quickly become oppressive.

You can achieve this effect by attaching mirrors, which make the room appear larger. You should also avoid using hanging lights and try to keep the high parts of the room as free as possible. In a very deep pitched roof you can put small bookshelves to make the best use of this space.

You can also decorate the sloping roof above your bed with cloths or a canopy bed curtain to make your sleeping place more comfortable.

In this video you will find a few more tips and tricks on how to optimally design your room with a pitched roof:

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