Semi Loft Bed: Review & Recommendations

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Welcome to our big semi loft bed test 2020, where we present you all the semi loft beds 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 net.

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

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 semi loft bed.

The most important facts in brief

  • In contrast to conventional beds, semi loft beds allow you to use an area more effectively, are available for all age groups and, depending on the material, have a long life span.
  • A basic distinction is made between semi loft beds consisting of solid wood, chipboard or MDF boards. All three materials are available in different colours or designs.
  • In general, there is a danger when using a semi loft bed. However, if the DIN EN 747-1 standard is observed and the equipment is adapted to the future user, nothing stands in the way of a safe sleep.

Semi loft bed test: Favourites of the editors

  • The best semi loft bed with MDF construction
  • The best semi loft bed made of pine wood
  • The best divisible semi loft bed
  • The best semi loft bed with wood grain
  • The best semi loft bed with plastic surface
  • The best semi loft bed with slide
  • The best semi loft bed with large storage space
  • The best semi loft bed with extra deep treads

The best semi loft bed with MDF construction

The semi loft bed “29061350” from Steens is a rather modern designed semi loft bed, which has a ladder and a lot of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and which advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

At first glance, the semi loft bed from Steens may appear to be a rather simple model with a ladder mounted on the side. Due to the fact that there is an additional area under the lying surface, it can be used in different ways depending on your needs. For example, other pieces of furniture, such as chests of drawers, can be placed underneath it, thus making optimum use of the space.

The best semi loft bed made of pine wood

The semi loft bed “Bobby” by Steens is a rather modern designed semi loft bed, which has a ladder and a lot of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and which advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

At first glance, the semi loft bed from Steens may appear to be a rather simple model with a ladder mounted on the side.

Due to the fact that an additional area is created under the lying surface, this can be used in different ways depending on requirements. For example, other pieces of furniture, such as chests of drawers, can be placed underneath, thus making optimum use of the space.

The best divisible semi loft bed

The loft bed “29061450” from Steens is a rather modern designed model, which has a ladder and a lot of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this bed and what advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large semi loft bed guide.

At first glance, the loft bed from Steens may appear to be a rather high model with a ladder mounted on the side. Due to the fact that there is an additional area under the lying surface, it can be used in different ways depending on your needs. For example, other pieces of furniture, such as chests of drawers, can be placed underneath it, thus making optimum use of the space.

The best semi loft bed with wood grain

The semi loft bed “Hochbett Kiefer” by Jugendmöbel24.de is a modern semi loft bed, which has a ladder and a lot of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and which advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

The semi loft bed from Jugendmöbel24.de is at first glance perhaps a rather simple model, which has a ladder mounted on the side. Due to the fact that there is an additional area under the lying surface, it can be used in different ways depending on your needs.

For example, other pieces of furniture such as chests of drawers can be placed underneath to store things. For children in particular, however, it is a good idea to turn the available space into reading or play corners. The imagination knows no bounds here.

The best semi loft bed with plastic surface

The semi loft bed “2270COMB” by Parisot is a modern semi loft bed, which has a ladder and a lot of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and what advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

The bed may look simple at first glance, but it has a lot to offer under the lying surface. While the lower shelves in the integrated chest of drawers offer plenty of space for storing things, the upper shelf can be used as a bookcase.

This model also has an extendable desk. This bed therefore allows a versatile use, for any target group. Thanks to the flexible equipment of this bed, every square metre, no matter how valuable, is fully utilised and is therefore ideal for smaller rooms.

The best semi loft bed with slide

The semi loft bed “Pino” by Vipack is of a rather classically designed type, which has a ladder and a lot of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and which advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

The semi loft bed from Vipack is a simple model with a ladder mounted on the side. Due to the fact that there is an additional area under the lying surface, it can be used in different ways depending on your needs. For example, other pieces of furniture, such as chests of drawers, can be placed underneath it, thus making optimal use of the space.

The best semi loft bed with large storage space

The semi loft bed “Crevesca” by Pharao24 is a simple semi loft bed, which offers a ladder and a varied combination of integrated furniture. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and which advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

The bed may look simple at first glance, but it offers a lot of storage space under the lying surface. Among other things, the storage space consists of two doors, a shelf element and three large drawers.

This bed thus allows a variety of uses for storing a wide range of things. It also has an extendable writing tablet that can be stowed away immediately under the lying surface if there is a lack of space. Thanks to the flexible features of this bed, every square metre, no matter how valuable, is fully utilised and is therefore ideal for smaller rooms.

The best semi loft bed with extra deep treads

Relita’s semi loft bed “Andi” is a simple loft bed that has a ladder and plenty of storage space. What exactly distinguishes this semi loft bed and what advantages and disadvantages it offers, you can find out in our large loft bed guide.

At first glance, Relita’s semi loft bed may appear to be a fairly simple model with a ladder mounted in the middle.

Due to the fact that an additional area is created under the lying surface, this can be used in different ways depending on requirements. For example, other pieces of furniture, such as chests of drawers, can be placed underneath, thus making optimum use of the space.

Guide: Questions you should consider before buying a semi loft bed

What is a half-height bed?

A semi loft bed is considerably lower than the classic loft bed. Accordingly, the lying height is between 1m and 1.50m and is therefore ideal for children. The basic idea of a semi loft bed is to ensure more safety for children due to its size.
In addition, it also offers the possibility of making the best possible use of the available space in small living areas. As it is not only a sleeping place for the little ones, there are various accessories with which you can conjure a great play bed for children out of a half-height bed.
You can also purchase various semi loft beds in different child-friendly designs. But also for adults a semi loft bed leaves nothing to be desired.
Depending on the model, you can design the area under the bed yourself with other pieces of furniture or purchase ready-made combinations of semi loft beds with, for example, cupboards or desks.

Did you know that bunk beds and semi-bunk beds were not used in the past as they are today to save space?
The beds were built so high in order to take advantage of the rules of physics and thus protect against cold. Since warm air always rises to the top, it was much warmer the closer you slept to the ceiling.

The semi loft bed is therefore not a question of age and suitable for everyone. Even for students in shared flats, who usually only have a very small living space anyway, the semi loft bed is ideal to make the best use of the space.

What are the advantages of a semi loft bed compared to conventional beds with storage space function or classic loft beds?

To make the decision easier for you, we would now like to clarify why you should nevertheless, or precisely because of this, decide on a semi loft bed.

Advantages

Usable for a long time
Also suitable for small rooms
Available in various colours
Fun factor for children depending on accessories
Saves space and offers storage at the same time
Can be individualised through conversions

Disadvantages

Risk of injury, especially for small children
Assembly can be complex depending on the manufacturer
Disposal is associated with expense

At this point we do not want to deprive you of the disadvantages, of course, but they are quite limited and you will not be spared the choice of other types of beds.

What sizes are available for semi loft beds and what are their main differences?

So after you have thought about which material you choose, the next question already arises. Depending on your age group, you should consider what size you need for your semi loft bed. To give you the answer, we have created the following overview of the different models and their common sizes:

While the appropriate models for children can be used from the age of five, the models for adolescents can be used from the age of 15. There is also a separate size for adults, as you can see in the table.

Again, you can decide individually for your ideal semi loft bed, regardless of our suggestions. The table is only meant to serve as a guideline for the different age groups, as the measurements for the respective semi loft beds can vary depending on the manufacturer.

Which mattresses do I need for a semi loft bed?

Basically you have the choice between mattresses consisting of:

coconut
Latex
cold foam
Foam

All the materials mentioned are well suited for use in semi loft beds. The decision which material you finally choose is a question of personal taste. In addition to the materials, the height of the mattress must also be considered, as there is a risk of falling out, especially with a semi-height bed.

Especially with children, you should therefore think very carefully when choosing a mattress.

But do not panic: the search for the ideal mattress is not endless. Many manufacturers provide remedies by offering different mattresses according to their models and thus make your search much easier.

Do I have to observe an age recommendation for semi loft beds?

Basically, this is always a matter of uniform age recommendations for beds.
However, some manufacturers are in favour of a recommendation from 6 years on, especially for semi loft beds for children, in order to be legally protected. Before that, parents are liable for their children themselves, because there is a risk when using the bed, despite its lower height than a conventional loft bed.

Even if you decide on a semi loft bed which is subject to a certain age recommendation: As a parent, you can decide if and when you want your own child to have a semi loft bed.

Is there any danger when using a semi loft bed?

There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, there is indeed danger. The good news is, if you know how, you can counteract it with a clear conscience as a parent. In principle, you can rely on the “rough” safety measures of the manufacturer for beds that comply with the DIN EN 747-1 standard.
(See the section on purchasing criteria under safety below). In addition, depending on the model and accessories, there can always be a source of danger, such as with ladders or climbing walls.
On the one hand, you can do without all the accessories and opt for a simple semi loft bed. On the other hand, you can take small precautions yourself, such as placing mats or pillows on the floor to minimise the risk of injury.
In general, there is a risk when using a semi loft bed. For this reason, the DIN EN 747-1 standard should be taken into account when buying a semi loft bed and the equipment should be adapted to the child’s age.

What alternatives are there to a semi loft bed?

There are countless alternatives to a semi loft bed, such as classic loft beds or conventional beds with storage space function. Even if the beds differ in one or the other function, we will explain the main differences between the counterparts in the following section.
As we have already stated in the explanation of the term semi loft bed, the loft bed is usually higher than a half loft bed. The function and construction of both beds therefore remain the same – only the height is different here. For this reason, this alternative is only suitable for adults or older children, as the risk of injury is even greater.
In addition, there is also the so-called storage bed, which – as the name suggests – is a simple bed with storage function. Basically it fulfils the same purpose as a semi loft bed.
It offers additional storage space for space-saving reasons. Storage space beds are available for both children and adults, but do not provide a special fun factor for the little ones.

How much is a semi loft bed?

The prices for half-height beds are as varied as the models themselves – from a cheap bed made of cheaper materials, which you can get for under 100 euros, to an expensive half-height bed set, for which you have to dig deep into your pockets, everything is represented.
Basically you have the choice of cheap semi loft beds starting at about 86 Euro up to the most expensive one with about 1.040 Euro. Whichever bed you choose, it is important that you weigh the above mentioned advantages against the costs for yourself.

If you are torn between a semi loft bed and a normal bed, for example, it can be helpful to think about the available space in the room for the first time – especially in small rooms, every usable square meter is valuable.

In addition, a set consisting of a semi loft bed and various other pieces of furniture can be cheaper than buying each piece of furniture separately.

Whether a semi loft bed for children or adults – there are no limits to the prices. In order to give you a little help, you will find various purchase criteria in the lower section, which will certainly make your choice easier, regardless of the price.

Where can I buy a semi loft bed?

Semi loft beds can be bought in a furniture store of your choice or online. As with many other industries, ordering furniture online is becoming increasingly popular. As a result, you will have an even greater choice and a better price comparison.
According to our current research, most half-height beds in Germany are sold on the Internet through the following shops, for example:

amazon.com
Steens
Relita
Parisot
Pharaoh24

All half-height beds that we present to you on our site have a link to at least one of these shops, so that you can strike right away when you have found a suitable bed that you like.

Can you buy a semi loft bed also used?

Yes, you can buy a semi loft bed used to save one or two euros. But not only that: A used loft bed saves you a lot of time in addition to money.
While you are chasing from one furniture store to the next when buying a new bed and you can’t even find it on the Internet, you have probably already invested a lot of time in finding the right bed.
Not to mention how much money you have already spent on various travel expenses. So if you decide to buy a used semi loft bed, there are countless sites that allow you to search quickly using various search filters.
Depending on the condition of the respective model you can save yourself some money, because semi loft beds can be used for a long time and are very stable depending on the material. Especially with semi loft beds for children it is very useful to consider used beds, because the little ones grow up fast.

Decision: What types of semi loft beds are available and which one is right for you?

Basically you can distinguish the different types of half height beds based on the following materials:

  • Semi loft bed made of solid wood
  • Chipboard semi loft bed
  • Semi loft bed made of MDF boards

Depending on who you need a semi loft bed for, you have the possibility to choose from different materials. To make your decision easier, we will explain everything about the topic “semi loft beds” and help you to find the ideal loft bed for you.

Here we have listed the different materials from which bunk beds are made. This table gives you a short overview of the different materials and their properties.

For the first time, we clarify the question of what a semi loft bed actually is. Then we will introduce you to the above-mentioned types of semi-high beds and show you their advantages, disadvantages and differences.

What distinguishes semi loft beds made of solid wood and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

As with every bed, the semi loft bed also comes in a variety of materials from which to choose. Many semi-high beds are made of the so-called solid wood, which is composed of pine, beech or oak, among others.

Advantages

Sturdy design
Easy-care surface
Sustainable
Available in various colours

Disadvantages

Expensive

Semi loft beds made of solid wood are high quality, very stable and impress with their durability. The only disadvantage of such a bed is the expensive purchase.

What distinguishes semi loft beds made of chipboard and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Chipboard is particularly popular in the furniture industry, as it is a cost-effective material and at the same time recycles wood waste.

Advantages

Low cost
Sustainable
Available in various colours

Disadvantages

lack of stability
Ingredients
No natural wood surface

Even though chipboard itself is quite cheap, the price ultimately always depends on the manufacturer and model. In addition, there are some gaps in stability compared to other materials. A side effect of chipboard production can also lead to the release of various toxic substances over time, which in turn have an additional impact on the environment.

What distinguishes semi loft beds made of MDF boards and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

MDF boards, also known as medium density fibreboard, are among the most commonly used wood-based materials for furniture today.

Advantages

Sturdy design
Sustainable
Available in various colours

Disadvantages

Ingredients
No natural wood surface

Beds made of MDF boards have better stability than chipboard and are also cheaper than beds made of real wood. However, similar to chipboard, the ingredients are treated with various chemicals.

Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages.  Whether you choose a bed made of solid wood, chipboard or MDF boards, it is plain and simple, pure matter of taste.

Purchase criteria: You can compare and rate semi loft beds based on these factors

In the following section we would like to show you the factors you can use to compare and evaluate semi loft beds. This will help you to make decisions regarding your desired semi loft bed more quickly, or to find out what you really need.

In general, these are:

  • Function
  • Gestaltung
  • Security
  • Quality
  • Resilience
  • Montage
  • Size

In the following paragraphs you can read about the individual purchase criteria and how you can apply them to yourself. For the sake of completeness you will find the item “size” under the bullet points, as we have already explained this topic in detail above.

Function

Basically, in addition to simple half-height beds, you can get the following half-height beds with integrated accessories, depending on the desired function:

  • Semi loft beds with slide
  • Semi loft bed with climbing wall
  • Half loft bed with wardrobe
  • Half loft bed with desk
  • Half loft bed with ladder
  • Half loft bed with stairs

Semi loft beds with slides or climbing walls are ideal for children and turn the bed into a real playground with guaranteed fun factor. They also contribute significantly to the development of their motor skills and show them where their limits lie in this respect.

Those beds with integrated wardrobes or desks, on the other hand, are the ideal solution for both children and adults with a small living space to make the most of the space.

You also have the possibility to choose between semi loft beds with a ladder or stairs. While the ladder is a degree of difficulty for children, the stairs are easier to use.

No matter which semi loft bed you choose. It is important that the space for the desired accessories is available in the room and that it is adapted to the user.

On the one hand, with a simple semi loft bed you can decide for yourself what purpose you want to use the space under the bed for. On the other hand, with semi loft beds with the combinations mentioned above, it is difficult to change the external appearance afterwards.

Gestaltung

Especially pieces of furniture such as beds, for example, are sure to stay in their respective rooms for years. Accordingly, they should visually complement the room and support its potential with their different functions.

This is exactly why the design is an important purchase criterion besides the material and size of the loft bed. For this purpose we clarify the question in which colours and designs semi loft beds are available.

One of the first questions you have to ask yourself is what color the bed should actually be. Wooden beds in particular are usually upgraded with different varnishes. A real colour classic among the semi-loft beds is therefore white, followed by various wood tones that make the natural bed itself shine.

Those who prefer something a little more rustic can instead buy a metal bed, which is a real eye-catcher in a modern room. Besides the colours, there are also different models that have already been uniformly designed.

Especially for children, there is a great selection of half-loft beds in princess design, pirate design or beds in the shape of a knight’s castle. There are no limits to your imagination.

Apart from the actual design, the accessories on the semi loft bed itself, as well as small accessories that you can buy separately, are crucial in creating your ideal bed. If you would like to read more details about accessories for semi loft beds, simply scroll down to the “Trivia” section.

Security

As with any other loft bed, the issue of safety plays an important role with semi loft beds. Depending on the manufacturer, you will therefore find different models that are equipped with certain safety features, such as raised frames.

Particularly in the case of semi loft beds for children, it is important to really pay attention to these safety measures when buying them in order to keep the risk of injury as low as possible. In addition, the desired semi loft bed should meet the safety requirements (DIN EN 747-1), only then can safety for the respective bed be guaranteed.

This standard generally stands for requirements regarding durability, strength and safety and includes the following criteria:

  • Stability of the bed
  • Approved materials
  • Processing of the surfaces
  • Safety precautions based on components

These criteria are carefully checked at each bed. Only if all factors are given do the beds comply with the standard and are marked accordingly by the manufacturer.

Quality

According to various studies, humans spend about 24 years sleeping. After you have become aware of this sentence for the first time, you should therefore ask yourself the question of where quality stands for you personally when buying a bed. In the following section, we will show you what is really important when it comes to quality in semi loft beds:

The item “quality” logically also includes the topic “material” at the same time. After we have already compared the standard materials in the “Decisions” section above, we will go into a little more detail here.

Finally, you should know that other materials, especially low quality wood or plastic, are often used for inexpensive half high beds. But we can reassure you at this point.

If you follow our previous tip and take into account the safety requirements mentioned above, you are on the safe side. Because according to the DIN EN 747-1 standards, these poor quality materials are not allowed anyway.

Due to the fact that a semi loft bed, like any other bed, is an acquisition for several years, quality should therefore play a major role when purchasing. We therefore recommend that you prefer quality to price to ensure long use and ultimately a comfortable and safe sleep.

Resilience

This small but important factor is often forgotten when purchasing a semi loft bed. For both half-height children’s beds and beds for adults, you must observe the maximum load capacity.

Especially as a parent it can happen that you have to lie down in bed with your child. In this case, a cot should be able to support more than a few kilos to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Depending on the manufacturer and model, the beds have different load capacities.

So the decision is up to you and your individual needs. You should therefore pay attention to this purchase criterion in order to enjoy your future bed as long as possible.

Montage

Depending on personal craftsmanship, the assembly of a semi loft bed can be quite difficult for some people. That is why we clarify here why this point should also be taken into account when purchasing.

As you already know from the previous articles, you can buy a semi loft bed both online and offline. Especially when you have found a cheap semi loft bed at an online provider and are about to complete the purchase, you suddenly notice that there is no assembly service available.

In contrast to the conventional furniture stores, not all online providers have an additional assembly service. But where there is bad news, there is, as is well known, always good news.

The number of providers not offering these services is relatively small, as the trend is more and more towards e-commerce and providers are increasingly focusing on additional services.

If the installation is still a big problem for you, we recommend that you choose a supplier with appropriate services in advance. After all, there is nowhere better to sleep than in a securely mounted bed.

However, if you have chosen one of these online providers without assembly service, we have a few tips for self-assembly in the next chapter. After all, the assembly should not stop you from finding your desired semi loft bed.

Trivia: Worth knowing facts about the semi loft bed

Finally, we would like to ask you a few important questions about semi-high prayer. You will find out what accessories are available, how long you can use them and much more.

What accessories are available for semi loft beds?

The accessories around the semi loft bed allow you to make your bed your own personal unique piece and feel really comfortable.

Depending on your personal preferences, there are various accessories that you can attach to the beds, such as curtains, towers, roofs or tunnels.

These small details can turn the bed into a retreat for children and turn the semi loft bed into an individual sleeping place.

How long can you use a semi loft bed?

So after you have purchased a semi loft bed, the question naturally arises as to how long such a bed will actually last. Basically it depends on the model you have chosen. Especially with semi-high beds for children, there are many manufacturers who advertise with a semi loft bed that grows with the child.

Here you can either convert the bed into a single bed later or remove the raised frame. In this way older children also feel comfortable and benefit from the bed for longer. On the other hand, as we have already clarified in the topic “Decisions”, the use of the bed is also strongly dependent on the material used.

Can you assemble or disassemble semi loft beds yourself?

Especially if you do without an additional assembly service for cost reasons or if the service is not available, especially from online providers, you are then ultimately confronted with the assembly yourself.

If you also already know that your talent as a craftsman is very limited anyway, you might want to follow the instructions.

With the help of the step-by-step instructions, any amateur should be able to build a semi loft bed. Otherwise, there is still the option of getting help from friends or acquaintances. In addition, there are also some published assembly videos from manufacturers.

As far as dismantling is concerned, on the other hand, it is time to think about it, at the latest at the time of sale or disposal. For this purpose, the bed is taken apart again and disassembled into its individual parts. As a rule, this should not cause any difficulties and should be easy to carry out.

How can I build a semi loft bed myself?

Even if you can’t find what you’re looking for both offline and online, there’s still the option of building your own semi loft bed. Even if there are only plans of typical loft beds available, you can easily build your own lower to half loft beds.

So if you are a gifted do-it-yourself fan, we have found the perfect site for you to make your dream of an ideal semi loft bed come true after all.

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