The Difference Between L-Shaped & Study Beds
Before we determine what the difference between an L-shaped loft bed and study loft bed is, it's important to differentiate the loft bed from the bunk bed. The two types of beds have co-existed harmoniously for decades. They are slightly different, but fear not because they still are both used primarily for sleeping.
The loft bed traditionally is a bed on stilts or elevated to a certain height so that the space below is available for other uses. The bunk bed, on the other hand, is usually one bed stacked on top of another, with enough room between both beds for comfortable sleep. Problem solved.
L-Shaped Loft Bed
The L-shaped loft bed is an elevated bed with a single bed below extending at a right angle. An L-shaped loft bed is not a bunk bed in the technical sense because the beds are not stacked. The L-shape design however allows for half of the available space below the elevated bed to be used for storage or dresser space. Some designs even allow for a small computer desk, situated between the vertical posts that elevate the loft bed.
Desk Loft Bed
You'll most likely find a study loft bed in a college dormitory. The study loft bed is an elevated bed designed to save space in a small room so that a desk can be placed in the available space, allowing for a small room to seem a little bit bigger. They're easy to construct and good idea for dorm living.
The main difference between the L-shaped loft bed and the study loft bed is the number of beds with the L-shaped having two and the study, one. Because of the number of beds per design, the amount of available space differs below the elevated bed. Determining what style is best for you will depend on the circumstances and the area of the room.