I'm moving into a studio when I go back to school, so I plan to buy a loft bed like this one:
I'll probably position it with the head of the bed against the wall, but with the other 3 sides sticking out (there's no corner space to put it like how it is in the photo). I don't really care for the way the sides look, so I'd like to cover them up in some way. Simply draping fabric down would definitely be the easiest thing to do, but I'd also like to think about having some kind of harder surface around it. One idea that I have is to stick panels of hardboard on 2 of the outside sides, and paint/decorate them somehow, either with a flat color, a mural, or by hanging up frames/art/etc. I also thought about cork boards (lots of bulletin board space woo hoo!) maybe, or fabric panels??
I'm not sure what would be the best way to stick whatever material to the frame... it would have to be some non-permanent way so that I could disassemble the loft again the next time I move. Or, if anyone has another suggestion for how to make the frame a bit more stylish, I would love it hear that too!