10 Design-Savvy Ways to Work in Bed


Whether you’re short on square footage or prefer to work from the comfort of your own home, there’s a work-bed combination out there calling your name. These bed-to-desk designs were made for blanket-hogging bosses, skilled sleepers, and weary workhorses desperate for a power nap. See more solutions for sleepy workaholics and coziness addicts, below.

BLESS’s Workbed, from designers Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, is easily transformable. The comfort of your pillow is always within snuggling reach.

Athanasia Leivaditou, from Studio NL, created Work Desk Bed made from simple wood, leather, and plexiglass. When sleep starts to take over, transition from your 17-square-foot work area to the bed below — which includes a television monitor for entertainment.

Company ErgoQuest makes zero gravity chairs and workstations, including an “overbed” model. Never leaving the house again in 3… 2… 1.

Professional nappers will appreciate this futuristic sleeper pod that looks comfortable enough to draft all your documents and reports in before a much-needed snooze.

The elegant Dot Bed by Leonardo Rossano features a soothing gray palette, curvy shape, and multifunctional orbit shelf that can be used for breakfast in bed before you dig into work.

This minimalist work-bed was created with the help of everyone’s favorite Swede: IKEA. The MALM occasional table includes casters so you can roll it right over your bed for a day at the office under the covers.

Designer Sean Yoo has your number. The desk to mattress proximity of his stylish Bed+Desk is perfection.

The solid-wood design of Bed 42, from the architects of Manada, offers plenty of floor space to add a lamp or side table next to the bed. The opposite side includes a gorgeous desk. “By mixing a bed and a desk in one product, they explore the flexibility of use of everyday objects; keeping always as a priority the aspiration to create quality products that are both sustainable — in an economical, social and environmental way — and timeless in their design.”

Resource Furniture’s colorful, retro-styled Cabrio In goes from day to night whenever you damn well please (2PM naps totally acceptable, here). Add the optional side storage and shelving to keep all your office and snoozing needs close by.

The free-standing StudyBed can easily tuck into any corner of a room for tiny apartment dwellers.