This rustic DIY bed frame offers tons of bedroom storage. Recycled wooden crates slide into place to hold extra pillows, blankets, bedding, out-of-season clothing, and more. -- 15 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself: Bob Vila.
this would actually be a really fun idea to bring light into the space. a ladder could go against the wall where the metal desk is now with string lights. it would be nice to see walking into the room from the hallway