(image from vballprincess869 on HGTV's Rate My Space)
This is an ingenious way to re-purpose a loft bed kit. She situated her bed lengthwise against one wall and used the loft kit to put the loft bars on top instead of underneath. The black bar is the stabilizer that came with the kit. She simply draped fabric from the stabilizer. This creates a cozy sleeping space. The bed can be hidden when company comes over, or it lends some privacy if you share the dorm with a roommate.