Best Storage Beds

Storage, it is something that we just never seem to have enough of.  We may think that we have plenty of it, but sooner or later we start looking for more storage options.  Maybe you are someone with a small, urban apartment who is looking to maximize space, or someone who finds it difficult to get rid of anything, storage beds can be a great option for you!  

Quick Look at Our Top 5 Picks

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  • Eight spacious drawers
  • Built in bookshelf that also includes an additional two drawers
  • Available in twin, queen, king and california king sizes
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  • Offers three spacious drawers
  • Covered in a beautiful linen upholstery
  • Drawers designed to blend into the bed frame
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  • Spacious cavity style storage
  • Gas lift mechanism makes it easy to open and close
  • Available in two great looking styles
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  • Four large storage drawers
  • Modern design
  • Great Value
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  • Six storage drawers
  • Drawers can be moved to either side of the bed frame
  • Easy to assemble
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Since our beds are one of the most important items in our home and yet also one that takes up the most space, why not use that to your advantage and put to use the space-saving options that a storage bed can offer you?

Editor’s Choice for Best Storage Beds

Editor’s Choice
Hillary Bookcase Bed with Underbed Storage Drawers
Our top choice is the Hillary Bookcase Bed with Underbed Storage Drawers from Coaster Home Furnishings due to its tasteful look, quality build and large amount of practical and usable storage.
FEATURES
  • Stylish Design
  • Eight storage drawers
  • Built in bookshelf with additional two drawers
  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Available in a full range of sizes

What should you consider before buying a storage bed?

What type to get?

There are two main types of storage beds available. The first is an option that has drawers and shelves built into the base and frame.  This is usually a less expensive option and is great for storing things that you use on a regular basis. The second option is one where the mattress lifts up to reveal a large storage area under it.  These usually come equipped with a lift mechanism that makes the lifting convenient and easy. This option does tend to offer you more storage space, but of course, it can be a pain for storing things that you use regularly.  

How much and what kind of storage do you want?  

This one goes right along with the first consideration.  How much storage are you looking to gain and what kind of things are you looking to store?  This will of course factor into what kind of options you are looking at. Do you just need a place to store some extra clothes and books or are you looking for a place to store holiday decorations when they are not in use?  This is a question that you need to answer before you can decide which option is best for you.

Price

 Storage beds can tend to be a bit more expensive than a traditional bed frame, so make sure the storage that you are gaining is worth the extra price that you are paying.  If you are looking to gain just a little bit of extra storage, there are plenty of good “hack” ideas out there that may work with your existing setup.

Do you have enough space?

This sounds like a strange thing to have to consider when you are looking to purchase a product because you need to gain more space, but it is something that you need to consider when buying a storage bed.  If you are looking into a model with drawers, make sure that you have enough room to open the drawers all the way, one of the most annoying things is only being able to partially open a drawer and not access all of its contents. Also, if you are considering a model where the mattress lifts up, do you have the ceiling height so that the mattress can lift all the way?

Does it Support Your Mattress?

Not all bed frames support all types of mattresses.  For example, some frames require you to also have a box spring, whereas others work just as well with only the mattress. If you are buying a frame that uses wooden or metal slats to hold the mattress, you will need slats that are closer together if you plan on pairing the frame with a memory foam mattress.

Top 5 Best Rated Storage Beds Reviewed

Hillary Bookcase Bed with Underbed Storage Drawers

The Hillary Bookcase Bed from Coaster Home Furnishings will become the star of your bedroom as soon as you bring it home!  Its glamorous warm brown, hardwood finish can easily upgrade any room.

This bed will make up for all your storage needs, as it offers a very generous amount of it in the form of its eight spacious under-bed drawers.  As well as featuring a bookshelf built into the headboard, that includes an additional two drawers that are perfect for storing delicate and important items.  The books shelf sides also feature a discrete hole on the side in order for you to conveniently run any cords or chargers that you may need.

The Hillary Bookcase Bed is easy to assemble, despite the assembly instructions not being very thorough.  The ease though does not compromise the structure of the bed since all of its main components are made from solid hardwood.

Pros:

  • Eight spacious drawers
  • Built in bookshelf that also includes an additional two drawers 
  • Available in twin, queen, king and california king sizes 
  • Easy to assemble
  •  Looks great

Cons:

  • Assembly instructions are not very thorough
  • Tall, Could be difficult getting up and down if you have some type of joint or muscle issues

Braxton Studio Armeena Linen Modern Storage Bed

Maybe you are looking for some extra bedroom storage, but you don’t like the look of shelves or drawers built into your bed, then this is a great option for you!  The Armeena Linen Modern Storage Bed is a beautiful looking bed that offers you spacious storage, that blends right into the bed! Its three convenient,spacious drawers are designed are covered with the same upholstery as the frame, so that they disappear when they are closed.  

The Armeena is a beautifully constructed bed!  Its wooden frame is padded with foam and then covered in a beautiful grey linen upholstery.  The foam padding makes sure that the bed stays quiet when you moving around on it. The drawers and headboard come pre-assembled, making it easy enough to assemble with one person.

The three drawers are on the right side of the bed, making it a good option if you are someone who likes to push your bed against the wall.  The only downside to this bed though, it the drawers cannot be moved to the other side.

Pros:

  • Offers three spacious drawers
  • Covered in a beautiful linen upholstery
  • Drawers designed to blend into the bed frame
  • Available in queen and king sizes
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Can not  change the side that the drawers are on
  • Short headboard, so some people do not like to use it with a thick mattress

DHP Cambridge Upholstered Faux Leather Platform Bed

If you are looking to gain a lot of extra storage space, then this is the bed for you! This Cambridge Upholstered Platform Bed lifts up to reveal a large storage cavity underneath.  The storage area is the same height as the bed, so even your “under bed” plastic storage containers will fit in there no problem.

Although more difficult to access than shelf storage, the gas lift mechanism that is featured in this bed, really makes opening and closing a breeze.

Available in both faux leather and grey linen upholstery, this bed will look great and hide all of that unsightly clutter!  Not to mention coming in at a very reasonable price compared to other similar styles of bed.

Pros:

  • Spacious cavity style storage
  • Gas lift mechanism makes it easy to open and close
  • Available in two great looking styles
  • Great Value

Cons:

  • The headboard is not high, which can be a negative attribute for some people
  • More difficult to access storage than a drawer or shelf bed

Novogratz Kelly Bed with Storage

This upholstered, modern designed bed, not only will looking great in your bed room, but due to its four ample sized drawers, it will give you loads of extra storage space.  It’s available to purchase in both a beautiful dark gray linen and a bold green color. Either one of these could be great accents to any room.

The four drawers are perfect for storing clothes, bed linens, accessories or whatever your need might be.  These drawers lock into the frame and have wheels, making them very convenient for everyday use.  

Its Brentwood slat support system eliminates the need for a box spring and gives the bed plenty of sturdiness and support. These slats lock into place and keep the bed nice and quiet if you move around while sleeping

Pros:

  • Four large storage drawers
  • Modern design
  • Great Value
  • Wooden slats lock into place
  • Available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King sizes
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Drawers have small wheels that can get stuck on rugs and carpet
  • Drawers run the full length of the bed, so a close night stand may interfere with opening of the ones at the head of the bed

Merax Twin Size Solid Wood Platform Storage Bed with Six Drawers

Only available in a twin size, this beautiful, solid wood bed could be a great option if you are looking to add some extra storage to your child or teenager’s bed room. Built with a solid pine wood frame and covered in a durable natural wood finish, this bed will look great for years to come. This is one bed that your children won’t outgrow anytime soon.

This bed features six drawers built into the side of the bed and are perfect for storing, clothes, linens, toys or books.  Not to mention that the drawers can be moved from one side of the bed to the other, making this a great option for any room layouts.  

Our only wish with this bed was that it was available in more size options!

Pros:

  • Six storage drawers
  • Drawers can be moved to either side of the bed frame
  • Easy to assemble
  • Great value
  • Solid, sturdy build

Cons:

  • Only available in Twin size
  • Drawers are not particularly deep

Closing Thoughts

Simply put, storage beds are a great option for those of us who are looking to gain some more room and storage in our lives, and let’s be honest, most of us are.  There are so many well built, great looking, ingeniously planned options out there to help you really put to use the space that you have available. Although we think that these five options are some of the best out there, everyone’s needs are different, but there is sure to be one that fits yours perfectly.  Regardless of which you choose, start taking advantage of the potential that integrating storage into your bed can offer!

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About Kelsey Kelsey is Chief editor at Sleeping Culture. She is a proud mother of two, passionate about sleep and finding ways to live a healthier and stress-free lifestyle.

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