Not Your Mom's Underbed Storage: 10 Creative Ways to Make More Space in Your Bedroom

Not Your Mom's Underbed Storage: 10 Creative Ways to Make More Space in Your Bedroom

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Lauren Hufnagl
Jan 14, 2015
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When I think of underbed storage, I generally think of plastic containers, or, at best, artfully organized baskets. But when you're in need of serious storage solutions in your bedroom, you have to think outside of the box. That's exactly what these people did. They maximized the black hole that was the space beneath their beds, said goodbye to the dust bunnies and hello to oodles of storage space for their shoes, clothes, toys - you name it.

In the image above, the homeowners were short on cash, so they used simple and inexpensive wooden shipping palettes to create instant shoe storage under their bed. Spotted on Popsugar.

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Greg & Grey of Antler & Co. found a flat file on Craigslist and quickly snatched it up to store their burgeoning art collection. See more of their amazing space right here on Apartment Therapy.

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Simple IKEA MALM dressers provide plenty of clothing storage beneath the bed in this children's space on Hitta Hem.

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This wooden bed on casters was a DIY project that was created in about half a day. The wire baskets within provide storage for everything from scarves to art supplies, and even the owner's internet router. On Always Rooney.

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Using parts from IKEA's STOMEN system, these homeowners created a sleek, modern bed with plenty of storage beneath. Via Stil Inspiration.

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Who knew a dated old bathroom vanity could look so good (and provide so much bedroom storage!) Check out this amazing hack on Off Tract.

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Another awesome IKEA hack - this time with the NORDLI series. Found in Country Living magazine UK.

A thrifted and painted dresser works just as well too - just add a pillow, blanket, and a ladder or step stool. Found on Ladybird & Fellow.

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This DIY bed is complete with cubbies, a chalkboard, and even a secret hiding place. See more on My Design Ethos.

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This creative storage bed was created using IKEA cabinets. See more on Oh Yes.

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