Given our focus on living in small spaces, we've written our fair share of posts on beds with hidden storage and under the bed storage containers, but we've never found a piece quite like the one pictured above. Can you guess what makes this piece a great small space solution?
Most storage headboards involve open shelves or slide out pieces (like IKEA's Malm headboard). Though we love the utility of the Malm, a small room doesn't necessarily allow for the necessary space to slide out the shelves on both sides. The open shelf bookcase type headboards are no good for people in an earthquake zone, or folks who tend to toss and turn a lot at night.
This Sueded Storage Headboard from Seventh Avenue is unique because the upholstered panels are hinged allowing for hidden storage behind the tufting. We think this unique storage solution would be perfect for a bed placed in a nook, or on a wall that doesn't have enough space for nightstands. Though this headboard is reasonably priced at $239 for the queen (plus $45 for shipping), we also think it could be a inspiration for a fabulous DIY project.