The Best Storage Beds

The Best Storage Beds

Nicole Lund
Mar 29, 2018
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Storage beds once seemed like the orthopedic shoe of the design world—sensible, but not stylish. These days, though, some are so attractive that you might want one even if your bedroom is spacious. Ideal for small starter apartments, modern storage beds come in a range of designs from very basic with clean lines to more luxe, upholstered options.

How This Works

Every week we research new product categories and bring our final picks into the office, where we haggle and decide which ones make the final list. Everything is based on quality, appearance and price. These are what we could choose for our own home.

Our Top Pick

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Matera Bed with Storage

Much of the time price is what sways our decisions, or at least heavily influences them. Evaluating storage beds this week we all went for the style and durability of DWR's premier storage bed solution, Matera, designed by Sean Yoo. Designed in 2007, the Matera is made of luscious solid walnut, has six roomy drawers and is shaped with a light lift off of the floor to give it an airy feeling. Many storage beds look heavy, but this one does not. It's our top pick this year; you can keep it a lifetime.

>> $4,950 from Design Within Reach

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BRIMNES Storage Bed

This clever bed at IKEA has both storage drawers beneath and additional storage shelves in the headboard to maximize the smallest of rooms (or for someone with plenty of room, but also plenty of stuff). You can also opt to just get the frame without the headboard for only $249.

>> $379 from IKEA

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Brayden Studio Morphis Upholstered Platform Bed

Easily lift up your mattress (with hydraulics) to reveal tons of storage, ideal for stashing away extra pillows, blankets, seasonal items and more. This type of bed is a great option if your room is on the narrow side and you don't have a comfortable amount of space to pull out side drawers.

>> $460 from Wayfair

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MALM Storage Bed

Another lift-up option, the MALM comes in white or black. This look is a bit more streamlined than the BRIMNES, with a sleeker headboard and no side drawers. Again, it's a great pick if you're lacking in bedside clearance.

>> $499 from IKEA

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Thousand Oaks Savoy Storage Bed

This rather gorgeous bed has four drawers — one on each side and two in the footboard. It can be upholstered in three different neutral colors, and is great for those who need just a little more storage space.

>> $850 from AllModern


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Zena Storage Platform Bed

This rustic-inspired bed has two storage drawers in the footboard and a rich oak finish that makes it look way more expensive than it is.

>> $695 from AllModern

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Border Storage Platform Bed

This pick from Urban Outfitters is refreshingly different from the traditional storage beds with side drawers, and lets you use your bed as a place to show off your stuff instead of hide it away. The open shelves are a great replacement for a bookshelf, and the mid-century modern design is just right.

>> $1,169 from Urban Outfitters

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Gothic Furniture Storage Bed

Gothic is known for their seriously well-made and no frills wood furniture, and their storage beds are no exception. With three configurations and 24 colors to choose from, you're getting a custom-made, high quality bed for a fairly decent price.

>> Starts at $1,399 from Gothic Furniture


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Marlo Bed with Storage Drawer

Made in the U.S., this update to the original Marlo Bed comes with a large drawer in the footboard. The wingback style is seriously cozy, elevating your bedroom's function and style in one go — plus, the drawer holds a lot.

>> $2,199 from Room & Board

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Modu-licious Queen Bed

The Modu-licious line gets its name from a combination of "modular" and "delicious" — a pairing we can definitely get behind. This bed is another one that can be highly personalized, with three different frames and six drawer colors that can be mix and matched.

>> $2,299 from Blu Dot

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Chesterfield Storage Bed

Four extra-large drawers (two on each side) make this Chesterfield bed not just stately and good looking, but totally practical, too. There are also a ton of fabric and color options, so you can make this bed stand out as much or as little as you want.

>> $2,975 from Pottery Barn

Tips for Bedroom Storage

  1. Drawer dividers are your new secret weapon. You might not think drawer dividers are exactly necessary, but they're invaluable when it comes to maximizing space. Instead of having all your socks and underwear floating around in one drawer, divide and conquer — you'll be shocked at how much extra space you gain.
  2. Choose your furniture wisely. Rather than using a cute nightstand, pick something bigger with drawers for storage space. It might be bulkier, but the extra room makes it worth it.
  3. Get creative with what you're lacking. No closet? Challenge accepted. Consider picking a wardrobe rack or investing in a wardrobe system — IKEA and The Container Store have you covered. Another option is using the space under your bed with pull-out storage boxes designed for under-the-bed use.

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