11 Storage Beds That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Functional

updated Nov 17, 2022
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Whether you’re in a tiny studio or a sprawling multi-room apartment, bedroom storage is forever a problem. Closets are never big enough, but you don’t want to pack so many dressers and cabinets into your space that it feels clunky and crowded. The solution? Well, it can be found with a simple glance down: storage beds. Storage beds are a fantastic way to get more space without adding extra furniture, and a lot of them are so stylishly designed you almost don’t even notice the drawers are there. Plus, with so many configurations available — from closed drawers and open shelves, to storage on the sides or at the foot of the bed — it’s easy to find a bed that fits your needs and space. We rounded up some of our favorite storage beds to help you start your search and solve the problem of bedroom storage once and for all.

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The best storage beds don't look like they have storage. Take this chic bed from QVC, for example, which you'd never know is hiding tons of drawers. From extra linens to seasonal clothes, these roomy drawers can handle it all and then some. It comes in a gorgeous natural hue that makes it look more expensive than it actually costs. It also comes with a two-year warranty for your peace of mind.

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was $560.99

For a sleek, seamless, and super-affordable bed that packs in style and function, head to Amazon. This Novogratz bed’s solid color and crisp edges keep the linen-upholstered frame basic (but not boring!), so it’ll fit in any room with any style. Below, four drawers give you plenty of storage space without drawing too much attention. You almost can’t even tell they’re drawers from looking at the bed from the side!

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Blu Dot

Get the clean, minimal look of Scandinavian design with plenty of practicality with this pretty piece from Blu Dot. Everything about it is relatively simple, from the straight-edged wood frame to the crisp powder-coated steel drawers, but small upper cutouts in each of the drawers add a touch of visual interest and give you easy access to whatever you’re storing.

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West Elm

West Elm's iconic Andes collection gets a functional upgrade with this storage bed. With its streamlined design, elegant upholstery, and glam legs, this is a storage bed that looks really good, and has plenty of storage to spare — thanks to the four side drawers. It's also super customizable, with three headboard heights, nearly 30 fabrics and colors, and two leg colors to choose from.

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Pottery Barn

The natural beauty of this bed's mango wood grain and hue gives it a casual, timeless look. But that classic style is paired with modern functionality, thanks to the smart headboard designed to clear clutter in smaller spaces without sacrificing style. This investment piece will look good in your home for years to come and just might become a family heirloom down the line.

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was $910.00

If you have more of a cozy style going on, this button-tufted bed is the perfect fit. The durable metal and wood frame is upholstered in a foam-filled polyester so soft and cushiony you'll feel sleepy just by looking at it. Add to that four roomy storage drawers — set on wheels for quick, easy access — and you’ve got a steal of a bed that costs you less than $600.

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Pottery Barn

AT Readers can't get enough of Pottery Barn's Stratton Storage Platform Bed, and it's easy to see why — this bed is a powerhouse. With drawers on all sides (six in total), this platform bed is a dream for those with small spaces. Crafted from a mix of solid hardwood and engineered wood, this storage wonder doesn't skimp on style either, with a hand-applied finish and gorgeous hardware that make it a real statement piece.

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Open storage is trending in kitchens, but why not bring the look to your bedroom with this rustic-chic wood bed? It features six medium-sized open shelves along the sides and foot of the frame, giving you room to stow books and blankets or even add more decor to your space. Of course, the frame is almost a piece of decor in itself, with the natural wooden planks in a dark espresso finish that gives off cozy, woodsy vibes.

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PB Teen
was $1999.00

When two iconic home brands collaborate to create a storage bed, you don’t sleep on it. Actually — wait — that’s exactly what you do. Get guaranteed beauty sleep on this stylish modern bed by West Elm and PBTeen. Instead of under-bed drawers, it packs in tons of storage in the headboard, with a large open shelf with sliding doors, plus a flat top shelf for even more display room. And because there are no under-bed drawers, you get a sleek, low-sitting frame that looks super modern (and totally works in a teen or adult bedroom).

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Design Within Reach

Inspired by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, the Matera bed by designer Sean Yoo features crisp, clean lines and a simple, contemporary design that turns sleeping into art — literally. The bed’s minimal design lets the solid walnut or oak construction take center stage, and the six full-extension drawers with soft-close glides give you plenty of room to store sweaters, blankets, and more.

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Gothic Cabinet Craft

Need a lot of storage? Want a specific frame color? Need a mix of cabinets and drawers? Get all three with this totally customizable bed. It features 12 (yes, 12!) storage compartments in three different configurations (all drawers or a mix of cabinets and drawers), plus 23 color options to give you lots of flexibility. It’s also made to order in NYC, so you know it's built just for you.

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