10 Slim Under-Bed Storage Solutions That Are Way More Stylish Than Plastic Bins

published Mar 10, 2023
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Your home is covered in underutilized storage spaces — you just have to know where to look to find them. In your kitchen, the perfect spot for pot lids is hiding on the inside of cabinet doors. In your bathroom, every tiled wall is a self-adhesive shelf waiting to happen. And in your bedroom, the space under your bed is ready to hold clothes, bedding, blankets, shoes, and everything else you can’t squeeze in your closet or dresser.

The problem with under-bed storage options is that they usually look quite boring. Plastic bins with wheels get the job done, but they add nothing to your bedroom’s decor. Thankfully, there are plenty of actually stylish options that work just as well, and many that are around the same price point. These organizers don’t look like giant Tupperware containers and all fit under standard-size bed frames. Check out our top picks for unlocking and upgrading the storage space under your bed.

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was $9.99

For an ultra-affordable option, these Ziploc containers are unbeatable. Our Senior Commerce Editor Alicia has had some for 10 years and says that their flexibility is the key to their longevity. "I do not treat these bags very gently," Alicia wrote. "I’ve packed them to the brim and shoved them under my bed, throw them onto a closet shelf, used them as moving bags and hauled them down the streets of Brooklyn. Only one out of the five that I’ve had for a decade had to be tossed out." And if you don't love their look you can always cover them with a throw blanket.

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Pattern Brands

Made with soft canvas and handsome leather strap handles, this set of zippered cases is simple yet chic. The breathable material makes this an ideal choice for clothing storage, and when our Best List Editor Britt tested them, she thought they were so good looking they doubled as decor.

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Design Within Reach
was $165.00

We love these for their cute colors and simple yet fun design, but there's one big reason to pick these up now: They're on sale for 40 percent off. The large size can slide under any bed, and if you have a little more clearance space, the medium size will also fit.

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was $45.99

Because these bins can collapse flat when they're empty, you won't have to worry about what to do with them if you can't fill them all right away. They have a slot on the front that holds a label — so you'll know what's inside before opening them — and their tri-folding lid design lets you access them from both ends.

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The Container Store

If you also run into the problem of not remembering which storage bins contain what items, then the handy labels will be your favorite detail on these zippered bags. Their heather gray color is a smart choice, too, because it does a good job of hiding any wear or tear that may occur over time.

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was $28.99

These sturdy bins have gorgeous wooden lids that fit snugly into place, so no dirt or dust can get inside. Their hard-side construction is great if you want to protect delicate items under your bed, and these are small and stylish enough to be used throughout your home — especially in the living room or your home office space.

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was $99.00

Choose between 6-inch and 8-inch heights depending on how much room you have between the floor and your bed frame. These neutral-colored canvas bags zip shut to protect your belongings and have sturdy handles sewn into multiple sides so you can easily reach them from any angle.

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West Elm
was $158.00

Pick either dark brown or light khaki rattan to give your bedroom an instant and discrete style boost. These are available in both lidded and unlidded options, and depending on the color you choose you can get either an attached lid on hinges or a free-floating one you can lift to remove fully. If fashionability is a big concern, these will serve you well.

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The dark gray felt makes this bin an inconspicuous addition to your bedroom, although it looks nice enough that you probably wouldn't mind keeping it out in the open. Although it doesn't have a zipper closure, its lid fits securely in place and is easier to open than most other under-bed storage containers. Grab an extra for your closet, too.

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was $33.96

These bins have a smart lid design that lets you access them without having to pull them completely out from under your bed. That feature will be a true blessing if you have to grab stuff from them regularly. Choose from small and large sizes to match your storage needs, and pick one of several neutral colors to match your style.