Storage Beds – The Perfect Solution for Small Spaces

Why Choose a Storage Bed?

Storage beds can be exceptionally beautiful, but they are made with functionality in mind. These beds combine multiple pieces of furniture into one, eliminating the need for dressers, chests, and nightstands. This allows you to condense your bedroom down to neat and tidy essentials.

They are a perfect place to stow everything from sheets, bulky bedding, and pillows to toys and off-season clothing. A storage bed can give you the space to organize personal belongings while shielding them from dust. You can also store files like tax documents and other items that you want to keep out of sight.

Storage beds maximize functionality without sacrificing comfort. These beds are first and foremost a place to sleep. The quality of your sleep directly impacts your health and well-being, and today's storage beds offer all the support you need to get a good night's rest. They accommodate a wide assortment of mattress options which enables you to customize your sleep experience to your specific needs and preferences. A well-organized room without clutter also contributes to your peace of mind creating a more calming environment. This dual-purpose versatility makes storage beds a winner.

Types of Storage Beds

There are many different types of storage beds and they come in multiple colors, materials, styles, and sizes (king, queen, full, and twin). Contrary to what you might be thinking, storage beds can also be visually appealing, so you don't have to sacrifice style for storage space. These beds can be simple and minimalist with clean lines or they can also be lavish and luxurious statement pieces. Whether your aesthetic is modern or traditional, there is a storage bed for you. Here are 5 types of beds that come with built-in storage solutions.

1.      Beds with an adjustable platform height

A bed takes up a lot of room, in fact, it is one of the largest pieces of furniture you will ever own and when it comes to storage its size is also its strength. Elevating your frame with an adjustable height bed allows you to take full advantage of this space giving you more room for boxes, bins, cubbies, containers, baskets, or drawers. Under-bed storage is not only spacious it is also a discreet space to store things.

Adjustable-height beds come in a wide range of styles. They can be subdued, as in industrial modern designs with a low-profile or they can be eye-catching centerpieces like beds with a canopy or decorative finial posts.

NOVOGRATZ: Marion Canopy Bed

2.     Beds with storage drawers

Storage beds can have discreet built-in drawers that can extend out from the sides or the foot of the platform or base. These drawers are easily accessible making them very convenient for items that you want to keep close at hand. Built-in drawers are mounted on easy glide castors or wheels and some of these beds come with a locking system that ensures the drawers won’t open when you don't want them to.

This versatile storage option comes in styles ranging from modern mid-century designs to beds with chic square biscuit tufted headboards, posh button-tufted diamond detailing, and super luxe soft velvet upholstery. The sturdy construction of these beds makes them as durable as they are stylish.

KATE: Moon Upholstered Bed with Storage

3.     Gas lift storage beds

Gas lift beds are a type of bed that feature hydraulic pistons that allows you to easily lift the mattress platform to access storage compartments underneath. The gas lift mechanism does all the heavy lifting for you, so it requires very little effort. Gas lift beds also come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can find one that complements your bedroom decor and enhances the overall look of your room. With a gas lift bed, you do not have to choose between easy-access storage and outstanding style.

DHP: Cambridge Upholstered Bed with Gas Lift Storage Compartment

4.    Loft beds with shelves

Loft beds with built-in shelves, desks or closets are spaces for sleeping that also offer ample storage underneath. These loft bed systems may also include a fun workstation and a neat play area. Shelves can be used to store toys, books, and electronics, they can also be used for accessories that give a room a personal touch.

The versatility of this multifunction furniture will help your kids to be organized and keep them on top of things. Children and teens absolutely love loft beds and so do their parents. Imagine how great it would be to have a space that will make your kids want to do their homework!  A built-in desk can help them with their homework by improving their focus.

Beds with shelves and desks come in different styles from sturdy and sleek designs ideal for younger kids to cool modern industrial aesthetics that are perfect for teens.

DHP: Silver Screen Loft Bunk

5.     Loft beds with steps

Loft beds with storage compartments in the steps organize your kid's belongings while providing easy access. This is not only a multifunctional space saver it is also much more secure. While loft beds come guard rails and a ladder, walking up steps is far safer, especially for younger kids (loft beds are not recommended for children under 6).

The loft creates space to play or do homework and the storage steps provide a perfect place to neatly store toys and books which means no more excuses for a messy room!


Functionality, style, and comfort have come together to make the perfect bed and that's something to get excited about! Although they can cost a bit more than traditional beds, they are still a very cost-effective storage solution. A well-priced storage bed ranges from $300 to around $1,000, and when you factor in their multifunctionality, they offer exceptional value.

Ultimately, the type of storage bed you choose depends on your specific needs and preferences, but rest assured, you’ll sleep more soundly in a decluttered space.