“I just have waaay too much bedroom storage,” said no one. Ever. Unless you’re a real stickler for constantly keeping your closet organized and edited, there’s a good chance you regularly run into overflow issues. Don’t beat yourself up about it though, it happens to all of us—especially anyone living in an older home or small apartment with tiny closets built for more minimal wardrobes.
Dressers, wardrobes, and hanging racks are great, but if you’re tight on floor space, the real solution for upping your bedroom storage is right under your nose—well, at least when you’re asleep. Storage beds offer tons of extra space for off-season clothes, extra linens, or anything else that won’t fit in your closet. And there are some surprisingly stylish options out there.
Here, the best storage beds.
Floyd The Bed Frame
If your general décor mantra is “simplicity is bliss”, consider Floyd's platform bed. The platform design has a minimal style yet has tons of custom options so you can design it to your liking.
In addition to five configurations, two wood types, and two hardware colors, the bed also allows you to add storage drawers to the bed. For an additional cost, you can add up to two drawers to the bed that'll store extra clothing, linens, and more with ease. Whether you go for one or a pair, these drawers virtually disappear under the platform frame of the bed when closed for a clean, discreet storage solution.
IKEA NORDLI Bed
An IKEA classic, the NORDLI Bed is one of the most affordable storage beds out there. Its simplicity is what makes it so great—it’s a basic platform bed with six drawers (three on each side), with tons of space so you'll never have to worry about extra storage.
The NORDLI is the type of bed that basically doubles as an extra closet, with space for everything from snow gear to all of your extra bed linens. Admittedly, this bed will also take a lot more effort to assemble than our other picks, but in the end, you'll get a practical and stylish design that'll work with any décor scheme.
Design Within Reach Line Storage Bed
The Line Storage Bed designed by Nathan Yong for DWR is a great option that really doesn’t look like a storage bed at all. It features a louvered design that conceals two large drawers at the footboard, so you can store tons of extra bed linens without sacrificing the look.
This modern style is available in three standard sizes and two colors (oak and walnut), both of which work well with just about any bed linens you already have. Though it's definitely an investment piece, the bed even comes with a one-year warranty so you can rest easy knowing your purchase is protected.
West Elm Mid-Century Side Storage Platform Bed
Leave it to West Elm to come up with this mid-century storage bed, which features plenty of hutches and open cubbies built into one side. Made of sustainably-sourced wood in a Fair Trade-certified facility, this sophisticated bed is ideal if you're going for a retro look.
The side storage negates the need for a nightstand, and looks really great styled with books, plants, and a bedside lamp. Keep in mind that if you sleep with a partner, having storage on only one side might be an issue. Luckily, West Elm has a few other affordable mid-century modern designs, like a dresser and bookcase, that can complement the bed with ease.
Joss & Main Robards Solid Wood Storage Bed
Get a rustic farmhouse look and score some bonus storage with this whitewashed solid wood bed from Joss & Main. Its herringbone headboard makes a nice design statement, while a hidden drawer in the footboard is great for storing off-season sweaters, jackets, shoes, or bedding. It’s a true platform bed (no boxspring needed) that looks like a more traditional bed thanks to its height and prominent headboard. It’s also especially sturdy thanks to its solid wood construction.
Pottery Barn Astoria Storage Bed
Not all storage beds have drawers or a lift-up frame for storage. Take Pottery Barn's Astoria Storage Bed, for example, which makes use of an extended headboard to give you extra nooks for books, a carafe of water, or any other small bedside accessories.
Sure, you’re not going to be able to store an entire winter’s worth of sweaters in this bed, but it’s a nice option if you mostly need extra space for books and the like. In addition to shelves on each side, the extended headboard basically gives you a mantle, which opens up tons of styling possibilities.
Anthropologie Lena Storage Bed
Hello, Hollywood Regency! This upholstered option takes after the glamorous, velvet-upholstered furniture that was so popular in early Hollywood set designs and in the homes of stars. It has one large drawer at the foot of the bed and is available in 22 (!) velvet upholstery options, so you can pick which color works best in your space.
Button tufting on the headboard adds to its classic look while still keeping things functional. It will help keep the generous padding in place over the years, which is a big plus if you’re someone who likes to curl up in bed with a good book every night before it’s lights-out.
West Elm Andes Deco Upholstered Storage Bed
Upholstered storage beds can be tricky, but West Elm comes through with this stylish Deco-inspired option. Sleek and sophisticated, it gives you the coziness of an upholstered bed along with the convenience of extra storage.
The bed has a streamlined look and really spacious drawers, which open on smooth metal glides. You can choose between a low, standard, or tall headboard, all of which are thickly padded and upholstered in whichever fabric you choose (and there are quite a few to choose from). This storage bed is also contract-grade, which means it’s sturdy enough for commercial use in hotels, so you can rest assured it’ll serve you well for a long time.
Best Low Profile
Novogratz Brittany Storage Platform Bed
The Brittany Bed from Novogratz is a budget-friendly storage bed that makes optimal use of under-bed storage. Capacious drawers on either side pretty much max out how much stuff you can store under your bed in an organized way, and also give the frame a polished look thanks to their tight upholstery.
The bentwood slat system is designed to gently respond to pressure and makes sleeping on this bed feel a little more like sleeping on one with a box spring. Plus, a headboard is included, so it creates a cohesive look in your space.
Overall, we recommend the Floyd Platform Bed (view at Floyd), because it has a streamlined, contemporary style and offers custom capabilities in addition to plenty of storage space. For a budget-friendly option, consider IKEA's NORDLI Bed (view at IKEA), which has a minimal design and hidden storage option that costs significantly less than other options on the market.
What to Look For in a Storage Bed
Different beds will have different types of drawers, so be sure to figure out just how much storage you need. While some beds have a built-in set, others offer custom options where you can choose just how many you need, whether that's two larger drawers or six smaller ones. If you have a narrow bedroom, look for storage at the foot of the bed or even one that lifts up to reveal storage underneath.
Storage beds are offered in tons of décor styles, so you're sure to find one that suits your design aesthetic best. However, there are other style elements that are important to consider as well. For starters, consider whether you prefer a platform bed or a more low-profile style, as these beds might look streamlined but have a bit less space compared to bulkier options. Some beds also won't come with headboards, so it's worth noting if you want a more cohesive look or would rather find your own headboard design to add in.
Like any other piece of furniture, the price of storage beds varies, from budget-friendly pieces to splurge-worthy designs. They do typically cost more than standard beds, so keep in mind you'll probably end up spending at least $500. If you're working with a budget, consider browsing larger online retailers—they'll have tons of options to sort through, and you're more likely to find one within your design style and budget.