For most apartment residents, space is a valued premium. Consolidating possessions and finding innovative ways to store seasonal clothing, holiday decorations, and other belongings are a few ways to prevent lack of physical space from becoming a handicap.
In recent years, there’s been a rise in the popularity of furniture that doubles as storage. Leading this trend is something that has come to be known as the storage bed. We take a look at six storage beds that look great and function even better.
The pinnacle of storage bed frames, the Bowery Queen Storage Bed conceals an entire six-drawer dresser beneath your mattress. Sleek and stylish, the walnut bed frame is design versatile. The drawers open with ease and the frame can support 800 pounds. The Bowery Queen Storage Bed is available at Crate & Barrel for ,399.
If you’re searching for a four-poster bed with built-in storage, the Tesla Eastern King should be on your radar. Two deep drawers at the foot of the bed can stow heaps of seasonal clothes or just about anything else you don’t have a designated place for in your apartment. This modern storage bed frame is available for ,195 at LivingSpaces.com.
Do you want to make sustainable, eco-friendly decisions in every aspect of your life? If so, an Urban Basics storage bed frame can help you feel good about your behavior as a consumer. A linear, geometric design makes the bed a great fit for a hip, urban apartment. The frame is especially well suited to people who already have a headboard they want to use or just don’t want a headboard.
Available for full, queen, king, and California king mattresses, the Urban Basics storage bed comes in maple, cherry, walnut, and painted eco MDF finishes at UrbanGreenFurniture.com. Prices range from ,349 to ,199.
Made from plywood and white oak, this storage bed frame screams minimalist. Its design is simple and the price is right. Like other beds, it has six built-in drawers with flush, integrated handles. It’s definitely designed for specific tastes, but if you want to make use of the space under your mattress then this frame is a great value at 99.
If you want storage under your bed but don’t want a frame with integrated drawers, IKEA has a budget option for you in the Malm Storage Bed. Available in black, brown, and white, the slats and mattress pop up to reveal a hidden storage space. It’s also great for bedrooms without enough clearance to open drawers on one or both sides of the bed. The frame can be purchased at IKEA for 99.
Muji’s Light Ash Storage Bed
Are you looking for a budget storage bed but hoping to avoid something from IKEA that you’ve seen in several friends’ apartments? Muji has a solution for you. The manufacturer’s light ash bed frame is equipped with two large drawers and three attractive wooden shelves for storing or displaying books, candles, and decorative memorabilia. A double bed frame is 90 and a queen is 90.
What would you do with an extra six drawers or a large swathe of under-bed storage space in your apartment? If you think it would help you free up some space and live a more organized life, then you could benefit from getting a storage bed. This list gives you an idea of what’s on the market, but there are dozens of other options. Finding something that suits your tastes and works in your budget shouldn’t be too hard.
Do you have furniture with built-in storage in your apartment? What’s your favorite piece?
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