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In small spaces, it is important to balance aesthetics and functionality. The storage bed is an efficient piece of furniture that maximizes space and can organize clutter. The mattress is supported by the structure, and underneath drawers or shelves allow owners to store their belongings.

There are storage beds for every style and budget. To choose the right storage bed for them, they should take into account their space, as well as the material and customization options. We will be discussing our top choices for storage beds,, as well as key considerations.

Floyd Bed Frame

Who is it best for?

  • Those shopping for a minimalist design
  • A bed frame that grows with teenagers or children is essential.
  • Frequent movers want a bed that is easy to transport


  • Modular design for adjustable sizing
  • You can personalize with birch veneer or walnut veneer, and black or white hardware
  • The assembly takes approximately 20 minutes and doesn’t require any tools

The Floyd Bed Frame can be customized in style, size and storage space. This modern frame is made from plywood panels which can be removed or added to accommodate mattresses of different sizes, including twin, full, queen and king. You can choose from light birch veneer or dark walnut veneer for the panels, while the hardware is available in either white or black powder-coated stainless steel. The platform design means that there is no need to use a box spring.

Buyers may also add an optional headboard or underbed storage unit for an additional charge. You can add-ons or expand pieces to your order.

You can attach storage drawers to one or both sides. These units measure 40.5 inches in width, 14.75 inches deep and 4.75 inches tall. Each drawer is made from cotton canvas and can hold 80 pounds.

It is made with nylon ratchet straps and not screws. The bed can be assembled with help from another person in about 20 minutes.

The 10-year warranty covers defects in the headboard, underbed storage units, and bed. Floyd offers a 30-day return policy. These policies are applicable to orders placed within the contiguous U.S. through the official website.

Best Value

Better Homes & Gardens Modern Farmhouse Platform Bed

Who is it best for?

  • Shoppers with a restricted budget
  • Access storage compartments at the foot of your bed for those who need them
  • People with experience in assembling furniture kits


  • Affordable price-point
  • Modern farmhouse design
  • Matching headboards available

Better Homes & Gardens Modern Farmhouse Beds are a great budget option for anyone looking to increase storage space and support their mattress. The Farmhouse Bed has rustic, weathered appearance. The bed’s foot has two drawers that can be pulled out by metal runners. Each drawer can support up to 35 pounds, and each comes with a removable separator to simplify organizing.

The frame is 16 inches high and made from engineered wood. It is slightly more difficult than some storage beds because you will need to glue wooden dowels into place. The wood glue is not included in the kit. However, the tape measure, Phillips screwdriver and hammer are.

The headboard is not included in the purchase. However, a matching option can be purchased. The Modern Farmhouse Bed comes with a 1-year limited warranty. This covers defects in materials and workmanship.

Best Drawer Storage

Prepac Mate’s Platform Storage bed

Who is it best for?

  • For those with limited bedroom storage
  • Shoppers searching for a bed that does not have a headboard
  • People who wish to buy matching furniture


  • Supportive wood slats
  • Deep drawers provide additional storage space
  • Available in 4 colors

Prepac Mate’s Platform Storage Bed comes with six drawers that can store linens, clothing and accessories. For maximum storage, the drawers measure 18 inches in depth. The drawers are held in place by safety stops that are made of metal slides.

The bed comes in a variety of finishes, including a black, cherry, espresso, and a black/chrome finish. Composite wood laminate is used to make the bed, with wooden slats supporting a mattress. It is not necessary to have a box spring. A Phillips screwdriver and flat head screwdriver are required for assembly.

Although the Platform Storage Bed doesn’t come with a headboard you can purchase a matching one separately. You can choose from twin, twin XL or full sizes. Prepac offers a 5-year limited warranty for parts on the Platform Storage Bed.

Best Captain’s bed

American Furniture Classics Captain’s Bookshelf Bed

Who is it best for?

  • Children and Teens
  • For those who don’t have a nightstand or dresser
  • Individuals who require more storage space


  • Constructed of solid pine wood
  • Pre-assembled drawers
  • A variety of storage options are available, including shelves and drawers.

Captain’s beds were inspired by space-saving ideas found on ships. A mattress is placed on top of a set drawers. The headboard can also double as a nightstand or bookshelf. Captain’s beds are more complicated to assemble because they contain many compartments. However, the American Furniture Classics Captains Bookcase Bed makes this easier by providing preassembled drawers.

This solid pine wood bed is sturdy and suitable for teenagers or children’s bedrooms. You can install a six-drawer pedestal under one side of this bed. The other side can remain open. The footboard has a reversible storage compartment, while the headboard can hold books and display items. The charcoal-stained pine frame is given a unique look with wooden slats on the headboard and footboard. You can fit 8-inch mattress models. Twin and full sizes are also available.

American Furniture Classics provides a 90-day guarantee that covers certain defects in materials and workmanship.

What is a Storage Bed?

A storage bed is a frame with built-in storage. There are many options available, from simple platform beds that have underbed drawers or baskets to more elaborate captain’s beds that include multiple drawers and a bookshelf. These beds frames are often made with a slatted base to support a mattress that does not have a box spring.

For those who live in small spaces such as dorm rooms or studio apartments, storage beds are a popular choice. They can also be used in a child’s bedroom or other room that doesn’t have enough storage.

Storage beds are often made from solid wood, or particle board. The cost of these beds will vary depending on the materials used and their construction. All storage beds offer storage space in the form either of open shelves or underbed drawers. Some headboards may have additional storage. Others can be used with or without a headboard, and/or an optional headboard is available at an additional cost.

Storage beds that are affordable come in kits, which can be assembled at home. There are many models that differ in the complexity of the process.

How to choose a storage bed

It is important to think about what you will store, how often those items will be needed, and how much space you have for the storage bed. There are many sizes of storage beds available, including twin, full, queen and California king. However, they differ in their storage capacity, style and cost as well as materials.

What you should look for in a storage bed

There are so many choices, it can be overwhelming to know what features to look out for when shopping for a storage bed. We will be looking at the storage capacity, materials and assembly as well as other important considerations.

Storage Capacity

Most storage beds have drawers or cubbies either on one side or both. These areas can be used for out-of-season clothes and bed linens as well as other items that you don’t want to see. Some storage beds have shelving built into the headboard. Extra storage options are possible depending on the model.

Quality Materials

The bed’s appearance can be affected by the quality of the material. Particle board is a popular material for storage. It’s lightweight and affordable, so it’s easy to ship and move. A storage bed made of solid wood might be more durable.


Although storage beds are a popular choice for dorm rooms, they can also be made to suit any style and decor. You can choose from a wide range of colors and styles, ranging from mid-century modern to farmhouse.


The price range for storage beds is from $400 to more than $3,000, with most models being between $500 and $800. Low-quality models with less storage space and lower quality materials often have a lower price.

Ease to Assembly

Many storage beds need to be assembled. There are many models that require assembly. The time and difficulty involved will vary depending on the model. Although most manufacturers provide instructions with every purchase, some companies also include them in the product listings. This can give you an idea about what to expect.


Consider the noise level of your storage system if you live in a shared room. Baskets, open shelving and soft-close drawers produce less noise than traditional drawers.

Size Options

Standard sizes are available for storage beds to fit most mattress dimensions. The size that is best for you depends on your budget and space.


Some storage beds do not come with a headboard. You may have to buy it separately. A headboard can be ordered separately by many manufacturers to match the storage bed. A separate headboard design may be available, but it should be checked to ensure that it matches the frame.

Frequently Asked Questions about Storage Beds

How much do storage beds cost?

Prices for storage beds vary depending on their material, size and brand. However, you can expect to pay prices between $400 and $3,000. Storage beds made of particle board tend to be less expensive than those made out of solid wood. The bed’s dimensions and the number of storage options available will also affect how much cost you pay.

How big are storage beds?

The design of the storage bed and its height will determine how many drawers, cubbys, or shelves it provides. Twin beds have storage compartments on one side, while queen or king beds have storage on both. Storage beds are not often equipped with compartments beneath the headboard of the bed, as they can be blocked by nightstands.

Are you looking for a box spring and a storage bed?

A box spring and a storage bed won’t be required. These models are usually designed to support the bed on a platform that allows for more space for shelves or drawers underbed.

How do you put together storage beds?

Storage bed kits often come with detailed instructions. These instructions should be followed carefully to ensure that the bed functions as intended. Each model has its own specific assembly instructions. Most kits include all of the hardware needed to put together the bed. You may have to make your own tools.