Beds with built storage drawers underneath them are a perfect choice for small spaces. They take advantage of space that is often wasted around and under the bed, while providing a much more sophisticated look than drawers or bookshelves added in to provide storage after the fact. Many beds like these are less expensive online, because they ship disassembled and require the buyer to spend an hour or two to attach everything.
Here are a range of drawer storage beds, divided by mattress size, that range from only a few hundred dollars to $1,000+.
Twin Beds with built-in drawers
- Affordable: This chocolate brown bed from South Store Furniture is remarkably inexpensive for what it offers, and comes with three pull-out drawers underneath and is made of composite, sustainable wood.
- Splurge: The Casey Twin Bed is a daybed with three large storage drawers underneath, and is available in maple or white wood. Its simple design means it can be used for kids or adults.
Full (Double) sized beds with storage
- Affordable: With a cherry finish and simple, sturdy design and three pull out drawers on each side, this Chelsea Cherry bed is relatively low-priced.
- Splurge: This is a different take on the idea of bed with storage – the Lucca Chocolate bed offers a “hidden” feature: the mattress lifts up to reveal an open space underneath to store your items and keeps the exterior of the bed frame looking sleek and smooth.
Queen-sized storage beds
- Affordable: This platform storage bed from Prepac has six under-bed drawers that roll out smoothly, and is made of a dark espresso-colored pressed wood veneer. A separate matching headboard is also available, which includes built-in storage shelves that could replace the need for nightstands.
- Splurge: This walnut bed from Wildon Home comes in King and California King sizes, as well as Queen. It is usually sold with additional “dresser” style storage around the headboard, which include six drawers on either side.
- Splurge: The Bookcase Chest Bed features four drawers on the front of the bed and two on each side, and has a simple, rustic look, including antiqued brass hardware.
King-sized beds with drawers
- Affordable. The Broadway Black Bed is a platform bed with three drawers underneath on each side. It is extremely streamlined and simple in design, well suited for blending into most decors.
- Splurge: This Tiffany King bed is upholstered in microfiber suede fabric and offers two under bed drawers on each side, which blend into the design of the bed to create a smooth look.
Remember that with furniture, especially furniture such as beds that will be used often and need to support the weight of one or more persons, you will want something dependable and sturdy. Of course, more solidly built furniture is more expensive, but knowing that the bed frame, as well as the confidence that your storage will remain functional for years to come, may be worth paying more for.