Let’s be honest, boxes under the bed can look cluttered – so why not achieve a flawless finish with a storage bed? Divan and ottoman beds can be an excellent solution if you’re looking to extend your storage capacity, as it transforms your bed into a multi-functional piece of furniture, without compromising on style.
When it comes to picking a storage bed, you’ll have plenty of options to consider – and the right option for you will depend on a number of things, like the dimensions of your bedroom and your design preferences. In this guide, we explore some of the best storage beds for different spaces.
Best for small spaces: The side opener
If you have a compact or narrow bedroom, a side-opening divan bed frame could be just the ticket. This solution enables you to maximise storage capacity without compromising on space in your room – you simply put one side of the bed right up against the wall, and you can access the storage by lifting up from the other side. Some side-opening divan beds allow you to choose which side you have access from.
Looking for inspiration? Superior Side Opening Ottoman Divan Base – from £399
Best for sloping ceilings: The half opener
If you sleep in an attic bedroom or a top-floor flat, you may have a sloping ceiling. Even if your ceiling is very low, you can still enjoy the benefits of an ottoman bed. A half-opening ottoman divan base opens from the foot of the bed, so you won’t need to have the ceiling height to accommodate a full mattress lift. It can also give you greater access to your storage – and you won’t have to choose between drawers and ottoman storage, because this type of bed often includes both.
Looking for inspiration? Ottoman Divan Base 1/2 End Opening – from £299
Best for a classic look: Wooden bed frame with drawers
If you need to boost storage in your bedroom, but you don’t want to compromise on traditional design, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a storage bed. A wooden bed frame with built-in drawers could be the way to go – that way, you can enjoy a classic look and feel from your bed frame, as well as the added practical benefits that built-in storage provides.
Looking for inspiration? Beamsley 2 Drawer Bed Frame, American Oak – from £679
Best for style: An upholstered storage bed
Bring a touch of style and elegance into your room with an upholstered storage bed. You can take your pick from a wide range of different materials and colours to match your décor, or you can go for a bold shade if you really want to make a statement. Some people find upholstered beds easier to live with, as the soft fabric feels softer, warmer, and more welcoming, compared to other, harder frames.
Looking for inspiration? Arete Premium Divan Base – from £199
Best for luxury: Chesterfield-inspired ottoman bed frame
If you want a decadent storage bed that combines character and style, a frame with chesterfield inspired design could be just what you’re looking for. Upholstered with plush materials, the tall, deep, button headboard and frame achieves a luxurious look and feel in any room, while the built-in storage shows off its practical side.
Looking for inspiration? Lillian Ottoman Bed Frame – from £769
Which storage bed will you choose?
Here at the Bed Guru, we offer a superb selection of storage beds to meet every need. Whether you want an ottoman storage bed with space beneath the mattress – or you’d prefer a divan base with built-in drawers – we’re here to help you find a solution.
Our storage beds are available in all sizes – from single to double ottoman beds and king-size. You can even customise your storage bed to create a tailored solution. For example, you can decide how many drawers you need and which colour fabric works best for you. Why not get in touch with us and find out more about the best storage beds?