We'd all love to claim we're minimalists - that there's no clutter to be found in our bedrooms, but truth be told, even when you've had that big clear out, you can never have enough storage. Which is why a bed with hidden space for all your linen, towels, excess clothes, books - you name it, is not only practical but necessary!
But be sure to shake off those associations with obtrusive divans covered in damask florals - there's plenty of stylish and innovative storage beds on the market right now, and they don't have to cost a fortune.
To help you find the perfect storage bed to transform your bedroom, we've scoured the shops for the 10 very best. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but roomy enough for all your homeless belongings and a dreamy place to catch all those Zs you need after a tough day.
When choosing yours consider these top tips...
Is your under-bed storage the predominant place you'll be using to put all your bedroom clutter or just an added extra? If it's the former an ottoman bed is your best bet, especially one that opens from one side so you have easy access to all your stuff. If it's the latter then a bed with integrated drawers should suffice.
Do you want your bed to blend in with your scheme or be the main focal point? Like we said, storage beds aren't an eyesore any more, so don't be afraid to pick one in a bold colour, with a hotel-style padded headboard or a unique shape. But if you've already got plenty going on with your decor scheme, then there's plenty of subtle options in natural woods or simply bases without any headboard at all. These are ideal if you'd prefer to hang framed art, photos, or shelving over your bed.
Whatever your scheme, check out our top 10 storage beds below for all the decor inspiration you need...
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