A DIY storage bed is an ideal way to meet a bedroom storage need with style. Functional, practical, affordable and beautiful, a platform bed with storage takes up no more space in the room than just a bed. These 15 DIY storage bed ideas will show you how to build open shelving or drawers under any size bed so you can essentially double the space in a bedroom. Find out how easy and affordable creating more storage space can be by checking out these under bed storage ideas.
Open Shelf Platform
These plans will show you how to build this attractive open shelf platform bed that can be build for any size bed. The sturdy platform eliminates the need for box springs too. You may also like to see plans for diy platfoam bed.
The idea here is to build the platform larger than the bed and create under storage to eliminate the need for other pieces of furniture in the bedroom. The addition of lights creates a dramatic look in the room and serves as a night light too. Here are brief instructions for this diy lighted platform bed:
- Build a frame with 2×4‘s to the desired size.
- Cut and attach plywood one foot from edge on the the two outside edges to create open compartments for storage and attach LED rope lights.
- Cover top with ply wood. paint or stain to desired color.
See the full tutorial at apartmenttherapy.com
This is a great idea for a child’s room. It creates a bed with storage underneath that will keep toys neatly out of sight when not in use. This is an easy DIY build using pre-fab bin storage pieces. You may like to see toy storage ideas for kids.
Here are brief instructions for this bin storage bed:
- Measure mattress and purchase enough pre-fab bin storage units to create a platform for the mattress to set upon.
- Use nuts and bolts to attach bin frames together to form a platform and cover top with white melamine.
- Add colorful plastic bins
Get the complete instructions at heytherehome.com
The addition of beadboard siding on this under storage bed design creates a light and airy look when painted white. A darker color could be used to make it look masculine and bright paint colors would make this bed frame design suitable for a child. You may also like to see plans for diy bed frames.
Queen Storage Bed
This queen storage bed requires no wood cutting and only minimal carpentry skills to build. The results will provide plenty of under storage to meet your needs. Here are brief instructions for this queen storage bed:
- Purchase three sets of bookshelves like Ikea Expedit bookshelves and put them together.
- Attach cross braces on the backside to keep shelves stable.
- Attach plywood on top with screws and top with queen sized mattress.
See the full tutorial at instructables.com
This DIY bed frame with drawers is easy to build and adorable for a kid’s room. The headboard and foot board make this storage bed look like a high-end design furniture piece. Wood cutout letters create the child’s name for a personal touch.
These free plans will show you how to build a loft bed that has under storage and a place underneath for a work area. Great space for a teen to hang out and do homework. You may also like to see plans for murphy beds.
Rolling Storage Crates
This is a great idea for under bed storage for a bed that you already own. Create this rolling crates that will fit under the bed and can easily be rolled out and in as needed. Perfect for a small apartment or for people who move often.
Twin Corner Beds
Great use of space when you have more children than bedrooms. Double the storage space and sleeping space in the room with this idea for DIY twin corner bed with under storage and attractive corner headboard. Also find ideas to build your own headboard.
King Platform Bed
These plans will show you how to build this elegant king platform bed with storage underneath. Bottom drawers can hold an abundance of clothing and the addition of short legs create a high end design look. The wood can be painted any color, but white paint will give a classic, elegant look to this DIY platform bed.
Pre-fab wooden bookshelves make this DIY build quick and easy. Position the bookshelves to the desired width and length, cover the top with plywood and your bed frame is completed.
Farmhouse Platform Bed
Use this idea will show you how to build any size under storage bed that will fit in perfectly with farmhouse decor. Attractive, functional and easy to build, this DIY build is a little on the pricey side, but worth every penny.You may like to see farmhouse table plans.
A must-have for small bedrooms that have no storage. This attractive platform bed provides plenty of under storage and the space beside the mattress that can be used as a table. Steps have pull-out drawers and the steps can be used for seating, plus the doors on the front of storage cubby holes can be used as a portrait display area.
Pull Out Drawers
Use these DIY plans to create an attractive bed frame that has pull out drawers. Keep the clutter out of sight and tucked away in drawers by building this platform bed with drawers.
Upper and Lower Storage
Solve all your storage and display needs with this unique DIY bed frame. Under bed storage and storage shelves that create a unique headboard can hold all of your essential items and display pieces. Create a WOW factor for your bedroom with this DIY storage bed.