Underbed storage isn't just for small bedrooms. Everyone has stuff they don't want on display — from lumpy winter comforters to swimsuits and long johns. Instead of stuffing them in linen closets, evict the dust bunnies from under your bed. These bedroom storage ideas transform unused space into a bonafide arsenal, providing space to hide your shoe collection, your kids' toys, your spare linens — anything you need. And if you are working with a small space, extra storage can be a godsend.
Here's how your bed can do double-duty.
1. Get custom
Only you know your exact storage requirements — so get bold with a bed custom-designed for your precise needs. Perhaps you need more bedroom storage for your winter blankets, or you're stuffing away oversized ski pants. This custom bed offers enough storage to keep a 230-square-foot "Nano Pad" studio from feeling cramped.
2. Elect for cedar
3. Keep your shoes corralled
If you're obsessed with shoes, keeping your collection in one place can prove challenging. That's why Anika's DIY Life's underbed shoe storage is so brilliant. Like the cedar trays, it rolls from underneath your bed — but it also includes dividers and plexiglass to create shoe cubbies so you can pick out the perfect pump for the occasion.
4. Lift the mattress
5. Show off your stuff
Underbed storage is more than just tucking away unwanted bedroom items, like winter clothes and extra linens. Why not create a thing of beauty? Always Rooney DIY-ed a platform bed with open storage. Wire baskets offer storage space, and the stained wooden shelves are the perfect place for a gorgeous planter.