A bed takes up a great deal of room, whether in the master bedroom, the kids’ rooms or the guest suite. So why not make use of the valuable space beneath?
In smaller homes or homes without adequate storage, using the space under the bed provides additional options. Under-bed space keeps items contained and out of sight and serves as a physical boundary to curtail the number of items coming into the space. It is also convenient because it keeps less-used items out of prime storage space.
Approach your under-bed storage as you would any other home project: with a thought-out strategy. Keep the space neat, organized and well-edited, with no strewn belongings. Choose attractive containers, or hang a stylish bedskirt to conceal plain storage boxes. It’s a good idea to purchase or repurpose or build storage items that fit properly under the bed, rather than simply sliding bins or boxes beneath. If the room is prone to dust, consider lidded containers; if you want frequent access to your items, choose storage solutions with wheels or add your own casters.
Ready to get started? Here are a few of our favorite under-bed storage options.