Storage Bed Pros and Cons

A storage bed is a great option for maximizing space in a small bedroom. A storage bed is a specialized bed frame with under bed storage. The more common varieties feature built-in drawers under the mattress. There is even a type of storage bed where the mattress flips on a hinge so you can use the entire under-bed area. Storage beds are a  great option if you want to make the most of the space under your bed.

Storage bed pros:

  • There are many models so you can have a stylish bed frame that fits your decor
  • Can create a lot of easily accessible storage
  • Sturdier and more efficient than using under-bed boxes

Storage bed cons:

  • Takes up as much floor space as a real bed – not ideal for a guest bed if you also want to use your spare room as an office or hobby room
  • Some types of storage bed need to be in the middle of the room in order for you to access all the drawers – this may be problematic in a small room with limited space

Want more options? Read our Overview of Guest Spare Options.