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What Types of Storage Beds Are Available?

What Types of Storage Beds Are Available?

Storage is one of the most important features to look for when buying a bed. No matter the size of your home or how strict you are with clutter, you can never have too much storage. From stowing away winter duvets to keeping spare towels and bedding hidden, storage beds are the ultimate solution to a clean and tidy home.

But what’s the best type of in-built storage you can get? Here are the different types of storage beds to choose from. 

Divan beds with drawers

The most common type of storage bed is the divan bed. This is a popular choice because it offers great value for money. Divan beds tend to be a sturdy option as the frame is set flush along the floor, giving you more surface area to distribute the weight.

Usually, the storage options you will have are:

  • 2 drawers (located on either side of the bed)
  • 4 drawers (2 on each side of the bed)
  • 2 full and 2 half drawers (normally seen with smaller divan beds)
  • End drawers (located at the foot of the bed)

Divan beds with more drawers tend to cost a little bit more, but it’s a worthwhile investment if you are lacking wardrobe and cupboard space.

Bedframes with drawers

Bedframes come in so many different varieties, including metal frames and wooden frames. These don’t usually come with storage options, but some sleigh beds and fabric beds will have the same options as the classic divan.

This means you should be able to find a range of 2 or 4 drawer storage beds, as well as bedframes with draws at the end.

Ottoman storage beds

Of all the storage bed designs out there, ottoman beds provide the most storage space. They are stylish solutions for bedrooms that don’t have a large wardrobe, and for small homes and apartments that are ergonomically challenged.

These beds maximise the floor space beneath the bed, and open out using gas lift mechanisms or hydraulic arms.

Choose from:

  • Half ottoman (these are beds that open out on the bottom section of the base)
  • Full ottoman (these are beds that open out the entire area of the base)

Not only are these beds easy to operate, but they exploit unused floor space, making them the ideal solution for creating a more spacious feel in the home.

How to choose the right storage bed

The type of bed you choose will depend on your budget and the amount of storage you need. If you just need somewhere to store a few spare pillows and towels, a 2 drawer divan may be sufficient. However, if you regularly have guests over and have a large collection of bedding for that purpose, you may want to consider something more substantial.

Typically, the more drawers a divan bed has, the more expensive it is. However, if you struggle with space at home, paying a little bit extra is worth it. Even if you don’t use the drawers now, they will likely come in handy in the future, making it a good long-term investment as your family grows.

Ottoman beds are usually the most expensive option. So if your budget doesn’t stretch and you still want storage, drawers are a good alternative to get the job done.

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