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west elm haven beds with storage underneath in grey upholstery

8 Best Beds with Storage Underneath: Drawer and Gas-Lift Options

There’s nothing quite as divine as beds with storage underneath for small spaces. Or, you know, for those of us who just love to hold onto things.

Now, I’m not saying I’m ready for an episode of Hoarders, but I do like to collect and then rotate homewares every season. And so when the non-seasonal decor is away, I do need somewhere to store it. How good would one of these beds with storage underneath be for that? Or, also, for hiding purchases from your partner. What shopping? I never went shopping. Just stay away from the bed and nobody gets hurt.

The best part about this collection of beds with storage is that there are drawer and gas-lift options. And there are pros and cons to each.

With gas lift, you can have a teen tiny room and not have to worry about needing space around the bed to pull out drawers. The downside: some gas-lift frames can be heavy to get up. With drawers, you can certainly access them more easily, but you do need the room to pull them out.

So, have a think about which one might be best for you. Thankfully I have a number of options to peruse in this post. So enjoy the scroll and drop me a comment at the end to tell me your fave.

brosa megan gas lift bed with storage underneath in upholstered grey fabric

1. Megan Gas Lift Bed, $1229

Let’s start with the sublime Megan Gas Lift Bed from my mates at Brosa. What I love about Brosa is the sheer amount of colour options available. You can pretty much nail your fave fabric shade to ensure it works with the design of your bedroom. I love the headboard on this one too; it cocoons you a little and evokes absolute grandeur. Bonus points for the vertical lines, which will draw your eye up the wall in a small bedroom and make it feel larger.

west elm haven bed with storage underneath with pull out draws grey fabric

2. Haven Storage Bed, $2199

The Haven Storage Bed is from West Elm. And it must bed said that I absolutely love West Elm. They’re pretty much one of the few (if not only) brands who rock Mid Century design in a modern way. The best thing about this bed though is how versatile the design is. You don’t even have to be a fan of Mid Century style. With clean lines and a subtle colourway, it’ll work in any room, it’s a unisex option and it’ll suit any age. Pop it in a teen room or grab it for yourself; it doesn’t discriminate. And just so much storage underneath.

king living symphony bed with storage underneath in pink bedroom

3. Symphony Storage Bed

Now, if you love a bed with interesting lines and shapes then you have your decision made. It’s gotta be the Symphony Storage Bed from King Living. It comes in your choice of four elegant timber bases and so many fabric options. This is a tailor-made bed with an engineered steel frame. Expect it to be sturdy and long-lasting. And with a 25-year steel frame warranty, you can literally sleep with peace of mind. Queen bed with premium fabric starts at $5,494. Money well spent for something this good.

life interiors dane bed with storage underneath gas lift upholstered bed

4. Dane Storage Bed, $1525.50

Another super versatile option is this Dane Storage Bed from Life Interiors. Now, pay attention to the sale price above because it’s usually $1695. And if you’re reading this after the sale, sorry… but you gotta jump on these offers quickly. This bed features a soothing grey colour story which makes it feel rather calm. I love the pipe detail on the headboard. It gives it just enough interest while still staying true to its minimalist spirit. And get a load of the gas lift: that is one high riser!

ikea malm bed with storage underneath in dark brown

5. Malm Bed with Storage Underneath, $414

We can’t leave out a classic like the Malm Storage Bed from IKEA. And with a price like that it certainly deserves our attention. Now, the fabulous thing about the Malm is that it comes in four colour options: white, oak, brown or black. So choose which one will work best in your bedroom and that’s the hard work taken care of. This is the first of the drawer options I’m showing you, and it should be noted that these drawers run right up to the headboard. That’s a lot of storage.

focus on furniture vera bed with storage underneath in grey upholstered fabric

6. Vera Upholstered Bed, $599

Currently on sale at Focus on Furniture is the gorgeous Vera Upholstered Bed. What I appreciate the most about this one is that the storage drawers are placed at the end of the bed. That means you never have to move a bedside table to access what you’ve put away. While there are two drawers inside, they’re attached to one front panel, which gives the bed a rather clean and uncluttered appearance. I’m also smitten with the tuft detail on the headboard.

temple and webster grey upholstered bed with storage underneath drawers

7. Kingston Bed with Storage, $499

Temple and Wester have this divine Kingston Bed with Storage on offer. And before we even get to the drawer, let’s appreciate the tufting because it’s wonderfully traditional. In fact, it’s fair to say this is the most traditional bed design of the lot. It still feels quite restrained though. No elaborate shapes at play. And when it comes to the drawer at the end of the bed, it looks ample enough to store a few of your fave treasures. And what a great price point too.

forty winks jackson bed with storage underneath drawers

8. Jackson Upholstered Bed Frame, $799

Lucky last in my list is this clever design. The Jackson Upholstered Bed Frame ticks so many boxes. Storage drawers: check. Moody charcoal colourway: check. Headboard detail that feels modern but minimal: check. There’s so much to love about this design. And can we take in the styling here from the team at Forty Winks? I love it, I adore it, I need it in my life.

Which is your fave in this lineup of beds with storage underneath? Are you a drawers or gas-lift kind of shopper? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Also let me know if there’s a bed with storage I’ve missed in this top eight!

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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