Do you find items piling up in your house? Need to make way for the new by storing away the old? Cupboards already bursting at the seams? With price per square metre of homes at a (lets face it, constant) high, you don't want to be paying out for lots of cupboard space. The solution? Being clever with storage. Be smart and savvy when purchasing furniture and make sure that bulky items come with added storage space.
A double bed takes up a lot of room, and the area between the floor and the mattress is wasted space. Yes, you can put things under the bed, but prepared for it to get dusty and be unsightly. Instead, invest in a bed which comes with a large built in storage area.
This two-tone ottoman bed by HomePlaneur, above, not only can be purchased with a slot in bedside table (super-clever if your bedroom is really small), but can be ordered with the base supplying a large storage box area for pillows, extra bedding and boxed up items. Just lift up the frame supporting the mattress and voila! Completely hidden but super handy.
Under bed storage is also great for guest bedrooms. You can keep all guest bedding/pillows/items underneath, clean and dust free while they are not being used.
My absolute fave storage bed by HomePlaneur is this Birba kids storage bed/guest bed/sofa. When I put my two year old to bed at night, I just need to scoop everything laying on his bedroom floor and put it somewhere. Having a pre-made storage bed for a kid is a dream! Rather than having loads of plastic storage boxes everywhere, you wouldn't even know there was a ton of toys stashed in the bed!
I love this bed as it is totally versitile. You cna add the padded side if the bed is positioned next to a wall, or detach it if it is centered in the room.
You can also double it up for extra storage, to create a corner sofa, or provide an extra bed when they have a mate round.
As with all HomePlaneur furniture and home products, everything is completely customisable to your exact specification.
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* As you will have guessed, this post is in collaboration with HomePlaneur. However, I do not collaborate with brands or write about products that I don't think are cool myself, or be of interest to you, my lovely readers!