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DIY Storage Bed Projects • The Budget Decorator

We all need a bed, and there aren’t very many of us who wouldn’t like a little more storage space… and we want it on a budget, right? Pretty tall order considering how expensive furniture can be. But, where there is a will, there’s a way, so let us introduce you to these DIY storage bed tutorials. These will help you build your own piece of a furniture for a fraction of what it would cost you to buy it in a retail store. Save money building your own bed, and save space with extra storage!


DIY Storage Bed Projects


DIY Storage Beds

This platform DIY storage bed from ‘Woodshop Diaries‘ has farmhouse style and would make quite a statement in any bedroom.  Free plans and video tutorial, and lots of tips and tricks for making this awesome bed!

DIY Storage Beds


Got kids? Jaime from ‘That’s My Letter‘ via ‘House of Wood‘ made this amazing DIY loft bed that’s perfect, because it’s made around toy storage! Free plans and a detailed tutorial to walk you through the process… it’s not as complicated as it looks.


This bed project from ‘Woodwork Guide‘, is a basic primer on how to build a storage bed that will be helpful for building any of the beds here.

DIY Storage Beds


This genius piece is a DIY storage/ platform bed by ‘Oh Yes!‘. This bed was made from Ikea kitchen cabinets!

DIY Storage Beds


Make this beautiful Pottery Barn inspired DIY storage bed in either king or queen size with this complete tutorial from ‘Do It Yourself Divas‘.  Be sure to click on the links at the bottom of the post for each section of instructions.


This DIY storage bed is another Ikea hack from Anita Sienudzi. The original post is in Dutch, but this is simply Ikea “Stolmen” storage drawers used as a base for a mattress. Doesn’t get simpler than that!


This farmhouse storage bed from ‘My Love 2 Create‘ has removable slats for extra storage. Loving on the star detail in the headboard and footboard! Lots of photos in this tutorial.


Build this queen size lift storage bed from these plans at ‘Ana White‘! They also have a daybed size as well. Love the wheels!


Want to really get crazy? This storage bed does not have a tutorial, but is a retail version of the lift bed above. And it’s brilliant! A few little design tweaks and you have a closet in a bed! From French designer ‘Parisot‘.


Try this platform DIY storage bed from ‘Diva of DIY‘. It has a really easy to follow tutorial with lots of step by step photos. And you have to go just to see the amazing metal wall behind the bed! The vintage styling in this room is really well done.



Need something a little bigger? This last one is a king size  DIY storage bed from ‘Kate with a Camera’ via ‘Fine Craft Guild‘ is another ‘Ana White’ plan, executed brilliantly! It looks exactly like the Pottery Barn Stratton Bed. (Which was the intention, it is a knock off!)


Where to Buy Storage Beds Online

If you want to order a storage bed instead of DIY’ing it, then check out these options, all with free shipping!

The Morphis Upholstered storage platform bed comes in grey linen or velvet, and the entire mattress lifts to create so much storage space underneath! And, it’s the perfect style to fit into any room. And it starts at only $400!

DIY Storage Beds


The Islais Upholstered platform storage bed is perfect for a small space, because the drawers are only at the foot of the bed. No trying to force open drawers at the side of the bed into a wall or other furniture! The headboard and frame are gorgeous too, and this comes in two colors, and is just $325 for a queen!

DIY Storage Beds


And if you are looking for a perfect bed for kids, the Sturdevant Storage Platform bed comes with the attached bookcase and headboard. It comes in both white and dark walnut, and in twin and full size. Solid wood, free shipping!

DIY Storage beds

Are you ready to give one of these storage bed projects a try? If you aren’t there yet, try our post on DIY under bed storage to add organization to your existing bed! Or try our DIY Bed Frames post! You may also want to check out Bathroom Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms over on our sister site, OhMeOhMy!

Image Credits: Woodshop Diaries, House of Wood, Woodwork Guide, Oh Yes!, Anita Sienudzi, Ana White, Parisot, Diva of DIY, Fine Craft Guild


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