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 tackling one of these DIY projects, then check out the following options, all with free shipping! Oh, and if you need a mattress, you must check out the Nectar mattress!

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 Schreffler platform storage bed is perfect for a small space, because the storage area is 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 the attached ottoman provides convenient bonus seating! Love this one! Free shipping too!


Here’s a great storage bed for the kids. You can get this at Wayfair and no box spring is required. Also, we love the pull out rolling trundle and 3 storage drawers. Available in white or grey and free shipping!

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 DIY Kids Furniture and  Bathroom Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms over on our sister site, OhMeOhMy!

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


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  1. Leanne with divaofdiy.com February 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks for including our bed in this round up and your kind words! I love our tin wall!

    1. Kathy Woodard February 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Thx for sharing it with everyone Leanne! We LOVE your tin wall too!

  2. Andrea January 23, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Brilliant idea

  3. Heather Hunter February 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Do you have the plans for the Stoleman platform stored somewhere? The original source has broke images for me.

    I imagine it’s just placing the bed on top of the drawers but I don’t want to assume and do something wrong.

    1. Kathy Woodard February 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Heather,
      I went to the site and tried to search through with the translator, but the site definitely has some issues right now… The bed does indeed look to us as simple as laying a mattress on top. You would think laying the drawers on their side that the drawer frames would create natural braces. Obviously, check out the drawer unit and make sure it would be sturdy enough to support weight from the side… If we find the instructions, we will update!

  4. Faizan Ahmed September 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Hello Kathy,
    Good and interesting post

  5. Teetine September 4, 2020 at 8:37 am

    great. I think this is great idea for me. Because I’m going to get married.

  6. Angelica September 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks for including our bed in this round up and your kind words! I love our tin wall!

    1. Kathy Bates May 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm

      We love it too!

  7. Dandre October 14, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Looks great! Cleanest I’ve seen his room in yrs. Fantastic idea for easy storage for toys

  8. Lisa October 26, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Great! I found the one I will do that for my room. Thank you a lot for sharing that

  9. Felipa December 1, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    That looks amazing information. Thanks for sharing and love your site

  10. Giftbasketworldwide March 31, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Your post helped me a lot. Thanks!!!


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