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 Beds
This platform DIY storage bed from ‘Sawdust Girl‘ has farmhouse style and goes great with the built in wardrobes! Free plans and tutorial, as well as plans for her storage bench.
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.
This genius piece is a DIY storage/ platform bed by ‘Oh Yes!‘. This bed was made from Ikea kitchen cabinets!
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!)
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: Oh Yes!, Sawdust Girl, House of Wood, Woodwork Guide, Do It Yourself Divas, Anita Sienudzi, Ana White, Parisot, Diva of DIY, Fine Craft Guild