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 to 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. Our feature photo above, from ‘Woodwork Guide’, is a primer on building a DIY storage bed that will be helpful for building any of the beds below.



This DIY platform 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 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 DIY Pottery Barn inspired 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 DIY 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 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 DIY platform 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 DIY king size 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 a try? If you aren’t there yet, try our post on DIY under bed storage to add organization to your existing bed!

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




  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!


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