From beds with storage built right in to attractive storage boxes and baskets, there are plenty of ways to maximize your bedroom storage without compromising on style. To help you get organized, we’re sharing some of the best ways to incorporate storage into your under-bed space.
Keep reading to see which under-bed storage solutions we recommend, such as decorative baskets and clothing storage bags, as well as our tips for organizing and decluttering the space beneath your bed …
Find a Bed With Built-In Storage
If organization is a priority in the bedroom, look for a storage bed with built-in cubbies or drawers. With a storage solution built right into the bed frame, you can take some of the pressure off of your closet, dresser, or desk.
Beds with Storage Drawers
Beds with built-in drawers are perfect for storing items fully out of sight. Bed linens, clothing, shoes, and other bedroom miscellany can be neatly tucked away without sacrificing any closet or dresser space.
Beds with Storage Cubbies & Shelves
For storage ideas with a more open concept, look for a bed with built-in shelves or storage cubes. You can use this space to store and display books, records, folded blankets, or attractive storage bins that double as décor.
Use Decorative Baskets Under the Bed
Decorative storage baskets and boxes are another stylish solution for under the bed. Use wide, shallow baskets to store and hide shoes, seasonal clothing items, or extra sheets and blankets.
And if you ever decide to switch up your under-bed storage options, there are plenty of ways to use decorative baskets for storage in other rooms.
Strategically Fold Clothes & Bedding for Storage
Organizing under-bed drawers and bins isn’t much different from organizing a dresser or shelf. Simply make sure everything has a designated place – whether it’s an entire storage basket or a small section of a drawer – and commit to keeping everything where it belongs. Drawer dividers are great for keeping multiple items organized in a single container.
The next thing you’ll want to do is learn how to fold like a pro. You’ll be amazed at how much you can store when things are strategically folded and arranged!
If you aren’t a folding expert yet, look up some online tutorials and practice until you get the hang of it. Whether you go with the famed KonMari method for folding jeans and tees, or just want to learn how to fold a fitted sheet, you’ll gain a valuable skill for your organization arsenal.
What to Store Under the Bed
Since space is limited under the bed, you’ll have to be mindful of which items you can and can’t store. Soft, foldable items such as clothing and bedding are ideal for storage under the bed, since they can be manipulated to fit in the narrow space.
When storing solid items such as shoe boxes, luggage, or footlockers, make sure there’s enough space to easily pull out from under the bed.
Under-Bed Storage for Bedding & Linens
If your home doesn’t have a designated linen closet, under-bed space is perfect for storing sheets, blankets, and pillowcases. Thick, plushy bedding tends to take up lots of space, so an under-bed bin or basket is great for saving room in cabinets and drawers.
Storing Clothes Under the Bed
To save closet space, try storing off-season clothing under the bed.
Instead of cramming two separate wardrobes into a single closet or dresser, pick out items that are summer- or winter-only (parkas and mittens, sundresses and flip-flops, etc.) and keep whatever’s out-of-season, out of sight.
Vacuum-sealed storage bags are great for keeping clothes protected while drastically cutting down on space, making them especially ideal for thick, puffy winter clothes.
Books & Magazines
Keep novels, magazines, notebooks, and journals easily within reach by storing them beneath your bed. Storage beds with open cubbies are great for displaying your favorite titles, and the built-in design means everything’s just an arm’s reach away.
Storing Shoes Under the Bed
Lightweight, easy-to-grab, and low to the ground, shoes and sandals are some of the easiest items to store under the bed.
Keep the pairs you regularly wear in an under-bed basket or storage bin that’s easy to pull out. Your floor will remain tidy, and you can compare all your options at once when planning outfits. Win-win.
For the styles you don’t wear as often (special-occasion heels, hiking boots, sandals in the winter), find a low rack or under-bed shoe organizer to keep shoes in their best condition.
More Under-Bed Storage Ideas
Athletic equipment and luggage are a few other items great for storing under the bed. Luggage is especially useful because you can store additional items inside suitcases and bags.
Under-bed space is great for flat or narrow sports equipment such as golf clubs and tennis rackets. You can also use heavy-duty plastic bins to store additional equipment, as well as jerseys, shoes, and other gear.