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Storage Beds and Bedroom Storage Ideas from IKEA: 8 Favorites

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people with a small space challenge? You’re probably happy to find any new storage solution that helps you maximize the room you have. There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to keep your stuff organized.

IKEA has a brand new storage bed solution – the Platsa. Wow this baby is a game changer.  It’s a clear winner for anyone trying to squeeze storage and living space into a small bedroom or a studio space. Moveable storage that keeps everything off the floor and tucked away is like winning the lottery!

Platsa is available in multiple configurations so take a peek. It may be just the solution you’ve been looking for to keep your space organized and functional.

Storage Beds and Bedroom Storage Ideas from IKEA.

Platsa

There’s storage shelving and drawers under the bed, plus you have a hanging wardrobe and dresser drawers in this configuration of PLATSA. I can only imagine what this is like to assemble! Yikes.

There are 7 different configurations of the PLATSA system that include a bed frame, including this one shown.

PLATSA Storage Bed | Room Divider

  • White
  • Bed frame and closet space with 2 doors +3 drawers
  • Use a single or double size mattress
  • Mattress is not included
  • Bed slats are included.
  • The knobs and handles shown in picture are sold separately.
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Dimensions of combination shown:
Length: 244 cm / 96″
Width: 141.6 cm /55 3/4″
Height: 43 cm /17″
Footboard/headboard height: 223 cm /87 3/4″
Mattress length: 200 cm /78 3/4″
Mattress width: 120-140 cm (single or double bed) /47-55″

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When you live in a studio space it’s helpful to visually separate your bedroom from your living space. Platsa does double duty as a room divider and storage ninja. Organizing all of your clothes, shoes and accessories keeps it all off the floor and neatly behind doors.

If you’re a fan of a more traditional farmhouse country or cottage vibe, it’s easy to change up the hardware. Paint the outside to create the look you want. Use wallpaper inside the drawers or shelves. Use your imagination and make a unique one of a kind piece that works for you.

Hemnes Storage Beds

Hemnes is the ultimate interior multi-tasker. It comes in so many combinations it can make your head spin including storage for the bathroom, bedroom and living areas. Hemnes has a modern traditional look and feel which is very versatile. Hemnes storage beds come in off white, gray and black brown finishes.

I love the version with gray finish below, I think it’s perfect for a modern country or farmhouse style.

 

HEMNES Daybed

The single daybed will have two single mattresses stacked on top of each other. To create a double bed, you pull out the drawer (as shown below) and lay the single mattresses side by side. This would be perfect for a child’s room with the option of sleep over space if you pull out the second “bed”.

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Gray Hemnes Daybed

  • Gray finish
  • Sold with two mattresses, choice of firmness
  • Single daybed/sofa, single bed or double bed.
  • 2 Drawers

Hemnes daybed shown with drawers pulled out into a full/double bed.

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Dimensions

Length: 78 3/4 “ /200 cm
Width: 41 “ /104 cm
Height: 35 7/8 “ /91 cm
Bed width: 76 3/8 “ /194 cm
Bed length: 74 3/8 “ /189 cm
Mattress length: 74 3/8 “ /189 cm
Mattress width: 38 1/4 “ /97 cm

White Hemnes Daybed

  • White finish
  • Sold with two mattresses with choice of firmness
  • 3 drawers
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Dimensions
Bed width: 75 5/8 “ /192 cm
Bed length: 75 5/8 “ /192 cm
Mattress length: 74 1/2 “ /189 cm
Mattress width: 38 1/4 “ /97 cm

Hemnes daybed shown with drawers pulled out into a full/double bed.

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Dark brown/black Hemnes Daybed

  • Dark Brown /Black finish
  • Not sold with mattresses. Buy one mattress for a single bed or two singles to create a double bed.
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Dimensions

Bed width: 75 5/8 “ /192 cm
Bed length: 75 5/8 “ /192 cm
Mattress length: 74 1/2 “ /189 cm
Mattress width: 38 1/4 “ /97 cm

If you love the Hemnes style it’s easy to buy matching nightstands, dressers and even bathroom furniture in the Hemnes line.

Brimnes Storage Beds

Brimnes comes in a day bed with storage AND a fabulous bed with storage both underneath and in the headboard! If you’re looking for a queen or king size bed with storage drawers, Brimnes is a good fit. It’s clean lines and simple details make it a good fit in a modern or traditional room.

Brimnes Daybed

This is your classic daybed and works just like Hemnes does. Stack two single mattresses for a daybed or pull out the drawers to create a double bed with the mattresses resting side by side on the slats. You still have access to the drawers underneath. Pure genius!

  • White
  • 2 drawers
  • Sold with 2 mattresses with choice of firmness
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Dimensions

Bed width: 76 3/8” /194 cm
Bed length: 76 3/4” /195 cm
Mattress width: 38 1/4” / 97 cm
Mattress length: 74 3/8” /189 cm

Brimnes Storage Bed

Two styles available; one with integrated headboard storage and drawers and one with just drawers underneath.

  • Available in full/double, queen and king sizes.
  • Does not include mattress
  • Available in black and white. Hopefully they’ll be adding other colors soon.

Brimnes Storage Bed with Integrated Headboard

The bed has 4 drawers underneath and drawers are on casters to roll easier.
The headboard has integrated shelving behind it to hold books, or anything you’d normally put on a nightstand.

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Queen size dimensions:
Bed width: 62 1/4” /158 cm
Bed length: 95 1/4” /242 cm
Mattress width: 59 7/8” / 152 cm
Mattress length: 79 1/2” /202 cm

Brimnes Storage Bed without Headboard

The bed has 4 drawers underneath and drawers are on casters to roll easier.

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Queen size dimensions:
Length: 81 7/8″ “ /208 cm
Width: 62 1/4 “ /158 cm
Mattress length: 79 1/2 “ /202 cm
Mattress width: 59 7/8 “ /152 cm

Bed Sizes

Bed sizes are a little different country to country. A US queen size bed is called king size in the UK. If you’re buying in your own country you’re aware of the differences, but check your sheet and bed sizes before ordering. It can be confusing!

US Bed sizes
Single/Twin: 38” x 75″
Double/Full: 53” x 75″
Queen: 60” x 80″
King: 76” x 80″
Cal King: 72” x 84″

UK Bed Sizes
Single: 36” x 75” / 90cm x 190cm
Double: 52” x 75” /135cm x 190cm
King: 60” x 78” / 150cm x 200cm
Superking: 72” x 78” /180cm x 200cm

Not ready to upgrade to a storage bed just yet?

Here’s some fabulous Underbed Storage Options from IKEA.

If you’re not ready to buy a bed with storage built in, buy some good looking storage you can easily pull out from under your bed. Perfect for out of season clothing or bedding.

SKUBB

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I love the SKUBB line for closet organization and I’ve found the SKUBB laundry hamper is perfect for tight closets. Love they fold down flat to store and move too.

This under bed or closet storage case is a bargain. Comes in dark grey, white and black.

RÖMSKOG

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Here’s a stylish rattan solution you won’t mind peeking out from under the bed. IKEA rattan storage box.

HEMNES

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The look of a finished drawer at a great price. You get a set of 2 underbed storage boxes, in a dark gray stain.

One more thing

When you’re measuring your room make sure you’ll have enough space to pull the drawers out on either side without bumping into walls.

Also be prepared to assemble your bed in the room you plan to use it in! Once you put it together, you may not be able to move it. I highly recommend looking on Youtube for “how to assemble” videos. I’ve put together a few IKEA pieces on my own and the assembly instructions can be very intimidating.

If you’re not a PITY (put it together yourself) fan, hiring Taskrabbit or a similar handyman service might be your best option.

Last but not least, choose the best mattress you can afford. You deserve a good night’s sleep in a relaxing comfortable bed. 🙂