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Storage Beds and Bedroom Storage Ideas from IKEA: 8 Favorites

You know it when you’ve run out of bedroom space. Because you can’t fit another THING in there!

Wouldn’t it be so sweet to find a way to keep your stuff organized and um out of sight for a change? Besides under the bed 😉

I was looking into my options when I found this new storage bed solution – the Platsa from IKEA. Wow this baby is a game changer. If you’re trying to squeeze storage and living space into a small bedroom or a studio space – win! Did I mention that it’s moveable?

Platsa is available in multiple configurations so take a peek. Of course there’s other storage options out there. Take a look at these.

Storage Beds and Bedroom Storage Ideas from IKEA.


Platsa

If you need a bedroom in a box, take a look at PLATSA. Not only do you have storage shelving and drawers under the bed, you also have a hanging wardrobe and dresser drawers in this configuration. I can only imagine what this is like to assemble! Yikes.

There’s 7 different configurations of the PLATSA system that include a bed frame, like this one shown.

1. 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.
  • Knobs and handles shown in picture sold separately.
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Dimensions 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″

When you’re living in a studio space PLATSA can do double duty as a room divider and storage ninja.

Think of the PLATSA as a blank canvas. Are you a fan of a more traditional farmhouse country or cottage vibe? It’s easy to change up the hardware and paint to create the look you want. Why not use wallpaper inside the drawers or shelves to personalize it to your room!


Hemnes

Hemnes is the ultimate interior multi-tasker and comes in so many combinations it’ll make your head spin. With storage solutions for bathrooms and living areas as well as bedrooms, it’s a versatile style for modern or traditional spaces. Plus the off white, gray and black brown finishes will work with any color scheme.

The dark gray finish is perfect for a modern country or farmhouse style!

2. GRAY HEMNES DAYBED

This single daybed has 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. Perfect for a child’s room with the option of sleep over space when you pull out the second “bed”.

  • Gray finish
  • Sold with two mattresses, choice of firmness
  • Single daybed/sofa, single bed or double bed.
  • 2 Drawers
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Hemnes daybed shown with drawers pulled out into a full/double bed.

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

3. WHITE HEMNES DAYBED

The white daybed also has two single mattresses stacked on top of each other and extends into a double bed by pulling out the drawer. Solid panel back and sides.

  • White finish
  • Sold with two mattresses with choice of firmness
  • 3 drawers
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Hemnes daybed shown with drawers pulled out into a full/double bed.

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

 

4. BROWN/BLACK HEMNES DAYBED

The dark brown or black daybed is not sold with mattresses. Solid panel back and sides.

  • 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 to match.


Brimnes

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 perfect solution. Clean lines and simple details make it a good fit in a modern or traditional room.

5. BRIMNES DAYBED

This is your classic daybed and works just like HEMNES. 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 BEDS

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.

6. BRIMNES STORAGE WITH HEADBOARD

The bed has 4 drawers underneath with the drawers on casters to make it easier to roll them in or out.
The headboard has integrated shelving behind it to hold books, or to use as a nightstand. Ideal if your small bedroom doesn’t have the room for two nightstands.

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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

7. BRIMNES STORAGE W/OUT 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


Not ready to upgrade to a storage bed just yet?

8. UNDER THE BED STORAGE OPTIONS

If you’re not ready to invest in a storage bed, try these storage options you can easily pull out from under your bed. Perfect for out of season clothing or bedding. Measure first to make sure you have enough clearance under your bed for these to fit.

SKUBB

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.

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RÖMSKOG

Here’s a stylish rattan solution you won’t mind peeking out from under the bed. This underbed storage box is a little pricey but worth it if you can see under your bed!

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HEMNES

The look of a finished drawer at a great price. Use these HEMNES underbed storage drawers with your HEMNES bed – available in QN/KN or TW/DBLE

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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. Look on Youtube for “how to assemble” videos. I’ve put together a few IKEA pieces on my own and assembly can be a little 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. 🙂

Bed Sizes

You may be surprised to know bed sizes change from country to country. A US queen size bed is called king size in the UK. Always check your sheet and bed sizes before ordering just to be sure. Keep your bed product and sales info handy.

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