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Last Modified 03 May 2024  |  
First Added 03 May 2024

Beautiful Storage Beds to Maximise Bedroom Space

The familiar phrase “tidy house, tidy mind” is founded in truth: a neat and well-organised home has significant benefits for your well-being, promoting peace of mind and enabling you to find true relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy life. But achieving a clean and tidy aesthetic can be easier said than done in our modern-day homes, where the space is filled with treasured possessions and everyday essentials, leaving little room for clutter-free living. 

In the sanctuary of your bedroom, it’s even more important to create calm amongst the chaos, allowing you to unwind and enjoy a little slice of serenity each evening. This is where smart, yet stylish storage solutions, such as our exquisite collection of storage beds, come into their own. The intelligent designs incorporate cleverly concealed compartments and drawers to discreetly stowaway your belongings, maximising your bedroom space while maintaining the beauty of your décor. 

Discover our expert tips on bedroom layout and explore the different types of storage beds to find a style that best fits the immaculate bedroom of your dreams.

Choosing the right storage bed 

Your bed serves as the centrepiece of your bedroom and is often the most significant investment when it comes to planning and designing a restful and relaxing retreat. There are many things to take into consideration when selecting the best storage bed for your space, from size and style to comfort and practicality – as well as where it will sit within your bedroom layout. Follow our expert tips to guide you in your search:  

  1. 1. Assess your needs

  2. Before you begin exploring the best beds to maximise your bedroom space, take a moment to consider your needs and how you can make the most of the storage solutions available to you. Give careful thought to the items you’ll be stowing away, how much space they’ll occupy and how often you’ll require access to them, bearing in mind how convenient they need to be on a daily or occasional basis. 

2. Measure your space

Whether you have a large or small bedroom, it’s essential to measure the space you have available to ensure the best fit for your storage bed. As you would when selecting any bed, consider the length, width and height in relation to the room size and the arrangement of other furniture pieces. With a storage bed, you must also allow for any additional space required for lift mechanisms or pull-out drawers to operate smoothly. 

3. Consider the layout

Positioning your storage bed in the ideal place creates a sense of balance and symmetry, enhancing the desired feeling of calm and tranquillity. It should draw the eye in, creating a focal point and foundation upon which you can build the rest of your bedroom layout. It’s beneficial to begin with a to-scale floorplan design, so you can experiment with furniture placement and discover how to maximise the functionality and flow of the space. 

4. Reflect your style 

While a storage bed provides a perfectly practical way to hideaway your belongings and create a clutter-free space, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal style and taste. You can still allow your creativity to flow freely by choosing a design that infuses your bedroom with charm and elegance, complementing your décor and sitting seamlessly within your interior design aesthetic. 

Types of storage beds 

There are two main types of storage beds within our exquisite furniture collection, each one offering its own unique set of benefits suited individual preferences and space requirements: 

Ottoman beds 

Ottoman beds offer incredibly discreet but impressively generous storage space, where the entire mattress is raised away from the base to reveal the hidden chamber underneath. The intelligent design of the hydraulic mechanism works in combination with the weight of the mattress and bedding, enabling you to lift and lower the frame gently and safely. This allows easy and convenient access to your belongings with minimal exertion or effort. 

This type of storage bed offers a wide and deep space that can easily house large, bulky or seasonal items that require occasional access, such as bed linen and towels, spare pillows and duvets, winter coats and boots or Christmas decorations. Our range of ottoman beds open vertically from the end of the bed, and as such do not require range of motion on either side of the frame. This means they are the best option to maximise the space in smaller bedrooms, contributing to a sense of clutter-free calm. 

The beauty of an ottoman bed lies in its ability to provide ample storage that is completely concealed and therefore doesn’t compromise on the aesthetics of the design. Our stunning collection of ottoman beds are testament to this, with a range of styles that ooze sophistication, character and charm, bringing unparalleled comfort and elegant functionality to any bedroom setting. 

For a sleek and modern feel, our Cleo Ottoman Bed features a tall and distinctive statement headboard upholstered in sumptuous charcoal velvet, while the Ives Bed embodies cosy glamour with its cocooning winged headboard adorned with exquisite deep button detailing. Our beautifully stylish Orla Ottoman Bed offers a contemporary twist on a classic style, featuring a traditional valance skirt and matching blanket box in stunning, linen-look 

Storage beds with drawers

For discreet storage of smaller items or everyday essentials that require frequent and easy access, a storage bed with drawers may be the best choice for a neat and organised bedroom retreat. Unlike ottoman beds where you lift the entire mattress, divans feature spacious drawers built directly into the base, enabling you to retrieve your belongings by simply pulling them out from either side or at the foot of the bed. 

The divan base is characterised by its deep sides, usually crafted in a wooden structure covered in a layer of soft wadding and upholstered in luxurious fabric. The handle-free drawers are designed to sit seamlessly into the base for a streamlined look. This type of storage bed combines extreme comfort with practicality and the flexibility to choose the configuration of drawers to suit your unique needs. 

Our range of beautiful divan storage beds are lovingly handcrafted exclusively for Feather & Black by fifth-generation artisan bedmakers, Harrison Spinks, guaranteeing the very best in long-lasting quality. The fully upholstered finishes on both the Classic Divan Base and the Premium Divan Base encompass a layer of luxurious padding with built-in springs for a sumptuously cushioned feel, promising a deep and peaceful night’s sleep. 

Both models are available in a rich variety of exquisite fabrics, beautiful shades and heritage textures, with a range of stunning, co-ordinating headboards to complete the luxurious look. Each design comes with a choice of three different drawer configurations – two drawers, four drawers or two full/two half drawers. This adaptability allows you to carefully create the perfect storage bed tailormade to your unique personal needs and complementary to your bedroom décor.  

Discover Feather & Black’s storage beds

In the midst of modern-day life, where we yearn for a serene and clutter-free home, Feather & Black’s collection of ottoman and divan beds provide the best solution for cleverly concealed bedroom storage. Meticulously crafted to offer the perfect blend of comfort, elegance, and practicality, each type of storage bed is thoughtfully designed to maximise your bedroom space while hiding away your belongings to enable a sense of calm, tranquillity and peace of mind, night after night. 

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