ISSUE 80  |  The Summer Bedroom

10 Favorites: Headboard Storage

July 12, 2013 9:00 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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Ever since I lived in a tiny apartment in Tokyo, I have been obsessed with corralling clutter. For some reason, I feel this most in the bedroom, where I want to see little more than a few books and a lamp. Headboards can be a great solution for storage, and I particularly like the built-in wraparound treatment in the first image (seen in a French home). Here’s our roundup of noteworthy headboards for keeping clutter in check.

Above: Spotted on April and May, a wraparound headboard in a French home by interior designers Kalb Lempereur based in Montreuil.

Above: A bedroom with an Ikea Birch Slatted Headboard with adjustable shelves. (The Mandal Headboard is $199 from Ikea.) 

Above A wooden slatted wall with headboard shelving in a Loft-like Bedroom in Napa, designed by Erin Martin.

Above: Designed by Montreal-based studio Objets Mecaniques, this Walnut Headboard has a cleverly hidden storage shelf.

Above: In London, Christine’s Bedroom features a headboard composed of cabinet doors that conceal bookshelves and an easily accessible shelf beneath.

Above: A Murphy bed pulls down to reveal a niche lined in walnut veneer that acts as a headboard in this small New York Loft designed by Studio Garneau.

Above: Bookshelves serve as a headboard in the sleeping nook of this Pennsylvania cottage by Darryl Carter.

Above: Daniel and Valerie of Hindsvik Shop created this plywood headboard in their bedroom, which runs the length of the wall with two plywood block tables on either side.

Above: Twin beds with a shared headboard and side storage in Carl Turner’s rural Norfolk barn in the UK; spotted on Dwell.

Above: An Atherton, California, home by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects uses a custom headboard as a partition that doubles as drawers on the reverse side.

Looking for a place to store books, other than the bedside? Check out our post on 10 Unexpected Places to Store Books.