The area beneath the bed is valuable real estate for those of us pressed for storage. Shoving boxes under the bed is one option, or you can opt for a tidier look by selecting a bed frame with built-in drawers or other handy details. We've been noticing a lot of attractive storage beds recently; here's a look at 10 of our favorites, priced from low to high.
Above: Ikea's Sultan Alsarp Foundation with Storage offers a storage beneath the slatted base; $300 for the queen size.
Above: Ikea's Mandal Bed is birch with four white acrylic-lacquered drawers; $399, for the queen size.
Above: Muji's Large Double Light Ash Bed has two large storage drawers; $490.
Above: The Stowaway White Queen Bed from CB2 is $799 and has three built-in drawers on each side. The bed was designed by Diana Lu of Slate Design and is made of white oak and plywood.
Above: The Avery Bed Frame from Serena & Lily is modeled after Parsons furniture; it has a powder-coated white or cobalt frame with rattan storage baskets below; $895 for the full-frame bed (the largest size offered).
Above: West Elm's Storage Bed, $1,448 for the queen size, has six concealed drawers and is available in a white or chocolate finish.
Above: Crate & Barrel's new Odin Storage Bed is made of a black hardwood veneer and has four drawers; $1,699 for the queen size.
Above: The Modu-licious Queen Bed from Blu Dot is $2,249. The six powder-coated steel drawers are available in six colors and the bed frame comes in walnut (shown), graphite oak, and maple.
Above: The Matera Bed is $4,485 for the queen size, which has six drawers, at Design Within Reach.
Looking for bedroom design ideas? Peruse the hundreds of beds in our Photo Gallery. And for kids' room ideas, see 24 Built-In Bunk Beds for Sleepovers. Go to Gardenista to learn the 7 Secrets to Making a Perfect Bed.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 9, 2013, as part of our issue The Summer Bedroom.