If you want some added storage space in your bedroom but also want to experience the very top of luxury, this is the bed for you!
This ottoman bed is handmade and can thus be perfected for every customer. They have every size you could ever need, as well as a choice between five different headboards and even which side the bed opens from.
And as far as colour goes, they have a whopping 102 on hand – so, you’d have to really try not to love it.
Not to mention that the bed itself is premium quality. With the two ottoman divans being separated, motion transfer is lowered and storage is even easier. And with a guarantee that covers three entire decades, you can rest assured that this puppy stays with you forever.
The only real downside of this ottoman bed frame is that the delivery can take a bit. But considering they're hand-made, we'd say this is a necessary negative and not a big deal.
The Ottoman Bed from Home Treats creates a perfect combination of form, function and price with its attractive design, multi-purpose storage compartment, and high-quality wooden slats for that much-needed support and comfort.
Upholstered in faux leather, this black ottoman bed frame powered by gas pistons should be a good match with any style and size of the bedroom. Even if you're dealing with a tight space – a storage bed such as this one will come in handy.
Plus, if it wasn't obvious, this is one of the cheaper ottoman bed frames you're going to find in the UK. So, it being comparative to even mid-to-high range ottoman beds is nothing short of impressive!
The only real downside is that faux leather can be a bit more difficult to clean compared to other upholstery materials. And some people might prefer an ottoman bed that has sectioned off storage space – but that's just a preferance.
With almost invisible feet, the bed nails the minimalistic aesthetic, only further aided by the elegant buttoned headboard. Not to mention that you can also pick between three possible colours so that you can ensure it fits in with your bedroom.
Although two out of the three colours are different shades of grey – our point still stands!
And as far as storage is concerned, there’s no reason to worry. The mattress can be easily lifted up and even the Single size offers significant room. But if you do go for the King size, you should be set for quite a while.
You do also get a guarantee. Although it's only 1 year, which is quite a step down from our best storage bed pick. But if having a minimalistic ottoman bed is your main goal, this shouldn't be too much of an issue.
After all, although the warranty is short, we doubt this ottoman bed will break out before at least a decade has passed.
Stylish and practical – the Happy Beds Yorkie Grey Ottoman Bed is designed for convenience and style.
Designed for contemporary homes and small bedrooms lacking floor space – this modern ottoman comes with sturdy solid wooden legs and a striking, buttoned headboard wrapped in dark grey polyester upholstery.
The Happy Beds' ottoman bed allows you to store anything you want with ease. The large storage space is perfect for storing bright and colourful bedding, clothes, or your favourite pillows and duvets. Keep things perfectly organised while saving up a lot of space.
Plus, this bed frame was made to stick around for the long haul. With a premium wood construction, it's quite sturdy. And if you read the reviews, you'll see that it's exceptionally good for heavier sleepers due to its robust build.
For a masterful combination of style and practicality, the Walkworth Ottoman Storage Bed has all the bells and whistles you expect from an exceptionally-built storage bed.
Just like the other ottoman storage beds on our list, this one's perfect for tight spaces and small bedrooms seeing how much hidden storage and extra space you get.
Gas piston-powered lifts will make storage access as easy as ever, and the padded, upholstered headboard will make resting on this bed feel like a day at the spa.
And while it might seem like a small detail, we do want to bring some attention to the tabs at the end of the ottoman bed frame. Basically, their purpose is to make grabbing on to the end of the bed frame even easier.
Plus, it gives the bed frame a bit of extra flare when compared to a lot of the other, more standard bed frames.
Available in black, grey, light grey, beige, pink, and plum – the Ziggy divan storage bed with drawers will match any bedroom you put it in.
Equipped with two drawers, this divan bed is a fantastic choice for those in need of a moderate amount of bed storage that also don't want to be bothered by faulty pistons often found in ottomans.
To top things off, the Ziggy comes with a fully upholstered, diamond-stitched detailed headboard that's 32 inches tall. And, if that wasn't enough to turn your head – we're sure that chrome feet certainly will.
And, if none of that does it for you – you'll get a medium-firm pocket sprung mattress alongside this one. All in all, this might just be the best divan storage bed you can find.
The Aspire Beds Ottoman Bed is a beautiful, useful piece of furniture for your bedroom. If you're looking for a storage bed frame to stow your blankets, pillows or anything else in, look no further – this bed has a storage compartment that sits underneath the slatted base.
Plus, unlike a lot of ottoman beds, it helps you organise your stuff by sectioning off the storage space.
Available in three colours and five sizes – this bed frame is as versatile as one could get. From the Single, all the way to Super king size storage bed – this one will fit any bedroom, relieving you of clutter and giving you some extra floor space.
Plus, it's definitely one of the most budget-friendly ottoman bed frames you're going to find.
Now that we've gone through our favourite storage beds, let's dive a bit deeper. After all, we didn't choose these beds at random! So, let's go over all of the different types of storage beds and features that make some models better than others.
After all, ottoman bed frames and divan bed frames both offer storage. So, how are you supposed to know which one is right for you? Well, by taking the following features into consideration!
Generally speaking, there are three types of storage beds that we get to choose from – divans, ottomans, and bed frames with drawers.
A divan storage bed is one of the most popular bed frames. Divan beds can, but don't have to come with headboards, making them a bit hard to differentiate from an ottoman just by looking at it.
The thing about storage divan beds is that they come with storage drawers. Those drawers could be big or small, on both sides, on one side, or even in the front. The storage capacity will depend on the size of the bed frame.
Ottoman beds are probably the most popular option for storage beds for one simple reason – they offer the most storage capacity.
An ottoman bed is a bed with a large storage unit that is accessible by lifting the mattress base of the bed – usually a sprung slats base. The inside of the storage unit should be pretty spacious, and hopefully with a solid, wooden base.
Ottomans can come with “built-in” sleeping surfaces, but we would always look for just a frame, and get the mattress separately.
Beds with drawers are the third and final type.
They come in various shapes and sizes – from small, bunk beds with pull out drawers all the way to Super king size platform beds, or even trundle beds – if you decide to convert the drawer in to storage space instead of a spare bed.
Room size is a significant factor when choosing the right size storage bed.
Your bed has to be able to fit the bedroom without bumps or making it uncomfortable for you to move around freely – so make sure that you have lots of available space around it.
You shouldn't get a storage bed that will take up a lot of room in your bedroom as you will end up feeling constricted and unable to freely move around, which will then kind of defeat the purpose of getting a storage bed in the first place. If there's room for a double bed – get a double bed. Don't shop for the King-sized one. It just won't work.
You know what is also kind of important to consider when shopping for an ottoman storage bed? You. Or anyone else that might sleep on it – with or without you.
Even though most of these bed frames come without a mattress, there are other things to take into consideration, too. Things like base and maximum weight capacity.
These two will play a large role in how comfortable, and possibly more importantly how durable will the storage bed be. So, double-check these next time you go shopping.
When shopping for an ottoman storage bed, you will want to make sure you get one with a quality opening mechanism.
Gas pistons are the ones that usually break a lot before your bed does, so what was once an easy, effortless task, might just become a powerlifting session every time you want to change your sheets.
So, make sure you go with a frame with high-quality gas pistons, and avoid cheap spring-loaded mechanisms. Those won't last six months.
You're yearning for a clutter-free bedroom which is why you're buying a bed frame with a storage unit. Since that is the case, you'll want to make sure you maximise space by going with a bed with the most capacity available. That is if that's what you're going for. If you don't need as much, a simple drawer bed will do.
However, there's another thing to keep in mind and that's the base of the storage unit.
The base should be reinforced and firm. Otherwise, as soon as you load that thing up – you're going to end up with some extra space. Even though that sounds good, it's not. That was just a nice way of saying your base will collapse under pressure and will end up on the floor.
Also, avoid cloth bases if you plan on keeping a lot of stuff in your bed.
Finally, we feel like it's safe to assume that you'll want your new bed to look good, right?
Well, fortunately for you, storage beds aren't just about practicality, functionality, and space-saving – they also look good.
So, feel free to consider the actual design of the bed. After all, it is your bedroom you're furnishing – why wouldn't you want it pretty?
Just make sure to prioritise the feature you find most necessary. If you do, you won't have a problem finding a perfect bed.
Before we get into our picks, we want to share a few tips and tricks for buying and using storage beds.
First up, you'll want to set a budget. Bed frames can be bought for as little as a hundred pounds, but they could also cost you well into four figures. By setting the budget, you'll avoid three things – overspending, falling in love with something you can't afford, and searching endlessly for a perfect bed frame.
Next up, you'll want to prop the base of your storage unit, no matter how high-quality it is. Bases are generally made from MDF, and no matter how thick, MDF will break under constant pressure. So, put something underneath your bed to reinforce the base so that it doesn't sag and eventually collapse.
Finally, don't forget to buy a good mattress. No matter how good the bed frame is, it's basically worthless without a good mattress. Now, we know that finding a good mattress can be hard and overwhelming, but don't worry – we have plenty of guides like this one where we help people like you find their perfect mattress. Feel free to check it out!
There are three main advantages that come from owning the best storage bed.
First of all – you get extra storage space. Whether you go for drawer storage or classic, ottoman storage, you will get to save space and reduce clutter in your bedroom, just by placing some of the things inside of your bed.
Next up – you get to choose your own mattress. You could get a storage bed that comes with a mattress, either separately or as a part of the bed, but that's not common anymore. Instead, you get to purchase the frame you like, without compromising on mattress quality.
Finally, you get to save money. You can get a Super king size storage bed and save yourself the cost of shopping for a separate storage unit like a dresser or a mini closet. All of that extra stuff will fit inside of your bed, and you'll even have some extra room for a bedside table.
And that's all you need to know to find the best storage beds UK has to offer! So, which storage bed are you getting? Let us know in the comments. And if you have any questions, check out the FAQ section or get in contact with us directly.
Before we wrap things up, allow us to clarify a few common misconceptions about storage beds by answering some FAQs.
It all depends on how much extra space you need, but generally speaking, ottoman beds should be your go-to choice.
Yes. As we said, ottoman beds are often considered the best choice for a storage bed.
It depends, but generally speaking, most ottomans will handle upwards of 300 kilos.
It is not uncommon for ottoman beds to break. Oftentimes, it is the gas lift hydraulics, and the storage space bases that break first.
It could be, but that is not a common occurrence.