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A storage bed is a 2-in-1 function because it combines the bed with the wardrobes. Generally, the storage bed belongs to the functional beds. Storage beds are ideal for small rooms or for all types of rooms that want to make the best use of their space.

Due to the additional storage function that the storage bed offers, you can decide for yourself which items you would like to have next to or under your bed. With this article, we want to help you find your ideal storage bed with our storage bed test 2021.




Summary

  • Storage beds belong to the family of "functional beds" and are used in small rooms or in rooms where there is not enough space.
  • With the 2-in-1 function, the storage bed makes use of the unused space in the room and with the additional drawers, you can ideally store your personal belongings
  • In most cases, a storage bed does not look like a bed at all, but more like a "sofa with shelves". This looks very attractive to guests and friends.

The Best Storage Bed: Our Choices

Storage beds come in different sizes and types, so there is an ideal storage bed for every room. To help you find your perfect storage bed, we are happy to help you in the following section.

Storage Bed: Buying and Evaluation Criteria

It is always very important to find out in advance what type and size of storage bed you want. In order to simplify your work, you can take the following criteria into account.

These criteria will help you to choose your storage bed in the best possible way. Afterwards, you decide where you want to place your priorities.

Size

The size of the bed always depends on the person using the bed, because if you are taller than 195 centimetres, you should look for a slightly larger or longer bed. Most beds are 200 centimetres long, and you should also pay attention to the width.

The normal width is 90 centimetres, but if you or the person using the bed are more robust, you should choose a mattress or bed that is at least 120 or even 140 centimetres wide.

The size of a storage bed also determines the storage possibilities, because the larger the bed, the more drawers or volume you can use.

Stability

The stability of the storage bed is decisive for the durability of the bed. The higher the quality of the material, the more durable the bed. Of course, quality always costs more, but over the years this investment always pays off.

It is important that you choose materials such as wood or metal. These materials are optimal for a good stability and at the same time for a good durability. With a storage bed, not only the bed is important, but also the drawers.

Since the storage bed can also be used as a sofa and more than 2 people should be able to sit on it, stability is essential. So you don't have to worry about the bed collapsing.

Storage options

Since the storage bed is a functional bed, the second task of the bed is the storage possibilities. In addition to the bed, you need to know and think for yourself how much space you really need. In most cases, at least 4 drawers are available.

If you need much more space, you should choose a storage bed with at least 6 drawers. You are buying a storage bed because you are short of space in your room. Not only the number of drawers is important, but also the size of the individual drawers.

One of the most important things regarding storage possibilities is the height of the drawers, because the higher a drawer is, the more items you can store.

Mattress

As with any bed, the mattress is essential for sleeping, but when it comes to the mattress of a storage bed, you should take two looks at it. The disadvantage of storage beds for mattresses is that the mattress doesn't get enough air.

If a mattress doesn't get enough air, it will start to mould and when this is seen, you can throw your mattress away. Therefore, you should always make sure that your mattress always has the possibility to breathe.

If this is not the case, you should raise the mattress for a few hours at least every week. This is best done directly after getting up, so that you can straighten it again in the evening. This way your mattress gets enough air and will not start to mould.

Storage Bed: Frequently asked Questions and Answers

In this section you will find the most important questions and answers you should ask yourself before buying a storage bed.

Who is a storage bed suitable for?

A storage bed is suitable for anyone who has a lack of space in their room. This way you can combine your bed with your wardrobe and only need a small wardrobe that takes up little space.

Storage beds offer numerous drawers and storage options (Image source: 123rf / in4mal)

A "functional bed" is particularly suitable for children, because it allows them to store their things and toys neatly. When the children need the toys again, they can easily take their toys.

What types of storage beds are there?

There are many types of storage beds, but it is also important to choose the right storage bed for your room and for you. The following table shows you 3 types of storage beds and their advantages and disadvantages.

Type Advantages Disadvantages
Fake box spring bed Often very beautiful look and has many functions Very expensive
Storage bed made of solid wood stable basic frame often very expensive than other storage beds
Storage bed with roller box comfortable storage space often only one roller box for storage space

Thanks to the table, you can also make up your own table for the types of storage beds that would come into question for you. In this way, you avoid making a wrong purchase and invest your money in the right storage bed.

What does a storage bed cost?

The price of a storage bed varies from bed to bed, because there are many factors that can increase the price, such as: size, material, storage space, mattress quality, etc.

Types Price range
Storage bed made of real solid wood 600 euros to 1,200 euros
Storage bed made of metal 400 euros to 700 euros
Storage bed made of derived timber product 200 Euro to 500 Euro

These figures are only guidelines, because the more quality and functions you want, the more you will pay. You should choose the ideal storage space and good quality so that your storage bed lasts a long time.

What are the alternatives to a storage bed?

There are not many alternatives to the storage bed, but with a little imagination you can build a functional bed yourself if the possibilities are there.

  • Create a storage bed with your own bed: You can make this alternative with a classic bed.
  • Inconspicuous storage bed: An inconspicuous storage bed looks like a classic bed, but you can pull up the lattice of the bed. This gives you more storage space.

Afterwards, you can get creative yourself if you don't want to throw away your old bed. In the end, there are rather few alternative options and a normal storage bed is not that expensive nowadays.

How many drawers should a storage bed have?

The number of drawers always depends on the use of the storage space. It goes without saying that the more drawers you want, the higher the price will be. At some point, even this storage space will be limited.

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Visually, storage beds can also be stylishly integrated into any bedroom. (Image source: Amigos3D/pixabay)

Drawers should not be a substitute for a wardrobe or cupboard, but an aid to storing as many items as possible. In hindsight, you should think about how much storage space you need beforehand.

What material should a storage bed be made of?

As with any piece of furniture, the material should not be too cheap, otherwise you could end up with a new storage bed every second year. In general, good wood (not derived timber products) is always the best choice, but of course you can also use metal.

The material is crucial for the stability and durability of the storage bed. After all, the bed should hold at least you and one other person. The better the quality, the more durable the bed. Of course, you also have to pay attention to the price.

Here are the advantages and disadvantages of wood as a material:

Advantages
  • very stable material
  • always looks good
  • does not get old
Disadvantages
  • higher costs
  • should be maintained with oils from time to time

Conclusion

The storage bed is one of the best options when it comes to saving space in the room, such as for children. Nowadays, there is a huge selection everywhere, especially online, and they don't cost much either.

Sometimes you don't even need to buy a new bed, because if your bed is good enough, you can make it into a storage bed yourself. This way you save a lot of money and only buy what you need.

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