27 Ways To Rethink Your Bed

It’s where the magic happens. Whether you need a new bed or just some extra storage, here are some clever ideas to turn your bed into the sanctuary it deserves to be.

1. An Intimate Reading Fort

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2. Dresser as a Footboard

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3. Bookshelves to Frame the Bed

The connecting shelf is a great place to put lights.

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4. DIY Porch Swing Bed

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5. Bedroom Separated by Curtains

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6. DIY Wooden Pallet Bed

There are so many examples of these!

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Get the directions for this bed here.

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Here, a pallet is used as a headboard.

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Get the directions for this DIY toddler bed here.

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7. Underbed Drawer as a Dog Bed

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8. Bench Beds

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9. Bed in a Closet

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10. A Rolling Table Console

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This bed console, originally from CB2, is sold out, but doesn’t seem too difficult to make yourself.

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11. Curtain Rods Attached to the Ceiling to Form a Canopy Bed

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12. Bed Risers to Create More Space Under the Bed

$13 for a set of 4.

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13. A Platform Bed with Hairpin Legs

Get the directions here. You can find vintage hairpin legs on eBay, Etsy, or online at

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14. Hanging Bed

Get the directions here.

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15. IKEA Hack Media Storage Bed

This is a bed with a large media drawer created by IKEA Lack shelves.

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16. Modular Pieces that Form an L-Shaped Couch or a Double Bed

This is a DIY project created using two foam mattresses that can be reconfigured to be a couch or a bed.

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17. Bench at the Foot of the Bed with Storage Underneath or Inside

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18. DIY LED Light-Up Headboard

Get the directions here

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20. Bed in a Drawer

This requires some serious remodeling, but it’s a pretty sweet alternative to a loft bed or murphy bed.

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21. Headboard with Shelf Space For Narrow Rooms

If you don’t have space for nightstands on either side of the bed, a shelf headboard to put lamps and books on is probably a smart idea.

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22. Cushion Hung as a Headboard

A good cheap solution, especially if you want to conserve space.

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23. Upholstered Box Springs

This eliminates the need for a bedskirt.

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24. Bed in a Hammock

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25. An L-Shaped Bunk Bed Configuration

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26. Trundle Bed for Sleeping or Storage

Get the directions for this trundle bed here.

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27. Use a Suitcase as a Small Dog Bed

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