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.

3. Bookshelves to Frame the Bed

The connecting shelf is a great place to put lights.

4. DIY Porch Swing Bed

5. Bedroom Separated by Curtains

6. DIY Wooden Pallet Bed

There are so many examples of these!

Get the directions for this bed here.

Here, a pallet is used as a headboard.

Get the directions for this DIY toddler bed here.

7. Underbed Drawer as a Dog Bed

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

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

12. Bed Risers to Create More Space Under the Bed

$13 for a set of 4.

13. A Platform Bed with Hairpin Legs

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

14. Hanging Bed

Get the directions here.

15. IKEA Hack Media Storage Bed

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

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.

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

18. DIY LED Light-Up Headboard

Get the directions here

20. Bed in a Drawer

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

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.

22. Cushion Hung as a Headboard

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

23. Upholstered Box Springs

This eliminates the need for a bedskirt.

25. An L-Shaped Bunk Bed Configuration

26. Trundle Bed for Sleeping or Storage

Get the directions for this trundle bed here.

27. Use a Suitcase as a Small Dog Bed

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