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    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

    2. Dresser as a Footboard

    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

    8. Bench Beds

    9. Bed in a Closet

    10. A Rolling Table Console

    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. 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

    19. Dresser as Bed Platform

    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.

    24. Bed in a Hammock

    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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