Storage-Smart Headboards

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Tidy up your bedroom with storage right in your headboard. Check out these creative ideas for savvy bedroom storage inspiration.

Tall Order

Create a storage statement with the help of ready-to-assemble closet components. This inexpensive headboard option features bookcases secured to each other and the wall. Trim at the top adds style, while a pop of yellow paint highlights the headboard.

Room for Two

Storage-savvy built-in twin beds offer plenty of room to tuck away bedside necessities. Here, the baseboard provides storage with stacked drawers and a shared surface, but the design could easily be replicated as a headboard.

Storage with Symmetry

Frame your bed with built-ins to create a cozy alcove. This stylish design adds storage to a small bedroom. Mirrored doors make the space seem larger, while sconces and accent wallpaper help to highlight the bed.

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Flea Market Chic

Create a budget-savvy bedroom storage solution with help from flea market castoffs. Flip old drawers on their side (literally) and position until you've found a headboard arrangement you love. Secure together with screws, paint, and add hinged doors where you want closed storage. Hang using a cleat, and stack with accessories.

Above and Beyond

Implement this built-in headboard and rest easy knowing everything is in its place. Floor-to-ceiling shelving flanks the bed for architectural interest and added function. For even more display space, extend shelves above the door and bed.

Picture Perfect

Install a photo ledge above your bed to let the creativity flow. The simple sill acts as a perch for framed art and small plants, plus it's more shallow than a shelf, so you'll avoid bumping your head in the morning.

Hidden Gem

This storage headboard offers untapped real estate behind two padded, lift-up panels. Bonus: The top is wide enough to act as a shelf, so you can display decorative items at arm's reach.

Modern Metal

Salvaged boards and scrap metal provide rustic patina to this handmade headboard. Utilize magnets and hooks to store items on the DIY headboard's vintage tin backdrop.

Elegant Appeal

Divide a room into zones with a freestanding headboard wall. Here, a mirrored wall with symmetrical storage towers conceals the entrance to a closet and bathroom. The bookcases allow room for personal items, reading materials, and bedside lighting.

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GENIUS Bedroom Storage Solutions

No storage room in your headboard? These no-fail bedroom solutions can help.

Inset Savvy

Create instant artwork by insetting the wall above your bed. Add warmth to the space by covering it with wood and trimming it with molding. Consider customizing the nooks, such as the small one that's just the right size for an alarm clock.

Cabinets Galore

Surround a kid's bed with smart storage solutions. A mix of open cubbies and cabinets with doors provides plenty of options to store belongings and keep the room looking tidy.

Modern Minimalist

Floating shelves provide plenty of modern storage for pictures and small treasures. Large-scale framed mirrors boldly punctuate the black-and-white scheme.

Cool Cottage

Acting as a headboard, this built-in storage unit offers tons of space to hold clothes and decorative accessories. If you plan on installing a custom unit, consider built-in bedside lighting.

Shared Space

Architectural details create a functional headboard in this attic bedroom. Shelves flank the bed and provide storage for reading materials, lamps, and photos. Strips of molding add interest to the space between the shelves.

Nooks and Crannies

A deep headboard (this one is nearly 12 inches) offers a generous top display ledge and side cubbies ideal for books and bedside essentials.

Simple and Sleek

Lining up three inexpensive bookcases behind your bed is a quick and budget-friendly way to spice up the bedroom.

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