10 storage headboards – stylish buys for small homes

Have a scroll through our favourite storage headboards, so you can get a little extra out of your bedroom

Pilpao Oak Storage Headboard in green bedroom with patterned blue bedding
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On the hunt for a stylish yet functional storage headboard? An ideal buy for smaller bedrooms that lack floor space (and drawer space), you can use a storage headboard to well... store – and ultimately hide – pretty much anything. We are talking wires, (some of) your book collection and random bits and bobs you don't want on show on your bedside table.

We already know that under-bed storage is probably the most invaluable of all the bedroom storage types, but you've got to admit that space fills up pretty quickly, and there is only so much stuff you can cram under there. This is where storage headboards come in – all you need is a divan base or a platform bed frame and you're all set. See our 10 top favourite buys below, from everywhere including La Redoute, Maisons du Monde and even Wayfair. Thank us later.

Looking for more bedroom storage ideas? You'll find plenty of advice and inspiration in our handy guide.

The best storage headboards to buy for space-savvy homes

1. Metro Lane Cristiano Headboard

Metro Lane Cristiano Headboard in bright bedroom with blue bedding

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Metro Lane Cristiano Headboard
Whether your small bedroom is too tight on space for much more than a bed, or perhaps you're a gatherer of clutter and need an extra storage unit for your bedroom? Either way, the Cristiano headboard from Wayfair is a great buy. There's space to display and store everything from books to medicines, and its glossy finish will help make your bedroom feel as big as possible.

Dimensions: 166cm x W188.5cm x D29cm (EU double)

2. Nikkö Bed with Headboard

Nikkö Bed with Headboard in white bedroom with yellow and blue bedding

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Nikkö Bed with Headboard
If you don't want your storage headboard to be a focal point, go for a simple design that looks streamlined but, in a small bedroom, can let you do without bedside tables. The Nikkö headboard from La Redoute has five different sized shelves, plus under-bed drawers, making it perfect for all your storage needs.

Dimensions: 140cm x 190cm (double)

3. Brimnes Headboard with storage compartment

Brimnes Headboard with storage compartment in bedroom with polka dot bedding

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Brimnes Headboard with storage compartment
Like to keep your storage subtle and your room tidy? From the front, this is just your average wooden headboard, but look to the sides and you'll find more storage – but hidden. Ikea is, of course, notorious for their nifty storage ideas and the Brimnes headboard is no exception. The three shelves are not only hidden but are also adjustable so you can move them around depending on what you want to store. 

Dimensions:  W186cm x D28cm x H111cm

£90 at IKEA

4. Maisons Du Monde Solid mango wood headboard with storage

Maisons Du Monde Solid mango wood headboard with storage

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Maisons Du Monde Solid mango wood headboard with storage
If it’s a centrepiece to an industrial-style bedroom you are looking for, a storage headboard in unfinished wood is a must-have.  This solid wood headboard by Maisons du Monde has aged metal handles on the two drawers and a built-in shelf that could easily replace bedside tables. Plus, it's super unique as the mango wood is raw and the knots and prints reinforce its industrial nature.

Dimensions: H110cm x W15cm x D18cm

5. Vox 4 You King 4 Poster Bed with Storage & Shelves

Vox 4 You King 4 Poster Bed with Storage & Shelves in bedroom

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Vox 4 You King 4 Poster Bed with Storage & Shelves
Need tons of bedroom storage but lack wall space? Why not invest in a bed that packs storage into every possible surface? This four poster storage bed, available from Cuckooland, has a huge shelving unit, enclosed storage in the headboard and alcoves underneath. You can even add side ladders for more vertical storage. We are just going to come out and say it: this has got to be the ultimate bedroom space-saving solution.  

Dimensions: King Size bed

6. Biface Storage Headboard

Biface Storage Headboard

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Biface Storage Headboard
Storage headboards aren't just made for stashing away all your nighttime necessaries; choose one with a deep top shelf and you'll have plenty of pretty display opportunities, too. The simple, sleek look of this Biface Storage Headboard, available from La Redoute, would fit with the style of any bedroom. It offers a combination of open compartments for displaying your chosen bedside essentials, and two cupboards down the sides so you’ll have plenty of room to store away bulkier items.

Dimensions: W160cm x H100cm x D22cm

7. Maisons du Monde Tonic Headboard

Maisons du Monde Tonic Headboard in kids bedroom with pink fluffy stool, white patterned bedding and blue walls

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Maisons du Monde Tonic Headboard
Looking for extra storage for a kids room? You can buy storage headboards for single beds, too. Accessorise with kid-friendly books and accessories to help this storage solution blend into the rest of your scheme. The Tonic Headboard, available from Maisons du Monde, has a handy alcove above the bed for keeping smaller items within arm's reach, while the larger shelves at the sides can store all their reading material or their ever expanding collection of soft toys.

Dimensions: H100cm x W97cm x D25cm

8. Home Essentials Darwen Storage Headboard

Home Essentials Darwen Storage Headboard in black with blue bedding

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Darwen Storage Headboard
This basic yet very practical storage headboard comes in three attractive finishes – including a black ash-effect, grey and plain white. With three storage cubes at the top of the headboard and three slim ones on either side, this is the definition of space-savvy on a budget. It also comes in a single and double size so you can use it to declutter a kids' bedroom, to hide bits and bobs in your teens' room or for a small guest bedroom.

Dimensions: Single – H110cm x W100cm x D16cm / Double – H110cm x W135cm x D 16cm

9. Zipcode Design Castillo Small Double Headboard

Zipcode Design Castillo Small Double Headboard

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Zipcode Design Castillo Small Double Headboard
This headboard is seriously impressive, with three spacious cubby holes on either side, hidden away, as well as lift up storage for cushions at the top. The top also doubles as an extra shelf – for drinks, reading material, jewellery and more to live. An ideal addition to a modern bedroom, this practical headboard even comes in four stylish colourways to suit your bedroom decor.

Dimensions: H110cm x W176cm x D30cm

10. Pilpao Oak Headboard with Storage

Pilpao Oak Headboard with Storage in green bedroom with patterned blue bedding

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Pilpao Oak Headboard with Storage
We've got heard eyes for this oak storage headboard from La Redoute – it's perfect for a Scandi-style bedroom. There are three storage sections, one large and two smaller, while the two small compartments feature sliding doors with bars, to hide eyesore items. This will undoubtedly become a focal point of your bedroom, and we're hardly complaining about it.

Dimensions: W160cm x H115cm x D27cm


Where to buy a storage headboard?

Didn't find the right storage headboard for your bedroom above? There are plenty more where those came from – see where else you can find a storage headboard online, below.