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, plants and picture frames
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On the hunt for the most stylish yet functional storage headboards? 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're 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 ideas, but 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 one of the best mattresses, or the best storage beds, of course) 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.

The best storage headboards to buy for space-savvy homes

1. Metro Lane Cristiano Headboard

Metro Lane Cristiano Headboard in bright white bedroom with blue bedding and a blue statement wall

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Metro Lane Cristiano Headboard (opens in new tab)
Is your small bedroom 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,a clothes rail and funky grey art on the walls

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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 (opens in new tab)
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 and where. 

Dimensions:  W186cm x D28cm x H111cm

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4. Maisons Du Monde Solid mango wood headboard with storage

Maisons Du Monde Solid mango wood headboard with storage in an industrial-style bedroom with a brick wall and a bed with grey bedding

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If it’s a centrepiece to an industrial-style bedroom you are looking for, storage headboards in unfinished wood are 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 with wooden floor, dark grey walls and white painted door and bedside table

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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 in a white bedroom, next to a bed with red and white check bedding

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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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Looking for extra storage for a kids room? You can buy storage headboards for single beds, too. Accessorise with kid-friendly books and toys 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, grey walls, and artwork in black frames

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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 in a modern beige bedroom with a plant and artwork on the walls

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Zipcode Design Castillo Small Double Headboard (opens in new tab)
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. 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-walled bedroom with patterned blue bedding

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We've got heart eyes for this chic 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 headboards for your bedroom above? There are plenty more where those came from – see where else you can find a storage headboard online, below.

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.

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