Whatever clutters your bedroom, from random wires to all-important paperwork, is a problem no more. Why? Well, because these incredibly space-savvy headboards come with added storage space, so you needn't cram everything that sits beside your bed into your rickety (and rather small) bedside table. Acting first and foremost as your bed's top end, a storage headboard kills two birds with one stone, providing a smart solution to those messy bits and bobs that tend to accumulate in and around your bedroom. It's the ultimate bedroom storage idea that I'll never stop shouting about, that's for sure. And if you rent, you probably already have a divan frame (and a mattress that you're not sure where it's from, classic!) that's in need of a headboard to spruce up your space a little. You are very welcome!
The fact of the matter remains that the more storage space, the better. I mean, honestly, who really ever has enough room for all their stuff? In my flat, we use every nook and cranny available to store (and hide) things away. But sometimes, you just need some extra help. So here are some incredible storage headboards to allow you to store more whilst using less room. This one's for the most chaotic renters and first-time buyers, to keep your home looking deceptively tidy.
9 storage headboards to buy for space-savvy homes
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Our favorite pick
RRP: From £375
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 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. Plus, it comes in two finishes and it's part of their Responsible range.
Our affordable pick
Size (cm): W140 x D19 x H103.5
RRP: From £62.99
Designed using premium engineered wood, this number combines a smooth touch with sturdy construction. Up top, you'll find four bookshelves, perfect for storing your favourite reads, magazines, or anything else you keep close to hand in the evening. Its sleek silhouette feels both parts classic and on-trend, while the brown oak colouring teams seamlessly with any setup. For me, it's a winner all around, especially where budget is concerned.
Our favorite Amazon pick
RRP: From £89.80
Available in a range of different sizes, this engineered wood headboard blends function and form to great success, relying on a simple, understated design to do the legwork. I'm particularly into the concrete-grey colourway, which gives it a fresh, modern finish. Plus, because I'm going through a bit of a minimalist moment, right now, this feels like a must-have.
With lots of shelves
Size (cm): H100 x W22cm x D162cm
Got a double bed? Meet the go-to headboard. This particle-board masterpiece fits seamlessly with most designs, providing nine cubby holes to store your books, teddies (no judgment!), and ornaments. I prefer it in Hamilton oak and graphite but can definitely see the appeal of its white colourway, which gives off cool Scandi vibes. As for assembly, this is relatively light work – just make sure you have the essentials (screwdriver and hammer) nearby.
Cheap but chic
RRP: From £120
Bought and loved by our head ecommerce editor, this is a cheap yet cheerful option for IKEA lovers who like to keep their storage subtle. From the front, this is just your average headboard, but look to the sides and you'll find storage shelves. IKEA is, of course, notorious for its nifty storage picks and the Brimnes headboard is no exception. The three shelves on each side are not only hidden but also adjustable, so you can move them around depending on what you want to store and where.
With lots of hidden space
Size (cm): H199 x W246 x D53
RRP: From £429
Rendered in an array of ash-effect colourways, plus a charming walnut and oak version, this storage headboard offers an unrivalled amount of space. Thanks to its two wardrobes, six drawers, and long top shelf, it makes light work of tidying the bedroom. In fact, as well as keeping your bedside essentials close to hand, it also means that your overflowing clothes collection will get some help, too. And just when you think it couldn't get any roomier, there's also shelving inside the cupboards, not to mention wire hangers to get your big clean-up started.
With space for your clothes, too
Size (cm): H180 x W250 x D56.5cm
RRP: From £399
Both parts a centrepiece and a serious space-saver, this fine furnishing comes primed with drawers, compartments, and cupboards aplenty, making it ideal for the hoarders among us (yep, guilty as charged). It's suitable for a double bed, plus it replaces any need for bedside tables. In fact, you can ditch your wardrobe altogether as this has hanging rails inside. Plus, it's super easy to set up and comes in a statement blue, a neutral cream or a cool grey finish.
With lift-up storage
Size: Small Double
RRP: From £224.99
This headboard is seriously impressive, with three spacious cubby holes on either side, hidden away, as well as lift-up storage for cushions (and more!) 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. I'm all over this.
With built-in bedside tables
Finish: Smoked oak
Size (cm): L240 x W1.5 x H80
One for larger spaces, this storage headboard is complete with two bedside tables on either side, making it the ultimate 2-in-1 buy. This less-is-more design might not offer the most storage, but it certainly delivers on style. Built from a strong engineered wood, it works with a range of beds, but must be wall-mounted. It also earns aesthetic points by way of its smoked oak colouring, a subtlety that elevates any bright space.
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.
- Argos storage headboards
- Amazon storage headboards
- Overstock storage headboards
- Maisons du Monde storage headboards
- John Lewis & Partners storage headboards
- Cuckooland storage headboards
- La Redoute storage headboards
- Wayfair storage headboards
Should I fix my storage headboard to the wall?
The answer to this question is mostly yes, you should always fix a storage headboard to your wall. This is to prevent it from falling and for peace of mind. If you rent, then be sure to check with your landlord that it's alright if you're willing to fill those holes back up when you leave.
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