The best storage headboard 2019: stylish, yet functional, storage for small bedrooms

We’ve rounded up the best storage headboards so you can get a little extra out of (and into) your small bedroom

Vox storage headboards
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Looking for a stylish – yet functional – storage headboard? When it comes to clever bedroom storage ideas, the space under your bed is, undoubtedly, the most valuable, particularly if you're working with a small room.

But even if you have meticulously squeezed in as many storage boxes as is humanly possible, or invested in a bed with built in storage, there’s only so much you can cram under there. So where do you go next? Enter storage headboards... (they're genius).

If you're on the hunt for more bedroom storage ideas, you'll find plenty of advice and inspiration in our handy guide. Then, you might consider browsing our guide to the best beds with storage.

1. Go for a sleek, Scandi style storage headboard

Beds with headboard storage can look sleek if you choose a slim frame in light wood that has an air of Scandi style about it. Better still, choose storage furniture for beneath the bed and for the rest of the room that complements the headboard and you'll have a serenely streamlined scheme. 

This super stylish Vox headboard from Cuckooland is really practical, with loads of built in storage. It has two large pull down cupboards plus plenty of shelf space above. For added storage you could hang up baskets as can be seen here. Find similar at John Lewis & Partners

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2. Top the headboard storage with side cubby holes

If your bedside table has become a dumping ground for book club reads you've never managed to finish, then opt for a bed that has not just headboard storage, but cubby hole storage down its sides, too. 

This free standing Cody headboard by Maisons du Monde is perfect for tiny bedrooms – or people with tons of books. 

For more small bedroom design ideas, browse our handy guide. Then, shop the full range of storage beds available from Maisons du Monde

bedroom with geometric prints and wooden storage headboard by Maisons du Monde

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3.  Keep it simple with headboard storage shelves

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, lets you do without bedside tables. 

This Nikkö headboard from La Redoute has five, different sized, shelves, plus under-bed drawers, making it perfect for all your storage needs. Shop the full range of storage headboards available from La Redoute

contemporary bedroom with white wooden flooring, yellow and blue bedding and bed with storage headboard by la redoute

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4. Hide the headboard storage away

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…MORE STORAGE, but hidden. 

Ikea are, 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. 

Shop for similar beds with headboard storage at Argos

contemporary bedroom with polka dot monochrome bedding, white bed with storage headboard by Ikea

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5. Industrial style? You can have it with this headboard

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.

industrial style bed with wooden storage headboard by Maisons du Monde

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6. Create a home library with a handy bookcase headboard

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 King 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.  

contemporary bedroom with four poster bed containting headboard storage by cuckooland

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7. Swap bedside tables for headboard storage

If you are struggling to squeeze in bedside tables but need additional bedroom storage, go for a subtler storage headboard.

This White-washed Wooden Headboard by Maisons du Monde has two side tables built in, each with a hidden drawer – perfect if you are going for that clutter-free aesthetic (and, really, who isn’t?).

contemporary bedroom with dark wood bed with storage headboard and linen bedding by Maisons du Monde

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8. Use the storage headboard for display, too

Storage headboards aren't just made for stashing away all your night time 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.

bedroom with red gingham bedding and white bed with headboard storage by la redoute

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9. Accessorise a storage headboard so it's suitable for a kids bedroom

Looking for extra storage for kids' rooms? 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.

This 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 your reading material or your ever expanding collection of skincare. 

Browse our handy guide for more storage ideas for kids' rooms.

kids bedroom with grey blue feature wall, white bed with headboard storage and fluffy footstool by Maisons du Monde

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