Headboard Storage – A Clever and Functional Space-Saving Ideas

Headboard Storage – A Clever and Functional Space-Saving Ideas


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Storage and the provision of spaces for storage is an aspect that we are always short on. A bedroom may be very well equipped with all the storage in the world, but, yet would fall short of space to store bedclothes, personal belongings and at times books or art. We do wonder, where can we carve out that extra storage space? or where is it that we can sneakily make room for storage of miscellaneous things? There is a range of creative ideas to make room for extra stuff by means of furniture elements such as a headboard. While bed walls have become a focal element for most of the bedrooms, headboards can be designed in a way that they can be used to display and store stuff at the same time or can be concealed. Following discussed are clever and functional headboard storage ideas which are space-saving too –

Headboard with a Library

For all the bibliophiles, who love to have their books at the closest reach, a headboard with a bookshelf is one of the ingenious ideas. It saves on a lot of floor space and the shelves can be designed to accommodate books, notepads, etc. The aesthetics could be worked on based on the design and placement of the shelves. Generally, there is a dearth of space when it comes to storing books, however through a headboard cum bookshelf, one can easily store and showoff the book collection.

Bed Headboard with a Library

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Bed Headboard with a Library

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Folding Work Platform

With the work from the home culture on the boom, a headboard with a foldable work platform is a clever space-saving idea. This way one can just drop down the platform and work right from the comfort of their beds. It needs no additional floor space and can be used as per the requirements. The platform can be designed as a drop-down lid or supported with hinges. The level of the platform can be adjusted as per the height of the user. When not in use, it can be folded back to create a flushed finish to match with the aesthetics. In fact, the headboard can host a shelving system to store the papers, files, stationery, so on and so forth. This will help in saving the space, give the room a neat look and the best part is, once the office hours are done, the platform can be folded back and all the remains of a work desk will vanish with a snap!

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Bed Headboard Folding Work Platform

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Shelves on the side!

For the ones who like their headboards clean and minimalistic, the best option is to keep the front plain and give shelves on the sides. The side shelves are a good way to conceal the storage space and carve out that much needed extra space. This way the aesthetics are not disturbed and one gets additional space too. The limitation, however, is that the amount of storage would depend on the depth of the headboard, which can be designed according to too the requirements of the user and the overall aesthetics of the bed. These can be done in two ways-

Open shelving system

Bed Headboard shelves on the side

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Sliding shelving system

Bed Headboard shelves on the side

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Into the Overhead Wall Unit or Cabinet

One of the cleverest yet functional idea is to integrate the headboard with the wall unit or cabinet. This helps in providing additional space with neat aesthetics. It would depend on the user to have the cabinet an open affair or closed. In line with the idea, one can integrate the wall unit with side cabinets to give a nice and functional frame to the bed. Such practices become all the more imperative when one has a small bedroom space to work with.

Bed headboard with the Overhead Wall Unit

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Bed headboard with the Overhead Wall Unit

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With a Hinged Lid

If you are someone who craves that extra storage space but doesn’t like to flaunt it, then a headboard with a hinged lid is the perfect idea to adopt. These merge with the aesthetics of the bed and overall space while giving space to conceal your storage space. Choose this simple yet clever idea to add a tone of elegance to your space. The lid can be upholstered for the users who prefer a soft headrest. What’s more, these are easy to maintain and clean.

Bed Headboard with a Hinged Lid

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With a Top Lid

Headboard with a top lid has been in practice for quite some time. Nonetheless, as we say old is gold, so is this practice which proves to be a super space-saving hack that provides for ample storage. This style gives a lot of surface area on top of the lid as well to keep one's things. Apart from it, one can even further innovate the design by adding a shelf or a platform over it, depending on the personal requirements and scale of the room.

Bed Headboard with a top Lid

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The Floating Shelves

Floating shelves help use the vertical space in space to carve out additional space where there is a dearth of space. the floating shelves when installed over the bed, make room for storing a lot of miscellaneous items. These can be designed in a way that they look integrated with the bed and not an add-on element. These shelves can be used to store or display things. If the items need to be put behind covers, then the floating shelves can be replaced with floating drawers. This idea can be executed even when one is thinking of a makeover, as the shelves can be installed easily at any point in time on the wall.

Bed Headboard with the Floating Shelves

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Bed Headboard with the Floating Shelves

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The aforementioned are clever and functional ideas for headboard storage. These ideas can be executed as is or can be interestingly amalgamated to give the user the most functional and space-saving solution in the form of headboard storage. The basic ideas can be given any desired finish to match with the overall ambiance of the room. Headboard storage is one of the most neglected spaces when we talk about the design of a space. however, if its full potential is realized it can provide a lot of vertical storage space, that otherwise goes waste. So go ahead and carve out extra storage space with your headboards.

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