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A guide to space saving beds

Last updated: October 2023

A Guide to Space Saving Beds

When it comes to making a bedroom work for you, sometimes you may need it to have more than just one function. Space can be at a premium, and finding somewhere to put away those everyday or seasonal items can be tricky. That’s where having beds with storage can really help. These beds can even come with additional storage solutions. Such storage beds may be best for those who are prone to clutter, whereas space saving beds are best for those with smaller homes or box rooms.

Storage beds

Storage beds, as the name suggests, are built with compartments for you to store items under the bed or via drawers inside it. Storage beds aren’t any smaller than other beds, but they do create less clutter around the room with their storage options.

Having a bed frame with storage frees up lots of extra space in your wardrobes, cupboards and shelves elsewhere in your bedroom. It’s also the perfect spot to store seasonal items, like extra blankets, coats and warm clothes when the summer comes around, and vice versa. If you’re looking for more storage to save space in your bedroom see our Storage Beds Buying Guide for more information.

Guest beds

There are many types of guest beds for as many different situations, rooms and homes, which can make choosing which one is right for your needs a little tricky. Spending the time to consider if you want a fixed guest bed, a storage bed that can also serve as an occasional sleeping space, or something that needs to be put away when not in use before making the purchase is always a good idea. One of the main benefits to consider is their space saving utility as they can be moved out of the way when not in use.

Just like sofa beds they can double up as a piece of furniture, but guest beds can also be used as a normal bed. If you decide that a guest bed is what you need, have a look at our Guest Bed Buying Guide for more information. You can shop the full guest beds range here.

Folding Beds

Folding beds are one of the most popular space saving beds in the UK, and are also a common solution when entertaining guests. Unlike sofa beds, folding beds feature a space saving bedframe that can be folded and tucked away when not in use, giving you the most floor space available.

Folding beds come with fully automatic folding legs which open independently in seconds to give you full convenience when any unexpected guests arrive. However, these handy beds can also be used on a regular basis as they make comfortable box room beds for adults. If you want a bed that offers the most room with the minimum assembly time, a folding bed may be best for you.

Take a look at some of our folding beds

Folding beds

Kids’ space saving beds

Children’s bedrooms are often hard to keep tidy as our little ones have so much to pack into such a small space. Plus, there may be some things you want to keep in their rooms that they may not use all the time, and there’s no other place to put them. If this is you as a parent, don’t despair - there are now some fantastic and ingenious ways to make the most of the limited space in the kids’ rooms.

Take a peek at our Kids’ Space Saving Beds Guide for information about how bunk beds, cabin beds, desk beds, high sleepers and mid sleepers and our kids’ beds page where you can find the answer to your space saving needs.

This range can be ideal for small bedrooms as well as guest rooms and children’s bedrooms. If you have a small bedroom and want other ways to maximise space, check out our Inspire Me post about how to make a small bedroom look bigger.

Want some more inspiration? Here’s more information on how space saving beds can really transform a room.