The all-in-one solution to furniture, storage and bed frames. Overbed units combine bedside chests, wardrobes, a bed, and extra storage in one tidy, stylish design.
What is an overbed unit?
An overbed unit is a combination furniture piece that fits bedside chests and wardrobes around your bed, maximising space and storage. They are designed either with a bed frame included or to slot perfectly over your bed, creating an all-in-one bed frame and wardrobe furniture piece. What would normally be wasted space above your bed is used for extra storage and gives your bedroom a bespoke, tailored finish.
Why choose an overbed unit?
Overbed units are great for a variety of reasons ranging from space-saving to style and extra lighting. Check out our handy guide below for a quick introduction to the benefits of choosing an overbed unit.
The main benefit of an overbed unit is the increased storage you get with the added bedside chests, shelving and wardrobes. Fitted around the bed, they are easily accessed and provide ample space for clothes or clunky items, great for keeping your room tidy and clutter-free.
On top of the bedside chests and wardrobes, overbed units often come with what is called a bed box. The bed box acts as your headboard and has plenty of space inside for storing spare linen, out of season clothes, or whatever you see fit.
The great thing about overbed units is the fact they add a consistent, bespoke feel to your bedroom. Match up your overbed unit with other furniture from the same collection and you can give your bedroom an even more polished and consistent finish. Coming in a range of sizes, you’ll be able to impress any guests with your bed and overbed unit acting as a grand centrepiece in your bedroom. The cream colour option ensures the units fit with a range of room decor.
- Extra Benefits:
- The option for lights above the headrest is perfect for those who like to read before bed, or just don’t want to get out to turn off the light.
- For bedrooms where floor space is at a premium, overbed units can be a great solution as they maximise what would traditionally be wasted space.
- There is extra space for books, alarm clocks and accessories on either the bedside chests or shelving.
- Drawers provide a quick and dust-free answer to tidying your room, great for phone and laptop chargers, important letters and any bedside reads.
What are the different types of overbed unit?
- Standard Overbed Unit:
The most common overbed unit. It doesn’t come with any additional extras, consisting solely of the bedside chests, wardrobes and shelving that fit perfectly around your bed. Great for those who already have a bed but want to invest in more practical, ergonomic furniture.
- Overbed Unit with Box:
Similar to the standard overbed unit but with an added bed box. The bed box doubles up as both headboard and storage space, with hinges for easy access to what’s stored inside.
- Overbed Unit with Bed and Box:
For those looking to invest in the full package, the overbed unit with bed and box could be the perfect answer. Coming with the complete furniture surround, the bed box, and a bed frame, all you will need to complete your bedroom is a mattress.
What are the different sizes of overbed units?
Fortunately, overbed units aren’t solely for those with large rooms. With options for units that fit perfectly around double and king size beds, you have options for maximising the space in your bedroom. If you don’t already have a bed or want to upgrade your frame, consider an overbed unit that comes with a bed, for a stylish, all-in-one solution.
As mentioned, an overbed unit has a range of functions and uses for nearly all bedroom spaces. Maximising space, style, and storage, these furniture pieces can turn a standard bedroom into a grand and practical room to start and end your day.
If you require any further assistance when considering an overbed unit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our Bed Experts. Call us on 0800 652 5090.