Style and storage: Introducing shadow ottoman beds

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Last Modified 15 February 2024 First Added 1 August 2022

Constantly find yourself running out of space in the bedroom? You’re not alone. A shadow ottoman bed could be just the stylish solution you’re searching for…

Traditional ottoman beds lift from the side or foot end to reveal large underbed compartments within the flush‐to‐floor frame. But our innovative shadow ottoman beds go one step further.

These space-saving frames give you the same built‐in storage benefits with the added advantage of a frame that’s lifted elegantly from the floor, creating a more spacious ambience in even the smallest of rooms.

If you’re seeking storage but enjoy the look of a sleek slimline bed frame, a shadow ottoman is a great choice. Let us introduce you to some of our favourites…

Beige upholstered sleigh double bed, styled with pink and green bedding.
Alana Upholstered Bedside Table


Alana Upholstered Bedside Table
Alana Upholstered Shadow Ottoman Bed Frame


Alana Upholstered Shadow Ottoman Bed Frame

Introducing the elegant Alana

Intricately scrolled, traditional sleigh style… and storage space?! Alana is the envy of all. Raised on statement gold-accented castors and carved wooden legs, the Alana bed opens from the side to reveal a spacious storage pouch.

So-called because they resemble a shadow under the bed, shadow ottoman storage areas are perfectly camouflaged at eye level. The curved design of these pouches mean they can sit flush to the floor, avoiding any unnecessary strain on your frame without detracting from the bed’s profile. This gives the appearance of a raised sleeping area, which draws the eye up to create the illusion of space and light.

Alana’s natural tones and elegant details are perfectly suited to a glamorous master suite, whilst still giving you plenty of room to store blankets, cushions, bedding and more to keep your room clutter-free.


Hello Florence, magnificent in moody grey

For those who prefer a darker, more dramatic look, Florence offers a sleek sophisticated frame perfectly suited to modern interiors. This design was created by the experts at House Beautiful to offer storage, style and so much more.

The striking squared‐off headboard is covered in luxurious, velvet‐feel plush fabric with elegant horizontal stitching and, like Maisy, is sumptuously padded, creating the ideal backrest for both comfort and support.

Open Florence from the foot end and you’ll find the ingenious shadow ottoman storage compartment hidden underneath the comfortable sprung slats. This area is cleverly constructed from sturdy black material, which blends in, shadow-like, under the bed and is almost invisible from eye level. It makes the perfect place to stash bulky or rarely needed items such as extra duvets, cushions, throws, without sacrificing style or space.


The rich, natural, dark‐wood finish on the sturdy frame is very now, pairing beautifully with a palette of earthy browns and greys to create a stylish look in every contemporary bedroom. And if that wasn’t enough, Florence also ticks every box in the storage stakes. The imaginative shadow storage space crafted from the same robust black fabric allows you to hide all your clutter from view.

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