This sleek headboard has a secret: It includes sliding panels that open to reveal a hidden cabinet behind. If you can’t find what you’re looking for and have the budget to do so, consider a custom-built headboard like this example.
Different headboard designs also come extended in width with attached drawers. These drawers are handy because they corral storage while acting as built-in bedside tables.
This design features one simple drawer for the side of the bed that can make all the difference.
Consider large freestanding pieces that essentially double as storage space and headboard. These are especially convenient if you’re converting a space into a bedroom that doesn’t contain a closet. These pieces will ground the bed while providing ample space for clothing and necessities.
Here is an example of a much larger and likely custom-built piece that acts as a headboard as well as storage. I assume there is closet space on the other side, while the side we see comes complete with shelves and cabinetry. Adding upholstered squares makes the piece look like a more authentic headboard.
Get creative with freestanding pieces by utilizing one side as a decorative headboard and the other as ample storage, like this example. Pieces like these are ideal solutions for loft spaces or studios if you’re trying to create a distinct bedroom space.
Here is a built-in piece that works double duty as a headboard on one side and a dresser on the other.
A headboard that essentially acts as a bookcase (click photo to see full view) can provide a home to a variety of items in your bedroom. This particular example is part of a custom-designed bed that includes even more storage at the base.
Don’t forget to exercise a little creativity when it comes to combining storage with headboards. Consider commissioning a built-in bookshelf for your bedroom that includes a paneled rise in the center that can act as a headboard. If built-in shelves are beyond your budget, go to Ikea to see how you can re-create the look.
Here is another creative solution: the headboard shelf. Simply adding a shelf at your bed’s pillow line gives the illusion of a real headboard, and likely at less cost than buying the real thing. Plus, the extra surface area provides exactly what you need: storage.
The Oppdal Headboard from Ikea provides a handy storage compartment and a stylish wood look at an affordable price.