Your bed will probably be the largest and most expensive piece of furniture in your bedroom, so it makes sense to use the area underneath the bed for a little extra storage. If you're looking for a storage bed, you'll have two main options. Either:
- Drawers: Drawers are positioned on each side of the bed, usually two per side.
- Ottoman: The top section can be pivoted up, revealing one large storage area beneath the mattress.
Each type of storage bed comes with its own distinct pros and cons, but here are just a few reasons why you should opt for a bed with drawers.
1. Greater Convenience
Probably the main problem with ottoman beds is that the entire mattress needs to be lifted up whenever you need a certain item. That might be okay some of the time, but not always. Maybe you have clothes on the bed. Maybe your partner is still asleep. Maybe your cat has just fallen asleep on the sheets in the most adorable pose. If there's something on the mattress that will be a pain to move, you have a problem on your hands. Drawers can be slid out and accessed without disturbing the upper bed one jot.
2. Superior Cleanliness
Most ottoman beds have no barrier above the floor. This provides plenty of storage space, but it also means your clothes and belongings are lying directly on the floor. Even if there is a bottom to the ottoman's storage area, you'll usually find ottomans a little harder to clean. Drawers are easy since you can just slide them out and clean them whenever you want.
3. Easier Organisation
Ottoman beds admittedly offer more storage space, but they are much harder to organise. With one large space instead of several drawers, most people end up just throwing things on top. Even if you're quite organised, it can be tough to find what you're looking for among everything under the bed, especially as you get closer to the top, where it pivots up and space gets tighter. Drawers are great for organisation – you'll know exactly where to look for whatever you need.
4. Lower Cost
Finally, keep in mind that ottoman beds tend to be the more expensive option. If you're on a tight budget or simply don't fancy spending a huge chunk of cash on your bed, you should think about going for a bed with drawers instead of an ottoman.
For more information about bedroom furniture, contact a local business.