If you want extra storage, a raised bed is the way to go. But finding the right organizer to place your mattress on top is another story. Here, nine sturdy IKEA kitchen cabinets with doors hide personal items. See more at Oh Yes »
Here’s an idea: turn basic IKEA storage cabinets and dressers into multi-functional lofts. It's a smart way to address the problem of small space — you get both beds and storage in the same footprint. These hacks work well for studio apartments, kids rooms, and dorms. As inspiration, here are different unique ways others made it work for them:
Example of elevated platform bed with under bed storage. Add a mattress platform on hinged wall mount to access the hidden storage space between cabinet surround. Japanese futon mattress on platform (cleanable and airable, unlike traditional American mattresses).