Your bed is just a bed, right? It’s the place where you sleep at night and get some of your best napping in during the day. But what if you could take your bed to the next level, improving it in style, functionality, or space? It would be so much more than “just a bed.” If you’ve been looking to upgrade the place you rest your head at night, prepare to be inspired by these 23 brilliant bed DIY projects! When you see what your bed COULD be, you won’t settle for anything less than epic!
These super modern L-shaped beds give a whole new meaning to bunk beds. Because the bottom “bunk” is on wheels, it can be configured however you’d like, which could provide valuable space for a desk or play station.
For some serious relaxation indoors, this hanging hammock bed is the ultimate way to kick back. This bed is guaranteed to be your new happy place.
For extra storage (whether it’s for books, a lamp, a midnight snack, or random knickknacks) double your headboard as a bookshelf. Save space and add storage all in one fell swoop.
If you have a tiny space, you need to conserve as much of it as possible. And that equation does not involve a clunky bed. Try this pull-out option, where a sleek bed comes out from a compact drawer. What a brilliant take on your traditional Murphy bed!
For both style and storage, put a trendy bench (we love the colors and patterns on this one) at the foot of your bed. This will provide both extra seating and a place for storage; there’s plenty of room both on and under a bench to put baskets for even more storage.
This bed has one pretty impressive magic trick up its sleeve – it can morph into any shape or configuration you can dream up! Unpin the cushions and see what this magical bedding set can turn into for you.
For the music lover or the movie guru among us, nothing tops this under-bed storage. Pull out this massive drawer out to reveal your ultimate DVD or CD collection and really wow your friends. Also, you’ll never have to get up for a DVD again! You’re living the life of lazy luxury, my friends.
For the claustrophobic, this may not be a good bet. But for someone looking to conserve space in a unique way, this closeted bed is a creative and cozy alternative to your traditional bedroom!
No box spring? No problem! Push together a few benches and place your mattresses on top. Not only do you have an easy DIY box spring, but you can remove the mattress and use the benches when you’re entertaining, too.
We can’t forget about our four-legged friends! Usually trundle beds are for guests, but this trundle bed pulls out for man’s best friend!
If you live in a studio apartment, you can often feel like you have no space of your own. Hang up curtains, best done with tension rods or curtain rods from the ceiling, to give yourself your own temporary walls!
If you have a great porch area, upgrade it with a hanging bed! You can create yourself an alternative outdoor bedroom like you’ve never seen before. Nature lovers, rejoice.
This is the stuff of a bookworm’s dream. Create this luxuriously comfortable bed with dimmed lighting, plenty of pillows, and your own bookshelf for all your favorite reads. Sounds like a little piece of heaven to me.
Use IKEA bookshelves in this ingenious way: hang them around your bed, so you have floating shelf space instead of your traditional bedside storage. Not only does this save you some valuable room, but it also looks insanely cool.
Forget a pull-out sofa, this revolutionary bed is changing the way we layout our bedrooms. In 2004, Parisian designers Décadrages came up with BedUp, a bed that lowers from your ceiling using counterweights, making it effortless to hide and reveal your bed at a moments notice.
Transform your bedroom easily with this fun DIY! Using string lights and a few other simple tools, you can have a beautifully lit-up headboard that will give a soft, almost magical vibe to your space.
You’ve heard of a bunk bed before, but have you ever heard of a triple bunk bed? This brilliant setup is perfect for a family of three kids – or even for a family of one or two, considering that your kids will probably be having plenty of sleepovers come summer vacation! These bunks are lined up next to a shelf, perfect for books or other storage, built into which is a staircase leading up to the top bed. As if that wasn’t enough, next to the shelf space is a third bed. Brilliant.
20. Platform Bed
21. Murphy Bed
22. Canopy Bed
Is it or is it not every kids dream to have a tree house? Well, how about giving your kids an indoor tree house for their bed instead! This extraordinary dad built this bed tree house for his daughter in TWO DAYS, which means your kids can be enjoying a nighttime playground in no time at all.
Have you re-imagined your bed in a creative way? Share pictures of your space in the comments section below.