In our often-tight New York City apartments, many pieces of furniture must work double duty. Headboards are no exception. Sure they are decorative features that give your bed and bedrooms a finished look, but they can also be a storage compartment for holding books, reading glasses and other items. Here are some examples of headboards with storage:
IKEA’s BRIMNES Headboard with Storage Compartment
At a reasonable $130.00, this number from our favorite Swedish retailer can hold books, magazines, plants and a whole host of other items. It also has pre-drilled holes for cables so you can charge your phones, plug in an alarm and hook up lights. The piece coordinates with a BRIMNES bed, though you can probably use it with other beds—just make sure the size and style works out.
Andes white bed
The storage on this hi-gloss headboard that’s part of the bed comes in the form of integrated nightstands. Each side of this CB2 bed features two shelves that can hold books, electronics and lights. The price ranges between $699 and $899 for a complete bed, sans mattress of course.
Queen Bookcase Headboard
If you live in New York, you’re likely to have come upon a Gothic Furniture store at some point. This family operated retailer makes all their furniture with real wood and often sells them unfinished, which means that you can finish it to your own taste or have it stained or painted with one of the offered options. This bookcase headboard is constructed with unfinished pine and features a bookcase shelf and a top shelf for $249 to fit a Queen sized bed.
Manhattan Bookcase Headboard by Prepac
Available on Wayfair, this laminated composite wood headboard features six shelves—one of which is adjustable—to hold your books, electronics and other knick-knacks and comes in an espresso finish. At under $200, it’s a reasonable bet.