Bedroom Built Ins (Design Ideas)

Welcome to our bedroom built ins design ideas with different types of cabinets, bookshelves, closets, window seats and more. Master bedroom with fireplace built-ins Built-in furniture has been around for a long time, but the peak of its popularity was during the Modern era, where real estate prices have gone up, and spaces became smaller. Aside from its space-saving features, built-ins were used by modern designers to keep that clean, seamless, and uniform aesthetic.

Built-in furniture allowed designers to maximize the space in any given space – even if it has an odd shape or size – and create a clean-looking design that has a well-coordinated appeal.

Types of Built In Bedroom Storage

Master bedroom with built-in wardrobe with cabinets and drawers Although it is a feature popular for Modern interiors, built-ins can be applied with any design style, and is applicable with basically any furniture piece: closet, wardrobe drawers, vanity table, study desk, shoe storage, side tables, and even the bed itself.

A good designer will be able to utilize any given space with the appropriate built-ins to match your needs and preferences.

There are many types of bedroom storage you can make with built-ins:

  • Under-the-bed storage – can either be a lift-up mechanism, or a drawer under your bed
  • Shelves / Bookshelves
  • Cabinets
  • Closet
  • Drawers / Wardrobes
  • Overhead storage
  • Bay window bench storage

You can virtually explore and combine different storage solutions that match your needs when you use built-in storage. Just remember that it is important to asses your storage needs first before deciding on the different storage options.

Find out what you need to store, then plan accordingly the best way to integrate it with the space available in your bedroom. Below are great bedroom built-in design ideas for your inspiration:

Bedroom with Built In Storage and Bench

Bedroom with built in storage and bench If you want a little sitting area in your bedroom, you can add a built-in bench along the wall. Make sure you use that storage space under the bench!

You can use drawers for easy access like this example, or you can also access it with a swing-up hinge seat if the space is too tight for drawers.

Master Bedroom with Custom Built In Cabinets and Window Seat

Master bedroom with custom built in cabinets and window seat A window is a great place to add a small reading nook. This master bedroom utilizes the space under the window as a built-in bench/reading nook, and uses the space beside the windows for full-height cabinets.

Master Bedroom with Built In Closet with Glass Doors

Master bedroom with built in cabinet with glass door shelving cabinets If you’re into collecting and displaying objects and other paraphernalia, then a built-in glass door display cabinet would be perfect for you. A built-in display storage like this is a lot more sturdy, and the door helps to keep moisture and dust away, so your precious items displayed inside will be safe.

Modern Master Bedroom with Custom Built-In Dresser

Modern master bedroom with custom built-in dresser Most modern spaces have built-in dresser or closet to save space. In this case, the high ceilings of the bedroom was really maximized by using the full height as built-in dresser.

This way, you can utilize the space above your normal reach to store items that you don’t need to access very often, like storing winter clothes, linens, travel luggage, etc.

Custom Bedroom with Built-In Cabinets

custom-bedroom-built-in-cabinets This bedroom uses a custom wall-recessed cabinet as storage solution. This is applicable if you have a wall that you can do this with. This way, you can have more free floor area in your bedroom.

Just make sure you have a door bumper or door stopper if you’re going to place it perpendicular to a wall like in this example!

Custom Built Ins with Shelves and Center Window Seat

Bedroom with custom built ins with shelves and center window seat If you already have dedicated closet space, you can also opt for a built-in bookshelves instead. This example shows a built-in window seat with open shelves on each side. You can use it to store books and display small decor items.

Traditional Master Bedroom with Built In Window Seats with Storage

Traditional master bedroom with built in window seats with storage Even for traditional style bedrooms, you can still integrate built-in storage to your design. In this example, window seats were added in all available windows, and the space below the window seats was used as storage as well.

On the empty wall spaces, a shelf-cabinet combo was used, to maximize the available storage space.

Bedroom with Built-In Shelving

bedroom-with-built-in-shelving The great thing about built-in shelves is that you can specify it to any size you want. In this example, the built-in shelving was installed on the wall opposite the bed, and is able to maximize the available wall width.

You can also easily adjust the depth of your selves depending on your needs and the space restrictions!

Bedroom with Built in Bed Storage Shelving and Drawers

Bedroom with built in bed storage shelving and drawers Even your bed itself can be built-in, like in this example. For this bedroom, everything is built-in, from the shelves up to the bed itself. Every space is utilized to provide additional storage.

Bed with Built In Night Stands & Storage

The bed is also a great way to add storage in the bedroom. In this example the whole bed, night tables, and overhead cabinet and shelf set-up are built-ins. The space under the bed was also utilized for drawer storage!

This is a great option if you don’t really see yourself moving around the furniture in your bedroom much.

Bedroom with Built-In Over the Bed Storage and Desk

Bedroom with built in over the bed storage and desk Over the bed built-in storage could be very useful, especially in a smaller bedroom layout. In addition, this design provides room for a small desk making it useful for teenagers or college students. See more home office built-ins here,

Girls Bedroom with Arched Built-In Shelving

girls-bedroom-with-arched-built-in-storage-shelving Arched windows are making a come-back in modern interiors! It adds a fun, whimsical feel to any space! This girls’ bedroom already has arched windows, and to match that, the built-in shelves are also arched to mimic the design of the window.

Bedroom with Built In Bunk Beds with Storage

This bedroom idea is great if you have lots of kids in the house but little space, or if you’re designing for a shared-room accommodation, a guest room, or a dormitory.

Having built-in bunk beds saves a lot of space, while adding a dry-wall to separate the beds gives each user privacy as well. The space underneath the beds can of course be used as additional storage as well.

Master Bedroom with Built In Day Bed

Master bedroom with built in day bed The oddly placed support column in the middle of this master bedroom was efficiently utilized by adding a daybed in the awkward corner beside the bed, and then adding builtin back-to-back shelf in the space between the column and the walls. This way, there’s a shelf on both the side of the daybed, and on the side of the reading chair.

Bedroom with Curtained Built In Sitting Nook

Bedroom with curtained built in sitting nook This is another excellent use of an awkward corner in your bedroom. If you have small nook like this, and you already have enough storage, how about using it as a small quiet nook?

Increase its privacy and make it look more elegant by adding one of the opaque types of curtains so that you can have a quiet time inside once you pull the curtains closed!

For more related designs visit our built-in kitchen nook ideas gallery.

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Written by Giezl - Interior Designer

Giezl Clyde Ilustre is a licensed Interior Designer with a Bachelor of Science (BS), Interior Deign from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Interior Design in Tokyo Metropolitan University. She has extensive product knowledge of designer furniture brands, systems furniture, and has over 9 years of experience in Office, Commercial and Residential Interior Design. She is adept at using AutoCAD, SketchUp and other design programs.

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