Beds with drawers underneath come in many sizes, from king to queen and then twin/full. However, as stated by Ken Fulk, just because a bed fits in your room it doesn't mean it will look good. A bed crammed into a room can create a closed-in effect and may also prevent you from accessing the drawers underneath well. This can be solved by leaving 15 to 20 inches between your wall and where your bed starts. If you plan to place your bed against a wall, make sure the drawers are positioned on the side that you will always have access to. Otherwise, you'll waste time having to move your bed back and forth. Additionally, remember that the larger the bed, the bigger the drawers will probably be due to a naturally bigger base.
Of course, beds with drawers will come with space for storage, but how these drawers are laid out is another thing. If you want a bed that appears smooth and clean-lined, you need to look for a bed that has drawers with no visible pulls or handles. Plus, per Suzanne Kasler, where the drawers are on the bed is an important aspect to consider. If the drawer/s are at the bottom of a bed, you're restricted from placing anything other than a rug there. Because of this, if you have a small space, it's best to stick to beds that have drawers at the sides instead. In any small bedroom, you don't want to limit how you can use an area.
Contemporary, mid-century, antique, and everything in between -- beds with drawers come in a variety of styles. However, unless you have a particular theme in mind, Virginia Tupker recommends opting for a bed designed in a modern style. This doesn't necessarily have to mean an ultra-modern style or a futuristic-looking bed, but simply one that will look nice in the majority of bedrooms. As for colors, white and light wood finishes are the most versatile and will look nice with both neutral and bright bedding. By opting for neutrals, your bed won't look out of place due to the more neutral approach of modern furniture if you ever decide to switch things up.
Material and Maintenance:
Unless you specifically seek out a bed made from solid wood, most beds with drawers underneath are made from manufactured wood or a solid and manufactured wood mix. A few beds will have veneers overlaid over the manufactured wood. Veneers often make your bed look more expensive and can sometimes change the finish to glossy or matte. Veneers are also easy to maintain as they only require a dry cloth and warm water to be cleaned alongside the occasional polish. The same goes for manufactured wood. When it comes to solid wood, a good maintenance trick is to use diluted dishwashing soap and warm water. Regular polish can damage the wood, making it a high-maintenance investment.
In addition to drawers, beds with drawers sometimes include extras. This is mostly in the form of added storage; for example, nooks or shelves built into the headboard or in the base of the bed. Kelly Behun states even just one extra shelf can prevent the look of clutter in your bedroom and is a good option for narrow bedrooms. If you can't fit a bedside table next to your bed, this shelf will hold the items you would usually put on a bedside table.