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7 Stylish Bed Risers to Buy If the Standard Ones Give You the Ick

published Sep 15, 2023
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Various bed riser from clockwise from top left, Twakashic, Home Intuition and Tclouda.
Credit: Clockwise from top left, Twakashic, Home Intuition,Tclouda

Ask a bunch of dorm-dwelling college students what they wish they had more of in their living spaces, and one of the most common answers will be: space. (TBH, many students who live off campus feel the same way.) 

For most students, any and all space-saving hacks are welcome as they try to organize their rooms. One of the most commonly leveraged products is the bed riser, which raises the height of a bed to provide more under-bed storage space. The basic bed risers are square, plastic blocks that typically come in black or white. And while these products are certainly helpful for giving you more room to work with, they can disrupt the aesthetics of a space.

Luckily, there are more stylish bed riser sets on the market that can elevate both your bed and your room’s aesthetics. Here are some of my favorites.

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These oak bed risers come in both light and dark shades to match wooden bed frames and blend in with rustic-themed rooms. At 2 inches tall each, you can stack these risers to give your bed a 2-, 4-, 6-, or 8-inch lift. (It’s not recommended to stack more than four risers on top of each other.)

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Another stackable option, you can use these risers to lift your bed up to 4 inches. The triangular groove edged into the top of the riser provides an anti-slip grip onto your furniture, while the bottom of each riser can protect your floor from scratches. This product comes in black, brown, and light apricot colors, so you can pick the one that works best in your space.

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With a sleek, gold finish, these bed risers are a sophisticated addition to any room. Specifically made for metal bed frames, these risers will raise a bed by 3 inches — which isn’t a huge amount of space compared to other options, but if you just need a little lift, it’s a great choice.

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If any aspiring coastal grandmas are shopping for a riser that can camouflage itself among chic decor and neutral color palettes, look no further. These 1-inch wooden risers are short on their own, but can be stacked in a variety of ways to raise your bed up to 4 inches. Choose between “natural,” “dark coffee,” and “walnut” based on the shade of wood that speaks to you.

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Equipped with rubber no-slip mats and a reinforced structure, these risers can safely hold up to 1,300 pounds. The circular design is an interesting departure from the standard square look, but since these only come in black, you’ll probably only want to go with this option if your furniture legs are also dark — unless you’re into a colorblocked look, that is!

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For those who prefer low-key risers, these clear risers should blend in with any aesthetic. You can stack up to three risers on top of each other to raise your bed 1, 2, or 3 inches. If your bed is on wheels, there’s even a slot for wheel casters, which will give your bed a lift but will keep it from being able to roll.

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These bed risers might resemble the traditional iterations you loathe, but trust me, they’re much better. First of all, they come in multiple colors — white, black, brown, and gray — so you’re working with options, people. They can also add 3, 5, or 8 inches of additional height. Plus, they come with special features: two USB ports, a power outlet, and a 6-foot cord! There are few things more annoying than an inconveniently placed outlet; with these risers, you can solve that problem *and* add more storage space.

Mia Diamond


Mia Diamond is a freelance journalist and cultural documentarian covering everything from fashion and beauty to career and wellness. She is a rising senior at Florida A&M University who loves reality TV, being out in the sunshine, and watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Mia's work has been published in Teen Vogue, Glamour, Essence, and Grazia US.

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