We are always looking for better ways to live in small spaces, and have shown many ideas for for storage under the bed. We have even shown loft beds with walk-in closets underneath, but they required climbing up a ladder to get into bed.
Now the Contemporist shows a really interesting idea: a slightly raised bed with shelving that acts as a stair up. Lift the bed and you get a walk-in closet underneath, albeit only half high.
Still, there is lots of room under there and it's easy to organize. This one is from a French company, Parisot
Here's the other side with its own stairway. These are not night-time disasters waiting to happen but look like safe and comfortable access.
Of course if you are sharing the bed and you don't get up at the same time, you are going to be crawling into that little low room under the bed to find your stuff. But it holds a lot more than the standard storage bed, without the downside of having to climb up a ladder to a loft. An interesting compromise!