Step 6: Nifty Extras
1) Without a headboard or typical bed frame, it doesn't look like a bed, so you can easily use it as a sofa, by throwing some extra pillows along the wall.
2) The platform extends beyond the mattress, so you have a spot for books and drinks, whether you are in sofa or bed mode.
3) The storage under the bed is easy to get to. Just flip the mattress up against the wall and lift one of the platform panels. Voilá!