We do not recommend using the area above the wall bed for storage. It is not a shelf, and too much weight may cause the panel to bow over time. Additionally, while the specific height for each model may vary slightly, all current models are above seven feet tall, which can make accessing this location difficult. The top rail that conceals the wall anchors would further impede access, as items would be slightly hidden from view. We understand that pillows and blankets need to be stored somewhere, and most models offer a coordinating side cabinet with spacious doors and drawers for ample storage.