Photo: James Bombales, design by Lisa Canning
When square footage is limited, double-duty furniture is a must. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of functional furnishings among today’s top retailers. From sofas with secret compartments to laundry hampers disguised as decor, we’ve got your small space needs covered.
1. Gold Hammered Metal Cala Coffee Table from World Market, $329.99
Photo: World Market
Pop the top off this lustrous gold coffee table to hide away throw blankets, television remotes and more.
2. Utley Queen Upholstered Storage Platform Bed from Wayfair, $495.99/C$939.99
Channel back tufted headboards are blowing up on Instagram. This affordable platform bed combines the trend with a healthy dose of storage space.
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3. Wood Storage Bench by Olivia & May from Target, $286.99
You’d be forgiven for mistaking this piece for vintage. Three lateral drawers offer plenty of space for shoes and winter accessories.
4. Ocean 2-Door Sideboard from Structube, $499.00/C$499.00
Sideboards are super versatile — they can be used to house dinnerware in the dining room or as a TV stand in the family room.
5. Hexagon Storage Ottoman from CB2, $229.00/C$313.42
This sculptural piece is an all-in-one stool, ottoman and storage space. We love the contrast of the sheesham wood and natural brown leather.
6. Yamazaki Tower 6-Tier Shoe Rack from Urban Outfitters, $99.00
7. Oslari Desk by Opalhouse from Target, $101.99
Two pull-out drawers provide ample storage space, while the bold blue finish makes this piece pop.
8. BJÖRKSNÄS Nightstand from IKEA, $69.99/C$99.00
The ideal nightstand provides both closed and open storage. This leather drawer pull is just the icing on the cake.
9. Cactus Hamper from Pottery Barn Teen, $79.00
Photo: Pottery Barn Teen
A laundry hamper you’ll actually want to display out in the open? Unfathomable — until now.
10. Briar Sectional with Storage from Joybird, $2,659.00 – $3,039.00
Sectionals occupy a lot of space, but this retro model with hidden storage doesn’t waste it.
11. Cubiko Storage Mirror from Urban Outfitters, $99.00
Photo: Urban Outfitters
Keep your bathroom surfaces clear of toiletries *and* create the illusion of space.