10 Double-Duty Pieces of Furniture Every Small Space Needs

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Multipurpose furniture not only makes sense in small spaces, but it's also a great investment. With the rise of the tiny-home movement and a lack of space in many urban apartments, it's more important than ever to buy useful, well-designed objects. Whether you're looking to outfit a living room, a kitchen, or a bedroom, there's a product that can help you save space — and money — by doing more than one job. Read on for our top 10 picks.

01
Couch or Bed
West Elm

Couch or Bed

Anyone who lives in a studio knows the beauty of a daybed. This stunning daybed ($780, originally $1,299) works as a place to sleep at a night and lounge during the day.

02
Desk or Bedside Table
Crate & Barrel

Desk or Bedside Table

Secretary desks are a great way to save space without sacrificing design. By placing this secretary desk ($399) beside your bed, you have a two-in-one combo: a nightstand and a workspace.

03
Bench or Closet
Crate & Barrel

Bench or Closet

Entryways would be well served to have a storage bench ($599). A place to sit is suddenly transformed into an extension of the closet.

04
End Table or Bar Cart
One King's Lane

End Table or Bar Cart

A small two-tiered cart on wheels ($369, originally $465) can do double duty as a bar cart on bottom, end table on top.

05
Ottoman or Bed
Castro Convertibles

Ottoman or Bed

Perfect for someone who has frequent guests but no guest room, pieces like this convertible ottoman ($559, originally $699) make hosting easy. When not in use as a bed, the piece folds right back up into a cozy ottoman.

06
Bed or Dresser
Ikea

Bed or Dresser

Say goodbye to wasted space under the bed. Investing in a bed frame with storage ($329 full size) is the equivalent to adding a few drawers to your dresser.

07
Lounger or Toy Storage
PBteen

Lounger or Toy Storage

Never again will we take the space underneath a piece of furniture for granted. This genius love seat (component pieces start at $129 each, originally $159 each) was constructed to allow for storage underneath, making it the perfect lounger for children's rooms.

08
Table or Desk
Pier 1

Table or Desk

A dining space can double as a work area. This trestle table ($500, originally $600) could double as a desk in a workshop.

09
Coffee Table or Storage
Kohl's

Coffee Table or Storage

Your coffee table can do more than look pretty. This coffee table ($150) doubles as a place to store throw pillows, blankets, and whatever else your heart desires.

10
Table or Drawers
Ikea

Table or Drawers

Folding up a table when it's not in use can be a great way to save space. Even better is a retractable table (at left, $199) with storage in the middle, which also serves as a set of drawers.