Editors’ Picks: Furniture That Does Double or Triple Duty

June 08, 2017

Editors’ Picks: Furniture That Does Double or Triple Duty

It must be nice to live in a palace with acres of square footage and rooms full of unused furniture. Most of us, however, live in compact spaces that require an edited approach to decorating. That means choosing furniture that serves multiple purposes, like the items listed below. Because your home décor should work as hard as you do.

For your mudroom

Every entryway needs a landing spot, but this craftsman-style hall tree lets you do more than land. It’s got eight coat hooks and several fixed shelves for mud room supplies, plus a bench, so you can take off your shoes comfortably, instead of doing that one-legged hop thing. Or if you don’t need the coat rack and want a bit more storage, how about a bench and shoe organizer in one?

For your dinner party

Thank you to the genius who designed this clever dining table, which comes with a handy hidden ice bucket tray, so guests can grab a chilled beverage from their seat. And that’s not all—a removable leaf and interchangeable legs also let you adjust the table’s height.

For your kitchen

Don’t feel confined by a small cooking space when you can have a commercial-grade, elegant-looking rolling pantry work station. It comes with a built-in cutting board for extra prep space, plus so many hooks and storage compartments for utensils, condiments, and food disposal. And with a small, moveable footprint, you can wheel it out of sight, when you’re not using it.

For your bedroom

Sure, there’s plenty of shelving for books on this attractive bookcase bed. But it also features a clutter-concealing sliding door, drawer space to stash more stuff, and a built-in halogen touch light. So fine, it’s a bookcase—but it’s also a headboard, a nightstand, and a bed.

For your dog (and you)

Tired after a long day? Prop your feet up on this dual-purpose ottoman with an adorable floral design, cushioned, removable top, and snuggly hideaway bed for your four-legged friend and his favorite toys.

For your college student

Dorm rooms are notorious for blandness and a lack of outlets. This high-tech headboard resolves both issues by embedding a chic, nail head-accented frame with a grounded outlet and two USB ports for the phone and tablet that are always dying. Just make sure the school allows BYOH (bring your own headboard).

For overnight guests

This gorgeous, tufted daybed serves as an actual sofa by day, bed by night, and comes with a trundle for a bonus guest. Put it in your home office, guest room, or wherever you want to take a nap. After all this clever decorating, you deserve it.


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