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12 Multitasking Furniture Pieces You Need for Small Rooms

These brilliant pieces of furniture will maximize your small spaces.

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TableCorner Housewares

Coffee and Dining Table

If you have a small living room, consider investing in this table. It rises and lowers effortlessly to transform in seconds from a coffee table to a full dining table for 4 to 6 people. Need more room for your stuff? Here are 12 simple storage solutions.

Photo: Courtesy of Corner Housewares

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DeskKings Brand Furniture

Fold-Out Convertible Wall-Mount Desk With Mirror

This wall-mounted desk will save you valuable floor space. When on the wall, it serves as a mirror, and when you’re in need of a work space, simply fold it out to reveal a handy desk with an open storage area and shelves. No room for floor-standing shelves? Build this sliding storage system on the ceiling.

Photo: Courtesy of Kings Brand Furniture

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Multi-Purpose Foam Sofa

A convertible sofa that’s actually cute? Yep! This 8-inch thick mattress made of CertiPUR-US certified supportive, high-density foam has a contemporary, durable gray linen-look fabric cover. It easily folds from a mattress to a sofa or lounger. If you have a small living room and need more storage ideas, we have plenty of DIY solutions.

Photo: Courtesy of LUCID

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BedCoaster Home Furnishings

Twin-Over-Twin Convertible Loft Bed

If your bedroom is tiny, or you live in a studio, this loft bed could be a great find. The bottom twin turns into a seating area with a table, allowing you to do everything from eating to working or playing a card game! If your room also has a small closet, here’s how to get the most out of it.

Photo: Courtesy of Coaster Home Furnishings

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Sleeper Loveseat and Ottoman

This three-tiered multi-functional piece of furniture is ideal for working with small spaces and changing needs. Chill with a friend in the two-person loveseat with ottomans, or stack the ottomans inside to make a large gaming table or seating pad. If you end up having enough space, you can even fold it out completely into a queen-size mattress. Here are 15 clever tips and tricks of the eye that can be easily incorporated into any small room.

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StorageConvenience Concepts

Storage Ottoman

This storage ottoman features a double-sized lid with a multi-functional tray, so it can go from seat or foot rest to small table in no time. And, it comes in six vibrant colors. Always avoid clutter in small spaces. Here are strategies for every room.

Photo: Courtesy of Convenience Concepts

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StoolsO&;K Furniture

Coffee Table With Nesting Stools

This clever piece of furniture brings modern farmhouse design to your small space. This is a glass-top coffee table, with four wedge-shaped fabric stools that tuck neatly beneath the table. The stools provide extra seating when you need it. Have a small balcony too? Make it your go-to space for chilling out in the sunshine, no matter how small it is!

Photo: Courtesy of O&K Furniture

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Murphy Bed and Sofa

This design is ideal for studios. You can easily transform your living space into a bedroom. Simply remove the four sofa cushions and fold down the stylish Murphy bed. Meanwhile, each side column opens to reveal extra storage and comes with one fixed and three adjustable shelves. For the woodworkers, here’s how to diy a murphy bed.

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Lift-TopChristopher Knight Home

Lift-Top Storage Coffee Table

This lift-top storage coffee table allows you to store your belongings out of sight without taking up valuable space. This piece of furniture features two solid mid-sections that open and lift to use as a computer or writing desk. If you’re renting, here are your 12 little known rights.

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Knight Home

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IslandDorel Living

Versatile Kitchen Island

This rustic antique oak and black industrial metal island works hard in the kitchen, but can also be used as a sofa table. If you’re serving a meal for a group, push the island against a wall and use it as a modern sideboard. One table, many uses in your small space.

Here’s how to build a kitchen island cart with crates.

Photo: Courtesy of Dorel Living

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SwivelingResource Furniture

Swiveling Storage Units

This playful piece of furniture hugs the wall vertically to free up floor space. When opened, the individual storage units swivel 180 degrees on a column that rests on the floor and is attached to the wall. The contraption opens from the left or right to make it more versatile and can be integrated anywhere in the home. You may also like these instant storage hacks.

Photo: Courtesy of Resource Furniture

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Room Resource Furniture


This “room-in-a-box” is called the Kali Ponte Board. It features a twin X-size wall bed with upper hanging and/or shelving storage and a seven-foot desk. The bed folds out horizontally when it’s time for bed, making it an ideal modern Murphy bed for small-space living. Check out an architect’s guide to some inspiring ways to build in extra cabinets, shelves and cubbyholes at the start of a project.

Photo: Courtesy of Resource Furniture

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