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    29 Pieces Of Furniture With Hidden Storage And Versatile Uses

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    1. A folding, portable table with two storage shelves and room for up to four people when fully extended! This thing is like the Swiss Army knife of furniture — use it as a dining room table, desk, side table, or decorative console.

    the table when fully extended
    a reviewer's table folded up

    Promising review: "So happy with this table. It’s larger that I had anticipated which is great. Takes some time to assemble but it's totally worth it. In an NYC apartment, everyone appreciates furniture that can fold up and be neatly tucked away in a corner. It also arrived two weeks early which was great!" —Amber Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $122.99+ (available in three finishes).

    2. A three-in-one convertible chair guaranteed to unfold at the *exact* angle you prefer when watching TV. Use it as a regular chair, a chaise, or bed (that way you don't have to pull your mattress into the living room).

    a reviewer's gray chair with a matching pillow
    a different reviewer's chair unfolded into a mattress

    Promising review: "The thing with chair-beds is that beds need to be firm to be comfortable, but chairs need to be soft to be comfortable. This chair is firm, but not hard. It's nice and wide — reminds me of a chair-and-a-half. I like it a lot. I slept in it three nights and it was very comfortable. I have it in my guest bedroom with a twin bed so two people can use the room or just one with a chair. I kind of want another for my living room because you can also use it as a chaise lounge! Three uses is fantastic!" —Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $309.99+ (available in seven colors).

    3. A discreet upholstered bed that looks like any ol' frame, until you lift up your mattress (with the aid of hydraulics) to reveal loaddddddddds of storage space where you can store off-season clothes or just the bag of Haribo gummies you don't want your partner to eat.

    the grey upholstered bed lifted up to show the storage underneath
    the bed in beige

    Promising review: "VERY well packaged and manufactured. Directions not the best (parts not labeled) but wasn't a big issue. Took about an hour to assemble (I have done lots of similar projects). The bed surpassed my expectations for detail, fit, and finish." —rickey busch

    Get it from Amazon for $279.99 (available in Full and Queen sizes and in seven colors/styles). 

    4. A four-tier rotating storage cube where you can show off your sickest Blu-ray discs/collectibles. If guests happen to catch you on an off day, though, you can swivel the cubes so clutter is out of view.

    a reviewer's storage cubes holding DVDs and trinkets
    the sleek side profile of the espresso storage unit

    Promising review: "This piece looks great and completely solves the problem I had of my Blu-rays, DVDs, and games being scattered all around because there was no place to put them all. It looks sleek and takes up very little floor space, due to its storage capacity being in height rather than width. My collection used to take up desk space, dresser space, and bookshelf space. Now, it's all in one attractive, compact unit that I can also use to properly display my collectibles :) All you need for assembly is a medium-size Philips head screwdriver. It's easy to assemble and (very important) easy to move, as you can carry the boxes one at a time to wherever you need them." —Rebekah

    Get it from Amazon for $76.97.

    5. A sleek floor-length mirror with room to store all of the stinky shoes you don't want sitting out by your front door. You know, the Chucks, Tom's, and Rothys that you absolutely *love*, but don't want guests smelling the second they walk through your door.

    the black mirror when closed
    the mirror with its door opening revealing shoes

    Promising review: "Great shoe storage option for our New York apartment." —Katherine

    Get it from Wayfair for $197.74 (originally $240.32).

    6. Or, a unobtrusive cabinet narrow enough to fit in tight mudrooms, entry halls, and foyers. At minimum, it holds eight pairs of sneakers, slip-ons, or sandals.

    The white shoe cabinet which has four compartments
    The white cabinet with two drawers open revealing shoes

    The shoe holder frees up floorspace and keeps shoes ventilated so you don't have to worry about your foot funk making its way to other rooms.

    Promising review: "I needed something that was narrow enough to fit in the my entryway to hold all my shoes instead of jammed in the closet where I couldn't see them. I love this cabinet as it doesn't take up much space in the entryway, it provides a place for a lot of my shoes, and it has a narrow top that can hold items but is small enough not to encourage gathering too much stuff. It's highly functional and looks great in small spaces." —Minimalist

    Get it from Ikea for $149.99.

    7. An hourglass accent stool that looks like it'd be right at home in Kim Kardashian's all-white Calabasas mansion. Since the top slides right off, you can store whatever you want inside, be it unsightly dog toys or pre-bought Christmas presents you don't want your kids to find.

    A reviewer's photo of the white table/stool on their balcony
    The white accent stool which is hourglass shaped

    Promising review: "I was shopping around for a couple of months trying to find auxiliary seating and storage for my stylish, but tiny space. There are many similar options on the market for sculptural, multi-purpose pieces. At this price, I figured I'd take a chance, and I'm glad I did. These are lightweight AND sturdy. The texture matches my matte-white chairs. This definitely looks more expensive than it is. The hidden storage may be lovely, but I'm not really 'storing' anything in there, except some linens and a bag of marbles to add weight. Update: I just bought a second one. They make great side tables, foot rests, and impromptu stools." —M Roy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $42.93+ (available in four colors).

    8. A six-piece sectional sofa you can configure however you like be that in a traditional L or — hear me out here — as a MEGA bed for movie nights.

    a model placing a cushion on a grey couch
    the sectional arranged in an L

    Burrow is a direct-to-consumer furniture company from Stephen Kuhl and Kabeer Chopra. The two are focused on modular furniture that is simultaneously affordable, lightweight, and easy to put together so they turn into heirloom pieces, not headaches when it's time to move.

    Get it from Burrow for $2,795 (available in four colors and three leg finishes).

    9. A space-saving kitchen island with a drop-leaf top and two concealed stools you can whip out whenever you need extra seating. Idk who designed this baby, but studio dwellers everywhere are singing your praise.

    a reviewer with the three-piece set stored compactly
    the same reviewer's table with the leaf extended and stools in use

    Promising review: "VERY easy to build! We love this! I grabbed this wanting to have more counter space and a place for my kids to sit at to help me cook. I love how the stools can be stored inside when not in use and the wheels allow me to move it around as needed. I did have some issues with the drawers opening and closing, but that was my builder error (just make sure the stoppers are pushed in as far as they will go before you put the drawers in!) Great little kitchen cart!" —jcee512

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $116.95.

    10. A corner credenza that also serves as a dog crate so Sparky isn't the only one with an ugly bed. Plus, more importantly, your living room doesn't have to harbor an eyesore of a crate.

    the corner credenza in coral

    The large piece comes fully assembled (!!) and the manufacturer says it can fit XXL pups (think 90+ pounders).

    Promising review: "We got this and it fits perfectly for where I wanted it to go. It looks like a really nice piece of furniture and not a simply dog kennel. I made pillows to fit the bottom of it perfectly and our three small dogs love it. We have to coax them to come out sometimes. Delivery guys were very pleasant and called half an hour in advance to getting here and were here right when they said they would be. Another great experience with Wayfair! I love this company!" —Brenda

    Get it from Wayfair for $1,089.62 (available in 23 colors and three top finishes).

    11. A farmhouse-style end table with a built-in speaker that operates COMPLETELY cord-free 🙌🏻 You can even confuse your dog and answer phone calls through it.

    The speaker side table displayed next to sofa in a living room

    You can stream from any Bluetooth-enable device and the table's speaker lasts for 10 hours at a time. When it needs to be re-juiced, just use the included cable.

    Promising review: "This is a great speaker. It’s loud enough, but you can’t blast it to a painfully loud volume. A friend accidentally knocked it over on my concrete patio, and it didn’t hurt it at all, which impressed me. I use it as a speaker for my projector in my living room. I move it to the center of the room and it’s perfect, I don’t generally need to turn it all the way up. The sound is best if you are sitting at the same level as the speaker. It sounds better than my Sony sound bar. The battery lasts a long time, and the Bluetooth hasn’t disconnected on me yet." —Mike W

    Get it from Amazon for $157.55.

    12. An industrial-style storage shelf you can shimmy right over your bed for extra succulent space. If your windowsills are already full, this is an easy space-saving solution.

    the two-tier shelf styled with succulents and art
    the two-tier shelf which has an X design
    Urban Outfitter

    Promising review: "I honestly never write reviews but this piece was so well-made, easy to install, and absolutely gorgeous I just had to! I have a room that is essentially the same size as my bed, so storage has to go up the walls, and this provided so much space. The shelves are gorgeous! Worth the price!" —logictransistor

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $349 (available in Queen size and two finishes).

    13. A velvet storage bench where you can hide your favorite throw blanket. You know, the one you cuddle with every day but don't keep on the couch because it has a noticeable ketchup stain.

    the bench in grey
    a reviewer's pink bench with the lid open showing their shoe storage

    Promising review: "Perfect for the end of our queen bed!!! Exceeded expectations!!! Super easy to assemble and the Upholstery is very soft and luxurious." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $147.77 (available in two colors). 

    14. A lift-top coffee table with three hidden storage drawers. Use them for throw blankets, pillows, or just the random ish that seems accumulate day to day (me looking @ the Taco Bell hot sauce packets on my coffee table rn).

    a reviewer's table with the top down
    the same reviewer's table with the lid open

    Promising review: "SO SO SO easy for assembly, you only need to take out the tool bag and four legs from the table inside and screw up four table legs, super simple. Love this table, it’s the perfect size for my living room. The table is well finished, smooth surface and very sturdy. The 3 dividers at the bottom of the coffee table are helpful to organize stuffs. My younger son finds another function of this table, he likes to lift it up and treats as his studying desk for his homework, he keeps his favor books into the storage dividers. So worth the dollars." —Jing H.

    Get it from Amazon for $234.99 (available in three finishes). 

    15. A set of rustic-meets-industrial nesting accent tables you can use indoors or out. They can store just about anything — reviewers mention bird seed, vacuum parts, dog food, pillows, gloves and hats... you name it, they've stored it!

    Promising review: "We use them as tables and storage. I put throw pillows in one and patio items (napkins, candles, etc) in the other when there’s a storm or we are leaving for a few days. Otherwise, they are used for drinks and snacks. I was going to order round storage ottomans but our space wasn’t big enough." —Sandy

    Get the two-piece set from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in nine colors/styles).

    16. A chic twin- or queen-size day bed that camouflages an additional trundle. Now, your friends will have no excuse not to stay the night.

    the navy bed with the trundle stowed away
    the same bed with the trundle extended

    Just a heads up: mattresses don't come included so you'll wanna pick those up separately.

    Promising review: "I can't tell you how much I love this bed. I purchased it for my guest room. What a great bed for a great price. It looks like I ordered it from a high-end furniture store. Was very easy to put together. I have had day beds and trundle beds before and this is by far the nicest one. Everyone who has seen it loves it. I live in a tiny town and I never have anywhere to buy furniture from and if I go to the next town they are so overpriced and make you wait a month to get it. Very happy it was shipped fast. Buy one — you will not be sorry." —Tammi Love

    Get it from Amazon for $495+ (available in sizes Twin–Queen and in five colors).

    17. An oak headboard with built-in floating nightstands and hidden wire-nooks you can thread your iPhone cables through. That way, you don't have to create an intricate extension cord situation.

    the oak bed frame with built-in floating end tables

    Article is a direct-to-consumer furniture brand that cuts out the middle man so you can get gorgeous, high-end pieces for up to 30 percent off traditional retail prices.

    Promising review: "It is a beautiful and stylish bed frame with side tables. It is definitely a statement piece in the best kind of way. It is very sturdy and engineered very well! Completely love it!" —David S.

    Get it from Article for $1,399+ (available in sizes Queen and King)

    18. A two-in-one coffee table/bench that can be used as is or separated into individual pieces. Apart, they resemble those plastic activity trays every millennial had as a child.

    the oak table holding books
    The oak piece being used as a bench at the foot of a bed

    Get it from 2Modern for $349 (available in four finishes).

    19. A floating shelf with two secret storage compartments that comes in particularly clutch in teensy tiny bathrooms. Don't want all of your toiletries, cotton swabs, and half-squeezed toothpaste tubes out for display on your vanity? Throw 'em in here!

    the white shelf with one side open to reveal books and trinkets

    Promising review: "Purchased this for our bathroom to alleviate some storage issues. Super sturdy and easy to install. It’s probably too small for towel storage, but it really opened up space in our drawers and helped clear off the counter top. Would definitely recommend and purchase again." —Jmilian16

    Get it from CB2 for $129.

    20. A simple table/bench for concealing one of the ugliest things in any cat owner's home — the litter box!

    side view of the white cabinet in a reviewer's home
    front view of the same cabinet showing the opening for the litter box

    Promising review: "Love this. Our bathroom had only a pedestal sink and no surface area before purchasing and our previous litter box was an ugly plastic monstrosity. Once this arrived and was put together, my bathroom suddenly became more functional and attractive! We use the top to hold our toiletries such as toothbrushes, hair brushes, and other styling tools. The shelf below holds litter specific things, such as poo bags, a scooper, and a small handheld brush for sweeping out any litter that managed to sneak out of the actual box inside. The cat never seemed bothered by the switch. In fact, I think he might actually have a little more space inside despite his plastic box being huge." —Merrie

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in three finishes).

    21. A convertible sectional sofa with a reversible ottoman that makes it a great option for small spaces and people who like to rearrange their living room every other month.

    Promising review: "As recent bachelor, I found that this little number truly fit the bill in my small apartment. Inexpensive, easy to assemble and surprisingly comfortable for the money. I even feel asleep on it the other night. Thumbs up!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $419.98 (available in three colors).

    22. A simply gorg desk that'll make you look like a renowned architect with its angled metal base that you can adjust to any height you like. I know people have mixed feelings on Ted Mosby (tbh I love him), but I feel like he'd approve.

    the industrial metal and wood desk which has two storage shelves

    Promising review: "Great standing desk that looks unique and expensive without the high price tag. Purchased as the front-desk check-in area for a small business and the adjustable height makes it perfect for our needs as we are able to use it with a stool or standing." —Laura

    Get it from Wayfair for $229.99 (originally $249.99).

    23. A fold-out drink station with room for glasses, mixers, liquor bottles and the like. Once you've mixed up your adult bevvy of choice, just fold that bad boy up and it takes up barely any space.

    The foldout bar which has two storage shelves and a small table
    Uncommon Goods

    The Shaker-style shelf can hold standard 12-inch-tall wine bottles and fifths of liquor. It ships in one piece so all you have to do is hang it with the included hardware!

    Promising review: "My new apartment is kind of small in the kitchen area, and I didn't want to just have wine and whiskey atop the fridge. This little hanging bar is perfect. It's quality construction, so I trust I'm not going to come home to liquor and glass all over the floor, and it's very cute on the wall." —Laur

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $130.

    24. A Novogratz memory sofa that's also a futon so when your mom drops by unannounced — as she's known to do — you don't have to wrestle an air mattress out of your storage closet.

    a reviewer's photo of the couch in pink
    the yellow futon unfolded to create a mattress

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite Amazon purchases. Yes, it is a fUtOn 🙀. But it looks like an expensive mid-century modern couch, and is surprisingly comfy for under 400 bucks. When my children destroyed my first living room set from a furniture store in two years, I was over expensive furniture. Seriously, it looked like my couch had been in a war zone. So I took a chance on this for a fourth of the price. It looks awesome and feels sturdy. The box looked like hell when it came, but the couch was untouched. Came together in 15 minutes. So will this last forever? No probably not. But does it look amazing? Yes, yes it does. Will I be able to domesticate my wild animal children? Only time will tell." —Ben Cline

    Get it from Amazon for $461.26+ (available in six colors).

    25. A Shaker-style raised feeding station with a big ol' drawer where you can store your pup's kibble so you don't have to keep a 20-pound bag of Purina out in plain sight.

    the feeding station in sage
    ABH Designs / Etsy

    ABH Designs is a custom wood decor and furniture shop from El Paso-based Alanna and Bryan Hildebrant. Since everything is hand made, turn around does take about eight weeks but their customers attest to the fact that the wait is entirely worth it!

    Promising review: "Finn LOVES his new puppy dinner table! It’s great quality and fits perfect in the nook of the kitchen! The drawer opens and closes smoothly and tight and holds plenty of food! Definitely recommend!" —Ashlee Cavalier

    Get it from ABH Designs on Etsy for $150+ (available in seven colors and three top finishes; you can also customize the handle at checkout).