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    19 Ridiculously Clever Pieces Of Furniture With Secret Functions

    It's a bed! No,'s a crib!

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    1. A "bean bag" that's actually a creative way to contain all your kid's loose stuffed animals.

    Promising review: "This is THE best storage for stuffed animals. Those darn things take over our home and we have used several different ways to store them. Then we found this bag and our dreams came true! It is of excellent quality and holds a TON of animals. My small 6-year-old is not able to lie down on the 27" one, only sit. So we purchased the XL one for lying down and the smaller one as an ottoman." β€”Maianne Chadwick

    Get it on Amazon for $25 (available in 27" and 38", and three colors).

    2. An accent stool for keeping smaller objects out of sight with its inner storage compartment.

    Promising review: "These are lightweight AND sturdy. It 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. They make great side tables, foot rests, and impromptu stools." β€”M Roy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in four colors).

    3. A bench with the ability to convert to a picnic-like table when you need surface space.

    Promising review: "Assembly was quite easy and took just a couple hours to build two benches. It is really easy to convert from bench to table and not too heavy, so both my wife and I have no trouble sliding them around on our deck. We have loved our table so far and use it almost every day." β€”C. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $57.

    4. A reclining sofa that shifts into a bed for spontaneous overnight guests.

    Promising review: "This convertible sofa is lightweight, easy to assemble, and it looks good. I would not recommend it to anyone to use as their main bed, but it is fine in a home office for the occasional overnight guest." β€”R. Steffens

    Get it from Amazon for $318 (available in four colors).

    5. A mirrored cabinet you can swing open to reveal a jewelry organizer.

    Promising review: "I have a ridiculous amount of jewelry that I could never find efficient storage for. This mirror is perfect. It is smaller than imagined and the bracelet bar only holds soft bracelets due to a lack of space between the bar and back of mirror, but hard bracelets easily fit in the shelves. I also used the ring holders for stud earrings and it makes them so easy to look at and put away every day." β€”ysabel kohler

    Get it on Amazon for $90.

    6. A chalkboard coffee table that converts into a table tennis set for spontaneous matches. / Via

    Promising review: "It's on the smaller side, but I love that kids can play ping-pong (with softer ping-pong balls), color with chalk on the surface, or remove the divider and play a board game. This is great addition to any family or playroom for tots!" β€”Dawn M.

    Get it from Amazon for $80.

    7. A convertible desk β€” it makes for the perfect homework station.

    Promising review: "It's small enough when closed that it doesn't stand out, and when open it's a perfect small workspace. The desk opens and closes with ease, and secures shut very well. I use it has a collapsible work space between the living room and dinning room, and pull over a dining room chair to sit when using it." β€”BucWiLD

    Get it from Amazon for $131 (available in white, black, and walnut).

    8. A set of three tables you can use separately...or stacked up (to make a cabinet).

    Promising review: "These two-in-one mini-table/shelf hybrids are functional and minimalist in design. They work great as light tables or shelves, and the stacking design gives the user a good bit of flexibility in placement, usage, transport, and storage. The quality is fine; this isn't high-end furniture, so the wood isn't terribly dense, but the build is right in line with the price range. As long as they're assembled and used as intended, there shouldn't be any issues." β€”Sam M. Tannenbaum

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $98.

    9. A flexible side table that flips up into a perfect laptop stand.

    Promising review: "It's well-constructed, strong, and flexible. I bought four and use them as nightstands, and as a side table for the living room. I wish I had more space so I could buy a few more." β€”PFord

    Get it from Amazon for $250 (available in white, black, and walnut).

    10. A headboard with cubbies on the side to contain your books and drinks.

    Promising review: "I love this headboard! It was easy for me to put together by myself, and it looks good. So functional." β€”Britany

    Get it from Ikea for $130 (sizes available in full, queen, and king).

    11. An accent futon chair you can easily fold out into a respectable bed.

    Promising review: "We've had it for several months now. My daughter slept on it the first few nights. Her friends have stayed over and found it comfy. It's really easy to fold out and back up. The legs come out of a little zip-away. The cushion it comes with hides this little zipper. The material is good quality and the cushioning has been holding its shape perfectly." β€”Alicia Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $470.

    12. A modular wooden shelf that can hold a bike and adapt to whatever else you want to put on it.

    Get it from Fusillo for $466 (available in oak and glossy, or matte white).

    13. A lift-top coffee table for bringing your laptop to a better working height.

    Promising review: "It's beautiful and very sturdy. I needed a lift-top table for a work station as I work from home. I'm working on it right now, and it's completely sturdy and at the perfect laptop height." β€”Stephanie Perkins

    Get it from Amazon for $125 (available in three finishes).

    14. A fold-away wall desk that creates a convenient amount of space wherever you might need it.

    Promising review: "At intervals, I need additional desk space but my fold-up table often became a 'catch-all' area. I saw this as the perfect solution and it is. There is adequate storage for a few folders (e.g., to-do, waiting for an answer, follow-up, etc.). A few writing implements, a calculator, and a pad complete the storage capacity. I'm satisfied with the product and the ability to close it keeps my work area, and desktop in neat condition." β€”nica

    Get it from Amazon for $127 (available in oak and mahogany).

    15. A coffee table able to transform into a full dining room table in seconds.

    Promising review: "For dinner, we raise it up every night to table height. When we have guests over (two to three times per month), we raise it and fold open the top. Daily use does not appear to have worn out the springs at all (pretty heavy duty springs). The table easily raises and lowers. This table is perfect for our small apartment with no dedicated dining area." β€”Steph

    Get it from Amazon for $236 (available in light wood, walnut, and white).

    16. A patio table you can pull up to reveal a hidden cooler.

    Promising review: "This is the most functional outside table ever. Just like the picture shows, it can be used as a cooler with ice (it takes three 10 pounds bags to fill) or just as a regular table." β€”Tina Stenhouse

    Get it from Amazon for $70.

    17. A patio bench that provides functional storage and isn't an eyesore.

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    Promising review: "We bought it for our apartment balcony to store sports equipment and my gardening supplies, but also added seating next to our bistro table. We even were able to fit a full-size broom inside it! Very solid bench and surprisingly comfortable to sit on, even for my 6'2" husband." β€”Jac Attack

    Get it from Amazon for $98 (available in beige and brown).

    18. A ladder chair combination that's there for you when you need to reach that top shelf.

    Promising review: "Well built. Nice wood. It's an attractive chair sitting in my kitchen, and very handy to reach upper cabinets. I have a stepladder but I have it put away because it is ugly. This chair can sit out in plain sight and it is right there when I need it." β€”wave_sprite

    Get it from Amazon for $117.

    19. And a 4-in-1 crib that changes into a full-size bed when your kid grows up.

    Promising review: "We bought two of these cribs two years ago. Our twin daughters are still in these cribs and they have held up very nicely. I assembled them by myself and it wasn't difficult. They are nice and sturdy and will grow with my girls. I truly believe that they will last many more years." β€”ARKmomma

    Get it from Amazon for $194 (available in slate, gray, and black).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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