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    32 Products That’ll Turn Your Living Room Into A True Multipurpose Space

    If your living room has become your office, your gym, *and* your restaurant, these products are for you.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A cushioned lap desk with a built-in mouse pad and phone slot to help you comfortably get work done from the couch that now doubles as an office.

    reviewer image of a laptop and mouse on the lapgear lap desk
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    Promising review: "This is awesome and exactly what I was looking for. It is super comfortable to use in bed and in the recliner that I typically write from. I am a writer who primarily sits with my laptop directly in my lap, and this is perfect for my needs. It has a slot for my phone, but I could also prop some pens, a small pad, or other various items in there depending on what I needed. The mousepad area is great." —birchwood29

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors).

    2. Or an adjustable folding lap desk that'll keep you organized with its storage drawer and foldable book stand. Take this sturdy and lightweight desk all around the house as you find the best nooks and crannies to work from.

    reviewer image of the laptop bed tray with a phone, tablet, laptop, and notebook on its surface
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    Promising review: "I can’t say enough positive things about this product. Everything fits on this desk, and the slide out tray is big enough to hold everything from pens to glasses. The added book holder which slides out from the bottom will not only hold a book, but also a tablet and phone with enough space next to your laptop to have a journal for notes. With the sled legs it’s easy to slide it back and forth for breaks, and the robust legs hold tons of weight effortlessly. It's easy to adjust the top and legs for tons of comfortable positions. This is one well thought out product." —Scott Richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $84.14+ (available in two colors).

    3. A steel under-the-couch storage cart perfect for hiding away all the things you use during the day, so your living room can go back to being a living room for movie night.

    reviewer image of two spectrum stowaway baskets full of boardgames under a coffee table
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    Also consider storing these under your coffee table if your couch is a little too low to the ground!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these baskets. At first I bought two of them and once I received them, I decided I needed another one. Right now we keep our board games and educational stuff for my son in them underneath our coffee table in the living room. I also have one extra one that I'm going to be using for the top of my fridge to organize all the clutter. These are very durable and can fit a lot of stuff in them. Love this buy!" —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    4. A thick cushioned knee pad to help you reach for the containers under your couch without hurting yourself now that you're using that space as extra storage. It's also great for gardening, yoga, and so much more!

    image of reviewer's hand atop the black dimple high density thick foam knee pad
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    Promising review: "They work fine and help me so I don't have to worry about my knees when I need to get under the couch to fish out the cat toys." —Kim Fawaz

    Get it from Amazon for $11.96+ (available in six colors).

    5. A 6-foot power strip complete with five USB ports so you can charge your laptop, phone, tablet, cup warmer in the corner you've claimed as your office. Which just so happens to be the only corner with the printer.

    reviewer image of the Epicka Surge Protector mounted to a garage wall
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    Promising review: "The 12 outlets, with wide-spaced ones on the end, leave plenty of room for cords without overcrowding. In addition the four USB-A ports along with a USB-C port really gives you everything you need. There’s nothing I can’t plug into this power strip. This is the power strip you’ve been looking for!" —Forrest G.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    6. A sturdy folding standing desk that you can pack away at the end of the workday to signal it's party time (which might just be rewatching Dr. Who, nobody's judging).

    reviewer image of the Mr IRONSTONE Folding Standing Desk next to a dresser in a bedroom
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This has been perfect for our small condo. I needed a standing desk for teaching online. I am 6 feet tall and this is a great height. I have two storage cubes underneath it. My hip, back and hamstring issues went away within a week. I also love that when I am done teaching online, I can put it away or use it for tailgating/other uses." —M. L. Hogan

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in two colors).

    7. A traditional Shoji room divider to help divide your living room into temporary sections: the craft section, the gym section, the kids' play section. Perfect for privacy, these lightweight dividers will create a new makeshift space in seconds!

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    Promising review: "I really wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this divider only because I live in a rather larger studio with about 9–10 foot ceilings, but I have to say, this room divider breaks up my apartment perfectly! And it looks GREAT! There was zero assembly, it’s lightweight, and well-made. I am so happy." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $88+ (available in seven sizes and two colors).

    8. Or a woven room divider with shelves so you don't have to sacrifice display or storage space just to have a dedicated office while you work from home.

    reviewer image of the esright six panel room divider
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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. I put It in front of my sliding glass door for privacy and to keep my plants alive during winter. I love that both sides have shelving options. It's super easy to put together, and very durable. I'm really happy with this piece. It brings more to the room as well." —ALLYSSA GARCIA

    Get it from Amazon for $104.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A classic and sturdy foldable writing desk designed to blend into any aesthetic and then be stored away when it's no longer needed. It's so cute though you might just wanna keep it up for good!

    the cory folding desk in the corner of a room with plants and notebooks on its surface
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this desk! I now have my own area to work at, and it can store away easily at night! Plus, it's beautiful and sturdy. Just what I wanted!" —beckbah

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $189.

    10. A modern floor lamp with shelves and charging ports if you've been getting grief from your roommate about having cords running through their meditation corner.

    reviewer image of the white brightech maxwell charger shelf floor lamp turned on in a reading nook next to a yellow armchair
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    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this lamp! It gives me more space to put my things, and it looks very modern and classy. The ports are very convenient since I can use them to charge my phone and power my Echo Dot. I love love love this lamp! I replaced the bulb with a smart bulb that I connected to Alexa. Get this lamp!" —Khalysee

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A contemporary filing cabinet that can easily double as an end table. And since it's on wheels, it can live anywhere you need it to!

    nightstand with wheels and filing cabinet open
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "It fits well under my desk where I can put my printer on top of it." —Daniel

    Get it from Wayfair for $179.99 (originally $199.99).

    12. A sturdy sports storage rack so your exercise and fitness gear don't take over your entire living room causing tripping hazards and color clashes.

    the heavy duty sports storage rack with balls, rackets, mitts and more in its upper shelf and lower basket
    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I’ve looked all over the internet for different organizers and this is the only one I liked. It holds everything and it's the perfect size. I’ve been tripping over skateboards and basketballs for weeks. I’m thrilled to have something that holds the softball mitt, skateboard, basketball, softballs, soccer balls, racquet balls, football, etc. I’m very happy." —OCRacer

    Get it from The Container Store for $79.99.

    13. An adjustable standing workstation handcrafted from natural Russian cherry wood will give you ample screen, keyboard, and note-taking space. And its minimalist design means it won't look out of place in your home.

    the standing desk on a table with a laptop on the top shelf and a keyboard on the bottom shelf
    Souche Designs/Etsy

    Souche Designs is a small business based in Canada that handcrafts standing desks to make working from home a little easier.

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this standing desk! It looks great. The materials and workmanship are excellent. It was so easy to put together and is so easy to change. This makes working on my laptop so much better." —Candy

    Get it from Souche Designs on Etsy for $158.26.

    14. A small corner desk so you can make use of absolutely all the empty space you've got left in your living room. Tucked in the corner, you'll be able to keep most of your living space for, well, living.

    the odk corner desk in the corner of a bedroom
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This desk is exactly what I needed. I was working from the dining table and hated the intrusion. I only had 30-inches of space to work with, and this fits perfectly. It's also very nice-looking." —Dearest Be

    Get it from Amazon for $101.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. The Signature Kit from P.Volve will help you strengthen, tone, and define your whole body with three uniquely powerful pieces of equipment that you can easily stash away when gym time is over.

    the entire signature kit laid out
    P.Volve

    This kit includes three pieces of patented equipment: the p.ball (a dynamic and muscle-sculpting resistance ball, the p.band (an upper-body strengthening tool), and the p.3 trainer (a toning resistance tool). You will also get a three-month membership to their digital platform!

    Promising review: "If you're just starting to get back into exercising, this kit is all you need. You start and go at your pace. It's easy to set up and use. Go at your pace, and you'll start seeing results. The key is to use everyday. You will enjoy exercising for once in your life!" —Margarita k.

    Get it from P.Volve for $159.99 (available in two colors).

    16. A hanging window desk if you appreciate an office with a view. Get a boost in your productivity and energy with this innovative standing desk. Just make sure you take it down when it's not in use!

    a laptop sits on the hanging window desk
    Monkey Business Desk/Etsy

    Based in Miami, Monkey Business Desk is a small biz that specializes in making this one unique and affordable hanging desk.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed; a desk solution for my studio apartment, so I can teach remotely without feeling like my work will take over the whole place. It's sleek, well-made, and attaches/detaches easily. Communication with the seller was a breeze. So, so happy I found this!" —diana

    Get it from Monkey Business Desk on Etsy for $79 (available in five colors).

    17. A faux-leather storage ottoman that can easily double as seating and then be folded and put away when it's not needed. Though, come on. When is extra storage ever *not* needed?

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    Promising review: "We bought two of these for our motorhome. These are the perfect height, and they have a nice covering to them that matches the fabric in the RV. We were surprised that they came in a flat box. But they unfolded, the support board went in the bottom, and the heavy duty lid went on. The surprise was how sturdy they are! And yet, we could fold them back up flat for storage if we need to. Yes I would recommend these!" —Bonnie L Kaye

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90+ (available in two colors).

    18. A convenient lap tray you can have dinner on *and* use your laptop on. Or you can detach the pillow underneath and use it to serve your roomie your famous chili. They deserve it.

    reviewer image of someone eating an omelet from the bamboo Rossie Home Lap Tray
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    Promising review: "I'm using this as a dinner tray and have found it to be well-made and very stable. The surface area easily accommodates a standard size dinner plate, glass and tableware; there might even be enough room left over to fit in a small separate salad or dessert plate. Very happy with the product and recommend it." —Kristi J.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in four colors).

    19. A beautifully handmade yoga rack with two shelves will keep your mats, towels, and blocks off the floor but easily accessible. Now your living room can ~nama-stay~ clutter-free!

    the yoga mat rack with two shelves mounted on a wall with two yoga mats handing from its two racks and two yoga blocks on the shelf
    Wood River Iron Works/Etsy

    Wood River Iron Works is a family business based in Canada crafting home goods out of wood and metal. So if you're looking for a warm, industrial accent for your home, look no further!

    Promising review: "Perfect! It's super sturdy and looks 100% better than just keeping my yoga mat and roller on the floor. The shelf will be useful for any other equipment, and it’s helped make our at home gym corner look so much more polished." —Alex Lush

    Get it from Wood River Iron Works on Etsy for $115.56 (available in six wood stains and five metal finishes).

    20. A standing exercise workstation if you're a multitasker who needs their gear to be able to multitask as well. Place your laptop on the attached desk and get your miles on with this stationary bike! It's also got wheels, so it can easily be moved from room to room.

    the white flexispot Adjustable Exercise Workstation in a living room
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The FlexiSpot bike desk might be the most rewarding purchase I have ever made—personally and professionally. Within a week, it paid for itself many times over through my increased productivity. Previously, I lost critical work time to the stationary bike at the gym where I was shackled by the limitations of the iPad. By allowing me to pedal and work at my computer simultaneously, the FlexiSpot freed me from those constraints and extended every workday by hours. Meanwhile, it improved my personal health and overall state of mind. Delightfully in front of my apartment window, I can now work out for prolonged durations, lost in my work, and not even realize I'm exercising." —William N.

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99.

    21. An unobtrusive pull-up bar that'll fit perfectly in your doorway for the occasional (or heavily regimented) set of chin-ups!

    reviewer image of the kaufam pull up bar attached to a doorway
    amazon.com

    My roommate has a pull-up bar installed in our hallway. It fits the bill for being discreet and sturdy. The foam grips help ensure comfort and proper positioning during your workout.

    Promising review: "I love the design and the fact that I didn't have to put bolts or screws in my walls. When you do pull-ups, it leverages the weight forward into the front of the door frame where it has cushioned ends. I also like the the eyelet in the middle which is great for hooking bands. And the bar comes down in seconds for easy storage. To sum it up I think this is a great product with a superb design. If you want a serious piece of equipment for pull-ups, chin-ups, etc. at home, this is it." —Timothy Tribbett

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available with or without grip).

    22. A three-tier metal utility cart with three roomy shelves you can use as a bedside table, craft station, or plant gallery. Whatever you need, this sleek cart on wheels is there to make your life a little easier in a big way.

    reviewer image of the mint green SONGMICS 3-Tier Utility Cart in a studio apartment with assorted goods in each basket
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    Promising review: "My daughter is using this to store her makeup and toiletries. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. It wheels on the carpet very nicely, and I love that the shelves are adjustable in height. It holds a lot of items, and it looks nice in her room. I would definitely buy another one if we needed additional storage." —M.Winkle

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in six colors).

    23. An extra-large handwoven basket for neatly organizing (or haphazardly dumping) your resistance bands and jump ropes or your extra blankets and pillows. Whether your living room is also your gym or guest room, this basket will help make sure you optimize space by removing clutter!

    the yellow extra large bucket
    Closed Mondays

    Closed Mondays is a woman-owned and operated small business designing and weaving baskets (as well as making the occasional tray or shelf) in Brooklyn. They're aiming to distribute 10% of their total revenue to BIPOC funds and organizations!

    Get it from Closed Mondays for $138 (available in 20 colors).

    24. An adjustable weight bench that folds up for easy transport and storage!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was looking for an adjustable bench for my home gym, and so far, I'm happy with my purchase. Out of the box, it was super easy to assemble. It's lightweight (light enough for my wife or son to move/re-position if needed), but sturdy and comfortable. One of the features I like most about this bench is the range of available adjustments. I was especially interested in the decline options. Overall, this bench has been a great buy for me." —sm_lags

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    25. A freestanding ladder bookshelf and desk so you don't have to lose valuable library space just to have a consistent spot where you can go to send thousands of emails each day.

    reviewer image of the white itaar three tier ladder bookshelf against a wall
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this little desk. It's perfect for our guest room/office. I'd make to bolt it to the wall; it made all the difference in its sturdiness! I love how it is compact and that it doubles as a shelf. This is a 10/10." —Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    26. A wall-mounted storage shelf for sports gear because there's no reason a parade of tennis balls needs to go through your living room instead of being securely stashed away.

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    Promising review: "It's easy to install, and minimal wall space was needed. It has a lot more space than the picture shows. I’ve been able to hang up my boxing gear, lifting belts bats, massage rollers, lifting bands, and much more. It's well worth the price." —Tamadrummer83

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    27. A brass note roll and pen holder is a perfect solution for anyone having a hard time finding enough horizontal surface space to jot down their thoughts, to-do lists, and more.

    the aged brass note roll and organizer mounted on a wall
    Holistic Habitat

    Holistic Habitat is a woman-owned small business based in Charlotte, North Carolina making cute and functional home goods.

    Get it from Holistic Habitat for $73.

    28. A folding electric treadmill you can slide under your desk for a mini workout while you're typing. Or, lift its bar for a fully extended run!

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    Promising review: "I was looking for an under-the-desk treadmill for use when the weather isn't that great outside and to get a workout in as we are locked in during the pandemic. I was able to unpack, lift, move, and setup the treadmill with ease. The wheels definitely help to move the treadmill from workout location to under the couch or its storage location. So far this seems like a really good product that's worth its value." —Sandeep Konchavy

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99.

    29. A sturdy multi-use cabinet – it'll easily and charmingly hide away any odds and ends that need not be a permanent fixture in your living room. Store your files, toys, yoga towels and blocks away for safe (and secret) keeping.

    reviewer image of the rustic brown kamiler storage dresser with plants on the bottom two tiers and a vase on the top surface
    amazon.com

    Promising reviews: "I use this to keep my crafting and sewing paraphernalia in. It was easy to put together and had everything you needed to do so, including a small screwdriver. The three pockets are very deep and hold a lot of my things, and having three of them makes it easy to organize my things. The drawers have handles and easily slide in and out. I like the fact that this is not a large storage cabinet because it fits into so many places. I can use the shelves for decorative pictures or other items. I can also add other baskets to it and have more storage. I am truly pleased with this small cabinet. It looks really nice and is exactly what I needed for my crafting unit." —lawlf

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in four colors).

    30. A multipurpose coffee table whose lift top feature means extra storage *and* a desk that pulls out to your favorite seat in the house...the couch, of course.

    reviewer image of the white TANGKULA lift top Coffee Table in a living room with the top lifted up
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This coffee table was exactly what we were looking for but even better because of the storage below!! It looks wonderful in our home and has solved many problems! With both of us working from home we needed a second desk and this is the perfect height at the couch for me to work at. It slides easily up and down although it does have a slight wiggle when you pull the top up or down, but I have had many hot cups of tea on it when I open and close it and haven't spilled a drop.

    An extra bonus is that because of the shelves at the bottom, the middle shelf also works as a great footrest for short people like me. This is one of the best purchases we have made in years." —Marjorie Morningstar

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in two colors).

    31. A weathered steel locker cabinet for a storage solution that'll complete your at-home gym experience! It'll also add vintage nostalgic vibes to your home. Fun *and* functional? You love to see it.

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    Promising review: "I really couldn't be happier. As far as the lockers being sturdy, they are lockers made of sheet metal. They are as sturdy as lockers can be. These are great looking and functional. Would definitely buy again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $149.97+ (available in four sizes).

    32. The Mirror — a home gym you can mount to your wall? Now I've seen everything. With live and pre-recorded classes, personal training, and 50+ different genres, working out just got a whole lot easier. Plus, it's also a functioning, well, mirror!

    a model jogging in place in front of the Mirror
    Mirror

    Promising review: "The Mirror is incredible! You can take any class, at any time, for as long or short as you like. If you are on the fence about buying one, don't be. You will love this piece of workout equipment. The mirror sits in any room unnoticed when turned off, and does not take up any space. A great investment!!!" —sara

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495+.

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