Furniture That Doubles as Storage for Every Room in Your House

Furnish your home with these stylish, storage-savvy furniture pieces.

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January 20, 2021

You can never have too much storage space in your home. It doesn’t matter if you live in a pint-sized apartment in the city, a charming historic bungalow by the coast or an expansive country home with more closets than you can count — you could still use more storage space in your life. The good news is that we’re here to let you in on a little secret. One of our go-to ways to maximize storage space in a room is to invest in furniture pieces that come equipped with stealthy, built-in cubbies, shelves and organization features. Think outdoor benches with hidden toy compartments, nightstands with roomy drawers and kitchen hutches with appliances, spices and glassware storage. There’s a multifunctional furniture piece suited for every corner in your home, and we’re sharing our top picks for each space in the links below.

$405 $316

Shoe storage? Check. Bench seat? Check. Hat, coat and leash hooks? Check, check and check. This hall tree has everything you never knew you needed to keep your mudroom, utility space or entryway organized and accessible for the whole family. The handsome unit comes with four double hooks, two hidden cubby storage units within the seat and a pair of open shelves overhead. Bring home the distressed black finish to make a statement in your space, or keep it neutral with the weathered-white, navy or gray designs.

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This top-rated kitchen hutch earns rave reviews for its classic design and versatile function. The crisp, white unit comes with a pair of paneled glass upper cabinets, an open shelf fit for appliances and a lower drawer and cabinet with charming panel doors. Shop the narrow unit to free your kitchen counters from excess clutter and add additional storage for pantry items, glassware and cooking appliances.

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Roll out all the stops for your dining room booze with this eye-catching contemporary bar cart. The chic design features two espresso-stained tray shelves nestled within an angular iron frame. Twin square handles and four locking wheels bring a new meaning to a booze cruise and make moving the party from room-to-room easier than ever. Scoop up the stylish cart in the rich brown finish pictured here, or opt for a high-contrast look with the natural wood and iron finish instead.

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$249 $209

This classic console table works overtime as a television stand and an open-air bookcase. The pared-down design is built from engineered wood, comes in 12 stain finishes and is easily customized to suit your needs with four adjustable shelves. Style your television on the top shelf with a potted plant and decorative objects, and use the bottom shelves to store coffee table books, tech boxes and more.

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Bring order and organization to your home office with this rolling filing cabinet and storage unit. The streamlined design features three gliding filing drawers, two open cubby spaces and a smooth top shelf ideal for your printer and stacked books. Minimalist drawer pulls add polish to the cabinet façade and caster feet, complete with built-in brakes, allow you to move the unit with ease. Shop the gray oak finish to infuse subtle warmth into your workspace, or snag the smoky-black finish for a moody touch.

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Nightstands are mainstays in bedroom design, but not all nightstands are created equal. Maximize your boudoir storage by selecting a nightstand with drawers like this classic design. The versatile piece features a timeless silhouette and comes equipped with three opaque drawers ideal for tucking away your evening beauty products, your current read and other PM essentials. Snag the white finish to brighten your bedroom, or shop the inky black option to add a pop of contemporary contrast to your space.

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Keep spare blankets and pillows on hand for nights cozying up on the couch with this velvet-upholstered bench. The contemporary silhouette, brass feet and silvery upholstery add polish to any space, and the bench seat opens up to a roomy compartment that provides out-of-sight storage for your living room essentials. Use the storage bench to create additional seating in your space or as a chic, makeshift footrest for your sofa or loveseat.

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Keep your gardening tools, pool towels or your kids’ outdoor toys within arm’s reach on your patio with this classic storage bench. The bench features a simple-yet-stately silhouette and sports a versatile espresso finish fit with traditional, transitional and country exteriors. Store your outdoor gear under the bench seat, and style the piece with all-weather pillows and a lightweight throw for alfresco evenings.

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$442.17 $398

Tight on space or working with a tiny closet in your bedroom? Corral the chaos with this discreet storage bed. The upholstered bed boasts a chic tufted headboard and four secret draws that pull out from its base. Use the drawers to store folded shirts, spare linens and create extra space for seasonal clothing in your closet. The space-saving bed is available in twin, full, queen and king sizes and comes in your choice of four fashionable hues.

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No room to spare for storage accent furniture in your den or basement lounge? Consider this convertible sofa a must-have for your space. The contemporary silhouette will suit your modern, transitional or eclectic interior design, and the inviting chaise end provides a roomy hidden storage compartment to store games, blankets and throw pillows between use.

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Treat yourself to a new side table and your four-legged friend to new digs in one fell swoop with this stylish pet crate. The charming design offers Fido a secure space to nap while you’re away and offers you a place to rest your coffee or vino while relaxing on the sofa. Each crate is crafted from wood, lined with protective metal slats and boasts double doors with sweet, scalloped details and a chrome latch. Even better? A plush, padded bed comes included with each crate to ensure your pooch is cozy and safe from day one. Choose the white to compliment your cottage or farmhouse interiors, or snag the espresso-stained option for an understated look.

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