Whether you have a small room to work with or you’re just the storage-lovin’ type, I have clever furniture ideas that can help step up your organization game. Not only do these decorative pieces look good in your home, but each one is multi-functional to give you extra space and convenience (which means more bang for your buck, too).
So, say goodbye to plastic bins with flimsy tops, recycle those cardboard boxes that are shoved in your closet, and get ready to minimize your clutter and maximize your space!
The sturdy storage bed
Who says a bed is just for sleeping on? I say load it up with storage! And no, I’m not talking about those under-the-bed containers covered in dust—I’m talking about built-in, easy-glide drawers. They’re great for stashing away seasonal clothes and extra bedding. The best part of keeping these belongings nearby? You won’t have to stumble to the hallway closet in the middle of the night to find them.
I’ve also designed beautiful storage beds specifically for kids’ rooms, so their toys and trinkets have a safe spot that isn’t on the floor waiting to get tripped over. And, you can find extra built-in storage features, like bookshelves and trundle units, to create the ultimate space-saving sleep palace.
The storage-centric entertainment center
A bare TV on a wall…a TV on a dresser…yawn…it feels incomplete, doesn’t it? It’s like a photo without a frame. Here’s a suggestion: Frame your TV with an entertainment center! These large-scale wall units create a pleasing aesthetic, while also giving you shelving for books, souvenirs, speakers, video game consoles—pretty much anything you want to store and display. If your wall doesn’t have the space for a full entertainment center, spice up your TV area with a storage console, which also offers tons of great space. With everything in one spot, you’ve got yourself a stylish, tidy, piece of wall art.
The secret storage sofa
This one is kind of like a magic trick: On the outside, it looks like a regular comfy couch, but on the inside, it’s a storage sanctuary! Toss in throw pillows and blankets, so you can keep your couch looking tidy but all your warm belongings nearby.
Not to mention, it also makes for a great hiding spot for holiday gifts, jewelry, your candy stash—the options are endless. But wait, there’s more! My couches really go to work in your home. Beyond the handy storage, I’ve also included pop-up sleepers, so you can easily host overnight guests or spread out for family movie nights. Sitting, storing, and sleeping? This is the ultimate hat trick.
The storage-savvy rolling cart
Meet your new favorite cooking and entertaining sidekick! Load him up with prep bowls while you’re chopping and mixing to keep all your ingredients nearby (but out of the way). Then, when guests are on the way, pile on the plates, utensils, and your specialty cocktail, and roll everything to your table! If you have an outdoor space, this cart is especially great for avoiding annoying trips back and forth inside.
Not a home chef? No problem. You can enjoy the benefits of a rolling cart in the bathroom for towels, makeup, and shower items. It’s compact enough to fit in small, awkward corners, and it’s easy to move around when cleaning the floors.
The chic storage table
This stylish solution is especially handy for small spaces. A sleek storage table can hold all your beverages and books on top, and all your throw blankets and board games on the inside. Simple, minimal, and stress-free, you’ll be able to enjoy your morning cup of coffee without the anxiety of a messy living room. And when relatives decide to pop-in at the last minute, just throw everything in sight inside (they’ll never know). So if you’re in the market for a new accent table or ottoman, why not go for one with extra storage? Because, let’s be real, no one’s ever complained about being too organized.
I hope these ideas got your wheels turning for how to boost storage space in your home…or at the very least, made you realize how many new secret hiding spots your home can have!