Whether you live in a tiny apartment or are just on a minimalism kick, there's no denying that multifunctional furniture is just plain practical. Plus, why spend money on two (or more) furniture pieces, when you can get them all in one? Below, 18 of our favorite multifunctional furniture pieces.
A lamp and a shelf! The shelf on this floor lamp has a catch-all rim and even a USB port.
This industrial table rises to function as a desk, and lowers to serve as a coffee table. It's crafted with galvanized iron and mango wood.
This desk/bookshelf combo attaches right to your wall to maximize every spare inch of space.
This bar shelf doubles as wall decoration. Just shut the front flap to hide any clutter.
This piece is perfect for your entryway. You can hang your coat (or hat) and fix your hair, all in one.
This one piece of furniture covers three bases: A bed, bookshelves, and a closet. Yes, when you pop the Murphy bed back up, closet space is revealed. You can't beat that.
Just hear us out on this one: This desk starts out as a wall-mounted bulletin board. Just pull the bulletin board out toward you, and a desk with shelving is revealed. It's another three in one!
It may seem simple, but a bed with added storage is a great place to store bedding, towels, and more.
This cabinet folds out to reveal a desk or kitchen table — whichever you need!
Now this isn't something you see every day: A counter stool/magazine rack hybrid.
This sofa does triple duty: It functions as a shelf, a bed, and a couch.
This is another stunning coffee table/desk combo, but with a more modern twist.
This storage coffee table also has a removable serving tray.
Part decor, part seating, this oak wall bench is a true work of art.
This walnut wood piece transforms from a coffee table to a dining table for up to eight people.
Believe it or not, here's another built in magazine rack. This minimalistic daybed has a mattress with a wool cover.
This wall cabinet can be customized on the inside. It can be filled with multi-purpose shelves, a CD rack, clothes hooks, and a shoe rack.
This beautiful wood-accent desk transforms into a dressing table.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.