These 18 Furniture Pieces Work Double-Duty

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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.


1. Adesso Jeffrey Shelf Floor Lamp, $209

A lamp and a shelf! The shelf on this floor lamp has a catch-all rim and even a USB port.

2. Pottery Barn Jackson Adjustable Desk/Coffee Table, $599

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.

3. Ikea Svalnas Wall-mounted Workspace Combination, $142

This desk/bookshelf combo attaches right to your wall to maximize every spare inch of space.

4. Anthropologie Fold-Down Bar Shelf, $168

This bar shelf doubles as wall decoration. Just shut the front flap to hide any clutter.


5. Blu Dot Peggy Mirror, $299

This piece is perfect for your entryway. You can hang your coat (or hat) and fix your hair, all in one.

6. Multimo Vetrino Wall Bed, $7,799.99

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.

7. K&B Furniture Wall-Mounted Pull-Out Desk with Storage, $149.99

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!

8. Mash Studios LAX Series Storage Platform Bed, $2,039.99

It may seem simple, but a bed with added storage is a great place to store bedding, towels, and more.


9. Parisot Flip Multifunctional Two-Door Accent Cabinet, $405.99

This cabinet folds out to reveal a desk or kitchen table — whichever you need!

10. Umbra Magino 30'' Clear Counter Stool, $430

Now this isn't something you see every day: A counter stool/magazine rack hybrid.

11. Ikea Ekebol Sofa, $399

This sofa does triple duty: It functions as a shelf, a bed, and a couch.

12. YumanMod Midtown Lift Top Coffee Table, $2,079.99

This is another stunning coffee table/desk combo, but with a more modern twist.

13. CB2 Ya Ya Coffee Table, $699


This storage coffee table also has a removable serving tray.

14. Marti Guixe for Nikari March Wall Bench, $2,331

Part decor, part seating, this oak wall bench is a true work of art.

15. Calligaris Sottosopra Multifunctional Table, $1,578.45

This walnut wood piece transforms from a coffee table to a dining table for up to eight people.

16. Skagerak Pulse Daybed, $2,999

Believe it or not, here's another built in magazine rack. This minimalistic daybed has a mattress with a wool cover.

17. Luciano Bertoncini Coat Box Wardrobe, $1,507.50

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.

18. Parisot Fougueuse Vanity with Hidden Mirror and Desk, $296.99

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.

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