20 Hot Home Furnishings With Hidden Storage

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Whether you you need to maximize every last square foot of a tiny apartment, prefer sparse minimalism over bohemian clutter, have more clothes than closet space, or just like knowing you have room to grow, furniture with hidden storage is straight up magical. Here are 20 pieces for your living room, bedroom, office, dining room, and bathroom that do the most with with what they've got.

1. The 9 Life Afternoon Time Table, $387

While you could totally use the bottom cabinet for storing your own possessions, the space is big enough for a litter box and the wide window is designed especially for cats to enter and exit.

2. Harper Blvd Remus Tufted Lift-Top Storage Bench, $229.04

With its glamorous bowed metal legs and sleek tufted top, you might not expect this wooden bench to lift up and reveal a storage compartment.

3. West Elm Storage Ottoman, $399

This upholstered storage ottoman is large enough to use as extra seating or in place of a coffee table.

4. Umbra Cubiko Bathroom Mirror, $80

How many times have you swung open the bathroom mirror cabinet only to have all the products behind it come spilling out? The generous side shelves on this Umbra mirror put your hair goos and beauty balms in a less precarious but still easily accessible position.

5. West Elm Urban Sleeper Sofa With Storage, $2,898

Pop open the chaise portion of this cushion-y sleeper sofa sectional to stash away guest linens and pillows.

6. Modrest Modern White End Table, $418.80

This end table keeps your favorite beverage at arm's reach.

7. Milano Contemporary Coffee Table, $519.20

This sleek wooden coffee table is divided into four quadrants, each of which slides opens like a drawer.

8. Baxter Five-Piece Dining Set With Storage Ottomans, $215.95

Just because you live in a small space doesn't mean you have to give up eating at a dining table like a grown adult. Not only do the four stools tuck underneath the square tabletop, but the tops also pop off to reveal additional storage.

9. Design Within Reach Matera Bed, starting at $1,977.00

The simplicity and deep drawers of this Design Within Reach storage bed are totally dreamy.

10. Furniture of America Berkley Midcentury Modern Walnut Coffee Table, $163.62

In addition to the center shelf — the perfect spot for the often misplaced remote control — both ends of this midcentury modern coffee table slide open for additional storage.

11. Crate & Barrel Maxine Bar Cabinet, $1,599

Store everything you need for a booze-y good time behind the walnut parquet doors of this bar cabinet, including leaves that extend into a six-foot-long bar top.

12. Aisha Walnut Finish Square Coffee Table With White Swivel Trays, $441.18

The white wooden corners of this coffee table swing out to reveal trays to use for storage and additional surface area.

13. Joss & Main Antlers Adjustable Height Standing Desk, $519.99

Some days you want to sit, other days you want to stand. The top of this desk lifts up to suit any mood, and has plenty of storage space to boot.

14. Modrest Pepper Coffee Table, $1,218.49

There's a compartment for everything you could imagine hiding inside this coffee table.

15. Crate & Barrel Archive Extension Storage Dining Table, $1,199

If square footage isn't an issue, consider this fantastic dining table which extends to accommodate 10 people and has drawers for storing linens and cutlery.

16. Parisot Fougueuse Writing Desk With Mirror, $274.99

A writing desk that doubles as a vanity? What will they think of next?!

17. Baxton Studio Lindo Bookcase, $74.82

Tucked inside this slim tower is a sliding bookcase with four shelves for storing magazines, paperwork, books, and movies you don't necessarily want to put on display.

18. Article Oscuro Walnut Storage Console, $499

Put this console in your entryway and you'll never lose track of your keys, wallet, and phone again.

19. Joss & Main Lindsen Storage Bench, $134.99

It's a side table! It's a bench! It's a storage chest! It's all of the above and it's a bargain to boot!

20. Inspired Home Shimmer Cheval Full-Length Mirror Jewelry Armoire, $229.98

Mirror, mirror, do you recall, how much bling is hidden behind the door of the Cheval?


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