Multi-tasking Furniture: Beautiful, Affordable Pieces that Save Space

Posted by Harriette Halepis | Sep 07, 2009
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Multi-tasking Furniture: Beautiful, Affordable Pieces that Save Space

Furniture that multi-tasks is essential for any tight space. Beds that hide items, bookshelves that are built into door frames, and benches that double as chests are all great ideas that can easily be found. With all kinds of designers creating multi-task furniture, there's no need to break the bank - most of the following items are under $1000.

Crate & Barrel Taka Trunk

Secret compartments, a versatile wine rack, DVD storage, CD storage, and other hidden pockets make the Taka Trunk a very efficient coffee-table or end table. This trunk is ideal for any small space that could use a bit of extra storage. Not only does this piece transform at every turn, it's also made from stunning eco-friendly shesham wood.

IKEA Bromma Footstool

If you need a bit of extra storage space, then the IKEA Bromma footstool is the perfect item for you. This stool comes in 8 colors (changeable slip covers are an option), and it includes a deep storage pocket under the pillow for magazines, books, and anything else that you want to store out of sight.

Design Public's Brave Space Design Bamboo Stagger Server

Finding places to put all of your belongings can be tough when you're dealing with a small apartment. That's why it helps to have a clever storage unit that you can manipulate. An asymmetrical shape allows you to move this shelving system around by sliding enclosed boxes into shape as you see fit. Create more or less space, remove boxes, and arrange shelving in any way that suits you. Purchase one basic unit or combine many units for a larger storage area.

Brookstone Leather Upholstered Storage Bed

Is your bedroom cluttered? If so, look no further than the Leather Upholstered Storage Bed from Brookstone. This luxurious leather bed is completed with a tufted headboard and a storage compartment that is cleverly hidden underneath the bed. Place extra pillows, blankets, books - anything you want to hide -- inside of this innovative creation.

Flexa Low Loft Bed with Angled Ladder

Children easily accumulate lots of stuff, but that doesn't mean that your child's room has to be cluttered. This loft bed from Flexa includes one twin mattress, safety rails, an angled ladder, and lots of space underneath the bed to add a desk, storage, or portable wardrobe.

CB2 Molto Sectional Pieces

When you add sectional pieces to your apartment, you are creating moveable and adaptable seating options. Unlike a stationary couch, these sectionals can be mixed and matched with other furniture inside of your home. An armless chair, corner piece, and ottoman work together or separately to create lots of seating options. Place the L shaped corner sectional to the left of the right side of a room - this piece can go either way.

Lucyau Bellagio Ottoman

The Bellagio ottoman from Montreal designer Lucyau is an investment, but it's a gorgeous and unexpected guest bed for a small apartment. Adding this one designer piece to your home will really make a difference space-wise. This ottoman cleverly converts into a full guest bed with ease - move over pull-out couches!

Design Republic STAACH Cain Collection Bench

Disregard traditional dining room table chairs, and think about adding space-saving benches instead. Design Republic will make this bench according to your specifications, so your table will match your new bench perfectly. In addition, adding benches to a table instantly updates the look of any dining room. The STAACH bench is available in nine different colors (the color that you select will alter the price of the bench).

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