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A wooden bench with a seating cushion in striped fabric has a shelf and drawers underneath for storage.



If space is at a premium in certain rooms or throughout your home, cleverly designed and multifunctional furniture is the way to go. A sofa bed is the most obvious space-saving piece of furniture, but there are many more ways to save yourself square footage, utilize otherwise unused space, and add additional storage. Here are three of our top picks to free your home from clutter and make even the smallest abode feel much larger.

Storage Coffee Table, Ottoman, or Bench

When is a bench not a bench? When it’s also a storage chest, of course! Choose a chic upholstered bench or ottoman with a lid or drawers, or a coffee table with on-trend brass finish, and use the interior to store shoes, extra linens, holiday decor, board games, magazines – you name it! If you really want to win gold at the space-saving olympics and always have an extra bed for surprise guests, get an ottoman that does double duty as a pull-out bed.

Corner Desk

Whether you still don’t have a dedicated office space for your WFH situation, or just need to carve out a spot to pay bills and handle your household organization, a corner desk gives you a workspace in what might otherwise be dead space in a room. To maximize your work and storage space, look for a corner desk like this one that includes a drawer and also some storage shelves under the desk. A hutch or some floating shelves above it can add additional storage.

Nesting Tables

If you’re drawn to the retro midcentury look, or prefer furnishings that are ultra-modern, you can find nesting end or coffee tables that fit your aesthetic. With two to three tables that fit underneath or inside each other you’ll have multiple options at your fingertips when you need a little extra surface area to work or set drinks and snacks during your next gathering. So practical and so clever.

For more great ideas to help you make the most of each day, take a look at more blog posts from Granite 550.