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10 Best Types of Storage Furniture

Clutter is so last year. These multifunctional furniture pieces are designed to store things and look great at the same time. Yes, it is possible!

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Best Storage Bed

If you need more room in your closet or dresser, the Ikea Nordli is an excellent way to add extra storage space. Beneath the bed frame are six spacious drawers to ensure there’s a place for everything, from clothing to extra pillows to toys. The compact pine bed frame, painted white, comes in king and queen sizes. Mattress sold separately.

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Best Kitchen Island with Storage

Boasting equal measures of storage and workspace, the Vadholma Kitchen Island proves again that Ikea is the king of smart, space-saving solutions.

Mindful of an island’s place as the epicenter of the kitchen, they designed this with a generously sized butcher block top and two shelves underneath to hold mixing bowls and small appliances. They even made room for a pair of stools to dine or just chill. Beef up the island’s efficiency quotient with an optional overhead rack to hang pans and cooking utensils.

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Best Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Eliminate that jumbled piles of shoes on the floor of your foyer by choosing the charming cottage-style Prepac Store White Shoe Storage Cubbie Bench. It accommodates up to 18 pairs of shoes, sandals, sneakers or slippers. Add wicker or canvas baskets under the two-seater bench as catchalls for small things like mittens, scarves and other odds and ends.

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Best Storage Ottoman

Another multipurpose superstar, the Champlain Tufted Round Storage Ottoman by Canora Grey with a lift-up tufted cushion top features plenty of hidden storage space below. Transform your living room into a well-heeled, no-clutter sanctum. The comfy footrest comes with a tray to serve drinks and doubles as extra seating for guests (200-lb. weight capacity).

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Best Lift Top Coffee Table

Performing at least quadruple duty, the Yaheetech Lift Top Coffee Table offers multiple compartments and useful functions.

Raising the smooth-operating mechanized top converts it into a computer desk and/or a dining table. Use the niche underneath the tabletop to stash TV remotes, tablets, game controllers and more. Plus, you can slide baskets into the three lower open cubbyholes to organize all of your odds and ends. This handsome coffee table is a tiny house dweller’s dream.

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Best Child-Size Desk With Storage

With many kids home-schooled or temporarily learning remotely, the MySize Chair Desk With Storage Bin is a smart, space-saving opportunity for little scholars.

Sized for preschoolers three and up, the cute chair features a large work surface, a removable cup holder for supplies, and a storage bin under the seat to keep drawings, art supplies and lunchboxes. Made of sturdy wood, the scratch-resistant finish is available in white, gray and dark chocolate.

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Best Bookshelf

For good looks, portability and sturdiness, the Encore Narrow Bookshelf has it all. The posts are made from solid wood, and the melamine (easy to clean) shelves have a five-inch-high gallery edge so things won’t fall off. It’s versatile in any room and available in a rustic driftwood (shown) or white finish.

If you love this look but want to build it yourself, here are complete how-to instructions for our version of these shelves. You’ll have to add the gallery edge yourself.

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Best Hidden Bar

Take your bartending skills up a notch with the Lexington Wood Bar Cabinet, the perfect cabinet/portable bar for mixing cocktails at home. Made of solid wood, it opens up to reveal a wine and spirits locker inside.

Upholstered in esage or beige linen with brown faux leather trim, this resourceful cabinet comes with wine and stemware racks, two drawers, and nine shelves to store a martini shaker, ice bucket, stir sticks, wine openers and more. Want to take the party onto the terrace? No problem, thanks to the bar cart‘s four smooth-rolling casters (included).

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Best Storage Bins

Feel like you’re in a rustic farmhouse with this set of two Spacious Hidden Storage Bins by Glizthome. Great for storing just about anything, they’re super cool as rustic-chic side tables, stools (each can hold up to 250 pounds), night stands or plant stands. Made of strong, galvanized metal, the set of two (the smaller one fits inside the larger one!) comes in seven vibrant colors.

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Best DIY Patio Storage Bench

If you’re looking to add seating and storage in the backyard, this patio bench is a simple DIY project that requires only beginner skills to complete. Contain the clutter in this handsome wood box with plenty of room to stash barbecue equipment, garden tools and extra seat cushions. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this bench can be.

Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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