If you're a busy family on the go or just needing to maximize the space that you have, choosing furniture pieces that double as storage can help you have a functional room without sacrificing the design aspect of decor. We have collected our 5 favorite pieces that are definitely more than meets the eye! With cool surprise features like USB ports to keep you charged, these pieces are the perfect addition to make your room beautiful AND functional.
1. Storage OttomanAn ottoman is almost the perfect accent piece since it is a beautiful addition to your living room furniture set and can also double as additional seating or storage. Clean the room in a flash by tossing books, blankets, or toys in the ottoman for storage and easy access later. Simply slide the top back into place and prop your feet up to watch the game. Ottomans are also perfect for hosting game night as an additional seat or surface to play on. Customize yours to fit your room with a range of available colors, shapes, and sizes.
2. Cocktail Table
Your cocktail table is often the center piece of your living room...so make it functional AND beautiful! Lift Top Cocktail Tables (like our favorite one by Ashley, pictured below) are so much more than your run of the mill table. With storage drawers and the lift top design, gathering around the sofa for movie night or game night is SO much easier (and organized!) Bonus: no more leaning over the table to keep from dropping food on the carpet.
3. End Tables
Chair Side end tables are the perfect piece to keep clutter at bay and add an additional placement option for lamps and decor. Since they're smaller, they are a perfect fit for those little nooks and crannies in your room. The coolest part? They now come with pull out trays and electric charging stations (like the one pictured below) to keep your gadgets going while you relax! They are also a great display option for reading materials or table lamps for guests. Some unique designs can even slide into a personal couch side table! No coffee table? No problem!
4. Reclining Sectional
When is a sectional more than just a place to sit? When it comes with built-in serving and storage options included the center seat of the sofa that can convert to a drop-down table. The dual reclining loveseat also features a center console with two cup holders and a compartment for storage. This particular one by Ashley Furniture oozes comfort while giving you all the features to ensure you can relax. Go ahead, kick back, you don't need to get up.
Sitting by the television and need to charge your cell phone or iPad? No problem when you have a table lamp with a build in USB port! Pair it with an accent table to maximize the benefits. Perfect for late night reading or studying on the sofa and much more attractive than unsightly phone charging cables.