When you’re challenged by a small living space, you need to look at items that can perform double or even triple duty. As an example, there are square coffee tables that can also double as additional storage by simply removing the top of the table to use the space within. And then there are coffee tables that come complete with removable storage cubes that can also be used as seats. That is an efficient use of space!
Square storage coffee table:
Square storage coffee table pictured: Hammary Kanson Square Cocktail Table with Storage Cubes in Oxblood
You get the best of both worlds with a storage ottoman: a spot to relax and put your feet up, and a place to store magazines, books or cushions. Of course, an ottoman can also be used as an extra seat when guests come over, and as a cocktail or coffee table you can sit around. It’s a very versatile piece of furniture that not only looks good, but also saves space.
Square upholstered storage ottoman coffee table:
Square upholstered storage ottoman coffee table pictured: Epic Furnishings 36-Inch Large Square Storage Ottoman/Bench
When you’re setting up your back deck or patio to ensure that there is enough of a seating and serving arrangement for guests who drop by, consider adding an outdoor wicker ottoman coffee table to the mix. Not only will the ottoman serve as a coffee table, but it can also be used as an extra seat or foot rest if needed. Make sure to protect your wicker furniture first by spraying it with Scotch guard water proofing to protect it from the elements.
Outdoor wicker ottoman coffee table:
Outdoor wicker ottoman coffee tables pictured: left: Strathwood Griffen All-Weather Wicker Ottoman, Dark Brown / right: Strathwood Griffen All-Weather Wicker Side Table, Natural
Furniture that has more than one function is a great way to maximize a small living space or to keep an area relatively clutter free. For example, a leather ottoman can of course be used as a relaxing foot rest when sitting in your favorite chair, but there are ottomans out there that also feature a storage compartment and a flat surface that can be used as a make shift coffee table. And if that’s not enough, it can also be used as an extra seat when needed.
White leather coffee table:
White leather coffee table pictured:
Plutus Contemporary Storage Ottoman with Tray, White
Whether you live in a small space or not, having furniture that can play a dual role can be a great way to keep the clutter around the room contained. Magazines, books, remote controls, knitting accessories and whatever else can easily be stored in a coffee table with a storage compartment. Of course, it’s also a coffee table, and should obviously be used as such.
Round coffee table with storage:
Round coffee table with storage pictured: Corbett Coffee Table Storage Ottoman – Round by Armen Living