We’re often told that purchasing good quality furniture that’ll last a lifetime is well worth the investment, but sometimes when we’re splashing the cash, we want our money to stretch that little bit further, which is where multipurpose furniture comes into its own. Buying good quality pieces that have multiple functions means you’re more likely to use them and feel like you’re getting your money’s worth. Here’s a list of some of the top multi-purpose furniture designs for your home.
One of the biggest items you will probably buy for your home (which often comes with the biggest price tag) is your sofa. It’s certainly something that’s worth investing in, as cheap frames won’t stand the test of time. A sofa bed is almost an essential now for most homes. It’s unlikely that we all have the space for a spare bedroom, so a stylish sofa bed, like this one from Willow & Hall, is ideal for putting up your guests.
The second largest item, and arguably the most important since we spend half our lives there, is your bed. First and foremost, it must be comfortable, so the mattress should be excellent quality, and dependent on your preferences, you should pick the right firmness. Since your bed takes up quite a large footprint of your room, why not consider a storage bed to maximise the use of space and let your furniture work twice as hard. A storage bed is a superb idea as you can lift up the mattress and chuck shoes, linen, towels, sports equipment, bulky jumpers and coats under the bed and out of sight.
Storage furniture that also doubles as a seat is also well worth investing your money in. A blanket box, like this one from Arlo & Jacob, will sit beautifully at the end of your bed, in hallways, children’s rooms and living rooms. You can store just about anything in here, and the upholstered buttoned top will hide it all away from view. The padded top is comfortable to sit on so ideal for places where an extra seat might come in handy.
A dining table is where your eating and socialising will happen. During the week, you might not need such a large space, but for the weekend when you’re entertaining friends and family until the early hours you might want to consider an extending dining table. This option starts as a four-seater and can be extended to accommodate up to ten seated people. Perfect for the upcoming party season!
A coffee table is one of those pieces that we all invest in for our living rooms, but short of a place to put down a hot brew, they serve a pretty unilateral purpose. This version, found on Pinterest is both a coffee table-come-desk. So for days when you’re working from home, you needn’t be slumped over a low table, nor do you need to invest in a desk. Kill two birds with one stone with this multipurpose table. Another genius design is this coffee table which converts into a dining table to seat 6-8 people, from Dwell. That’s a smart, space-saving design!