Mix It Up: 5 Unexpected Ways to Use Furniture

Figuring out ways to use furniture in new places makes spaces infinitely more interesting, and potentially more functional as well. Thinking this way opens up an entire world of furniture, including affordable vintage finds. A perfect example: Matthew Kowles cleverly layers old and new desks in his New York apartment. Not only does it look amazing, but it solves a pesky storage issue as well. Here are a few more ideas for mixing it up at home:

Lulu de Kwiatkowski eschewed a traditional nightstand for a lucite desk instead.

• Designer Karen Cole went for a really tall lingerie chest beside this bed.

Kate Collins found just the spot for a small campaign chest in a closet.

• A round dining sized table acts as a side table in Kendall Conrad's California home.

What do you think? Do you like this look? Or will you leave it to others?

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