We came across a great article in the latest issue of Real Simple magazine giving readers great ideas on how to maximize storage space in unexpecting ways. Considering our love of double-duty furniture, we couldn't pass up showing you our three favorite finds... Coventry Storage Bench by Ballard Designs Storage benches don't just have to be wooden and relegated to the entryway, this awesome upholstered storage bench can be used as a miniature couch! We love the combination of clean lines and elegant details but love even more that this piece could contain a lot of chaos, like kid's toys.
Apollo bed from Door Store Furniture We all know the sort of dust bunny wasteland the empty space underneath a bed can turn into, but losing precious storage space with beds that rest on the floor sometimes isn't an option. This great bed can store everything you need out of the way and accessibly without having to crawl under the bed.
PS Clock from Ikea Never look at piles of keys and sunglasses on your entryway tables again! This double-duty clock offers ample room for all those things you need in a hurry. It's also a great option for those living in small spaces that don't even have an entryway! What are your favorite sneaky storage solutions that you've seen or implemented in your own homes? Let us know! [Photo credit: Taken from Real Simple magazine, Ballarddesigns.com, doorstorefurniture.com and ikea.com]