Pieces that can pull double duty are always welcome in small homes. These 10 ottomans and benches (plus a trunk thrown in the mix) open up to offer storage for books, blankets, shoes — you name it.

1. Nailhead Upholstered Storage Bench from West Elm, $399
2. Collector's Metal Trunk from PB Teen, $149
3. Julius Grass Storage Ottoman from CB2, $499
4. Raleigh Upholstered Storage Cube with Nailhead from Pottery Barn, $199
5. KIVIK Footstool from IKEA, $189.00

6. Floral Storage Bench from Target, $74.99
7. Safavieh Tanisha Gray Shoe Storage Ottoman from Overstock.com, $226.69 
8. Threshold Tapered Tufted Storage Ottoman from Target, $59.99
9. Ava Storage Ottoman from Urban Outfitters, $110
10. Alessandra Lemon Storage Bench from Lamps Plus, $279.91

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