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Functional furniture is the key to creating a living environment that flows and seamlessly transitions from work to play in every home. Consider investing in these double-duty pieces that serve multiple purposes with style.

A multi-level cart can be used in almost any area of the home. One of our favourites is the Ikea Raskog to use in a workspace, playroom or for extra bathroom storage.

The CB2 Peekaboo acrylic console table is great for a satellite office in your condo, bedside vanity or in an entryway to keep keys and mail. Its neutrality also means you can repurpose at any time or in any future home.

A true decor classic, the affordable and customizable Ikea Kallax series has been the subject of thousands of decor hacks and can be found in one form or another in almost every home around the world. We particularly love the 4×4 option used as a nightstand with customizable storage below.

Storage ottomans have come a long way and can be used to kick up your feet, store blankets and magazines or act as a statement coffee table. Find one in the shape, size, colour and fabric that best fits your room’s style, like the Aoki Tufted Cocktail Ottoman from Wayfair.

Serena & Lily’s Dip-Dyed Stools are great as extra seating or side tables. The mini version can be hidden away in nooks and crannies around the house to be pulled out whenever they’re needed. Our favourite way to use them is in an entryway as a quick grab-and-stow option for putting on footwear.

The Cherise Round Pouf provides the ultimate versatility — it makes a great footstool in the living room, provides an extra bit of seating within your home, or can be used as a place for the kids to sit in the playroom. Placing a tray on top will make them a great coffee table alternative or a reading nook companion, too.

Images courtesy of: www.remodelista.com, opendataapps.org, wayfair.com, brit.co, topdreamer.com, homedeco.nl, cb2.com, serena&lily.com and ikea.com.


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