IKEA has always been a go-to retailer for those with smaller spaces thanks to their affordable and easily customized furniture, but now there’s even more reason to celebrate the Scandinavian store with these home items that do double (and sometimes triple) duty. From a combination lamp and Bluetooth speaker to a super-slim dropdown table slash storage unit, these are some of the multipurpose items that nearly any home can use.
A Dual-Purpose Daybed
The FLEKKE daybed is a staple multipurpose item for small bedrooms or living spaces. It serves as a cozy daybed with two large drawers to tuck away bedding or other items, but pulls out to reveal a twin-sized sleeping space. It’s an affordable solution to rooms that need to function for more than one purpose.
FLEKKE Daybed, IKEA, $797.
Kitchen Counter Space and Storage
One of the most common kitchen problems is limited counter space. Add some additional surface area with this movable kitchen island with two closed drawers and two open shelves. The FÖRHÖJA cart also makes an excellent bar cart, fitting up to 9 wine bottles on each of the open shelves.
FÖRHÖJA Kitchen Cart, IKEA, $199.
Nesting Table and Stools
This four-piece set of nesting tables and stools has endless possibilities. Use them as a workspace, art area or chill out space or nest them together to save room in a smaller home. You can also break up the set and use throughout your home for a continued design motif. The possibilities really are endless for this multifunctional IKEA set.
FRIDNÄS Nesting Tables and Stools, IKEA, $169.
A Hanging Storage Solution
One of IKEA’s must versatile products if the SKADIS collection, pegboards that come in a variety of finishes that can be added to almost any room in your home for easy storage. Use them to create a vertical herb planter, hang your dishes, bathroom essentials or add them to a hallway for hanging hats and coats.
SKÅDIS Pegboard Combination, IKEA, $78.
Combination Desk and Storage
The beauty of IKEA’s storage and desk designs is how easily you can customize them to your space and needs. This multipurpose unit combines the KALLAX storage unit with the LINNMON desk for a work home work area that provides plenty of storage for all your books, files, or whatever you need to tuck away.
KALLAX and LINNMON Desk Combination, IKEA, $194.
A Stool With Storage
My short queens and kings can celebrate this one: the step stool that does it all. It’s simple pine finish goes well in nearly any space (or can easily be painted), and it has a cubby to tuck away items. Use it as extra seating, a bedside table, or to reach those high-up items in your home.
PERJOHAN Stool With Storage, IKEA, $69.
A Multipurpose Storage Table
Make the most of every inch of your space with a side table that also serves as an open storage unit.
KVISTBRO Storage Table, IKEA, $60.
A Drop-Down Storage Unit and Table
For the smallest of spaces, this wall-mounted storage unit takes up very little space but has enough space to store essentials (from kitchen to beauty supplies). The sturdy drop leaf table comes out and can seat up to two people for a petite dining area and workspace.
NORBERG Table and Storage Unit, IKEA, $129.
A Smart Speaker and Lamp
Reduce the amount of small electronics with this combination bluetooth speaker and lamp that is a collaboration between IKEA and audio company, Sonos. You can even group multiple together to create surround sound or a linked system throughout your home. Choose from a white or black speaker base and multiple lamp shades to completely customize the look.
SYMFONISK Speaker Lamp, IKEA, $209.