Do Double Duty
If you're a small space dweller, you can't really afford to have much furniture that doesn't serve a dual purpose. For example, a bench by the entryway is much more useful if it also offers storage for umbrellas and boots. The comfy ottoman in front of your favorite overstuffed chair would be a perfect place to store extra blankets and linens. And coffee tables are nice, but an old trunk with a flip-up lid would be a stylish alternative and the ideal spot to store board games and DVDs.