Whether you’re remodeling your whole home, changing a single room, or simply looking to redesign your living area, finding the perfect furniture to fit the space is essential. Most pieces you choose will be obvious, but others might take some careful planning.

Fortunately, many pieces of furniture are multipurpose and can go just about anywhere. If you want to utilize furniture that can work in any room, this short list will give you a few options that’ll provide you with a good place to start.


Let’s start with the classic multipurpose furniture item: the futon. This couch-bed combo has been the staple of dorm rooms for years thanks to its ability to transition between two pieces of furniture that take up a lot of room. However, they can still work well in just about any home.

While the living room might seem like an obvious place for a futon, you can also place it in either a home office or a den. We’d argue that those last two options would be the ideal choices. That way, if you ever have a guest, they can use your office or den as a makeshift bedroom while visiting.

End Table

One type of furniture you’ll likely buy for your remodel will be an end table. Before looking into considerations to remember when buying an end table, think about how you might use it. Most people only ever use these tables in the living room. However, they can work just about anywhere you need some extra table space. They’re big enough to display several things but small enough not to get in the way.

Even though you can put these tables anywhere, one location many people don’t consider is outside. There are many ways to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis, but adding furniture is one of the best techniques. You’ll just need to ensure your end table is made of materials that won’t degrade in the rain or snow.

Dining Table

The dining table is one of the larger items we’ve included in our list of multipurpose furniture that can work in any room. While these tables won’t be as multifunctional as end tables, you can use them in a surprising number of scenarios other than as a place to eat meals.

One of the more popular options is to move it to the game room. Dining tables are perfect for family board game night or a round of cards. They also make for good spots to do puzzles or work on crafts. You can do many of these things in the dining room as well. However, it’s nice to have a large table in a space dedicated to what you’re working on, especially if you don’t eat in the dining room anymore.


Finally, we have the humble bookshelf. Because of its name, many people only buy this piece of furniture if they own books. However, you can display any number of things on these. These shelves can be useful in any room of the house, displaying anything from family photos to a collection of your favorite collectibles. All you have to do is figure out what to put on them.