10 Tips for Living Room Storage
Cut clutter in your living room with these 10 easy tips for storage and organization.
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Tuck It Away
If your living room hosts both playdates and coffee dates, hide the evidence of the former with oversize baskets and hampers. Round up toys and books into the containers and tuck behind a couch or chair during grown-up events, allowing for easy access during the next play session.
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Keep Books Orderly
Give presence to shelves of books with decorative objects. Place pretty bowls, jars, or statuary between rows of books to keep them upright and to add panache to utilitarian storage.
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On the Go
For projects or items that move from room to room, invest in easy-to-carry baskets with sturdy handles. Stock a basket with your reading materials or your current craft project so you can be on the go and have everything in one place.
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Make your storage look like the rest of your decor, and you’ll have a hard time telling the difference between hardworking organization and the living room’s design style. Use boxes and bins that mesh with your living room’s color scheme or an ottoman that coordinates with the sofa’s upholstery.
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Lost & Found
Give each family a designated bin for the living room. When one of their possessions is left in the room, simply slide it into the bin. Then, when the bin is full, it’s that person’s responsibility to put their possessions in their rightful place.
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When a formal living room needs to be tapped for extra storage space, maintain your space's style with a clever facade. Drape a skirt or tablecloth over a side table, tuck your storage beneath the table, and no one will be the wiser.
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Use shallow trays to corral coffee-table treasures. Trinkets and necessities, such as remotes, will look more orderly when organized on a tray.