The living room is the center of a home, where friends and families gather. However, living rooms can be difficult to keep organized because they are used for so many different things: watching TV, playing video games, napping, reading, socializing. To help you out, we’ve put together some of our favorite tips on for keeping this room clutter-free!
- Use wall space
Using your walls is crucial when short on space. Wall space provides ample storage room without having to clutter up your floors. Use floating shelves and storage units that go up rather than out, such as tall bookshelves and entertainment centers. The smaller the footprint, the better! Wall storage is a great way to display pictures, decorations, awards, and mementos.
- Hide your electronics
We know you need your Blu-ray player, Xbox, surround-sound speakers, 7 remotes, PlayStation, and Wii! However, electronics can create a lot of visual clutter in a room, not to mention the tangle of cords that these devices inevitably come with! Hiding your electronics out of sight will help keep your living room looking organized and tidy. We recommend a custom entertainment system, which can be built to your exact specifications with room for all your gadgets. Drawers and doors are great options for keeping your electronics easily accessible but hidden away when not in use.
- Invest in multi-purpose furniture
Multi-purpose furniture is a great way to get the most out of your space. Choose a coffee table with built-in drawers, or an ottoman with a lift-off lid where you can store extra blankets. If you have guests over often, invest in a living room sofa with a pullout bed. When shopping for furniture, always be on the lookout for items that can be used in multiple ways, or get creative with the furniture you already have!
If your living room needs an organization makeover, give Closet & Storage Concepts a call! We design and install custom storage systems for your whole home, designed to meet your exact needs and wants. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation!