Living rooms can be particularly challenging when it comes to storage.
Normally, we have a lot of furniture in the living room space sofas, armchairs, media equipment, etc.) and it is needed a storage solution that will allow them to stay spacious and stylish.
The key to keeping your living room perfectly organized is to choose pieces that offer plenty of storage space. Examples include a coffee table with a shelf and drawers, as well as living room cabinets and shelving built into walls. Choosing storage that complements your living room design will make the room feel cohesive.
What are the best storage options for a living room?
Combining different storage methods is a key to maximizing living room storage. Shelf spaces are always a good option because they can function both as display areas and as decor elements. Also consider a living room cabinet or console table for closed storage to hide away the unattractive things you need in a living room, like remote controls, wires, and manuals. Additionally, not having so much stuff around or being more minimalist improves productivity and concentration.
You can also conceal storage with the help of sneaky storage, which is a great idea for families or individuals with a small living room. Store all your living room stuff in multi-purpose sofas, ottomans, and window seats.
What are the best ways to create storage space in small living rooms?
It’s important to declutter your living room first so you can see how much ‘stuff’ you need to re-arrange. Because vertical storage has a small footprint, it is the perfect solution for small spaces. Look for slimline and ladder shelving units. A shelving unit provides plenty of storage without occupying valuable floor space, so they are another good option.
Multifunctional furniture can help you maximize space in a small living room. When you have guests over, ottoman footstools are a great choice. They serve as additional seating, create extra storage, and let you relax your feet at the end of the day.
How to choose storage furniture for your living room?
- For a living room, consider the full range of storage possibilities: fitted and freestanding living room cabinets, cabinets that conceal contents, and cabinets that display contents. A combination of these styles is possible, and each is useful.
- If you intend to use your shelving for storing items, make sure that it’s strong enough and deep enough to hold them, plus consider how the collection of favorite pieces will turn out.
- If you want a subtle finish, paint the shelving the same color as the walls.
- Be sure to include skirting boards when sizing up storage.
- You don’t need to buy all storage furniture from the same collection, but you should strive for harmony when ordering the pieces. Keep finishes or wood colors consistent.
- Modular storage systems are ideal if your storage needs are expected to increase since they can be scaled to meet such needs.
- Ensure heavy items are stored low down, or choose furniture that can be attached to a wall to prevent them from tipping over.