11 Ideas on How to Arrange a Small Living Room
If you have a small living room and need more storage ideas, there are plenty of solutions you can make yourself—some of them can be completed in just a couple minutes! Here are 11 ideas for organizing your living room (and keeping it organized).
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Apartment living often means smaller rooms- but that doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to clutter. We’ve found several ways to stay organized and keep your living room tidy.
Shelving for Small Living Room Storage and Organization
Wondering how to arrange a small living room? Small spaces need creative solutions. Try hanging floating shelves in that small corner space where furniture won’t fit. Or try a corner shelf unit which takes up less room.
Living Room Organization: Couch Caddy
Keep everything you need within arm’s reach. This clever IKEA hack couch caddy can hold your remote, a beverage and a magazine or newspaper. Find instructions at instructables.com. Take it a step further with a couch designed for small spaces.
Space Saving Living Room Furniture: Nesting Tables
Living Room Storage Bench
Storage benches aren’t just for mud rooms and entryways. They’re also a trendy living room idea. Try a storage bench in your living room for extra seating and store board games, toys or knitting supplies inside.
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Hide Living Room Storage With a Tablecloth
Hide items you don’t want out all the time with a tablecloth. Just place the cloth over an end table and store items in storage bins or baskets underneath. This is a great storage space for craft items you work on while watching television.
Upcycled Small Living Room Storage Crates
You know those old fruit crates you see at resale and vintage shops? Use them to your advantage! Organize your living room by painting or staining them and then stack them up and use them to store books and pillows, and place a lamp or two on top. Your bookcase can be as sleek or rustic as you like.
Living Room Fireplace Wood Storage
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, is there a way you can cut out a space in the wall nearby to create a storage area for logs? Check out this living room which uses the dead space around the fireplace as a creative storage spot.
If your landlord isn’t keen on the idea of creating built-in log storage, look for a small crate or rack to corral your logs.
Living Room Organization: Big Bookcases
Try creating a floor-to-ceiling bookcase, then place furniture in front of the bookcase. This will help organize your living room and give you more room to store books, movies, and lots of other small items. You can use bins to store toys on the lower shelves.
If you love using decor to make a space your own, but wonder how to arrange it in a small living room, we’ve got a simple DIY. Try making a shelf that runs between your couch and the wall. That space can be used as a spot to place a lamp or plants and store the remotes, books and candles.