Storage & Organization
11 Ideas for Organizing Your 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).
Shelving in Small Spaces
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.
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Nesting tables work great for small spaces and cutting clutter. Use them as an end table and set a lamp on top, then pull out the shorter tables when you need more tables for guests.
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Storage benches aren’t just for mud rooms and entryways. Try a storage bench in your living room for extra seating and store board games, toys or knitting supplies inside.
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Baskets and Ottomans
Some well-placed baskets and ottomans will help organize your living room. Store blankets, toys, crafting supplies, movies and even books inside.
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Use 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.
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.
DIY Sofa Arm Table
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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.
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.