With all eyes on Marie kondo’s inspiring take on keep tidy and organized, we turned to Décor Aid interior designers to help you effectively update and rethink your living room storage solutions and organizing ideas so you’ll have an easier time keeping everything feeling well-judged and purposeful.
REAPPROACH LIVING ROOM ZONING
If you have too much visually going on in one area, your living room will naturally end up feeling cluttered and claustrophobic. To avoid this heavy-handed feel, separating your living room into different ‘zones’ determined by use can help you make better use of the space you have to work with.
ADD A MULTI-PURPOSE COFFEE TABLE
To effectively keep everything tidy, the more storage space your living room has, the easier of a time you’ll have keeping everything organized. And since coffee tables can take up a lot of space, look for tables that boast drawers and features that will work to your benefit.
RETHINK STYLISH STORAGE
Just because you need clever living room storage solutions doesn’t mean that you need to be bringing in generic plastic bins to keep everything organized. Instead be resourceful and creative in your approach and source and look out for beautifully designed pieces that will add a decorative note to your living room.
ADD BUILT-IN SHELVING
Since wall space usually isn’t reserved for effective storage solutions, easy to install lateral shelving can make for a terrifically inexpensive add-on to store and show off pieces that will make your living room feel lived-in and complete.
ENSURE CLUTTER-FREE SURFACES
It should go without saying that the less clutter you have, the less living room organization hacks you’ll need. Go throughout your living room and reevaluate and edit what you love, what you need, and what’s holding you back.
BRING IN CLUTTER SOLUTIONS
Chic baskets can make for an attractive and affordable way to keep everything together, while lending even the most minimal and modern of living rooms a sense of the organic and handmade.
KEEP ORGANIZED EVERY MORNING
By spending just 5 minutes to tidy and organize your living room each day, you’ll have a much easier time keeping everything in order and you’ll take pride every time you walk through the door to a clean home.
REAPPROACH YOUR COFFEE TABLE
Since coffee tables are stationary more often than not, they don’t make for the best options for small living rooms and busy households alike. They can take up too much visual space, and they don’t often have multi-purpose capabilities. Instead, an oversized ottoman can be used for added storage while still giving you tabletop space by bringing in a tray for support. And they’ll also lend your living room more seating options.
CONSIDER VERTICAL STORAGE
When it comes to space saving living room ideas that don’t have to cost a small fortune, shelving vertically running up a wall can work to inject a chic visual punch in your living room while allowing for extra storage for the items that you want to display decoratively.
For extra storage room to help you keep your living room tidy at all times, instead of a hollow TV stand, think about repurposing an old multi-drawer dresser for added space to stow electronic and entertainment essentials.
PETITE NESTING TABLES
A trio of small nesting table are perfect for small spaces and larger ones alike. Nesting tables help you save floor space and can be out when you need them, and out of sight when you don’t.
STRIKING STORAGE OTTOMANS
Who doesn’t love multi-functional pieces of furniture? A storage ottoman is one of the least expensive of them all. Storage ottomans are great for concealing essentials you use every day and they’re handy for extra guests.
USE A STORAGE LADDER
A handy storage ladder-like leaning bookcase can make for a stylish storage hack – many things can be stored on a ladder, from plants to books for an unexpected take on displaying decorative items.
ADD HANDY WALL RACKS
Since it can be challenging to collectively display your books, records, and magazines all at once, installing slim edged wall ledges makes for a great way of storing them while showing off their beautifully stylized covers. Plus, you can switch them out from season to season or when you add new must-see pieces to your collection.
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