Living Room Storage Ideas For Your Home
Is your living room looking a little crowded?
These spaces have to cope with a lot. From acting as the hub where the family gathers after a long day at work, to being the playroom for the kids – the family living room is truly a multipurpose space! All too often these spaces can become a dumping ground for all the family.
HOMYZE, the app for finding the best tradespeople in London, has come up with top tips for maximising your living room, to create a truly blissful space for everyone that uses it.
Work That Coffee Table
Russell coffee table in rosewood and iron, available from Swoon
Do not underestimate the potential use of this little workhorse. Make it work even harder as a means of storage. Add baskets or boxes underneath the table or alternatively consider replacing your table with one with a level for storing magazines and books. A great space saver.
Make Use of Those Alcoves
HOMYZE can help you add extra storage to your alcoves
Many living spaces have odd nooks and crannies just crying out to be utilised for storage. Having a purpose built fitted storage cupboard and shelves is a great investment for some serious storage. Painting these units in an accent colour of navy or dark grey can create real interest and drama.
Use your Pouf
Ektorp pouf, available at IKEA
Poufs can be great for comfort and perfect for snuggling on, on cold winter evenings. However, they should not be overlooked for their great storage possibilities. Consider buying one that can be opened and used as storage for blankets, DVDs or toys.
Use your wall to feature your favourite items
If you have a collection of pottery, books or curios from your travels, why not make an effort to get them out and enjoy them! Dedicating an entire (or at least a substantial proportion) of a wall will provide some of the most efficient storage you will be able to get in your living space at the same time as creating a beautiful feature wall. Your limits here, are but your own imagination!
Original leather trunks, available at Not on the High Street
Old leather trunks or oversized suitcases can be a fantastic means to add a unique vintage flare to your room whilst providing ample space for larger items such as children’s trikes and for general mess.
Photo courtesy Houseupdated
One of the best living room storage ideas is to make good use of your windows by adding some fitted seating – all you need is a simple box construction that can be opened. Be creative and consider making some cushions out of your favourite fabric – to make this window treatment truly personal.
Use Your Walls
Bike storage can be beautiful! Photo courtesy of Decoist
Have you ever thought about all that white space going unused within your house? It would be a crime not to make use of every square inch of your walls. For rooms that need to serve as multifunctional living spaces, such as in student or shared houses, consider hanging hooks that can be used to attach cumbersome bicycles or even chairs for when they are not in use.
Add a Bureau
Retro 1950s writing bureau, available from Retrospective Interiors
Unless if you are uber tidy, forget about open desks – they just look messy – and choose this space-saving idea for your living room. Get yourself down to your local antique market and purchase a bureau or writing desk. Pieces from the 1930s- 1940s can be very affordable and incredibly stylish. Hideaway your unsightly computer, printer, and papers in a beautiful feature piece.