Next to the dining room, the living room gathers the family together to enjoy watching a movie or a TV program, to play board games, or simply to chat. With these activities come items such as DVDs/CDs, remotes, paper for scoring who is winning the board game as well as glasses, cups, etc. Magazines and books are also scattered everywhere. Add to that are the toys of your toddler (if you have one who belongs to that age group). The result is clutter, mess, disorderliness and chaos after the activity. Solving this issue is simple.
First is to make sure that you have sufficient storage in your living room. Engage everyone to tidy the room after every activity.
Here are some tips on how to solve storage problems in your living room via modern furniture.
Ottomans are fitted with storage spaces either located on its sides or hidden. Open up its top and you can put items in it. Putting together the same size of ottomans can produce a bench style of seating. You can have them placed beneath the windows or on the hallway.
Contemporary sofas likewise provide shelves on its sides. A good way to keep magazines on hand as well as books, remotes, play cards, board games, etc.
Entertainment centers come with shelves for your other entertainment stuff as well as books. They also have drawers where remotes can be kept and other papers. Most of all, they come with doors to protect your equipment and stuff from accumulating dust.
Coffee tables have the most improvisations. Some are in modular designs, which can be rearranged to fashion various shapes. Their insides are depressed providing storage for your items. Still some has an L-shape design where the middle area is open offering free space. You can also find more revolutionary designs of coffee table that are in circular in form that features 3 levels of discs in various colors. The disc can be rotated providing room for items you want to keep. This is the new thing with modern coffee tables. They are built to be more functional that the old ones.
You can also have end or corner tables. These were also given a new touch that do not only serve as your table lamp table but can also house various stuff.
Have benches that have cabinets under them. Position them either beneath the windows or on the hallway. You can store shoes, old books, magazine, etc. To make it more appealing, have some throw pillows for a more homely look.
You can also opt to have a magazine rack or rattan baskets for newspapers and other periodicals.
Other tiny decorative items can be placed in the entertainment shelves or bookshelf. To save on space, you can have a fitted wall shelf for these items.
Provide a standing coat hanger on the entrance hall for jackets, caps, etc. Likewise, position a tall and slim rattan basket for umbrellas.
Order in the living room is made easier these days because of modern furniture. It makes one’s room and home organized. Nevertheless, you need to engage everyone to follow the rules of putting things back where they should be. One more thing that you should not forget is to have a bin for trash in a corner.