10 Ways to Use Living Room Furniture for Storage & Organization
Most people take great pride in decorating and organizing their homes. Both provide an avenue for you to express your creativity and tailor how your home looks and functions. Multi-functional furniture offers a unique and effective solution for integrating storage into your décor. Below are some smart tips and tricks to help you organize your living room and minimize clutter.
10 Tips to Organize Living Rooms Using Furniture Pieces
Add Storage with a Stylish Hutch
Storage solutions like hutches, cabinets, and armoires are stylish additions to traditional or formal living rooms. These exquisite pieces add a touch of elegance to a space while also providing plenty of storage for organizing necessities. Having a hutch is also a lifesaver when you have guests over, as it allows you to quickly stash items away and make more space in the living room.
Late 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
- Hand-carved walnut armoire
- Solid feathered walnut door panels and scrolled legs
- Late 18th Century French Walnut Armoire
Invest in an Entertainment Center
If your living room is smaller, utilizing living room furniture that serves multiple purposes is a wise decision. An entertainment center is a versatile piece of furniture that allows you to set up your TV, cable box, gaming consoles and more. It is also a great location for displaying decorative items and storing things like DVDs, books, magazines, toys, blankets, remotes, pillows, and more. Additionally, entertainment centers are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes, meaning you can find one that is perfect for your home.
Choose a Coffee Table with Two Tiers or Drawers
While the surface of a coffee table offers plenty of function, this essential piece of living room furniture can be more useful when you choose a tiered model or one with drawers. Use the drawers to conceal all sorts of items such as remotes, coasters, board games, magazines and other things you don’t want to crowd the surface. Stack magazines and books on the shelf below and use trays or baskets to corral smaller items. Reserve decorative items such as floral arrangements and candles for the top surface for added style.
Modern Round Oak Coffee Table in Sunburst Pattern
- Natural bleached satin finished oak
- Sunburst tabletop and unique metal accent side supports
- Modern Round Oak Coffee Table in Sunburst Pattern
Choose Accent Pieces That Double as Storage
Another creative solution is to incorporate stylish storage solutions as part of the house decor. Think of a ladder shelf leaning against the wall to drape blankets, a magazine rack between two club chairs to avoid a pileup on the coffee table, or a media console with shelves to tuck away a few things. These stylish accent pieces also double up as storage.
Add a Storage Ottoman
Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, ottomans are a flexible storage solution that can also be used as a coffee table or moved around the room to create additional seating when needed. Store away anything that is not needed at the moment, including gaming equipment, blankets, toys, and more.
Black Leather Top Storage Ottoman by EJ Victor
- Beautiful wood grain
- Exceptionally comfortable black leather
- Black Leather Top Storage Ottoman by EJ Victor
Find End Tables with Storage Space
Double the functionality of an end table by using lift top end tables, end tables with shelves or end tables with drawers for additional living room organization. They are a perfect solution for storing chargers, remotes, magazines, books, and more.
Add a Bar Cart to the Room
A bar cart ensures that you are ready to entertain your guests while also providing extra living room storage. Use baskets or trays to sort glassware, bottles, serving utensils and other cocktail fixings. A bar cart that incorporates closed storage allows you to tidy miscellaneous items.
Custom Black Stainless Steel Bar Cart Trolley
- Polished stainless-steel casters and lattice trim
- Beautifully finished in a hand-polished black lacquer
- Custom Black Stainless Steel Bar Cart Trolley
Consider Console Tables
Console tables are a stylish storage solution that often features a slim profile making it easy to slide against a wall or behind the sofa. Additionally, you can create even more storage space by lining bins and baskets beneath the console. Available in all sizes, finding the perfect console table for your room is easy.
Use Nesting Tables
Nesting tables come in sets of multiple tables stacked together but can also be separated to provide extra tabletop surfaces when needed. This is a perfect solution if you have small rooms, as the nesting tables take up minimal floor space but still offer additional surfaces. Use them to host a larger group, add décor items such as candles and floral decorations, or temporal coffee tables.
Set of Modern Black Nesting Tables
- Mahogany wood with sleek curved legs
- Custom finished in hand-polished black lacquer
- Set of Modern Black Nesting Tables
Install Free Standing Shelves
Maximize the storage area by making use of the vertical space with tall shelves. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can select single shelves or a shelving unit to store décor pieces, photographs, artwork, and more.
Carrocel Features the Best Range of Living Room Furniture
Living rooms of today serve many different functions for families. Regardless of the size of the room, storage solutions can help keep it neat and clean. Modern furniture stores now stock creative furniture options like those above to help you make the best use of your space.
As one of the leading modern furniture stores in Ontario, Carrocel has an extensive collection of living room furniture of all sizes, shapes and styles, including creative options that help with storage and organization. Our friendly and resourceful design and furniture experts are happy to help you find the perfect piece for your home. Call us today and let us help you make the most of your living room.