Living rooms are constantly used. You may have two of them - a family room and a living room. They are usually the main gathering space. Spending time with family and friends, we share these places all the time. But, if the area is a mess, we may not want or have the room to use the space. I am here to tell you that this space is easy to organize. This post shares ways to organize the living room to help you enjoy the room without seeing all the clutter.
Here are some living room organizing essentials you need to keep this space clutter free.
Have a place for storing electronics.
This is paramount to keeping your space organized. A place to store DVD players, Cable boxes, and Gaming consoles, not to mention DVDs, games, and CDs. It could be an entertainment center.
Have drawers in the living room
Drawers are great for all the small things. It can hold magazines, remotes, tissues, extra supplies, and a place for magazines. They can be in end tables or coffee tables. Storing bins under an open table work nicely too. It's hidden away but accessible when needed.
Use Vertical Shelving to Store knick knacks
If you want to store books and knick-knacks in your living room, maximize storage by using vertical space. Freestanding bookshelves, built-ins, and wall-mount shelves help keep these items.
Organize your cables in the back of your electronics.
Using Velcro strips that will keep together your cables work nicely. Printing out labels that say where each cable is coming from helps when plugging them in and when you have to move an electronic around.
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A few bins or a unit for toys.
You don't need to have all your kids' toys in this area. Some toys that will keep them preoccupied when they want something to do. Create a corner for younger kids to play with. Older kids may like their video or board games stored in the living room for those weekly game nights.
Display artwork on walls in clusters of 3, 5, or 7 items.
Hanging artwork naturally makes a house a home. Hang pieces that you love and want to see often on your walls—group items by theme or by color, depending on your artwork. I like to group them by themes like love, relationships, kids, family, religion, etc... Remember, if you place frames on the wall, you don't have to put frames on furniture, which will make it easier for you to keep the furniture clean weekly. Visit how to make a wall collage in your home to get more tips.
Invest in a coffee table that is verstile.
Coffee tables can also place pop tables. They can also store your favorite momentos. Even places to store games for family night and a lot more. Visit these posts below that share our DIY projects on how we created coffee tables and end tables in our small family room.
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Well, that's it. I hope this helps you get your living room organized. Remember, when you organize a space, you will need to keep the area organized, so think about how you will be keeping it organized.
Let's continue the conversation; what is your favorite organizing item in your living room? Please leave a comment below.
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Love these ideas. Living room organization is super important. There is nothing more messy or unattrative looking than a big bunch of cables and cords.
I love storage ottomans in living spaces. They're great for things like toys, blankets, video games, and DVDs. Great round-up of ideas, Sabrina!
I would have to say baskets are my all time favourite organizing tool for our living/family room
I use my mom's old sewing chest as a combo side table and remote control holder. Oh, yeah, and it still hold sewing supplies too!
Great tips, Sabrina. I have a pretty painted tray on a table in the living room which is the keeper of all clickers. Works well for me.
We have a caddy that holds all the remotes - don't know how we managed before I found it!
Great idea, Janet! Thanks for sharing this one.
Very practical tips, Sabrina. Couldn't agree more! Those velcro strips really work well, and keep cords hidden. Also good to have some designated toy storage if you have little ones or their stuff can quickly overwhelm the whole room.