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Living Room Storage For Everyone
In Your Family

With a family of 5 we could never have enough living room storage. I wanted a casual, functional space. But that didn't mean I wanted to compromise on style. Remember casual does not mean messy. This room presents many challenges and here are some of them:

The Challenges

Since everyone ends up here at one time or another throughout the day it is important to take everyones needs into consideration.

So, the question is how do you organize and store all of these things to please everyone? The answer is great living room storage ideas. The key is to keep things easily accessible and to keep as much out of site as possible so the space does not appear cluttered.

Below you will find some living room storage ideas and solutions to conquer your living room clutter.

  1. Books - If you are a book lover then this is the place for you to start. On this page you will find ideas to organize and sort your books. Also included are further storage ideas to keep your books accessible. To visit that page now click here.
  2. CD Collections - For the music lover who is always looking for that favorite CD this is the place to find storage and organizing ideas for your collection. To go to that page now click here.

  3. Magazines
  4. - For those who can't read enough of these you need to find organizing and storage ideas for your magazines and articles. To go to that page now click here.

If you need more ideas look below for original, stylish and functional ideas to add to your living space:

More Living Room Storage Ideas

  • Use storage cubbies or modular units to create a short "wall" or bookcase. Fill it with baskets, boxes, or bins for storage.
  • Choose furniture with multiple uses. For example, a chest or ottoman can double as a coffee table but still be available for additional storage.
  • Build a window seat or add shelves under a regular or bay window.
  • Place a table or chest behind your sofa. If you use a table you can also use the space under it to store extra seating cubes to use when extra guests visit.
  • If your coffee table has space under it don't waste that space! Use it to place decorative baskets for blankets, games, books, or current magazines.
  • If you would like to keep current magazines, sewing basket etc. accessible but don't like the look of it, place it under an endtable and cover it with a decorative material.
  • Add shelves or shadow boxes to an empty wall. These can be used to display pictures, postcard collections, or special collection that would have otherwise taken up precious table space. You could also use them for storing books or CDs.
  • Use tiered decorative boxes or vintage suitcases as an end table.

These are a few ideas to get you started. You can use anything for storage as long as it works for you and your family. Remember the key is to make items easy to access and easy to put away. That is the formula for a clutter free living room that everyone can enjoy.

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