Not having enough storage is a common issue among homeowners, and it’s especially a problem in the living room. Most living rooms don’t feature extra closets and storage areas, yet it’s where many families spend the majority of their time. DVDs, toys, games, books and cozy throws are just a few of the items that are nice to have on hand when enjoying family time. Finding a place to store all those extras can be tricky, however.
This need for storage can really compete with bringing style into your living room. Here are 10 finds that deliver major style and convenient storage space. And because they have multiple uses, they’re a perfect fit for even the smallest living rooms.
Small storage ottomans offer tremendous flexibility. In addition to providing space for stashing small items, they can easily move around the living room to serve as extra seating for guests. Or you can top one with a tray to create a flat surface for serving snacks, holding drinks or playing cards.
Larger storage ottomans can double as coffee tables. You’ll find them in a variety of shades, from neutrals to bright jewel tones that provide a fun pop of color.
Like ottomans, storage benches pack a one-two punch with extra seating and space to squirrel away clutter. Full-length benches are perfect for holding blankets and board games, while combo benches with drawers corral playing cards, coasters and other small items.
Coffee tables and consoles
Coffee tables take up a big chunk of floor space, so make sure yours does double duty with panels that lift to reveal hidden storage inside.
If you have space along your living room wall, fill it with a console table. Not only do the drawers deliver great organization potential, but you can style the top with a lamp, artwork or your favorite accessories.
Instead of choosing side tables that only offer a tabletop surface, select models that provide storage. Consider repurposing nightstands for this role — they’re usually the right height and often have drawers.
All these items pack a huge punch when it comes to storage, with drawers and compartments galore to fulfill all your living room organization needs. But with their quirky character and stylish lines, you’ll still have the best-looking living room on the block.
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