The art of storage in small spaces is narrowed down to two words: organization and multifunction. An organized and tidy home, even though small, can be much more comfortable to live in than a big but disorganized and cluttered room. Below features 20 clever but easy to implement living room storage ideas to get your clutters neat and organized.
1. A multifunctional storing unit that spreads the whole wall
A great way to store a good amount of things in one place. Books, vases, plates, magazines and even your TV could all fir in one storing unit. By gathering everything in one big storing unit, you can have less storage needs elsewhere in the living room, thus leave out more open space.
2. Storage benches and couches for more seating and storage
Drawers beneath couches are neat storage room and doesn’t make the living area look crowded. On the other hand, the storage bench version are lovely for spaces near the window, you can easily turn the storage bench into a reading corner that stores books in drawers or boxes right under the bench.
3. DIY storage bench with a shelf and a cushion
You can totally create your own storage bench at minimal costs with just a shelf unit from any store and a big or a few smaller cushions.
4. Shelves on the door
A door could easily be turned into a book shelf for more storage
5. A ceiling storing unit
6. Find non-traditional space for storage in the living room
Less obvious places such as under the staircase or over the window area can become great storage places with some shelving.
7. Shelves on the wall
A classic but it works!
8. Under the coffee table
Coffee tables with shelving or drawers are great storage solutions for your small living room. You can tuck away items such as TV guide, magazines, board games, laptops, etc.
9. Want even more storage in your sofa table? Buy a trunk to be your sofa table
An antique chest or trunk does not only beautify your living room but also acts as wonderful storage space. You can store items that are not in immediate use in the trunk. However a trunk sofa table will be quite heavy with all the things inside that it will be a bit hard to move.
10. In a grandfather clock
This IKEA grandfather clock is surprisingly roomy and creative. The name of the clock is IKEA PS PENDEL floor clock and priced at $199.
11. Hide them away
A well hid TV in a book shelf or a wall that comes alive by opening a few doors, with a few doors or curtains, your clutters are well kept away from the naked eyes so that the living room looks neater and more airy. The ultimate “hide” is in the below picture, in which a whole home office is hidden in a cupboard by a door slide!
12. Use storing unit as a room divider
This would suit perfectly for houses or apartment with open kitchens. A shelf can be used to divide the living area from the kitchen or create a small reading corner.
13. Shelves that can be assembled in different ways
14. Decorative cabinets for storage
It could be a painted cabinet that show case beautiful drawings or an antique cabinet that adds character to your living room. Thrift stores and garage sales are wonderful places to seek these charming pieces.
15. Boxes under a shelf or table
16. Inside an ottoman
17. Skirted table
Ugly boxes under the table? Build a nicely skirt that will not only pretty up your table but also hide away your extra storage.
18. A built-in shelf in the sofa
19. Ladder shelves
20. Nesting tables
These nesting tables are great next to your living room sofa as they can be pulled out if you need extra tabletop surface.
21. Extra hooks on bookcase’s side
Want to make use of your bookcase to the fullest? Attach extra hooks or even shelves on its sides for even more storage room!