4 Brilliant Pieces of Living Room Storage Furniture
Organize Smarter, Not With More Stuff
Why bring in boxes and bins when your furnishings can store everything for you? Make room to relax by containing the chaos in living room storage furniture, which makes the most of some of the largest items in your home. Sneaky storage ideas can make the most of wasted space without introducing clutter, especially in rooms that serve as play areas, drop zones, and entertaining spaces all at once. With these multipurpose buys, living room storage has never been easier.
Living Room Storage Idea #1: A Hidden Work Station
Stash a laptop and other office essentials inside a compact desk with built-in storage. (This one has two tall drawers.) During off-hours, the desk can serve as an etagere, side table, or drink-mixing site, and potentially stress-inducing work-related materials are out of sight. When it’s time to work, just pull up a chair and get started.
To buy: West Elm Industrial Storage Mini Desk, $399; westelm.com.
Living Room Storage Idea #2: Lots of Space Under the Seat
The Coventry storage bench, which features piped seams and is available in chair, loveseat, and sectional layouts, has a seat that lifts up so you can pile throws and toys inside. Choose one of the company’s fabrics or send in your own for a custom look.
To buy: Coventry Storage Bench, from $549; ballarddesigns.com.
Living Room Storage Idea #3: Clever Accessories
See, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Made from a recycled book, this clever catchall features pages that have been hollowed out, leaving just enough room to conceal a remote, coasters, or other living room knick-knacks that are best kept out of sight.
To buy: Complete Works of William Shakespeare XXL Book Safe, $59; secretstoragebooks.com.
Living Room Storage Ideas #4: A Place to Stash the Fun Stuff
Keep games, toys, DVDs, and more inside a versatile coffee table with either a sliding top or a lift top. Look for one with deep storage space, to maximize the organizing opportunities.
To buy: Bayside Lift Top Coffee Table, $699; potterybarn.com.