When the possessions you own threaten to take over your living space — and you’ve already discarded items that no longer bring you joy — consider furniture solutions with organization in mind.
From seating to surfaces, today’s traditional pieces can often pull double duty with camouflaged compartments made for optimizing your storage capacity. Think of it as style and substance all rolled into one.
Looking to completely transform your living space to include more areas to tuck away items that aren’t always put to good use? Then tackle your storage issues head-on with these simple, multipurpose solutions.
Brilliant Bed Nook
Up your organizational solutions in the boudoir with a storage-friendly bedroom set, like the Mill Valley II Gray 5 Piece Queen Sleigh Bedroom with Storage from Rooms To Go. Not one, not two, but five pieces of bedroom furniture can handle plenty of items. Store lesser-used clothing, like jackets, sweatshirts or ugly holiday sweaters, in the handy under-the-bed drawers.
The multi-drawer dresser in the Harrington Place Cherry 6 Pc Queen Sleigh Bedroom makes cleaning out closets a breeze. Larger pieces of furniture not only make small spaces appear more spacious but also give you more room for your things.
Clever Coffee Table Compartments
Minimalist coffee tables add clean lines to any living space, but they won’t do much in the way of boosting your storage capabilities. Instead, look for coffee table models that offer more than a flat surface. Choose flexible pieces boasting drawers and pull-out lid support with interior compartments.
Removable dividers divvy out space to fit anything from CDs to wine bottles, allowing you to keep the things you need to access fast right at your fingertips. Rethink how you use your living room to put those secret spaces to work for you.
Sneaky Sofa Storage
A living room sofa may be the comfiest seat in the house, but the benefits of such a piece should go well beyond simple seating. The right sofa can become a storage workhorse. In fact, many of today’s popular models feature a hidden cache perfect for tucking away living room odds and ends.
Built-in storage options, like cup holders and compartments, keep remotes and beverages within reach while keeping other surfaces uncluttered. You’ll also have a handy place to store your unread home décor magazines, knitting project pieces or decks of cards.
Ingenious Ottoman Storage
An ottoman isn’t just a piece on which to prop up your feet and kick back — it can also serve as a stealthy storage space for extra throw pillows, blankets, board games or toys, depending on its size and you and your family’s needs.
Of course, an ottoman can serve as a table, seat and storage unit as part of one multi-purpose item. Anyone who entertains will appreciate the easy extra seating, while the flat top makes for a great table to keep less-than-attractive living-room essentials out of sight.
Smart Dining Table Upgrades
A dining room table can create a big area of dead space in just about any home. Not anymore, though. Upgrade yours to a five-piece counter height dining room table with vanilla stools that offers a slew of storage options.
For instance, a built-in wine rack, drawers, shelving and cubbies can help store anything from linens to wine accessories to serving ware. Transform your dining room into a hardworking zone and reduce your overfilled cabinets in one fell swoop.
Savvy Home Furnishing
Any couple requiring more storage in their home should look for pieces that go above and beyond their original purpose. Indeed, choosing pieces with an eye to organization can help any couple expand their space and make a room feel cozier in the process.