Does your living room need an overhaul? Have you lost that loving feeling for your living room? Chances are it does not have enough storage space. Keep your living room clutter free with storage that is handsome and handy. Some of the ideas below will help you to get that relaxing vibe again and help you remove or organize the unappealing clutter.
Fill a wall with shelves
Smart shelves provide a combination of storage space for DVDs and books, as well as surfaces that can be used to display photographs and accessories. Breaking shelves into areas makes sure that they don’t overwhelm the space. Paint the back of a shelving unit in a bright stand-out color so that your wall of books becomes the focal point of your living room.
Go for glass doors
A glass fronted cupboard is a great way to display stylish belongings. Keep cookery, books and tableware in a glass cabinet in an open living-dining room for a traditional look. The glass will act as a frame for your objects stored inside your cabinet so don’t fill it to bursting. Give the items breathing space so that they can become focal points.
Wood- A hot design trend
Wooden décor is on the grand come back. It hardly matters whether your living room has a contemporary vibe or a rustic appeal; décor in wood seems to find its place in every living room these days. It is the silhouette of the décor that determines its style and an all wood entertainment center with a cool TV stand, additional wooden cabinets and wall mounted floating shelves can feel as much at home as it does in a traditional flair.
Think vertical and versatile
Think beyond the square footage of your living room; think outside the box—how about harnessing the additional space which those walls have to offer. Wall-mounted décor not only frees up precious foot space but these cool floating cabinets, shelves and modular units also give the living room a cheerful, breezy ambiance. They cut back on the visual clutter and you can even use them to introduce new patterns, texture and sculptural features. Just don’t go berserk with wall mountings in a small living room as they can seem overbearing when done wrong.
Fitting in with your style
Space-savvy living room storage options come in a wide range of style and one you choose should not be about aesthetics alone. While floating, open shelves look simply stunning in the magazines and brochures, it can get pretty messy if you are unorganized. For those having to deal with daily chores and have kids, closed cabinets that conceal rather than reveal is a better option.
Make Most of Recessed Shelving
Shelving which has been cut into the wall is a lovely neat solution that doesn’t intrude upon a room. You can just allow the recessed shelving blend into the wall or make an interesting feature of them. Other options are you can maximize your space with a ladder shelf. Make most of your seating by adding a shelf below. You can also combine hidden storage with open shelves.
Keep everything behind closed doors if you want to hide your clutter—that is give your shelving some doors. Whatever you decide see that it fits in beautifully and does not look overbearing and overwhelming.
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