As more people are staying home, the urge to organize your living room is growing. Living room spaces are not just the center of most homes but also an area for families.
With everyone moving in and out of the living room things get left behind, bulky blankets unfold, and before you know it everything’s out of order again leaving behind a messy room.
Finally, enough is enough! It is time to take back your living room and organize it in the way you envisioned your beloved space. Here are easy ways to organize your living room.
Living Room Organization Hacks
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1. Cover your TV wires and other cords
It’s no secret that when cords are out, showing and tangled they make any space look extremely unorganized. One of the easiest and quickest ways to get organized is by rearranging or hiding your cords throughout the room.
The mighty binder clip
One living room idea is to use binder clips to hide these messy cords. Binder clips are a great budget-friendly way to keep all of your cords and chargers off of living room decor yet easy to find and use. If the binder clips take too much space in your living room, you can always zip tie the cords together to create a cohesive bundle of cords.
Use your drywall
Another way to declutter your messy cable cords is by hiding them in your walls or in your living room decor. In order to hide your cords in your wall, you can cut through the drywall ensuring that the connection is still strong. Many extension or power cords have features allowing you to hang them on the wall, leading to more organization in your living room.
You will be surprised how organized your living room looks from simply bundling your cords together, getting them out of the way of all your living room decor.
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2. Add living room shelving and cabinets
Everyone knows the feeling of desperation for more living room storage and more space in our homes. A great living room storage idea is adding extra shelving to the space. If you decide to remodel your living room or are trying to reorganize your living room adding additional shelving will be your new best friend.
Shelving adds to the room because it can be used for art, other decors, but also has a trendy storage space. Whether it’s family game boards, decorative books, or random items you have lying around, getting them off of your tables and put in a specific place on your new shelves creating an organized living room.
If you do not have the ability to add built-in shelves to your living room you can add ladders or other living room furniture pieces that include drawers to add more living room storage.
3. Use living room storage baskets
Keeping an organization system in place throughout the busy year in your living room sounds easier than it is. One way to keep yourself and others accountable is by keeping living room storage baskets around the room. Baskets allow for not only more social space in the room but a clean, stylish way to organize living room things that are out of place.
Often when kid toys make their way to the living room they end up staying there for longer than expected. An organized living room is not a place for kid’s toys! Having a living room storage basket designated to kid’s toys allows for the toys to find their space in the room without taking away from the living room design.
Another great way to take advantage of buying baskets is by putting away all your blankets that are taking up space, adding to the living room clutter. Giving your living room furniture the spotlight back and keeping out unwanted disorganization.
💡Pro Tip: Put the baskets under tables with fabric on top to hide the living room storage bins.
4. Use a coffee table for extra storage
The most popular staple of living room furniture is the magnificent coffee table. While the type of coffee table and the color is crucial to the design of your living room, another key factor that should go into choosing the best coffee table for your space is functionality.
Choosing the right coffee table
- Do you need more storage?
- More seating?
- An extra desk?
There are so many versatile ways to include coffee tables in your living room but, choosing the right table will make or break your living room organization. Understand your needs first!
The perfect way to quickly organize your living room when you are having company over is by utilizing the drawers in your coffee table as an extra living room storage. A taller table can double as an extra table for games or even a small dining table if needed.
If you get a new coffee table be sure to throw away your old, large table to help organization. Try your best not to throw random papers in the coffee table that lead to clutter.
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5. Don’t forget about the space behind your couch
People tend to forget that they can include another table in their living room on the backside of their couch. It can be the perfect place to place photos or other living room decor that may take up a lot of space. It is another great place for hiding bins or boxes under the table to add to the organized living room look.
Lighting can make a room look so much bigger so adding a lamp on a table behind a couch can create the illusion of a larger room, making it feel less unorganized. Placing a new living room furniture piece behind the couch avoids clutter because it opens up the living space.
6. Throw out what you aren’t using
Finally, the biggest way to get organized in your living room is by deciding what can stay and what you can get rid of. It may seem like the most obvious choice however, it tends to be the hardest one for people to finally do.
Go through your things and ask have you used it in the last six months? Can you live without it? After gathering what you want to get rid of the next step is to figure out what to do with it and the proper way to get rid of it. Doing this will guarantee the best living room organization.
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