Organized Living Room

Organized Living Room

Hi Amy, I worked for a build for almost 8 years and had to help people think of different ways to utilize a “formal living room” pretty much everyday! Some of the ideas are kids area i.e. playroom, study area, or you can make it a library. It really depends on the layout of your home. Some people also have used formal living rooms for their pianos. My small home has a formal living room and a family room. My family room is off the kitchen and has a fireplace and little wall space. So I use my formal living room as my family room. And the “family room” is kinda like a sitting room and play area. I have two recliners in there and my daughters toys. So while I am in the kitchen she can play in her kitchen. I have thought about making it and extension of the kitchen since my kitchen is really small kinda like a hearth area in the kitchen’s of custom homes. But baby steps…Rome wasn’t built in a day.
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Organized Living Room

Home / Organizing Living Room Your living room should be a space you can actually, well, live in. So think about the chaos on the coffee table and the cords that are creeping all over the floor—can you clear them out to eliminate some clutter? Real Simple has compiled living room organization ideas that will work no matter the size or layout of your room. Lacking square footage? Top designers have weighed in and shared their tips for creating the illusion of more space, including which paint colors to use and how to fake bigger windows. Consider furnishing your space with double-duty pieces, like a storage bench or multi-purpose coffee table so that remotes and extra blankets can be tucked out of sight when not in use. And if your living room is in need of a deep clean but you don’t know where to begin, our 11-step guide will help you eliminate any dust bunnies and cobwebs.
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Organized Living Room

We have “3” living room spaces (one formal, one family, and one kids living room – bonus room). I like to keep the formal living room clean and well kept for company. The family room is more for my husband and me and the bonus room is for the kids.
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Organized Living Room

The Cross Interior Design 6. Be honest about what is used in this room and make space for it. Do you craft while watching TV? Do the kids use the living room as their playroom? Stop the constant struggle to clean up these items and put them where they “belong.” Instead, work in some permanent living room storage space for toys, crafts, games and so on. If you need to make room first, take out items that are not frequently used in the living room. Books that you want to keep but that no one is likely to read again anytime soon could go on shelves in a bedroom, for instance.
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Organized Living Room

6. Be honest about what is used in this room and make space for it. Do you craft while watching TV? Do the kids use the living room as their playroom? Stop the constant struggle to clean up these items and put them where they “belong.” Instead, work in some permanent living room storage space for toys, crafts, games and so on. If you need to make room first, take out items that are not frequently used in the living room. Books that you want to keep but that no one is likely to read again anytime soon could go on shelves in a bedroom, for instance.
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Organized Living Room

Hi! I have been lurking around here off and on for about a week now. I’m not exactly following your schedule but, appreciate your ideas for organizing each room and am finding this blog extremely helpful. I have to say I was surprised at the simplicity of your living room. It is really beautiful though so, I think what you said about keeping it “clean” of clutter is so true! I keep wondering if our living room is “too bare” and I have some large “industrial” shelving on either side of the tv. I don’t really have enough dedicated living room items or decor to fill all the shelves. But, the thought of leaving shelves empty freaks me out. So, I want your advice on that if possible. I keep telling myself maybe the “empty” space could be peaceful and pleasing but, then I’m tempted to bring books in from our office to stack a few on the empty shelf. What do you think?
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Organized Living Room

Your living room should be a space you can actually, well, live in. So think about the chaos on the coffee table and the cords that are creeping all over the floor—can you clear them out to eliminate some clutter? Real Simple has compiled living room organization ideas that will work no matter the size or layout of your room. Lacking square footage? Top designers have weighed in and shared their tips for creating the illusion of more space, including which paint colors to use and how to fake bigger windows. Consider furnishing your space with double-duty pieces, like a storage bench or multi-purpose coffee table so that remotes and extra blankets can be tucked out of sight when not in use. And if your living room is in need of a deep clean but you don’t know where to begin, our 11-step guide will help you eliminate any dust bunnies and cobwebs.
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Organized Living Room

In the Living Room Task-It Baskets Unlike a kitchen or mudroom, living rooms — designated for relaxing and conversing — often encompass more form than function. But even these livable spaces are required to have a little storage. Utilize large baskets or decorative bins to conceal blankets, toys, or media. If your front door opens directly into the living room, set up a console table with baskets tucked beneath for storing outerwear accessories, umbrellas, dog leashes, and more.
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Create permanent storage places. If you have kids, your living room probably looks like a scene from Toy Story. Even if you don’t, odds are there are some books and knickknacks that need a place to go. Try to designate a specific spot for each item in your living room. (If it doesn’t have a spot, put it in another room!) If you’re tight on space, consider buying an ottoman that doubles as a storage compartment.
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Jeff Schlarb Design 4. Use rolling storage for kids’ toys. Keep a variety of your child’s favorite toys in storage baskets on wheels. The bins can be wheeled from room to room, making it easy to clean up and stow things away when you need a tidy space, like, now.Get Organized: 5 Ways to Keep Toys Tidy
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4. Use rolling storage for kids’ toys. Keep a variety of your child’s favorite toys in storage baskets on wheels. The bins can be wheeled from room to room, making it easy to clean up and stow things away when you need a tidy space, like, now.Get Organized: 5 Ways to Keep Toys Tidy
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Cleaning tasks: Clean mirrors and windows. If your living room is on the ground floor and the windows are easy to access, go outside and clean the exterior of your living room windows, too. If you have a glass coffee table or glass shelving, today is the day to get it gleaming.
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Between family gatherings and entertaining guests, the living room is probably one of the busiest places in your home. However, you can’t make the most of this communal space if it’s filled with clutter and poorly placed furniture. In less than 15 minutes, you can maximize the awesomeness of your living room.
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WHY DO THIS? Between family gatherings and entertaining guests, the living room is probably one of the busiest places in your home. However, you can’t make the most of this communal space if it’s filled with clutter and poorly placed furniture. In less than 15 minutes, you can maximize the awesomeness of your living room.
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It’s where you hang out, flop down, decompress. It’s also probably where you read, play, craft, watch movies and entertain. With so much going on, it’s no wonder it can be difficult to keep the living room looking (and feeling) neat. And other than leading an ultraminimalist life, what can be done? Here are 10 tips to ease the burden on this hardworking room, so you can have a neat (enough) living space.
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Ashleigh Weatherill Interior Design 7. Use baskets. If you want a neater living room, make friends with baskets. But before you shop for baskets, figure out what you really want to keep in the living room (see No. 6) so you can choose the right ones for the job. Toys are best in open baskets, because they make it easier for little ones to find what they are looking for; personal documents and messy-looking items are better stowed in lidded baskets. And remember to measure your shelves before shopping; you don’t want to come home with a carload of new organizing supplies only to find they don’t fit.10 Ways to Use Baskets Around the House

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