Keeping a tidy home isn’t always easy, but storage solutions can help. With that said, it can be a bit more challenging to stay organized when your home is lacking square footage, especially in the rooms where everyone gathers. Here, we’ll tackle how to make the most of the space you have in your living room, so you can live large — even in a small space!
Invest in cabinetry that takes advantage of vertical space.
Most homes have a standard ceiling height of at least eight or nine feet. That’s valuable real estate just going to waste! Maximize the storage solutions in a small living room by investing in wall cabinets that run from floor to ceiling. Visit The RTA Store online, and browse our vast selection of pre-assembled and ready to assemble TV room cabinetry. Once you select the style and finish that is perfect for your home, let our expert designers help you bring your room to life, with a free, customized layout that is both beautiful and functional!
Get creative with hidden storage.
When dealing with a small living room, it’s best to think outside the box. With a rising real estate market and the popularity of tiny homes, furniture manufacturers know there is a need for small space storage solutions. Look for coffee tables, end tables, and ottomans that contain hidden storage space inside. For more storage hidden in plain sight, options can include well-placed baskets, built-in window seats with storage, vintage wooden chests, and as we mentioned earlier, TV room cabinetry. You could even consider having your cabinetry build right into a wall — talk about space-saving ideas!
Utilize awkward areas.
You may not want to start shoving things underneath your sofa, but there are other awkward places where storage solutions can be added. Take advantage of empty wall space by adding floating, open shelving. If there’s room, position a sofa table behind your couch and place matching baskets below. Purchase a portable cart that can move books and remote controls from the bedroom to the living room, and house it in an empty corner when not in use.
Look on the bright side. Square footage on the smaller size can actually be a benefit! After all, the larger the house, the more you have to keep tidy. It may be a challenge to create adequate storage in the living room, especially when (like the kitchen) it’s a major hub in the home. But finding storage solutions for a small space is far from impossible. Like we said, you just have to think outside the box.
At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!