Want Your Living Room to be Neat? Try These Ideas!

Keeping a living room organized is hard. It’s the one room other than the kitchen that every member of the family uses daily. In order to help you keep it neat we found this article with 10 different ideas. We hope it helps!

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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.

Put some ???speed bumps??? in your entry. If your front door opens directly into your living room, it???s all too easy (especially at the end of a long day) to zoom through the entry and plop down on the sofa, leaving a trail of bags, shoes and mail as you go. Slow the pace of entry by putting in some strategically placed ???speed bumps??? along the way ??? a bench to sit on to take off your shoes, hooks and floating shelves on the wall, a sofa table with storage below and a tray for collecting mail can all help.

And if you own your home and want to make a bigger change, you could think about having a partial wall or another built-in feature installed to help with flow and storage.

Use furniture with hidden storage. Another option is to choose a storage ottoman or bench, either as your coffee table or as an extra seat tucked away beneath a console. You can store media, games, magazines and even shoes inside. The key is to use it to hide the things that usually look messy when strewn all over your living room. If that means you use drawer organizers inside your ottoman and keep junk-drawer stuff in there, so be it!

And of course, for those with kiddos, the storage ottoman makes an ideal toy box. Regularly rotating the toys you store there will keep the little ones interested and make it less likely they will bring tons of toys in from their own rooms. And when they inevitably do bring in more toys? The next strategy will help with that.

Looking for more ideas to stay organized? Then checkout this article about organization ideas that could be of interest to you.

Read all the ideas here: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/30175956/list/10-secrets-to-a-neat-living-room

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