Keep your living room free of clutter with these great storage ideas including media units, coffee tables with discreet storage and shelving unit.
What to consider when choosing living room storage
- Think about the full range of storage options for a living room: fitted and freestanding pieces, as well as those that conceal their contents from view, and those that display their contents. All of these styles are useful, and you might prefer a combination of all of them.
- Plan your shelving around what it will be holding, so that it’s strong enough and the right depth, plus assess how a collection of favourite pieces is likely to grow. Paint the shelving the same colour as the walls for an unobtrusive finish.
- Don’t forget to allow for skirting boards when you’re measuring up for storage.
- Storage furniture doesn’t have to come from the same range, but keep wood colours or finishes consistent and look for harmony between different pieces.
- Invest in a modular system if you think your storage needs are likely to expand, so that it can be increased accordingly.
- Store heavy items low down so that they don’t tip the furniture over, or choose a piece that can be fixed to a wall.
Consider storage that incorporates different-sized drawers and compartments, so there’s a place to put small things without losing track of them, as well as somewhere for large essentials. Edgar storage cabinet, made from mango wood, (H)80x(W)41x (D)34.5cm, £365, Oliver Bonas.