Just as the name suggests, the living room is where your friends and family do most of their living. Living, however, can be pretty messy, and it can take quite a toll on even the best-laid decor plans. Here are four simple tips for organizing your living room while still keeping it comfortable.
- Add a wastebasket. Most homes don’t have a place in the living room for garbage, which is strange because a lot of garbage accumulates there. Add an attractive trash can in an unused corner to eliminate clutter on the tables and floor.
- Keep tabletop decor minimal. While coffee tables with stacks of candles, magazines, and knick-knacks may look great in magazines, it can be difficult to maintain that purposeful clutter in real life. Add one simple statement piece to your living room surfaces to give them a personal touch while still leaving room for eating, doing work, and other activities.
- Corral kids toys into one corner. Rather than letting the kids take over the whole room, dedicate one corner of the room to toy storage and play. Invest in a large crate or set of drawers for easy cleanup as well.
- Clean up your cords. A tangled clump of cords behind the television or computer looks messy and can become dangerous. Instead, purchase a few adhesive cord organizers or a whole television unit with built-in cord storage.