There’s nothing wrong with having a living room that feels lived in rather than looking like a magazine photo shoot, but that doesn’t mean you want an untidy, cluttered space that can drive just about anyone a little crazy. Studies have shown that clutter can have an impact on our mood, as well as self-esteem, so redecorating your living room could have more benefits than you imagine. The trick is to choose living room furniture that doubles as storage space, so that everything can have a place of its own.
Some living room furniture is perfect for properly displaying your belongings. For example, if you are an enthusiastic book reader and collector, consider a stylish bookcase to give them all a home. You’ll not only end the clutter of books stacked here and there, but you’ll be able to tell easily which titles you own, so you can avoid buying a duplicate. Floating shelves make a great way to display things by putting them in an out of the way place, such as over a doorway or window.
Entertainment centers can be another amazing storage solution. Many styles have plenty of spots to tuck away things you might not need every day. Delegate a drawer for the various remotes, and you’ll never search for them again when you need them. Love to have blankets around for those chilly nights? Save your best looking one as a décor statement, perhaps peeking out of a basket or draped over a chair and put the extras in a storage-type ottoman.
If you could use an in-home consultation with an interior design professional to assist you with making your living room the perfect blend of livable, stylish, and uncluttered, give us a call at Idlewild Interiors. We take great pleasure in providing personalized solutions for our customers in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area. We are confident we can tame your room with living room furniture and décor pieces that are both functional and stylish.