Your entryway or mudroom should be efficient, so when you design your space organization is KEY! Whatever the size of your family, finding the perfect way to stash your accessories can be tough. Using a combination of both open and hidden storage is a great idea. Less used outerwear can easily be tucked away in tall cabinets. While, open shelving is more effective for everyday items, and hooks are amazing for grab-and-go exits. Bench seating is another great element for your mudroom or entryway. Not only does it give you a place to take off your wet boots, but it also doubles as an organization hub. Using your favorite storage containers, you can easily slide away the kids outdoor toys, beach towels, sports gear, dogs toys, and more, neatly underneath your bench.
Family Room Design
Next up is your family room, or living room. It’s the heart of your home for family gatherings, entertaining, and relaxation. It’s easy for things to get disorganized and a little out of control when it comes to your family room. Often there are magazines, books, assorted mail, and a cup from earlier, left hiding somewhere in this room of your home. A tip is to make sure that your flat surfaces are always clean. Handle your mail daily! It’s one of the number one items to pile up on tables and counters. If paper, books, or other related items tend to always hang around, invest in a modern file cabinet or stackable file cart. If your kids toys are the issue, opt for cute organization bins in a neutral color as to blend into the background of your room. Another great option for your children’s toys are rolling bins. Having movable storage will allow your child to move their playstation anywhere around the room. Your child can be more creative and won’t feel confined, and they will be able to clean up their toys in a more fun and engaging way. Your coffee table is an often overlooked piece of furniture. Coffee tables that look great but don’t serve a purpose aren’t going to be ideal. Consider choosing a table with spaces for remote controls, dvd storage, magazine, coasters, or other living room essentials.
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