Clear clutter, add storage and update your home's look with these simple tips.
Keeping clutter to a minimum plays an important role in making your house feel like a home. So when you choose furniture, factor in storage along with color, comfort and style. Assess what types of items you need to stow, and determine the best spots to tuck them away. Then use these tips as inspiration for making your area more organized and enjoyable.
The key to maintaining a tidy space is providing a place for both shared and personal items.
Wall units can be either compact or sprawling, and may also do double duty as entertainment centers.
Pictured: Shift media console/bookcase (27 ¼” H x 15” D x 73 ¾” W), $199; at crateandbarrel.com
Select a coffee table with additional seating underneath, or one that has room to store magazines and newspapers.
Pictured: Mission-style cocktail table (44” W x 20 1/2” D x 18” H), $299; homedecorators.com
Battling clutter in this high-traffic space requires special strategies. Installing a few hooks is a simple but effective
way to make sure this area stays mess-free.
Pictured: Coat rack (20” L), Comptoir de Famille, $50; 877-233-1118.