Maximize Your Space: Storage Solutions

By Bailiegh Basham · August 11, 2015

Maximize Your Space: Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions for the Bedroom, Living Room, and Dining Room

Storage in your home is important, but not all storage is created equal. Whether you have a small house or large one, getting a grip on clutter can be a never-ending chore. Choosing versatile furniture pieces can provide more per square foot, and look great in the process.

Since often times living rooms are the go-to place in a home, they tend to accumulate the most clutter. Between entertaining, kids, and even animals, things simply pile up without easy accessed storage. Television consoles make storing your essentials easy by proving a home for technology, DVDS, gaming systems, and anything else that may eventually litter the floor or occasional tables. Secretary desks can be tucked away without sacrificing space, and they make a great area for checking emails, paying bills, or storing handy office supplies. Not to mention, they can be closed up when company arrives and serve as a decorative accent. Lastly, lift-top coffee tables are an easy two-for-one. You receive tons of enclosed storage to stow blankets, while a solid wood top lifts up to bring a laptop or drink right to you.

If you have dedicated an entire room to eating with family and friends, then why can’t it also serve a functional storage purpose? Typically, dining rooms don’t come with a lot of built in storage like other rooms in the home. Instead, you will need versatile pieces of furniture such as a sideboard or buffet. Decide whether you want something for storage only, or something with both display and enclosed space. Buffets are a great way to hold dishes while not in use, but they also provide a flat surface to serve on when needed. Another functional, not to mention beautiful, piece of dining furniture is a hutch, or china cabinet. These are taller than buffets, and often provide an additional way to display and store dining essentials. Are you a wine enthusiast? Wine cabinets are available with clever storage solutions as well.

Bedrooms can be tricky because there are so many items you need on a daily basis, and it can be easy to just keep it out. If you provide yourself with well-placed, multipurpose furniture pieces, this should no longer be an issue. Getting ready in the morning can be made easier by choosing a dresser or wardrobe with a mirror. Next, maximize your space with a storage bed. Instead of wasting this space or allowing it to collect dust, store extra bedding, off-season clothes, and more with full extension drawers. Even if you have a wall-mounted lamp, you probably find yourself needing more bedside table storage than you have. Magazines, books, water, and phones: nightstands can become clutter magnets. Enclosed bedside tables take up very little space and keep your bedtime essentials tucked away yet close by.

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.