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20 Living Room Storage and Organization Tips + Tricks

Maintaining a stylish living room aesthetic while storing all your belongings can be quite the challenge, but here's how you can keep everything in its proper place without compromising on style.

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Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg. From: Zoe Feldman Design.

Keep Storage a Secret

The best living room storage is the kind that totally blends in. These hidden storage compartments look like nothing more than a continuation of the shiplapped wall, making storage of unsightly items easier (and sneakier) than ever.

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Photo: Emily Fazio

Store Blankets on a Ladder

Ladders are the perfect way to keep blankets and throws within reach while taking up the smallest possible footprint in your living room. A blanket ladder can cozy up any space and impart the rustic touch you didn’t know your living room needed.

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Photo: Chad Mellon Photography. From: Lindye Galloway.

Choose Furniture With Storage Potential

Functional storage in a living room can be as simple as a beautiful furniture piece. With its geometric pattern and blue finish, this console table is the perfect addition to this living room that's filled with an array of blue hues. However, its “wow” factor is the ample amount of storage space it has hiding behind those wide sliding doors.

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Photo: Julie Soefer Photography. From: Laura U Design Collective.

Add Built-Ins

Built-in shelving may be the ultimate way to add both storage and style to your living room. While they aren’t cheap, they add tons of visual appeal to your home that can translate to dollars later on if you sell. If you can afford it, this upgrade is one that you’ll be kicking yourself for not doing sooner.

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