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5 Ways to Make Your Living Room Less Cluttered *

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The living room is probably one of the most used spaces in any home. It’s the place where family members, friends and visitors congregate and is likely one of the first rooms you enter whenever you get home.

Most householders or homeowners do their best to keep their living rooms looking clean and presentable. However, life can sometimes get in the way, and some living rooms can become very messy and cluttered.

If that sounds like a familiar problem, don’t worry because there are some ideas you can try to get your living room looking fantastic once again. Check out these inspirational ideas to help you get started:

Hide Your Electronics

Most households have a lot of gadgets connected to their TVs, such as DVD players, games consoles, soundbars, and Internet routers. As you can appreciate, many devices can make any living room unsightly – especially from a wiring perspective.

Furniture like TV cabinets or units can help you hide those gadgets and their associated wiring out of sight. What’s more, you won’t have to spend as much time dusting your devices as they’re in an enclosed area.

Clear Some Space

Secondly, it makes sense to create more space in your living room. If you have lots of people congregating in your living room at any one time, the last thing you want is for them to end up bumping into each other all the time!

There are many ways you can clear space, such as reconfiguring where your furniture and sofas go or even opening up your living room to create a combined living room and kitchen space.

Invest in Subtle Storage

Do you have many random items in your living room that don’t seem to have a permanent place elsewhere in your home? If so, and you can’t part with those items, one idea you should consider is investing in subtle storage.

The storage solution you get will depend on various factors, of course, such as the space available in your living room, your interior decor style, and your budget. But, you’ll likely find some clever ways of storing things out of sight in your living room.

Invest in a Magazine Rack

You likely have a coffee table in your living room, and you probably stack magazines, newspapers, and other written materials on top of it or underneath it. As you can imagine, stacks of printed items can look unsightly in a living room.

Short of throwing away or recycling things immediately after reading some of them, a more practical solution is to store them in a magazine rack that’s out of the way. That way, everyone in your home can keep their newspapers and magazines stored safely out of sight.

Get Rid of Any Unwanted Furniture

Lastly, if you have any items of furniture that are just taking up space in your living room, now is the time to sell them or give them away to your favourite local charities.

Doing so will give you a sense of accomplishment and create more usable space in your living room.

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