Organize Your Family Room with Style

Hey, hey!  It’s almost Friday!! :)

In my last post, I talked about ways to organize your kitchen with style, and today we are going to take about organizing our family rooms with style. 

The truth is that many of the ways you can store items in the kitchen can be used in the family room as well.  Let’s look at a few pictures for examples. 

The picture below uses a galvanized tub to store blankets and a wooden tray on the coffee table to hold items as well.  I spy another metal bucket in the wooden tray to hold candles, but I think it would be great to hold remote controls as well. 




If you have a media table, baskets are a great way to store movies or toys.  It is also smart to keep one basket empty so you can quickly clean up for company by dumping miscellaneous items in it and then sort it out later. :)  Wire baskets can be used to store prettier items that you do not mind to be seen, like books or magazines.    And as you see below, a media table is a great place to store extra pillows and throws.





Now, I have been wanting to create a media cabinet for our den like the one below, except white, for over two years now, but we haven’t had time.  But a media cabinet like this is perfect for creating extra storage in your family room.   Notice the use of many pretty baskets to store (or hide) items in this space.  I love it!



You can never have too many pillows in your family room, so I love storing extra pillows in baskets like the picture below.  They are functional but make beautiful decor as well!




Do you have space beneath your coffee table for extra storage?  Why not use an old wooden crate to store items?  When I saw this, my first thought was, “This would be perfect for someone who has small children!”  I would definitely store all of the little toys that are usually laying around in the family room floor in this crate for easy access. 




And throw blankets….my family LOVES them!  And right now, I have a blue plastic tub hiding behind my couch that holds all of our blankets.  #gottaworkonthat  So maybe I need to get a pretty ladder like the one below to hold some of our throw blankets.  It would be so much prettier than my blue plastic tub! :)



Lastly, I think storage ottomans are BRILLIANT in the family room!  They could be used to store blankets, pillows, board games, movies, etc.   It could be used for so many things and yet it absolutely beautiful.  I need me one of these.  




Do you have any more ideas that you want to share?  What is your favorite way to store items in your family room?

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  1. I have lots of baskets for storage and a quilt rack for blankets that my son made for me in wood shop when he was in high school. I also keep a large basket in the guest bedroom closet for the throw pillows. Our guests love that they have a place to put them. Which clears floor space for them! I too keep a basket handy for quick pick up. Since we have a 2 story and basement, that basket comes in handy to carry items from one floor to another. It really gets a workout carrying holiday decor.

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  3. Great ideas! I’d like to have a storage ottoman for pillows, and maybe a ladder too, but I think I’ll look for one in bamboo. I wish that I could think of something else to suggest/contribute but you’ve got things pretty well covered. I do sometimes hide things beneath a table skirt on a round table that sits between two chairs. Thanks for your ideas!

  4. I have been eyeing that media cabinet too except I want to put a different twist to it. I want to take the closet in our guest room and convert it to this but on one side have a hanging area for clothes with a basket in the bottom and on the other side I want a small desk with shelves above. A girl can dream, right?😜 I want one of the ladders for throws because I’m tired of moving them, or a large galvanized tub or wooden crate would work too. Maybe I need the storage ottoman just to hide it all. Great ideas!

  5. I use 3 suitcases of gradual sizes as an end table in my family room to store extra blankets. The suitcases were my mom’s when she went off to nursing school in 1939. I painted them white from their original dingy navy and brown. I love them!

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