Malcolm Menzies - 82mm Photography
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If your living room cannot accommodate a storage wall, add some clever built-in storage around the TV unit, window seat, or doorways, or in alcoves, to utilise every inch of available space.You can bring in ottomans, a bench and side tables with hidden storage or drawers to stash little knick-knacks, books, newspapers, CDs and DVDs, important paperwork – everything that you regularly need within reach. Baskets can come handy in temporarily storing the kids’ toys, magazines, charging cords and the other bits and pieces that usually flood the centre and side tables. You can also add a wheeled table or a multi-level trolley for extra storage. It can be rolled into the store room (or any other room) to free up space in the living room whenever required.
Go up and over a doorwayVertical space is often overlooked in a living room, but it can provide useful wall storage. Here, otherwise unused space at picture rail level and above has been used for display and book shelves. Considering something similar? Paint the shelving itself in the same colour as the walls to help it blend in rather than stand out, and don’t over-stuff it or the room will feel top-heavy.