Storage systems in the living room: 32 examples from designers

We tell you what storage systems are, how they differ, and how they are profitably located in the living room space. Basically, storage systems can be divided into two large groups: open and closed. At the same time, these categories include both massive cabinets throughout the whole wall and miniature cabinets, which, despite their size, perfectly cope with the main function – to store things. To correctly calculate which design you need, think, first of all, what you are going to store in the living room, how many such items you have, and how often you need them in everyday life.

Hidden cabinet systems Out of sight, out of mind. Especially popular is the option with a hidden storage system in small apartments when you need to hide everything behind the doors of the cabinets: from important documents and books to sets of guest bed linen.

Cabinets with open shelves Due to the fact that the items on the open shelves are always in plain sight, they expose the pride of the owners. Most often it is a rich collection of the home library or spectacular decor items. Therefore, it is here that the sofa area of the living room is traditionally concentrated.

Open racks A more “airy” option compared to the previous point, which is in no way inferior to deep cabinets. In this case, the design can be both mobile and usually stands on four legs and is more stationary: then the rack is mounted on the floor.

Chests of drawers and cabinets Do not forget about small pieces of furniture. To the question of how often you will turn to things hidden in drawers: it is much easier and faster to get them out of the chest of drawers or from the cabinet than, for example, from the top far shelf of the cabinet. And this option is good because it can be added to the interior already having settled the apartment if you suddenly realize that initially there were still not enough storage places.

Everything at once Cabinets in the throughout the whole wall managed to accommodate both open shelves and closed drawers, and, of course, a “window” for the main thing – a TV.

Storage areas in niches Niches integrated into the wall are almost invisible, they do not form unnecessary corners and do not “break” the space.

Storage locations next to the doorway Another convenient and effective technique is storage around the doorway. This option is suitable not only for additional organization of storage places but also for recreating the classical situation: a symmetrical composition will streamline not only things but also the interior itself.

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