With the new year underway, now is a great time to transform your home into a more functional space for your lifestyle. There are many different essential items we need in our home but sometimes things can become cluttered. Regardless of the size of your home, extra storage space is always welcome – especially in the living room. The space where your family spends most of their time together, your living room is bound to become a catch-all for sweatshirts, magazines and more at one point or another. If your living room has started to look cluttered, there are endless storage options to consider, including the simple and stylish ones listed below: Fill Your Ottoman Much more than just a place to put your feet up after a long day at work, your ottoman is the perfect spot to stuff your extra throw blankets and pillows. It will take less than a minute to straighten up your living room with a good sized ottoman at your disposal. Just fold up the extra blanket draped across the couch, grab the newspaper lying on the coffee table and stash them inside. Choose a TV Console with Closed Storage Especially if you have an expansive collection of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and videogames, a TV console with closed storage is a must. Closed storage allows you to keep all of your electronics on hand (but out of sight) to give your space a sleek, clutter-free appearance. You can also choose to mount your tv. This will free up a lot of space on your tv console for other items. Make Use of Built-in Shelving Living rooms with built-in shelves offer an extra opportunity for storage; all you have to do is cut down on your book collection. We recommend emptying off the bottom two shelves of your storage unit and purchasing baskets that match your home’s aesthetic. Placed on the now-empty bottom shelves, these baskets serve as a storage spot for children’s toys and games, remotes, extra batteries, personal documents and more. Add A Bar Cart A bar cart is a great way to add entertainment to your living room without taking up too much space. The Elite Modern Churchill provides a stylish and convenient way to store drink items like glasses, bottles, and other essentials for your bar. The unique folding design is a great way to save space because it can be fully extended or closed and tucked neatly away in a corner. Update Your Coffee Table If you are struggling to keep the surface of your coffee table clutter-free, the simplest solution is picking out a new table that offers built-in storage of its own. Whether you replace your traditional coffee table with a beautiful antique trunk, pick out a table that has a lower-level shelf for storage or pull your ottoman in front of the couch, the options are endless nowadays. For all your fine furniture needs and interior design assistance, Sherwood Studios is available. Located in West Bloomfield Michigan, we can help you to transform your home with simple storage solutions and high-quality furnishings that will accentuate your personal style. Check out our Pinterest for some inspiration then give us a call when you’re ready to get started. Let Sherwood Studios help you create a home you will love. Begin shopping with us online or visit our showroom at 6231 Orchard Lake Road.