Since you can derive various functions from your family room, re-organizing it can be a challenging task. Especially with smaller spaces with lots of need for storage, you might be looking for creative solutions to help you stay organized. To make the most of your space, we’ve compiled some valuable tips and ideas to re-organize your family room. 

How to Re-Organize Your Family Room

Before you even start re-organizing your family room, make sure you have a clear idea of how your space should function. Obviously, this varies from family to family, so make sure you have a plan that works for your household. Especially if your family shares a family room and a living room space, it’s important to put systems into place to avoid clutter. When you’re ready to re-organize your family room for the new year, we’ve got some tips for you.

De-Clutter Space

When it comes to re-organizing your family room, the most crucial step is to eliminate the clutter. Don’t move on without completing this tedious yet essential task. Place each item in its correct position, and any redundant object that has nothing to do with the functions of the family room should either be moved to the room it belongs to or go in the trash. 

A décor item that no longer appeals to you and doesn’t seem to add value to space any more should not stay either. Replace it with another charming piece, or not.

Set Up An Entertainment Center

If you have a small family room, invest in versatile furniture designed to serve multiple functions. For example, setting up an entertainment center is a tremendous idea. This is where your TV, DVD player, gaming console, and cable box can sit. More than one person can use these at once. 

Plus, the same fixture can be used to store toys, magazines, remotes, books, blankets, pillows, and decorative pieces. With a designated space for such items, your family room can stay neat, clean, and fun!

We have all the tools necessary to fit your interests, style, and entertainment needs. A built-in media center helps keep everything readily available on your next family night.

Hang Plants from the Ceiling

If you love nature and want to add plants to your family room, consider using hanging planters instead of tables. Not only will this save a lot of table space, but it will also seem sophisticated. Plus, if you have pets or kids at home, your plants will remain out of their reach and stay safe.

Another bonus is that plants hanging from the ceiling will also draw the eye upwards, making the room feel taller.

Use a Bar Cart as Portable Storage

Your bar cart can deliver more value than just accommodate a mini bar for guests. You can use it as an end table, a corner bookshelf, or a place to store a record collection. The fact that you can quickly move it around makes them highly flexible.

The great thing about bar carts is that you can get them in various styles to match your personality and current home decor for reasonable prices. 

Switch to Storage Benches

You can also optimize your family room space by replacing your giant sofas with storage benches. These benches are versatile and can be used for comfortable seating, extra storage, and even display space. 

An ottoman with internal storage space is also a useful trick that designers love to use. They look great and have a purpose.

Custom Built-Ins

One great option that families often overlook is the idea of built-in cabinets and shelves in your family room. Typically the family room is centered around an entertainment center, and at Dayton Designer Closets, that’s our specialty. Custom cabinets aren’t as expensive as they sound. Let us help you combine a blend of cabinets and shelving that allows you to hide cords and keep your entire space more organized and less cluttered.

Especially if this is a room that you and your family spend a lot of time in, you want to make sure it is as organized as possible, as it could quickly start to feel chaotic. Built-ins give you all the space you could possibly need for all the games, movies, electronics, and whatever else you use often.

Closing Thoughts

There are many ways to re-organize your family room. Before embarking on the re-organization process, think about what functions you expect your family room to deliver and how you can optimize space. This way, you’re more likely to work in the right direction. 

For creative and resourceful storage solutions, get in touch with Dayton Designer Closets. We offer solutions that help you make the most of your space. We would love to answer your questions and help you design a space that works well for you and your family.