Written by Florena Davies as part of our blog posting collaboration
We live in a fast-paced world and the living room is supposed to be the central hub of the home. Its intention is to be a place where family and friends comes together to visit, relax, and entertain. Unfortunately, sometimes it also becomes a dumping ground- from toys, to papers, blankets, and everything else it can pile up and become a cluttered, disorganized mess. In this blog we are going to explore all the ways to declutter, organize, tidy and turn your living room into a cozy, functional, and Zen oasis so that you can again entertain and relax in comfort.
We are going to start off by assessing our living room space. Take a step back and evaluate the current design of it. Take note of all the areas that feel cluttered or underutilized and think about how you can maximize the space for both function and style.
Next, we are going to declutter all the areas that are cluttered. We want to sort through everything. All the clothes, books, papers and especially the décor. When it comes to décor, less is more. Only keep the things that truly make you happy and add value to your life. Consider donating to a special charity that means something to you and this might help you find it easier to let things go.
Consider creating zones in your living room. If you enjoy reading create a warm and inviting reading area with a nice lamp or chair that sparks joy for you. Maybe you enjoy writing and want to set up an area there where you can write. Set up a desk in area that has natural light and maybe a window where you can find inspiration from the outdoors. Really keep in mind everything you will be using the space for so that you can set It up to suit you and your needs.
When figuring out where to put your things and functional storage, consider furniture with multipurpose uses. Sometimes sofas have hidden storage in them for blankets and pillows or even turn into beds if you also use the living room as a bedroom. Book shelves also can double as a room divider. There are so many ways furniture pieces can have multiple uses to ensure you can maximize your space so you can set yourself up for a comfortable space. Also consider floating shelves and utilize your wall space to free up floor space if at all possible.
A Common issue in rooms is managing wires, cables and cords. Seeing heaps of chords, cables running down walls and boxes with flashing lights is very unattractive. Consider a nice basket or storage box to hide these eye sores. Amazon also has some really nice chord covers and boxes to store these so that they aren’t visible anymore.
Lastly, Add in some greenery and personalized décor. All it takes sometimes is adding a nice plant and a piece of art or photo to tie your living room together. Incorporating the natural elements like wood and stone add such a nice tough of nature to your space and have such an lovely calming and refreshing effect.
Transforming your living room into a cozy and functional oasis has so many benefits. It reflects your personal style and offers a welcoming environment to relax, entertain and be creative. This space can now be an oasis where wonderful memories are made, where friends and family feel at home and where you can relax and unwind in style. Enjoy the journey and creating an organized and inviting living room that enhances your lifestyle and brings happiness and joy to your day-to-day life.
Florena Davies is a Professional Organizer and Owner of Organize by Flo. She helps individuals and families of all kinds achieve their organizational goals and create spaces that reflect their unique needs and lifestyles. Check out her website at https://www.organizebyflo.com/ and on Instagram @organizebyflo.