Spring cleaning is over. You made your home a sparkling piece of art and now you’re enjoying summer days with barbecues and dinner parties. Your kids are having sleepovers and game nights. Suddenly you look around and you may not be able to tell amidst the stack of library books and flip flops and unopened mail that your house was once a clean haven. Summertime is a busy time which makes it easy to let your house go. But there are a few ways that you can keep things neat and tidy during these hot months. Namely, storage. Get your living room back in shape with these 15 pieces of living room storage so you can rest easy beside the pool.
Never underestimate the versatility of a good basket. You might already have one full of throw pillows and blankets. Stash those away for colder weather and use your woven piece to hold shoes or library books or the pile of sports equipment that always seems to be in front of the door.
Short on floor space in your living room? Hang this teak shelf above the couch to hold your favorite photos. Or hang it at side table height to hold your guests’ glasses when they come for dinner.
There isn’t a better time for lazing around with a magazine than those summer Saturday afternoons when it’s too hot to do much of anything. Keep your favorites organized and on hand in a dotty magazine file like this.
Sometimes, you just need a heavy metal crate to really match your home’s industrial theme. These crates are your solution. And if you stack them, they’re the perfect height to replace your side tables.
Woven fabric baskets might be my favorite. They will squish into any spot you need to put them and usually, they’re accompanied by a colorful pattern. Get a few in several sizes for your books and mail and TV remotes.