10 Family Room Storage Ideas That Will Get You Streamlined in a Snap

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We all know it can be hard to get a handle on your family room storage, especially because so many people share the space. That's why smart storage solutions and clever organizational products are so key. The place where media streaming occurs is also the place where groups gather to sink into the couch for a comfy spell. This leaves all of us asking, "Where exactly do I put all the stuff to keep me sane?"

Take a breath. There are many ways to meet everyone's modern family room needs and keep things neat without sacrificing style.

Here are 10 family room storage ideas we like a lot that can work in pretty much any sized space.

1. Group it all together.

Pick a wall in your room that can store all of your essentials like in this space from Bless' Er House. From shelving for photo displays to matching bins where toys and games can be hidden, this coastal family room look can be incorporated anywhere for playtime and screen time.

2. Make things roll.

Committing to built-ins is, well, a big commitment. But these sleek rolling shelves from Hayneedle work great as storage and room dividers in a snap. You can even use one as a side table.

3. Do a basket and bench combo.

Grab a corner in your family room and install a bench for both seating and storage, because who doesn't love a double-duty design feature? This idea from Jen Samson keeps things chic by adding some oversized baskets below a space to sit and chat. But you can also add drawers or open shelves too.

4. Float the furniture.

We love a minimalist look, and this idea from Loughlin Furniture is everything. The floating console is the perfect place to store stuff, the open shelves add some flare and the TV looks like a piece of pop art.

5. Deck out the credenza.

We love how credenzas create an impactful aesthetic moment and create storage. Pick a bold one like this caned option from Pottery Barn. And use it to anchor your wall decor and hold indoor plants.

6. Use the sofa for storage.

A sectional couch is usually the go-to in a family room for comfort. However, it can also be a multitasker with storage bins built into the seats. We love this cozy option from Pottery Barn.

7. Go from floor to ceiling.

The Hunker House has the right idea with this built-in plywood shelving situation. It takes up an entire wall. Play with angles and heights in your floor-to-ceiling bookcase for an unexpected style statement, and you've got storage galore (and gorgeous decor) in your family room.

8. Outsource items to the ottoman.

A small-space ottoman like this one from West Elm can double as a family room storage bin to hide throw blankets, gaming consoles, books, remotes, and more. They look especially great in transitional spaces.

9. Don't settle for a regular coffee table.

If you're adding a coffee table to your family room, consider an option that works in more ways than one. Take this wood table from CB2. It has two levels of storage and spins for when you need to share your snack plate but are too cozy to move anything more than your arm.

10. Any old accent won't do.

If your family room is on the smaller side, you'll want very functional furniture. Try adding a little more seating, storage, and a pop of color all at once. This cute bench from AllModern could become the "everything" drawer you've always needed.


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

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