Furniture with Storage: Four Stunning Solutions

Clutter can turn a beautiful room into a mess, but where do you stash the DVDs, magazines, games and extra blankets that seem to collect in every home? We’ve got just the solution! Here are four pieces of furniture with storage that will effortlessly hide essentials while keeping them easily within reach.

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Sectional with Storage Chaise

Whether it’s for movie night, fort building or simply curling up with a good book, sectionals and blankets go hand in hand. While one or two look nice draped across the arm, too many can look like a linen closet explosion. Our Venetian Sectional has storage in its chaise, putting whatever you need to relax right where you need it. What’s more, the sectional also includes a sleeper that pulls out into a full-size bed when you need space for guests. You could store the linens in the chaise, too, so you can welcome friends in a snap.

The Sutton Leather Storage Ottoman is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Storage Ottoman

An ottoman helps you relax, and an ottoman with hidden storage helps you stay relaxed instead of stressing over clutter in the room. Our Sutton Leather Storage Ottoman is upholstered in 100 percent genuine brown leather for a classic look you’ll love for years to come. It effortlessly blends with your décor, from casual to urban. The added storage space gives it an extra touch of practicality to go with its attractive appearance, and you can add a storage ottoman to virtually any room in your home.

The Berkley Queen Storage Bed is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Storage Bed

Any bedroom could use a little extra storage, but sometimes it’s hard to fit another piece of furniture inside a room. Our Berkley Queen Storage Bed is the perfect answer, with storage drawers hidden in the side rail. Use the space to store out-of-season clothing, linens, books and more. A tidy room is a calm room—one that helps you sleep better at night.

The Carson Lift-top Coffee Table is available now. Shop the look at artvan.com.
Lift-Top Coffee Table

From magazines and newspapers to games and remote controls, family rooms can collect a lot of stuff. Tuck it all out of sight with our Carson Lift-Top Coffee Table. This stylish piece adds functionality to your home with a top that lifts to create a work surface and reveal hidden storage for those magazines, newspapers, remote controls and more.

Furniture with storage is an investment in a beautiful home—one that feels clean and welcoming at all times.

Storage Must-Haves for Kids

If getting your child to clean their room is a constant struggle, it may be time to set them up for success. Too often kids’ rooms become activity catch-alls: part bedroom, part den, part playroom and part library. Keeping all of those tasks neat and contained is a challenge – especially when you’re four feet tall or under. Smart parents take time to bring in storage solutions for kids that can make cleaning a room easier. Here are ten tips for helping your child’s keep their room tidy:

storage solutions for kids
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1. Include them in the organizing process

It’s tempting to rush in and take care of it, but getting your child’s input on furnishings and where things go is important. If they have a say, they’re much more likely to keep up with it.

2. Get rid of extras

Make sure everything that is in your child’s room needs to be there. For example, store out of season clothing and neglected toys in bins in the basement or attic.

3. Create zones

Organize your child’s room with a designated area for sleeping, studying and playing. Then add storage solutions for kids that can accommodate the items needed for those tasks. Place a bookshelf near a beanbag chair for reading, for example, or include basket or bins for storing toys.

4. Set a limit

Keep things fresh by keeping toys to a minimum. Decide on a number of items that is manageable and rotate out the toys so they play with them more.

Storage solutions for kids
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5. Reclaim wasted space

Maximize storage capacity by looking up and down. Choose a bed with storage drawers built in the base – perfect for storing clothing as well as toys. And hang pocket organizers on closet doors to hold small items such as socks or stuffed animals.

6. Display special items

Have a space where your child can keep treasures, such as trophies, awards, artwork and vacation souvenirs. A shelf or bulletin board will keep these things neat and contained.

7. Think small

Consider your child’s size when you bring in storage solutions for kids. For young children, keeping shelves low will encourage them to put things away. Make sure closet rods are multi-level, helping your child get ready in the morning.

Storage solutions for kids
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8. Label where things go

Help your child know where things belong by making it clear. You can use words, pictures or a combination of both.

9. Color code for siblings

If children share a room, consider assigning each a different color. Then use bins and hangers in those colors for their toys and clothing.

10. Schedule in regular maintenance

Make cleaning up a habit by creating a routine. For example, create a rule that beds must be made before breakfast. Or wind down every day with a 15-minute tidy-up session before bedtime. Set a timer and it will feel like a game.

When kids make picking up their rooms a habit, the whole house will feel more organized!