If there’s one thing that is massively underrated in living rooms, it’s having adequate storage. Until you’ve experienced a lack of storage, prioritizing it may not be top of mind as you design your space, especially if you are concerned about achieving a certain aesthetic. However, you don’t need to sacrifice style in order to maximize storage in your space, and to prove it we’ve rounded up 17 items that will bring both storage and style to your living room.
Urban Outfitters Delancey Storage Cabinet
This small storage cabinet packs a big punch. We love the rattan doors paired with the dramatic black frame and minimalist details. Plus, both the top and inside of the cabinet can be used for storage!
West Elm Mid-Century Storage Coffee Table
Choosing a coffee table with storage options is one of the easiest ways to maximize storage without adding additional furniture to your living room. This mid-century-style coffee table from West Elm has two large drawers (perfect for storing remotes, books, and more) along with an open shelf along the bottom.
The Container Store Large Water Hyacinth Box W/ Liner Natural
Storage boxes are a must for organizing anything from random knick-knacks to games, toys, and more. These water hyacinth boxes with fabric liners come in two different sizes and are stylish enough to hide your stuff in plain sight.
The Container Store Medium Herringbone Box W/ Wooden Handles Grey
If the basket style isn’t your thing these fabric-covered boxes are a great alternative. We love the unassuming herringbone pattern and stylish wooden handles. Grab them in grey or beige in three different sizes.
HOOBRO Floating Shelves, Wall Shelf Set of 2
Open-shelving is all the rage right now and it’s not just reserved for the kitchen. Grab these stylish floating shelves and create an open-shelving display in your living room. Use it to store and display books, artwork, plants, and more. You can even throw a few stylish storage boxes on the shelves to hide smaller pieces.
World Market Dustin Spiced Auburn Wood And Brass Inlay Storage Cabinet
If you have some room to spare, we absolutely love this wood and brass storage cabinet/sideboard from World Market. It could even double as a TV stand or media cabinet, with plenty of space to hide cords and other electronics away from sight. Made from walnut veneer and pine wood in a spiced auburn finish it features brass-colored metal inlays in a funky geometric design.
Article Maribo Ivory Bouclé 48" Storage Ottoman
Maximize storage and seating with this bouclé storage ottoman from Article. It’s available in two sizes and three different colors and features a soft-close lid and stylish wooden frame.
Mercury Row Alyssa 4 - Drawer Dresser
While you may not initially think about putting a dresser in your living room for storage, they really are a great option. You can’t go wrong with drawers! A small dresser like this 4-drawer dresser from Wayfair will blend into a living room nicely without looking out of place.
IKEA BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer
Ok, hear us out on this one. While the BILLY bookcase isn’t necessarily known for being stylish, it is so versatile, affordable, and DIY-ready that we had to include it in this list. Use them to make DIY built-ins, or try your hand at another easy DIY to transform these simple bookcases into something unique and stylish.
IKEA TARVA Nightstand, pine
Another great storage option from IKEA that just begs for a good DIY is the popular IKEA TARVA nightstand. With a deep drawer and an open shelf, this nightstand makes a great side table in the living room.
West Elm Bellwood Bar Cart
A bar cart is a perfect way to add a little bit of extra storage to your living room without losing a ton of floor space. This small bar cart from West Elm is a great multi-use option that is designed to be moved around easily (hello big wheels and deep shelves!).
World Market Oval Wood And Metal Wall Shelf
If floor space is limited, turn to the walls for added storage. If you’re looking for something a little more stylish than a standard set of wall shelves then this oval wood and metal shelf is a great choice. Use it to store small items that you want to get off of other surfaces, like books, remotes, or other trinkets.
Pottery Barn Warren End Table
End tables are great for storage and are super functional for holding things like remotes, books, candles, and other items that you want to be within arm's reach while you’re lounging on the couch. This stylish and versatile end table from Pottery Barn is made from Acacia wood and metal and features a drawer along with an open bottom shelf (perfect for a storage basket!).
Union Rustic Tylor Coffee Table
This unassumingly stylish coffee table has a ton of hidden storage—perfect for storing things like spare throw pillows and blankets. It’s available from Wayfair in four different colors including Blaze Acacia, Mystic Oak, Rich Walnut, and Sindoori Mango.
World Market Farrah Natural Rattan Cane 3 Tier Storage Tower
Functional storage, but make it pretty! We love this trendy 3-tier rattan storage tower from World Market. Use it to store odds and ends, tv supplies, kid's toys, or throw blankets.
Pottery Barn Tamsen Round Storage Ottoman
If you’re looking for a hidden storage option this upholstered ottoman is a great choice. The top lifts off to reveal convenient storage which can be easily hidden away. Use it as extra seating when guests come over or place a tray on top and it can double as a coffee table.
Urban Outfitters Tabitha Storage Cabinet
This little storage cabinet from Urban Outfitters is perfect for small spaces. It’s made from MDF and solid oak wood and features one fixed shelf on the inside. We particularly love the stylish doors that give this storage solution a retro, yet modern feel.