Toys and games don’t always stay in the play room or kids’ rooms. Somehow they make it into shared family areas and make their new home there.
Fortunately, there are ways to hide them so that your living room can maintain its sophisticated appearance without the constant battle and hassle of taking all the toys back to another room every evening.
Sofa tables are a good option because lower shelves are perfect for stacking up games the whole family can play together.
There is also the added benefit of using the sofa to keep the brightly colored boxes out of view in the living room.
Storage ottomans will house a few toys, and when it’s time to clean up, you can kick your feet up when the toys are put away. Turning an old trunk into an ottoman could work as well.
Buffets don’t have to stay in the dining room, nor do they only have to hold dishes and table linens. If there’s an empty wall in need of furniture, consider the amount of storage space a buffet could offer.
An armoire could also be repurposed as living room furniture that holds kids’ toys and games.
Wicker storage units are nice because they’re lightweight and complement romantic or country décors.
If a whole storage unit isn’t in the budget or something you’d be interested in adding to your living room, even a small wicker basket or two can be tucked away on other shelves, offering organization and hiding the brightly colored toys until they’re ready to come out.