The beauty of living room furniture is that it creates a whole host of places for you to store your items, be they books or bills, so even the messiest person can have the minimalist home they dream of. The best thing is the variety of items available, so whatever size or style of room you have to work with there is furniture to suit. For example, there’s the TV stand to hold your television, DVD player etc., and there are often shelves or drawers with which you can store DVDs and games in. They also serve the added function of discreetly hiding the mass of wires from your electronics, so helps stop the risk of tripping over or animals chewing the cables. Aside from this, they just look good. The style of the stands generally means that they can be fitted neatly into a corner, and so utilize otherwise wasted space in the room.
A double-sided or corner unit strays from the ordinary, or you can go with a wood stove fireplace if you are looking for a piece of art. If you want a contemporary touch, veer away from the traditional wood or tile mantel by going with stone, concrete or metal instead. Although it might not seem glamorous, having enough storage is instrumental when it comes to keeping the room organized and practical. Built-in bookcases, shelves and cabinets are a great way to add hidden, functional storage for all the knickknacks you accumulate. Movie and gaming buffs will love a custom entertainment center, with enough cabinets for movies, speakers and electronic accessories; you can even create a media room with a projector and lounge chairs!If you still have room to spare, include a booth for homework or craft projects.