Coats… book bags… shoes… keys… Do these things tend to accumulate in one spot in your home? In your mud room or kitchen? Near the back door, front door or wherever the kids drop them when they get home from school?
Would you call it organized chaos? Or maybe a little less than organized?
Your solution might be a simple piece of furniture that can be divided into sections for each family member to store their belongings. Recently, we came across this great classic piece of furniture that sparked an idea!
This white cabinet was spotted in our Montgomeryville store complete with shelves, upright dividers and coat hooks already in place. We added some tin containers to hold keys or loose items and keep them out of sight. Add a jacket, some shoes and you have a created a functional space which will serve the purpose.
The same white cabinet now takes on a little of your families personality with the addition of color and more personal elements… a throw rug, a dry erase memo board (which we created from an old picture frame btw… click here for the easy diy directions), and a cell phone holder. A pop of color and a potted plant bring warmth and charm to the space.
Just by adding a few more elements, your cabinet area turns into a fully functional zone bringing a bit of organized, stylized sanity to your living space! Additional containers such as baskets and decorative boxes will keep all of your families items organized. If you have room, add a chair or bench for taking shoes on and off. Some family photos will pull it all together and add that personal touch.
If you have the space, time and a power tool or two, you might start with a home entertainment center. As so many folks are switching to flat screen TVs, our assortment of entertainment centers has increased exponentially. They are available in a wide variety of styles, wood types and colors but are usually a little deeper than book shelves. Plus… they often have the added feature of doors that can close!