Stylish Storage

One of the biggest trends in furniture is incorporating storage in the design, turning what would have been unused space into an added value for the customer. We see this often in coffee tables. There’s a great selection from trunks to ottomans that offer compartments for books, magazines, toys, DVDs or whatever your heart desires. They can range from $300 to $500 depending on the style.

As you know, I’m always on the quest to get the biggest bang for your buck, so here’s a great idea to get the same look and function for less. Featured in the photo, I used two IKEA end tables for only $7.99 each and placed them side by side. Then I added a storage cube underneath that I bought at Target for only $20.00 each. The cubes come in many colors: brown, pink, black and lime green, so it’s a fun way to add a splash of color in any room. I love how the brown and lime green combination looks. A very popular and modern color scheme. Entire cost for this coffee table was less than $60.00!

It’s a perfect solution for homeowners that are looking to add storage in a family room, living room, den or playroom. It's especially great if you have small children because the storage cube can also double as a seats, and they can use the table top for arts and crafts. Plus, the cube is the perfect place to store crayons, coloring books and other supplies. No need to have a separate toddler table in the family room that might otherwise look as if it belongs in a playroom. In others words, it’s a space that the entire family can enjoy and parents don’t have to sacrifice their style.

As we begin a new year in a few short days, it’s something to think about if organizing your home is on your list of resolutions!