Optimizing Your Home Office

Time to TBC! Take care of business! While your home is a place to feel relaxed, comfortable, and…well…at home, to some, it may also be a place of business. Working from home has become a more and more prevalent thing over the years, meaning people have shifted from their office buildings to home office spaces. For that reason, today we’ll talk over some considerations to make and things to do in order to optimize on your home office!

 

Desk Area

Okay, so you are in your home office for a reason, let’s start by focusing on that primary task at hand; the fact that you will be putting in WORK in this space! Within your workspace, you need a workstation, a cockpit, a desk! Really think about what your needs would be based on the type of work you do. If you are a creative, you want a desk space that accommodates that, a journalist, same deal, fit the bill of your work with a desk that makes sense for you!

Not only is the desk itself important, but so is comfort while sitting at your desk. Think about it, you will be sitting at your desk for roughly eight hours a day, most likely more, so the last thing you want is to have an achy body from an entire day of sitting uncomfortable, day after day after day. Along with a desk that will be perfect for your work, grab a chair that will be perfect for YOU and make you feel great, even after a full day’s work!

 

Meeting Area

Work is not always a solo activity, even when you are conducting it from home. To have something integrated into your space to accommodate meetings will take your home office to the next level. Although it is an exaggerated example, take the oval office for instance. You have a desk for singular work, and then a sort of round-table couch setup for meetings with others. Although replicating the oval office will be difficult, work with that idea of having a space within your space that is dedicated to conducting business with others, or just simply welcoming others in when you feel like having some company.

 

Workflow

Having great furnishings in your home office is all well and good, but could you believe that there is a way that they could actually impede the functionality of this space? If you do not have a reasonable layout that is conducive for your work, then you’re just going to be doing that much more work even simply trying to get the main tasks completed.

Come up with a system that works. If you work from your desk and you find yourself needing to sift through specific items on a rather frequent basis throughout the work day, make sure you have things laid out where what you need most often is within arms reach and that the things that aren’t needed as often and kept in a sensible place, with no need to be beside you at all times. Ultimately, having everything laid out in a way that fosters efficiency and productivity is key!

 

Make It About YOU!

Lastly, but most importantly, remember who it is that you are designing this home office for: YOU! For that reason, it is imperative that you think specifically about your needs and your needs alone, assuming you are the sole user of the space, and cater it to you. Creativity and productivity and a sense of comfort are achieved differently by everybody, so your perfect vision of a home office should not be compromised. Make an office that is all about you and get the most out of this space!

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, in a time where working from home is more prevalent, having a proper design will make all the difference. Take some of these ideas, apply them within your soon-to-be office and get stoked on getting to work! To learn more about how to optimize your home office configuration, contact the pros at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet today!

Put Some Spring In Your Kitchen’s Step

Spring is still upon us, meaning we still have the opportunity to make our home reflect the feeling outside as well as the sentimental feeling of the season in the past. Bring that feeling to life! This week, we’re going to break down three simple tips to take your kitchen space from crawling to walking with a good ole SPRING in its step!

 

Reset your Dining and Kitchen Table

The first thing that you will want to do is give your tables some much needed attention. They are either still decked out to match the winter season or they may just be left with no semblance of style at all and just need a fresh start altogether. That being said, tackle the tables first.

There are three things that you could quickly and easily change out to immediately get the desired impression that you would like for you eating spaces. Start by changing out the table cloth. Something of a lighter color and fabric will work really nicely in giving the spring feel. Next, look down…and your table seating. Create chair cushions from fabric that matches the table cloth. This will tie together the duo of table and chairs super well and have guests and yourself pleasantly surprised every time you pull out the chair to sit. Lastly, add a centerpiece, even if it is as simple as a bouquet of flowers, it will do the trick. And just like that, the ensemble is complete!

 

Walls and Wall Art

Your walls surround you when you are inside of a space. So you might as well make those borders look as great and exciting as you possibly can! Start with the bare walls. A fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive, effective, and fun way to bring the space to life in a new light. Try a soft yellow or a soft blue to achieve great spring feelings when you are in the kitchen, or see what colors could work for you!

Not only do the walls matter, but what is on them does as well! Easily hang wall art in your kitchen and dining space, wherever it best fits and is most appropriate. Maybe hang up images of outdoor spring landscapes or birds, anything that just brings the spring to life in the space. Also be sure to pay mind to the details as well. The framing on your wall art will pop best and match the optimally by painting the frame white. Give it a try, you’ll totally see how it just naturally stands out!

 

Natural Elements

Unfinished, rustic, or distressed natural materials are a popular look today. And even more so, they are an effective way to spring up your kitchen and dining space! Wood materials of any sort are likely to be the best mode of achieving this. Take reclaimed wood and make a cutting board, create simple shelving to display photos and relics of the family, and experiment to see what else you can achieve with this wonder element! Not to mention that pairing this with the decked out walls and table settings is going to tie everything together super nicely!

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, you can achieve a feeling of the season by taking baby steps, instead of feeling the need to bend over backwards to get there. Give some of these tips a try, and heck, come up with some ideas all your own as well! We’re excited to see what you come up with. And remember, for all of your home furnishing needs and insights, turn to the pros at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet.

Spring Break Home Renovations

For a lot of families, right now is the time when the kids are out of school and the whole family can finally get to those things that they have been putting off for so very long. Some people enjoy vacations. Some people just enjoy relaxation time. And many people want, at long last, to tackle those major home renovation projects! But sometimes it can be overwhelming to look at a week worth of time and get it all done. So let’s zone in on some of the specific home improvement projects you can do this Spring Break!

 

Painting

Let’s face it, it could be debilitatingly overwhelming to think about all of the things you could renovate or update within your home. So for some, you might just want to start with one bare-bones projects that will be simplistic, inexpensive, and could actually prove to be really fun! Painting your home is just the task for you! In doing this, you can quickly revitalize your home by just adding some new colors. Add some dashes of soft yellow to convey happiness within a space. Soft greens and blues will bring the natural outdoor essence into your home. Find a look that will feel good to you and go for it!

 

Hardwood Flooring

Sometimes looking up isn’t such a good thing. Oftentimes, the most overlooked and under-considered parts of our homes lie right beneath our feet. Laminate flooring can get dingey and warped and your carpet can get matted to the point of roughness, which is entirely unpleasant altogether! In whatever parts of your home you see fit, make the jump and switch things up to hardwood flooring! With tongue-and-groove style installation, you could get all of the rooms in your home done in even just one afternoon. That is one straightforward renovation that will have a major impact once completed! If tile is more your speed, you could do that instead. Either way, give those floors a facelift!

 

Outdoors Living Space and Landscaping

The exterior of your home matters! Do not disregard or ignore it! While the weather is beautiful this Spring Break, chalk it up as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: enjoying the outdoors and creating something absolutely awesome for the outside of your home! You can go all out by laying out an entire garden paradise or just take on some smaller outside projects such as power washing the patio or weeding, which will still pack a huge aesthetic punch!

 

Furnishings

Whether inside or your home or the exterior space, picking out new furnishings and furniture arrangements can be loads of fun! It gives you the opportunity to look at a space for what it currently is and envision it for all that it could be!

Now, we know what you’re thinking, “surely this must be pricey”. With Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet, it doesn’t have to be! With our low price guarantee, financing options, and our current offer of $50 off when you purchase $500 or more in furniture when you sign up for our email list, you are given more ways to get incredible furnishings into your home or exterior than ever before! So make it happen!

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you want to really seize this Spring Break week and improve your home and life all in one fell swoop, you can do just that! Take these ideas and see how you can implement them in your home and see what new renovation ideas you come up with altogether! And as always, for all home renovations and insights, trust the pros at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet!

Spring Up Your Living Space!

Daylight Savings has come, we have all begun to adjust to the things that correspond with this time of year. Waking up an hour earlier, recalibrating our lives, and of course matching our lifestyles to fit the season. That means taking down any of that leftover winter decor that you may still have lurking around your home. Let’s talk about how you can now put some spring in your home’s step, starting with your living room!

 

Color

The white that has probably been representative of your walls for some time now… Yeah, it can come down now! Let’s look to some other colors that can now take its place. For your walls, look to soft, but creative and productive colors. Consider a soft yellow to convey the feeling you want for you space. Then take all of the trim that you find in this part of your home, and default it to white. This will give some dimension to your living room and really pop out that yellow that you have going on.

As always, we have to think lighting as well! Keep your curtains drawn open for the spring, as you can really bring the feeling of the season into your home simply by allowing the outdoor lighting indoors. So throw those curtains to the side!…but don’t neglect them! For spring’s sake, you can add an additional pop of color to your curtains. A soft green or soft blue will add brightness, as well as a sense of more space to your living too, so have some fun with the colors!

 

Living Decor: Plants

Fresh starts, rejuvenation, and a sense of rebirth are all entirely synonymous with the notion of the spring season. With that being the case, deck out your living room space with items that are also synonymous with that. Having decorative plants throughout this space are going to really make it pop and feel loads more homey. Plus it will give you a cool and fun built-in home project as well! How fun!

 

Lighten Up

With spring comes warmer weather. With warmer weather comes the need to change out the fabrics you have around your home to sort of cool things down some. Your curtains, while changed out as previously mentioned, should not only be changed out for different colors, but also for lighter fabrics. This will give a sense of cooling in the space. Any blankets that you have should also provide a lighter and cooler feel too.

 

Put those thick and plush winter rugs and show them the way into storage. Find a new rug in its place, both literally and figuratively speaking, that brings about a cooling sense instead of the warming feel of your previous rug. Find a nice contrasting color to your floor that also corresponds with the rest of your color scheme. Your whole room will feel refreshed and comfortable relative to the season!

 

Table

Now that the winter season has concluded, people will start to come out of their hibernation stage. Folks will be expecting gatherings, open houses, dinner parties, and more. So you need to make sure that you living room space is in gear for all of the socializing! You are going to need a nice table for that lovely living space you got there!

To give a cohesive look to your space that also fits the vibe of the spring season, Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet has you covered. The Wilder Occasional Table Set by Signature Design by Ashley is a great collection that will breathe fresh life into your space and instill the essence of spring! Bring it home today!

 

Seating

What good is a living room if it does not offer any great, comfortable seating? Trick question, it is no good! Continue to brighten and liven up your space by reflecting your furniture to feel more ‘spring’! The Milari Linen Sofa and Loveseat will give you the comfort you need in a living space along with the look that is necessary to look and feel good this spring. Check it out as well as many other great sets at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet.

 

Conclusion  

In conclusion, spring has finally sprung and your home should reflect this new and blooming season. To learn more about best practices to deck your home out to fit the season, be sure to contact the experts at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet today!

More Decluttering Methods

We have so many things within our lives. So many objects that can, on the drop of a hat, turn from pleasant conversation pieces within our homes to the biggest downfall of our home’s state of order. Keeping your clutter minimized should always be a thought in your mind, so as to keep your home as enjoyable as possible. But we all may have things getting in the way of us decluttering. Let’s dive into some ways to approach cluttering given your specific circumstances.

 

Decluttering When You Have The Time

Decluttering can be a rather time consuming endeavor. Whether you are an organizing novice or a seasoned veteran, keeping an organized living arrangement makes for a large time commitment. Sometimes, people are too bogged down with all of life’s commitments and taking the time out to really dive into your decluttering projects can seem like an impossibility. To anybody with the time to dive into decluttering, we have a method for you!

10-10-10 Method

The idea of this method is to take the time out and really try to hone in on problem items. What you will do here is attempt to find 10 items that you feel right in throwing away, 10 items that you see as potentially useful to someone else so  you opt to donate, and 10 items that are still useful to your home but just need to be returned to their home within your home. Take your time with this, do it across multiple spaces in your home, and you’ll find your place immediately more organized.

 

Decluttering When You Don’t Have The Time

While you may, from time to time, have the availability to be able to do a deep clean and organizing session on your place, that is not always the reality. With life being as packed as it is, finding the time to declutter your space is not easy, but if you prioritize, it can be done.

Prioritize Your Messes

If you don’t have the time to do a really thorough, deep clean, prioritize one mess in particular that you want to knock out before all else and just address that. If you focus on that single task instead of trying to do it all. You could either assign a specific room, a pile that has been getting out of hand, or anything specific goal project you have in mind with a short timeframe.

 

Decluttering On a Serious Budget

A quick and inexpensive option for storing away your clutter is always a good option. It works for any lifestyle or budget and still gets the job done right! So what are some good budget options to efficiently and cost-effective store you items?

Hung Door Pockets

Do you know those good old fashioned pocket hangers for the back of your door? Well those could just be your best friend for some quick consolidation for little money. Throw this up behind a door in any of your spaces and think of the items you could effectively catalog within it to keep your actual space neat and tidy.

 

Developing A Mindset For Long Term Clutter-Resolution

One of the best possible things that you could do in an effort to keep your home clean, neat, and pleasant is to rewire your way of thinking to accommodate a more organized lifestyle altogether. A single piece of advice alone can prove capable of starting a chain reaction of organization within your home.

Get Things off of The Ground

When we are rushed or busy, we can tend to lose sight of the little time-savers we take in an effort to take care of what needs be done. Oftentimes, this comes in the form of us throwing things on the floor. The clothes in our room, on the floor. Our jackets as we walk in from outside, dropped on the foyer floor. To simply keep the floors in your space will provide you the proper mindset to stay decluttered as well as free up enough space to encourage someone to go the extra mile to keep spaces clean. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. So, keep things off the floor!

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, clutter can creep in at any time. You need to take the proper precautions to ensure that that does not occur. Take these tips and apply them within your home and find your own creative ways to keep things in order at home. To learn more insights on decluttering, contact the experts at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet!

 

Setting Up Your Creative Space for Success!

The spaces in our homes all have their apparent purposes. Our kitchen is where we create wonderful dishes and enjoy family time together. Our living room is where we kick back and relax at the end of each day. Our bedrooms provide us the peace and solitude that we need when we want to escape the stresses of life. But we need something else. We need a space to be creative! For that reason, today we will go over how to set up your creative space for success.

 

Look and Feel

The goal for this space is strictly to get creative! With that being the goal in mind, you need to ensure that you can even get yourself into the proper headspace in order to do just that! For that reason, the look and feel being optimal for the space is crucial to the effectiveness of your creative area.

In terms of look, you want your space to be inspiring. The last thing you want is to be surrounding by bleak visuals that all lend themselves to you feeling anything but excited or inspired. Make the space look great! Use bright and vibrant colors, allow the light to shine in, heck, if you can even help it, try to set up your creative space in an area of your home with a good external view just to add some extra liveliness to the space.

In terms of feel, you want comfortable. Simple as that! Have everything set up in a way that is functional, flows nicely, does not make your feel boxed in, and just really make it feel like a space where you can go hard to the creative grind stone.

 

Ample Storage

Do you know what hinders creativity and productivity unlike anything else? Having clutter all over your space. Not only will clutter stunt your ability to think creatively, it will leave you not even wanting to spend time in the space that you had dedicated for the activities that you love most.

No matter what you do in your creative space, chances are you will have a lot of excess materials. If you’re painting, you will have paint supplies. If you are doing music to some capacity, you will have load of sheet music to manage. If you are doing simple crafts, the little items that you use to build your crafts will need to be kept in order. Devise a system of keeping things in their place when you are not using them. This will make your space feel better and be more effective for its purpose.

 

Ample Workspace

The last thing that you want is to feel cramped while you are working on your creative projects. For that reason, you will want to make sure that you have ample workspace. No matter what you are doing, this will be important. Ultimately, the best way to find ample workspace is to hone in on a solid desk of some sort.

Now comes the touch question. What would you need from a desk in your creative space? How much desktop space does it need to have? Does it need to be specialized to your specific craft? Well, no matter what you ask of your creative desk and workspace, Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet has desks for you. Here are a couple that could work for your specific needs!

1) Lexden Secretary Desk

2) Laney Home Office Corner Desk

3) Raventown Home Office Desk

Ample and Comfortable Floor Space

Floor space, huh? Yes! Floor space can be great for certain people with creative outlets. Sometimes it is not enough to sit at your desk and expect to get some serious headway on your projects. Sometimes, you need to take things to the floor. When this becomes the case, be prepared.

To reinforce what was previously stated, you will want to make everything laid out in your space in a way that does not congest the space between. On your floor space, where you have the most vacant space, lay down a nice plush rug to sit comfortably while you work on your creative endeavors, such as laying out photos for an album or written notes for a story board you’re writing up. No matter what, that extra space your floor offers can do you some good. Make sure there is plenty of it and then it is done up for optimal comfort!

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, it is ideal to have space in your home where you can really let loose and allow the creative juices to flow. Give yourself the gift of a space to do just that, and do it right, designing the space to be optimal for whatever creative outlet you take part in. To learn more about how to most effectively lay out your creative space or the furnishings that will be best for your needs, contact Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet today!

Winter Bedroom Decor

We are still in the midst of the Winter season, and with that being the case, we’re going to continue to walk you through ways to make your home more representative of the season! Other parts of the home have been addressed in terms of Winter-izing, but there are still other spaces within the home that need to be addressed. It is not enough for your living room, dining space, and bathrooms to reflect Winter, no, you need to feel it in the room that is most personal to you, your bedroom! Let’s dive into how to make your bedroom feel more like winter, now!

 

Aesthetics

We’ll start with the basic look of your walls, lighting, and general aesthetics within your bedroom. To make for a nice clean look in your bedroom space, you’ll want to start with some sleek colors to really give it that desired look. Whites, charcoals, or any grey for that matter, and maybe a few touches of black for accents will do the trick.

Although this is your bedroom, do not shy away from the idea of allowing some light inside. It will make the room feel much more lively and much less bleak. Natural light pouring in will also makes the space feel bigger as well. Who would ever turn down the appearance of more space? Right, no one! So go ahead and let that light shine on into your bedroom!

 

You’ve heard it from us before, and you will certainly hear it again…and again…and you’ll probably never stop hearing it from us: Mirrors are crucial! Not only will this add to lighting in your space from the previous point, but it also provides a very clean and sophisticated look. Get strategic with the placement and sizing of mirrors and instantly gain the feel of more space and appeal.

 

Tone

Ultimately, the aforementioned aesthetics will lend themselves to making your space feel more cool to sort of bring the outdoors inside. To get a sense of balance and comfort, you will want to supplement that with some warmer elements to tie everything together. Throw down a beautiful, plush rug in the open space of your room to as to add additional warmth and comfort.

To bring additional warmth to your space, bring in some natural features that can add that feeling to the space. Wood grain features or natural wooden pieces will do just this, so consider how to add natural elements such as these into your room.

 

Bring warmth into your space by incorporating literal warmth. Candles are a small touch with a very large sensational impact. From the feel of the warmth, to the look of the light shimmering, to the smell and the crackling. All things considered, this will bring some real feels to your bedroom.

 

Comfortable Pieces

We’ve all heard it before. “This cold, overcast weather has me wanting to stay curled up inside with a good book”. By one of your bedroom windows, make a nice reading nook with a comfortable armchair, a side table, and lots of great lighting. Bedrooms do not have to just be for sleeping, they can also be for some peaceful relaxation time. Make it so!

While bedrooms do not have to be exclusively for sleeping, sleeping is still an important purpose of the space, so let’s talk about your bedding situation. Atop your bed, adorn it with layers of warm comforters, quilts, and the like. And make sure that that bed underneath it all is comfortable as can be. Like the Bostwick Shoals King Panel Bed, where comfort and great looks come hand in hand.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, your bedroom is an important space in your home and deserves to feel as great as possible any time of year. So take these tips and apply them within your own space to make it all that it can be! For further guidance on decking your bedroom out to fit Winter vibes, turn to the experts at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet today!

Are You Happier with Your Home Now?

Can you believe it?! Can you?! We are already one month into the 2018 year! At the beginning of this year, you set some new resolutions for your life and you home. Now it is time to reassess all that has happened in this year thus far, and if you have been good at keeping your promises to your yourself since the turn of the new year.

As you look back upon 2018, even in its short lifespan, Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet has devised a mental questionnaire for you keep in mind. Go down the list, really taking the time to see where you stand on your home (figuratively speaking, that is) and where improvements could be made.

 

Does your home look the way you want?

 

  • Do you enjoy the colors you have in your spaces?
  • Do you enjoy the look of the furnishings you have in your spaces?
  • Do you enjoy the style you have applied to your home?

 

 

Does your home feel the way you want?

  • Are your furnishings comfortable?
  • Do you feel your furnishings fill out the space too snugly or too loosely?
  • Are the layouts of your space done in a way that is easy to navigate?

 

Does your home function the way you want?

  • Are your spaces set up for the most efficient use possible?
  • Do you have sufficient storage considering the amount of stuff you have?
  • The ultimate function of a home is to enjoy and live our everyday lives. Are you enjoying your home more or less now than this time last year or even last month?

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, your home is where you spend the most time of your life, and it still gets manages to get overlooked the most as well. Take the time to observe the state of your home and the state of how you feel within it. If, after assessing your home, you don’t feel convinced that you have done everything possible to make yourself as happy as possible at home, then do something about it! For your joy’s sake! For all of the home furnishings and insights to help get your home where it needs to be, contact Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet today!

Creativity and Home Storage

Whether you are one of the heads of the household with a litter of kids, pets, and more, or an individual attempting to live modestly and minimalistically, no one is safe from one of the biggest killers of beautiful-home potential. We’re talking about messes, we’re talking about chaos, we’re talking about clutter! As we, here at Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet, have outlined in the past, you do not want your overwhelming loads of stuff to keep your home from looking and feeling good. With that in mind, we’ll dive in today with some more great home storage tips to ensure you messes stay managed and your home stay magnificent!

Bay Window Seating Storage

Your kitchen is where a lot of your greatest times and memories are made and shared. It is also where you have the majority of your possessions, between dishware, cooking and eating utensils, and more, which also means that it has the highest potential for messes and clutter. Along with that high potential for clutter, we all have been in the position where we realize just how little storage options there are within our kitchens.In order to stunt the overflow of things piling up in the kitchen, a storing solution must be met. Let’s solve that problem with some strategic seating storage!

The fix, you ask? The fix is a bay window storage seat! Okay, maybe not just for those with a bay window. This could be done in an underutilized corner of your eating space just as well, so no excuses! By building a simple frame and laying down a few coats of paint, you can instantly add a huge new source of storing in your kitchen area. In this space, store those big cooking and baking tools you have and may not use as often, and you’ll instantly gain so much space you would have never previously guessed was even there!

Magnetic Hobby Board

Have hobbies while you’re back at home? Yes? That’s exactly what we thought! Well if you are a hobbyist, crafter, artist, or all of the above, having a way to store items where you can easily access them is key. Having these things stored in a way that they are not cluttered and messy is also key. But with so many of our home hobbies having smaller tools of the trade, text book culprits for making your home an absolutely unconsolidated mess, how do we come up with a way to accomplish functionality in use as well as in storing needs?

A magnet board is the way to go with these things! If you are into makeup and like taking the time each morning to prep and make sure you are looking good each mornings, stick adhesive magnets to your makeup items and put them on the board where you can easily grab them and stow them! Or, how about instead of doing a board, you do it on a mirror, saving even more space, which helps in preventing clutter. Do this with other supplies like recreational painting supplies or even use for bathroom grooming items or get experimental and try another way to apply them!

Finding Space in the Unexpected

Look around your home. Admire all of the great things with which you have filled it! Now, shift your vision of it and as this question: What space is left in this home that I can use to fill with alternative storage options? Now what do you see? You’ve probably never considered how you could fill empty spaces or even noticed those empty spaces. And you’re probably even thinking that storage in some of these still-vacant places would be a little bit odd. But that’s where noticing the space and coming up with creative storage methods within them will make all of the difference!

Look to your walls. This accounts for so much of the empty space we have around our homes. We can be very scared to set up shelves, hooks, or other storage items out of fear that we will leave holes and whatnot. But that is why there is spackle and paint! So take advantage of your walls and devise some storage with them. Then look to some not-so-conventional places where you have space that you could definitely use if applied correctly. The back of cupboard and cabinet doors can have hooks or smaller shelves installed into them for holding smaller items. Heck, even the space between your refrigerator and the wall can house entire racks or storage.So this tip, in summation is to just get creative with finding the places to put storage!

Conclusion

In conclusion, your home, no matter what, is and always will be a clutter magnet! To intervene once things get messy can be daunting, overwhelming, and especially unnecessary. Instead, take action ahead of time by being premeditative, creative, and conscious of the need for storage. These are just a few ways to creatively store items in your home, but there are loads more ways to do it. No matter what, with all home storage and home decor insight inquiries, you can only trust Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet, the best in home furnishings!

Setting Up Your Spaces for Success: Living Room

The spaces in your home all serve a purpose. Some of the rooms’ purposes are may serve very specific and crucial roles, while others are a little less pressing. But even if some rooms servce more informal roles, they deserve your attention in making sure they are set up perfectly to suit their use. Your living room is one of the most utilized spaces in your home for sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying some good company Let’s dive into some ways that you could best set up your living room for success!

 

Layout

The layout of your living space dictates a lot about its effectiveness within your home. In many homes, the living space can far less than spacious. This is not a bad thing for your home, it will simply mean a different approach in bringing this space together.

There is a way into your living room and a way out of your living room. Set up your living room in a way that allows for best flow of coming and going into the space. Depending on the furniture you have and the space you are working with, it may be fairly difficult coming up with a layout that works. Before you go lifting and moving around heavy furniture, break out a tape measurer, some pen and paper, and draw out your floor plan based on the measurements of  the bigger pieces in your space to scale. It will allow you to visualize options for your layout like never before and is actually a load of fun!

One other tip that corresponds with the previous one is the simple advisement that you take stock of your furniture, how it corresponds with the space, and whether you could size up or size down. A couple of the key reasons why people’s main living spaces may not feel as comfortable as they could is due to the fact that the furniture in the space may not be the right fit. Too big of furniture is suffocating. Too small of furniture can leave a space feeling underwhelming. Don’t accept the furniture you have just because you have it. Make a change if need be, the state of your living room could depend upon it!

 

Storage

As you all may know, from previous blogs or just from first hand experience, the living rooms within our homes can tend to be the ones most prone to clutter and messes. For that reason, it is crucial to have ways of managing the mess. Seamless storage with be your best friend in this case.

Television

Your television is where you watch all of your Blu-Rays, DVDs, and heck, maybe even a VHS from time to time, as well as video games and more. Find an entertainment center that allows you to showcase nice family treasures like pictures or art or anything else that describes your family, while stowing away all of your media from cluttering up the place.

Coffee Table

Blankets, remotes, and other things need to be within arms reach while you are sitting back and relaxing in your living space. For that reason, your coffee table would benefit by having a place to stow things away. Look into coffee tables with storage space and this will just be another cool, creative way to mask the things you love to have nearby, but don’t want seen.

 

Furniture

As we discussed earlier, you will want to make some serious considerations for the furniture in your living space. However, we are not talking about the size of the pieces like before, no. This time, we are talking about how well they achieve the purpose of the living room that is bringing you optimal comfort! Find furnishings that don’t simply look the part for your space, whether in size or in design, no! Make sure all criteria are filled of the furnishings looking good, fitting in well, and especially feeling well! With neutral colors, standard sizing, and plush comfort to boot, the Julson Cafe Collection is a great furniture line to give you all you need within your living space. Check it out here or stop by Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet today!

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, your living room is the central hub of your home for gathering, relaxing, and entertainment. To design this space in a way that is conducive to doing any of the previous activities is key! Follow some of these tips and try to implement some ideas of your own based off of what you have read here today! And as always, for the best in home furnishings or home decor insight, trust Johnson Furniture Clearance Outlet!