Living in a small apartment requieres finding smart solutions for every single space. Our living room is connected to the dining area and the kitchen bar. And, it is where we normally entertain, watch a movie and/or just relax. Obviously, the TV and all its accessories had to be there too (the black box, speakers, surround system, xbox, and ALL the remote controls) and so the challenge begins... how to make it all part of the decor? how to keep it organized?
Here are some basic steps I took on my way to conquer de oh-so difficult TV station.
This basic IKEA piece was in our old apartment. I changed the look of it adding legs and placing a glass surface like this one. It makes such a difference! The good thing about it is that because of the material we could punch holes on the back for cables.
While this is not my ideal choice it works perfect for now, especially having the TV mounted on the same wall. It hides the cable box, the xbox, a router, some games and cables. I placed a cascade side table and a plant next to it to create some flow; and added some favorite accessories to make it look pretty. That long black bar on the back is the speaker and will be hang on the wall soon too!
For extra storage, I brought this gold swan which serves as a bowl to drop keys, matches and other small items; and my magical box that hides all remote controls including the xbox one! It looks pretty on top of the coffee table and can be moved anywhere in the room.
TIP: Pretty boxes are the ultimate organization tool. I'm constantly looking for them. Don't hesitate buying one just because you like how it looks. They are always useful!
Also on my list of basics for coffee tables decor are: books (obviously), coasters (I recently got these white stone ones in Lima and just love them!), and candles (I'm a big fan).
Our living room needs so much work still, but I'm pretty happy with this basic version of it. I haven't done any major changes except for rearranging furniture. Even the walls are empty. Bringing furniture from other apartment is always tricky, as well as an opportunity to discover new potential in a new home. Hopefully I can start transforming this space soon too!
What do you think of it? Do you have any TIPS for camouflaging remote controls and cables? Share them with us! Would love to hear from you. xoxo.