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4 Must-Have Storage Picks for a Small Living Room

Tidy up your living area with these essentials

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo) and Kurt Alvarez (Products)

How can you keep a limited area clean, organized, and inviting? You may limit the number of decor pieces that you have or you may also invest in storage solutions that can keep your things in place.

Having the right set of storage buddies allows you to keep a few magazines and other essentials in the living area without making it look cramped. Here are four stylish and functional picks that you may want to consider: 

Maximize the empty space beside your sofa by placing a small side table with multiple drawers. Spruce it up with a vase filled with flowers. You can keep a couple of reading materials and other small items inside the drawers, too.

Side Table with Drawers, P20,800, Dimensione.

Keep the living area open and spacious by opting for a slim shelf instead. Place it in one corner and fill it with books, magazines, and decor pieces. You can even add succulents in cute and mini planters.

Freestanding Open Shelving, P9990, ID Furniture.

Achieve a Zen and minimalist-inspired look by going for a wooden table that can hold catchalls and potted plants.

Table Tzu P10,360, ID Furniture.

A mobile shelf is ideal if you love reading and you have tons of books at home! Organize your books on the shelf and use bookends to keep them in place. If you're planning to stay in the living room or garden for some quiet reading time—you can efficiently transport your books with this piece.

Rafa Retla Rolling Shelf, P22,500 Kubular.

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