Family room, scenery together and life together. This is heavy traffic space, lots of activities and, unfortunately, with a large potential for chaos. Family rooms, too, are often expensive storage places. You need more storage, but how to find it in this functional space.
If you are in the planning stage of the house, consider a default unit, namely an entertainment center, a place for books and similar useful items. This will make storing various related items easy. Consult with your planner and see if there is enough storage space to accommodate your needs and your family in this area.
However, this does not help if you already have your home and family that continues to grow and more articles are thrown out and discarded others, requiring you to find more storage space.
One suggestion is storage of built-in storage from floor to ceiling. Wake up or buy a closet with flush doors and touch levers that stand flat on the wall. Paint them the same color as a wall to help them blend.
If the unit already exists, consider using the area above. Reach high places and save, there, dislikes or seasonal items. If you use the very top, avoid items that are often needed. Save the least requested or used.
Another possibility is to combine two choices of furniture into one multifunctional part. Instead of a table, consider what functions as a storage space. Some coffee tables have additional shelves underneath, some can add one, but a better choice is luggage or crates. It can perform three tasks as a desk, workspace, and storage facilities. If the company arrives, you just have to put everything in the trunk, cover it with a decorative cloth or a piece of cloth.
The same principle can be applied elsewhere in the room and throughout the house. At the end of the couch or chair, put something more functional than the ordinary end table. Choose something practical that has a covered base with drawers or shelves. A small drawer can hide phone books, toys, and other items without interfering with its function as a lamp or place for books.