Look for corner storage units with shelves and cabinets to store your things without detracting from your open concept. Wall storage units are another great option.
Add shelving and cabinets to a large wall to utilize vertical space up to the ceiling. This will make your great room appear taller, adding to the airiness of the design.
Add drawers or cabinets beneath a staircase to maximize storage in what is often wasted or inaccessible space. This project can be done for as little as $200.
Opt for convertible furniture. Consider dual solutions like an ottoman, bench, or a coffee table with built-in storage. By getting creative, you can enjoy all the benefits of your open floor plan without sacrificing storage.