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12 Easy Ways To Restore Order To Your Living Room

Life is messy. Better hide some of it in the coffee table. Then, ditch all those hideous cable wires and bulky boxes by upgrading to DIRECTV.

1. First, choose one focal point and position everything in relation to it.

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It's said that if you can take a marvelous photo when facing your focal point, you've done good.

2. But if you're the rule-breaking type, consider moving one piece of furniture off the wall.

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You're bold. You're beautiful.

3. And once you do, get rid of leftover carpet dents with ice cubes.

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The process can take around 12 hours, but it's well worth it.

4. Always opt for coffee tables with drawers. If you don't have the $$$, transform an unused dresser. / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: bonsoni_uk
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The sole purpose of a coffee table is to store items that you keep for no clear reason. No one shall ever see those items.

5. If you always have board games strewn about, turn your tabletop mess into a fun family project!

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You can buy a pre-made board game/coffee table hybrid, or construct your own. Another tip: Keep game pieces in small baggies so they don't end up in the couch cushions.

6. Then, start covering up things. Design art over your thermostat.

7. Disguise your router amongst a stack of books.

8. Move those stacks of junk above eye level.

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You may not have the willingness to get rid of it, but you can at least hide it from your guests' sight.

9. Pocket your remote controls so they never go missing.

Just be sure to pull them out before you rest your sweet head.

10. Instead of throwing your throw rugs, intentionally place them!

Any ol' ladder or box will do. Look at how rustic you are!

11. Hide chargers and electronics in cheap storage bins, and dress the bins in the colors of your room. via CC

Keeping things contained is only half the battle. Organized spaces gotta have style too.

12. And of course, to hide ugly things from view, recruit some plant life!

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If you insist on keeping cords in your life, plants can camouflage them too.

Ditch cable and upgrade to DIRECTV, and all those clunky wires around your TV could disappear.