Top Organizing Bloggers Family Room Tour: Quiet Time Corner Organization


Top Organizing Bloggers Family Room Organization

I’ve shared my living room with you before but today I want to show you how I created a little spot in my living room that I call my quiet corner.  It’s where I do my devotionals and have my breakfast in the mornings, it’s where I watch Youtube videos and have my lunch and it’s just generally a really great place to put my feet up and relax.

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Feet up and comfy

If you remember it all started last year when I suggested to my hubby that a really great birthday present would be a new comfy chair for the corner of my living room.  I really thought I’d be the one to pick it out but to my surprise he went out and picked one out all by himself for me.  It’s a “mini” recliner that fits perfectly in the small space I had designated for it.  And while it wouldn’t be my first choice of color it is so incredibly comfortable that there was no way that chair was going back.

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To organize the space, I added a side table that I had.  It has a drawer which provides extra storage for odds and sods.  Remember the divided drawer organizers I told you about a couple of weeks ago?  This is where I ended up using the second one.  Love it!

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On top I keep some let’s pretend they are real but they are not flowers along with one of my favorite signs and a flameless candle that runs on a timer and turns on at the same time every day for five hours.  How cool is that?  Set of three for $20 at Costco this year, great deal!  I also keep an iPad stand on top where I watch my videos from.

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On the shelf below I keep a box of tissues and my bible for quick and easy access.

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Next to my chair is a fantastic wicker basket that my husband bought for me some time ago.  It’s actually a cute story you can read about HERE.  Inside I have all my devotional books I’m currently reading and my notebooks for jotting down notes.  I recycled a round container to use for pens and highlighters.  Behind that is where I keep my old lady reading glasses :)

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The next two things that are super important for creating a comfortable corner is a reading lamp and a cozy blanket to throw on when it gets a little chilly.

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Finally is my iPhone power cord.  My phone battery lasts hardly any time at all so I attached a Command hook to the side of my side table to keep my cord neatly tucked away when not in use.  When I need a quick charge it’s ready and waiting for me.  Usually I do this over lunch while I’m watching vlogs on the iPad :)

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I love having all my supplies right there handy for when I need them.  I know if I didn’t have everything organized and ready to go at my fingertips I wouldn’t be as diligent about having my morning quiet time with God.  I never have to look for anything because it all has a home and is easy to find.

Do you have a quiet time corner somewhere in your house?

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Want to see other organized family room spaces?  Check out the links to my Top Organizing Blogger friends below for all sorts of family room/living room organizing inspiration.

Becky, Clean Mama – Toys in the Family Room
Toni, ABFOL – Organized Heirlooms & Collectables
Becky, OMF – Kids’ Computer Station
Ginny, Organizing Homelife – Bookcase Organization
Anna, Ask Anna – TV console organization
Leanne, Organize and Decorate Everything – Organized DVD’s
Leslie, Goodbye House Hello Home – Books and Magazines

Oh and if you missed our collaboration last month, you can visit THIS POST for tons of kitchen organizing ideas.  As well we have a Top Organizing Bloggers Pinterest Board that has a TON of organizing links all in one place.  Really it’s very cool, I highly recommend you follow us there if you don’t already :)

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15 Responses to Top Organizing Bloggers Family Room Tour: Quiet Time Corner Organization

  1. 1
    Ginny @ Organizing Homelife says

    This is a great space, Laura! I love that you have your notebooks and your devotional books in a basket by your chair. I don’t always want to leave personal notebooks on end tables, but it’s not as convenient to have to grab them from a bookshelf every time. Great idea!

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    Leslie says

    Laura! I love it! Especially the hook on the side of the table for the iPod charger. That’s genius!!! Love ya!

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    Kate @ Teaching What Is Good says

    It has always been my desire to have a quiet time area. But with 10 of us (and 9 home all the time) it never quite worked out to find the space. If we had some help to build a wall, I would put it in my bathroom. I know, it sounds strange, but our bathroom is HUGE (we’ve even had a couch in there) with a recliner, table and lamp in it. But it can easily be divided into a separate space. And it would be great for a quiet time area.

    Marking some of your ideas for the future!

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    Anna says

    What a great space Laura! I’d like to curl up there with a good book, that chair looks wonderfully comfortable. :)

    Anna

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    Leanne says

    What a great space to relax and read or write. I love all the things you have close by so you don’t have to move once you are settled.

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    Becky@OrganizingMadeFun says

    Oh, I love your quiet time corner!! It’s so nice — makes me want to have one, too! Becky B.

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    lyn says

    That’s such a lovely idea and space! I don’t really have a “corner” as such and my home is generally quiet. But I’d like to create a little nook like that.

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    Lisa Sharp says

    We are so lucky to be able to carve out little spaces in our homes to call our own. Even if it’s just a chair, a blanket and a book, it’s really heavenly. So simple but so restorative. And now I want a green smoothie! :)

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      Laura says

      Just realized I should have said in my post what it was. Hope I didn’t gross anyone out lol. I use a combo of mango, banana and spinach, so delicious!!

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    Diane says

    Just wondering where you got that quote sign about life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful–love that!!

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      Laura says

      Hi Diane, I got it at a local gift shop here in Alberta, Canada. I’ve never seen it available for purchase since. I do love it! :)

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    Bonnie says

    Thanks Laura. You inspired me to create my own “cozy corner” in our basement. Love it!

    • 12.1
      Laura says

      Oh that’s wonderful Bonnie!!!

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