As the days heat up and summer entertaining kicks into gear, a warm-weather cleanup may be on your to-do list. Or perhaps you’re on the lookout for smartly designed furniture that can help you tackle clutter in any season. Look no further than Copenhagen. A local, family-owned business with seven locations across Arizona and Texas, Copenhagen is dedicated to carrying the best in beautifully crafted, highly functional contemporary furniture that enhances the way you live.  

“Part of creating a more serene environment at home is reducing visual chaos through decluttering,” says Will Joffroy, an interior designer at Copenhagen Tucson. “Cutting out clutter helps reduce stress, improves the efficiency of your home, and allows each space to serve its best use.” If you want to get organized but need some furniture to help, here are Copenhagen and Joffroy’s top picks for innovative pieces that will make tidying up a breeze.   

Stressless® Double Ottoman by Ekornes

1. Storage ottomans 

With their chameleon-like ability to act as a footrest, a casual chair, a side table, or an organizational aid, storage ottomans are the definition of small yet mighty. And because of their modest size and versatile look, it’s easy to place a storage ottoman in nearly any space in the house to keep it neat. What’s more, “The variety of styles, colors, and materials ottomans are offered in can complement your decor and serve as a visual cue for storing specific items, like blankets, toys, or electronics,” Joffroy adds.  

He recommends the Jazz Storage Ottoman as a fun yet functional piece for quick organization. Available in three colors and a chic houndstooth pattern, Jazz comes with a loop on its top cushion that lets you easily access its storage compartment. If you’re looking for even more functionality, try the Stressless® Double Ottoman – it’s designed with ample inner storage, wheels for mobility, and a removable wooden tabletop.   

Bellagio Lift-Top Coffee Table by Ozzio

2. Lift-top coffee tables 

These coffee tables have become increasingly popular for their adjustable height that lets you work or eat from the comfort of your couch. Not only that, but many lift-top coffee tables conceal generous storage space under their tops, making it simple to stash away tech devices, remotes, reading material, and other living room items.  

Joffroy loves the Cloud 9 Coffee Table by BDI, a brand he praises for having “mastered the craft of storage and intuitive design.” A pneumatic mechanism makes it easy to lift Cloud 9’s tabletop to desk height and its versatility cuts down on the need to purchase a separate desk for working from home. For a choice that’s both luxurious and functional, you may love the Italian-made Bellagio Lift-Top Coffee Table, featuring a black glass top that looks like genuine marble.  

 Mesa Storage Console by BDI

3. Sideboards and consoles 

Handy in a dining room, living room, or hallway, Copenhagen’s elegantly designed sideboards give you plenty of space to keep a range of household items tidy, from dishes and cutlery to media and personal effects.  

One of Joffroy’s favorites is the Mesa Storage Console by BDI, which includes two interior drawers and shelves that are all adjustable to your preferred configuration, as well as a sinuous carved front that instantly catches the eye. “A great feature of BDI furniture is its wire management,” Joffroy says. “Mesa is just one of many BDI pieces made with slots or wraps that help reduce cable clutter.”  

For a bold style statement, you may also enjoy the Horizon Low Sideboard, by Mobilgam of Italy. Sporting a dusty blue finish, Horizon has an extra-spacious design with two cabinets, two drawers, and a pullout tray with four divided compartments perfect for placing odds and ends.  

Stiletto Shelf System by BDI

4. Shelving 

When it comes to taming the chaos of haphazard book stacks, there’s nothing like a well-built shelf or shelving system. Moreover, a shelf can be the perfect place to arrange rows of storage containers or bins for a satisfying storage setup.  

A shelving system like Stiletto boasts an ultra-modern ladder design and can be special ordered in a variety of configurations to fit your space, from a sleek single unit to a stunning three-shelf setup. For an equally sharp and stylish option, try the Bella Grigio Bookcase. Bella Grigio comes in a high-gloss grey lacquer and has a unique design featuring a mix of open and closed storage units adaptable to any room.  

Bella Grigio office collection by ALF Italia

5. Office storage  

Whether working from home or back in the office, an organized workspace is essential for focus and productivity. File pedestals and credenzas can give you a place for documents and supplies so you can always find what you need, when you need it. When determining what kind of office storage will work best for you, Joffroy recommends “asking yourself what you are trying to organize, whether that’s a few documents you want to have close at hand, a larger number of files and supplies, or machines like a printer.”  

The Idomus Drawer Pedestal is a sleek option for basic office organization, featuring white high-gloss lacquer and a tempered glass top that forms an open shelf. Or try the Corridor Credenza, with stylish louvered doors and spacious drawers that are lockable for extra security. The Sequel 20 Multifunction Cabinet has a more compact design that helps tackle tough clutter in small offices – and comes with a slide-out printer tray. 

From straightening up your living room to streamlining your office, “having designated places for important possessions while subtracting clutter can greatly improve your quality of life,” says Joffroy. As a final word of advice for a tidier home, he counsels customers to be mindful of what they purchase, from the smallest decoration to the largest piece of furniture. “Ask yourself, will these additions enhance or encumber my daily routine? Then, prioritize organizing the things you use and care about the most.”  

If you’re seeking furniture that will calm the clutter in your home, a visit to Copenhagen may be in order. Chat with our friendly sales team to find furnishings that organize effortlessly – and look beautiful doing so.  

About Copenhagen Imports

Bringing a Passion for Modern Scandinavian Design to the Southwest.

In April 1970, the first Copenhagen Imports opened in Phoenix, Arizona, bringing a still-developing city its first furniture showroom dedicated solely to Danish Modern style. Founders Tony Christensen and Erik Hansen made the decision to move to Phoenix based on their passion for good design and their desire to have a positive impact upon the desert Southwest by bringing a new type of design to the valley.

At the time, local furniture-store owners in the Phoenix area scoffed at the two Danes’ design ideas and concepts, saying “That stuff will never sell. Six months and they’re out!” Quite the contrary—that “stuff” did sell! It sold so well, in fact, that shortly after, Hansen and Christensen opened additional stores in Tempe, Tucson, and Scottsdale. Continued growth moved Copenhagen into Texas, with stores first opening in El Paso, San Antonio, and, soon after, Austin.

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