A wide long pedestal with drawers can also be used as a place where you can sit.
If you have a lot of shoes, then without such a chest you just cannot live.
The best living room storage ideas in the modern style – wall unit for a TV with multiple shelves.
If you have a lot of books and other small things, a sofa with built-in shelves will suit you perfectly.
Shelves up to the ceiling will increase storage space, not cluttering free space.