One of the downsides to buying more Lego and expanding your collection is that you eventually have to make a decision: form or function? We've been doing our best to store and organize our Lego collection in a manner keeping with our decor and style preferences. Not an easy task.
A few months ago, the Lego Room looked like this (information on furniture here).
Although this looked nice, it was a terribly inefficient use of space. So, we moved the Expedit shelf into our office and bought a few Billy bookcases instead. This allowed us to expand the shelving across most of the back wall.
And ... After
Ta da! There's probably a bit more room in between the bins and containers than most people would like but it makes it very easy to move things around and pull out what you're looking for. And yes, that end cap on the desk is completely filled with minifigure parts.
We also added some floating shelves for display purposes. Over all, it looks busier and less "furniture-y" which is a shame but this is far more useful and accessible.
The closet got an overhaul as well (details here) and this is where we keep all our completed sets - labeled with pictures, set names and numbers and then organized by theme. I miss the look of the doors but to be honest, they were a pain to navigate around.
And I finally got around to building more minifigure display cases (full write up and how to guide here). But I ran out of the 2x4 black plates I use as stands so the two half full cases will have to wait. I'll have a separate post on just the display cases as soon as I'm finished.
A view from the door:
Finally, since we went on a bit of a shopping spree for the last few months, we have a backlog of sets to build. We keep the "to be built" sets in another closet and every time we walk in here, a chorus of angels sigh happily.