Storage ideas for kids rooms
Kids are messy... they know it and parents know it. Rearing two active boys and taught me the value of having plenty of storage and teaching my kids how to use it. Storage is essential for a child's bedroom, but it needs to be practical and pretty if kids are going to use it. With this in mind we look at various storage options for childrens bedrooms.
ABOVE and BELOW: I so love Pottery Barn, but unfortunately it's not available here and they don't ship overseas to South Africa. However, this storage cubby is a fairly simple DIY project to make, and you can modify the instructions for the hanging baskets to make the storage bags for the shelves.
ABOVE and BELOW: If you prefer to use natural baskets instead of fabric containers, design your cabinet to fit the basket size and finish them off with a colourful liner. You can order baskets to size from Cane & Wicker World, or from local manufacturers in your area.
As seen on Pininterest, hanging baskets make wonderful storage containers, and they are mounted onto the wall leaving plenty of floor space for kids to play. Clean up is easy too. Of all the ideas I've seen, this has to be one of the most practical and affordable storage ideas.
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ABOVE: Repurposing old furniture that you have lying around is a great way to create affordable storage options for a child's bedroom. Most furniture only needs a light sanding down before painting up in a wide range of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint colour options.
LEFT: I'm not a big fan of hanging shelves in a child's bedroom, especially a boy's bedroom. Too many little boys think that hanging shelves are for climbing from or up. But shelves do provide for plenty of vertical storage. Just make sure they are mounted securely and are safe.
RIGHT: These storage shelves will take an hour or two to make and are ideal for storing books and small toys.
Use 12mm PG Bison SupaWood and glue and screw together before sanding and painting in your choice of colour.
Baskets will always be a popular way to store toys and corral bedroom mess, but they won't last long if they are being dragged around.
A quick tip is to sew fabric onto the bottom of any baskets to prevent them from wearing away too quickly.
Spacesaver beds with pullout storage will always be a popular option for children's bedrooms.
These beds take up the same amount of space as a standard bed, with the option of storage drawers or pullout beds underneath.
An excellent storage idea for smaller bedrooms or bedrooms shared by siblings.
We recently showed you how easy it is to make a daybed, and the design can easily be modified to that shown above for a daybed design with basket storage. Instead of 3 storage compartments, build three sections each with 2 storage compartments for a bed with all-round storage.