Storage ideas for children's rooms
Finding suitable toy storage can be quite a challenge. If you're short of space you'll need to be imaginative and clever with your ideas - and, it can also be tricky finding solutions that will blend with your home's decor. Take inspiration from this selection.
ABOVE: Create a striking storage system with this simple idea. First put up some good solid shelving and then add storage boxes labelled or these canvas style boxes with different images which will allow you to differenciate between each.
Baskets are also perfect for girls rooms storage. Ideal for keeping dolls and smaller items. Colour co-ordinate them to match the room and they make a practical decor ingredient
Make your own
Create your own custom storage furniture with an interlocking system you can build yourself.
These types of storage systems look great and are very versatile, allowing you to choose the height and dimension.
Why not combine with canvas storage boxes to add a bit of colour too!
Chests on wheels are a really practical idea, making them easy to move around. Canvas storage boxes fit neatly into the shelves and create a tidy effect concealing the toys effectively!
Based on a basic cube design, make mobile storage boxes using 12mm or 16mm PG Bison SupaWood and then paint them with Rust-Oleum 2X spray finish in your choice of colour...
ABOVE: This is a great idea for keeping boys storage areas seperate from girls. Paint cupboard doors in different colours - or paint plain units to create seperate areas.
Treasure the trash
Online classifieds and auction sales are a great way to pick up bargains, especially liquidation sales.
Old steel filing drawers and cabinets make great storage for kids, and they don't mind being knocked around a bit.
Match colours - or go wild and paint a rainbow - with Rust-Oleum 2X spray finish.
Love a toybox
How about a big traditional storage chest?
This is a lovely option and doesn't have to just be confined to children's rooms.
It can be used for storing toys and dressed with a seat pad would also provide a place for little ones to perch!
Open storage boxes are not as neat but are easy for small children as they can see at a glance what's in them
While not as effective at disguising the clutter, they are still preferable to toys all over the floor and when fitted with castors they make a really sensible choice!
Wrapped to go
A good sized drawstring bag will be ample for soft toys and first baby toys, coupled with a cot tidy that hangs outside the cot providing an excellent neat option and doesn't take up valuable space elsewhere.
Co-ordinate fabric to add splashes of colour to a nursery or playroom.