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5 Clever Storage Ideas for Kids Rooms

By  Sam Iontton -14/12/2020

You’ll be forgiven for thinking that a tidy home and kids don’t mix. And with many of us spending more time at home this year, it’s become more challenging to keep things organised. Kids bedrooms are multi-functional spaces, not just for sleeping. They’re fused with playrooms, craft corners, reading nooks and even classrooms, making good storage essential.

Tidying away toys neatly can transform a kid’s room. Creating zones for play and learning, not only makes things easier to find, it teaches children the art of organisation from an early age. Creative storage creates a clutter-free space and helps to make organising toys fun for kids.

We’ve compiled some of our favourite clever storage ideas for kids’ rooms to help organise their toys and reduce clutter.

 

1. Design a creative corner for storage and play

The corner of a bedroom is often the most underutilised space. Turning it into a creative play area can maximise the space while keeping arts and crafts neatly tucked away. By combining storage and function, your kid’s room can be both fun and practical.

Be clever with small spaces by choosing multi-purpose furniture. Cube shelving is perfect for housing storage boxes while doubling up as a low surface for craft activities or storing supplies. Small desks with plenty of drawers also work well for both creative activities and homework as your children grow up.

Wall space is where you can really get creative with storage, and don’t be afraid to involve your kids in designing it and choosing their favourite paint colours.

Arts and crafts supplies can be stored using:

  • Easy to reach box shelving – attach storage boxes directly to the wall to house paints and crayons
  • Wall hooks – hang canvas bags on wall hooks for storing soft materials
  • Wall-mounted magazine rack – when floor space is limited use magazine racks for storing colouring books and paper art supplies
  • Notice board – pin up their best artwork to make the space their own
  • Chalkboard – while not technically storage, no creative corner would be complete without one!

 

2. Add a pop of colour with painted wooden storage boxes

Shelving doesn’t have to be boring. There’s a massive range of children’s shelving available, but often themed shelving can be expensive. Look for wooden storage boxes which with a lick of paint will fit any décor. Cheap to buy, all you’ll need is some small tins of chalk paint, a paintbrush and some creativity. You can even involve kids in the painting for a personalised at-home art project.

 

3. Make toys easy to find in clear displays

While storage boxes are arguably the most versatile option in kids’ bedrooms, they can make finding toys more difficult. As we all know, our kids always want the one item they can’t find! Clear display boxes are a clever solution, helping to reduce clutter without hiding toys out of sight.

A display cube with a lid can be stacked on low shelving or slid under a bunk bed to save the hassle and time spent searching for toys. What’s more, toys are often a great way of adding personality to your kid’s room, and it’s a shame to shut them away. Putting them on display will add a fun, playful feel to neutral décor, especially with Lego models and toy figures.

 

4. Make existing storage work harder with drawer organisers

Not the most exciting storage choice for kids’ rooms, but drawer organisers are a must-have item. They’re ideal for slotting into drawers to separate smaller items. As it’s often the smaller items that get misplaced, these will undoubtedly save many hours looking for lost socks or tiny toys. No more rifling through countless drawers, little things can now be organised.

If drawer storage is at a premium, buy extra drawer organisers to slide under the bed or any other bedroom furniture. Although they’re designed for storing small items of clothing and accessories, they’re perfect for separating small toys and even Lego. When not in use, the organisers can be compacted down and stored away to save space.

5. Tidy away toys with practical hanging storage

When we think of hanging storage, we often think of additional storage for wardrobes or the back of doors. While it’s still incredibly useful for storing kids’ clothes, hanging storage can also be used for storing toys.

Search for hanging clothes storage with handy compartments. Usually made for storing shoes and accessories, these are a great size for storing soft toys, dolls and action figures. This type of storage works well in small bedrooms, where floor space is limited. Hanging storage can be attached to the wall or to the side of bedroom furniture. Store your kids’ favourite items here, so they’re always visible and easy to find. Cheap to buy, your kids can even customise them to match their bedrooms.

Search for hanging clothes storage with handy compartments. Usually made for storing shoes and accessories, these are a great size for storing soft toys, dolls and action figures. This type of storage works well in small bedrooms, where floor space is limited. Hanging storage can be attached to the wall or to the side of bedroom furniture. Store your kids’ favourite items here, so they’re always visible and easy to find. Cheap to buy, your kids can even customise them to match their bedrooms.

Whatever the size of your kid’s bedroom, clever storage will maximise the space available. All you need is a small budget and some creativity to create a clutter-free space for playing and learning. And one they’ll be proud to keep tidy. For more storage inspiration, visit our selection of affordable storage and shelving.

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