You can never have too much toy storage, particularly in a kids’ room or nursery. When the kids are at home it can seem like toys are popping up everywhere; even when you think you’ve tidied up everything, there’s always one more to trip over. And where did your little man put that book about the scarecrow’s wedding? That’s why it pays to invest in a toy box, toy chest, kids’ bookcase and other storage units that help to keep everything in its right place while also cleverly maximising the available space. Along the way you can teach your kids some valuable lessons about keeping the place clean and tidy!
What toy storage furniture should I invest in?
It’s amazing how quickly a nursery or kids’ room becomes filled with toys and gifts, particularly after a new arrival. A classic place to hide clutter is a wooden toy chest or toy box. There’s a toy chest to suit every decor scheme, whether your keep it simple with a painted toy box or opt for a toy chest fashioned into anything from a fire engine to your child’s favourite character. But don’t stop there. Think multi-purpose and add a little stool to make a desk for scribbling on. Similarly, a contemporary chest of drawers can provide a valuable workspace. If you go for a simple painted chest of drawers it can also give ample opportunity for kids to customise with cute stickers and painted motifs. Alternatively, you could try a play table or play station, which folds open to reveal toy storage. The brighter and more fantastical the design, the more likely your child is to use it. A chalkboard table top is a nice touch and will promote learning in a fun way. Otherwise, larger and odd-shaped toys – not to mention bats, balls, sticks and rackets – will fit nicely into a toy storage bench. Great for saving space and seating a few extra little visitors.
Underbed toy storage and wall shelves can save valuable floor space
The trouble with kids storage furniture is it requires plenty of room, and often a kids room is the smallest room in the house. Underbed toy storage can be rolled away when not in use and not only does it keep toy cars, colouring books, pens, pencils and everything else off the floor, it does so efficiently and discreetly by making use of existing furniture. That leaves you more floor space to play with your child. Wall shelves are a good option for keeping toys off the floor in the nursery or toddler’s room, and you can go for playful colourful shelving units to brighten up the decor and make putting things away more fun. Finally, a toy hammock is a fantastic way to supplement your storage and works well for babies and toddlers- but make sure it’s out of their reach.
Toy baskets, toy storage bins and toy crates make brilliant organisers
Sometimes you need a little more order than stashing everything in one box. Wicker baskets, toy tubs, toy storage bins and toy cube storage units are great for separating all the different playroom paraphernalia: crayons, Lego, games, teddies, dolls and books. Choose the colours and size that suit your room and child. Another great advantage is that these freestanding units are light so you can move things around.