Messy floors with toys strewn across the room is a reality for a lot of families, but it doesn’t have to be. Who said kids storage couldn’t be stylish? Not us! Here are our top 10 kids storage ideas and tips to keep your home organised and beautiful day in and out.
1. Make storage fun
Our Junior Storage Boxes are fun, colourful and by personalising them, they inspire kids to take responsibility for their belongings and enjoy looking after them. In a handy square shape, you can stack them on top of each other, slip them in cupboards or leave them on display. Shop Storage Boxes online.
2. Create a DIY pegboard and hang storage bags and baskets
When it comes to kids’ rooms and kids’ storage, it’s always best to make the most of all the space available to you. Create a hanging wall with pegboard or just add some simple hooks to the back of a door or a wall from which to hang storage bags. The Library Bags are great options and kids will love using bags with their very own names on them. Shop Bags online here.
3. Create an arts and crafts corner with DIY Mason Jars for cute storage
If you designate an area for all arts and crafts and store all bits and pieces in that area, kids will be more likely to unleash their creativity within that space. There are lots of easy arts and crafts storage ideas but we especially love these simple DIY Mason Jars by Mason Jar Crafts Love for storing coloured pens, pencils, paintbrushes, stamps, marbles and more. Discover how to make your own here.
4. Make it portable
Make storing toys easy and accessible by adding wheels to your favourite storage solutions. When the kids want to build lego they can just wheel the box out, play to their heart’s content, then wheel it back once they’re finished. We love these stylish Rolling Storage Crates by Serena & Lily. Shop them here.
5. Label boxes and bins
By labeling storage boxes with a picture for those who can’t read yet or a title for those who can, it’s much easier for kids to find, and put back, their toys and belongings which means your house is kept tidier and you don’t have to keep answering questions about where everything’s kept.
Create your own fun and colourful labels for storage with our personalised labels here.
6. Under the bed
Make use of that extra space under the bed and find flat storage solutions that slide under and out of sight. We love this handy video that Ikea has put together that shows you how to make those most of shared kids rooms whilst ensuring both kids are able to embrace their personal style and enjoy some privacy.
7. Stylish options for shared home spaces
For when you have to store kids toys and belongings in living areas that the whole family shares, invest in stylish, neutral options that fit your home style. We love these gorgeous canvas and cloth Storage Boxes by kikki.K – you can keep it simple with white, grey, black and kraft, or match it back to your kids room décor with their colourful options.
8. Create a library wall
We love children’s books. Instead of forever trying to find that book by the spine, create a beautiful library wall for all your kids’ favourites – because it’s likely you’ll read them over and over. Plus, children’s books have beautiful covers so this way it’s like a mini art display in your kids’ bedroom. Find out how to create your own library wall with Project Nursery here.
9. Get creative with small toys and bits & pieces
Instead of leaving puzzles and other smaller toys in their bulky packaging, store them in handy pencil cases and other small storage cases. This way you can slip them into storage boxes, or stack them against each other in drawers saving you space and time. Shop Pencil Cases online.
10. Create an inspiring space
Above all, create a colourful and inspiring space for your kids to enjoy. If you and your kids appreciate the effort that’s gone into creating a sanctuary that they love, you’ll both be more willing to keep it tidy and clean. We love this gorgeous room via The Socialite Family – check it out here for inspiration.
What are your favourite tips and ideas for kids storage?