Written on May 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm , by Jen Jones
Trend: Dipped Baskets!
Of course, these super chic baskets can be used to store just about anything, but I think they would be most darling in a child’s play space. Whether that is your living room, playroom or bedroom, they are versatile enough to house a variety of toys while your kiddos are young, and transform into beautiful adult storage when they are grown.
What are other functional, fun and smart ways to store all those toys? Here are a few more ideas.
Storage ottomans have to be one of my most favorite simple solutions for toys. They come in so many colors, shapes and sizes; and they double as seating or a place to prop up your feet. They can be tucked into corners and under console tables or be placed in front of the sofa. The best part is that most are soft sided, making them even more kid friendly. I love that they keep the toy clutter discreetly tucked away, yet toys are simple to access at playtime.
A sideboard or a set of cabinets can also be relied upon for tucked away toy storage. Chic on the outside yet they boast all sorts of storage for games and bulky toys on the inside! The best part is that they can also be used in just about any room in the home.
Bookcases or cubbies keep toys right within reach and keep it simple for youngsters to access the items they adore, and they also provide the versatility of mixing and matching baskets and bins for both concealed and open storage.
Within our own personal playroom, space was awkward and limited so I used some Expedit bookcases to create benches that not only provide oodles of low toy storage, but also double as seating. Multi-functional solution for the win!
Open bin storage units not only look great, but separate toys by type, are ultra durable and also assist in quick clean-ups.
Sliding bins and crate like bins with wheels tuck nicely under shelving and furniture when not being used, yet are easy peasy to pull out when it’s time to play.
Mini suitcases are not only darling room accessories, they also make great storage for all those itty bitty toys and miscellaneous items that kids tend to find and “collect”.
Pocket organizers utilize a room’s vertical space and are especially great for housing dolls and their accessories.
As much as I adore a good woven basket, canvas bins are a bit more durable and the soft sided edges make them especially ideal for little ones. They are also lighter weight and come in a large variety of colors, patterns and sizes.