DIY Kids' Room Storage Projects

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    Double-Duty Seating

    Little ones can use this space as a seating area or remove the pillows to create a desk. The built-in storage below offers easy access to frequently used items, and it doubles as a step for smaller children.

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    Hard at Work

    Give kids room to spread out by installing a worktable that runs along the entire wall. Have a carpenter cut lumber to fit the space, and use wall brackets to hang it. Make the space more fun by having the carpenter add a curve, like the one shown, to the outside edge.

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    Grow-with-Me Storage

    Use an armoire to serve multiple functions as the child grows. It stores baby clothes in the nursery, becomes an art center during elementary school, and turns into a computer desk for high school. At each stage, the doors keep clutter nicely tucked away.

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    Climbing the Walls

    Walls provide lots of unused storage space. Turn display shelves into open storage by adding hooks or decorative knobs below the shelf.

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    Utility Rope

    Install two eye hooks on the wall and run a rope between them. Use clothespins to display art projects, cards, and other items.

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    Industrial-Strength Storage

    This heavy-duty workspace incorporates locker-style drawers for hiding away clutter and plenty of small crates and containers for storing school supplies.

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    Put Cubby Holes to Use

    Teach kids how to tidy up by putting storage on their level. Leave the cubby holes open to store clothing and collectibles, or add baskets to store books and smaller items.

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    Supplies That Mean Business

    Repurpose office storage pieces for kids' room supplies. Here, a tiered desktop caddy holds washcloths, lotions, soaps, and other nursery essentials.

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    Homework Haven

    This suspended corner desk provides a large workspace without taking up a lot of room. Stacking shelves and a magnetic message board keep things organized.

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    Look Under the Bed

    Hiding clothes under the bed isn't always a bad thing. Drawers beneath this bed make it easy to access and organize your child's T-shirt collection.

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    Use the Back Door

    Looking for extra storage space in your kid's room? Try the back of the door. This message board and coat-hook combination is efficient and cool.

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    Hide Clutter with Doors

    Make bookshelf clutter disappear with decorative doors. This bookshelf mixes things up by covering half the cubbies with drawers while the others are left open to display favorite toys.

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    Store-More Headboard

    The cubbies incorporated in the design of this headboard make the most of wall space. The deep shelves make it easy to store big books and collectibles.

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    All-Around Storage

    The secret to this storage-packed bedroom is providing lots of organization space without making things look cluttered. Underbed drawers and hidden headboard shelves store items inconspicuously. Other storage items, like this bedside table and purple bin, coordinate with the decor for a cohesive, clutter-free look.

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    De-Clutter Desks

    These handy, wall-mounted clips keeps your kid's desk free of clutter by displaying pictures, clippings, and invitations.

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    Use Kitchen Tools

    Spice up your kid's room with baking gear repurposed as storage accessories. Here rolling pins work as accessory hooks, baking pans create a magnet board, and muffin tins hold tiny trinkets.

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    Heavy-Duty Chest of Drawers

    This bright red toolbox doubles as a chest of drawers. The piece provides the room with an easy storage solution and cool style.

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    Try Decorative Storage

    Here, a cross-shaped shelving unit provides perfect-size storage for CDs and it works double duty as decorative wall art.

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    Make the Most of Wall Space

    Finding extra storage space in a kid's room is tricky. Our suggestion: Look to the walls for bonus space. Here, hooks store pretty costumes and a metallic floorboard border stores fun magnets.

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    Multitasking Bookshelves

    This long bookcase makes space for everything including flowers, collectibles, and pretty storage crates.

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