18 Ways to Store More in Your Child's Bedroom with Cabinets
There's no such thing as too much storage—especially in a nursery. A block of pretty cabinets holds extra diapers, wet wipes, clothes, and more. As your child grows, these necessities will be replaced with books, movies, and music.
As your child grows, his or her room should grow with them. And bountiful storage never goes out of style. This lofty space fit for a tween includes cabinets on either side of the window and a pull-out drawer below the window seat.
Everything your little one needs can find a home in this massive built-in. Ample shelf space and drawers flank the bed on either side, while additional pull-outs are nestled beneath the mattress. A pretty lilac shade instantly boosts the cabinets' style status.
Cabinet storage doesn't need to be massive—this skinny fixture holds more than you think! The open top displays collectibles and memorabilia, while the closed bottom keeps unsightly items out of view. Sconces mounted on either side of the cabinet serve as reading lights.
Instead of one massive block of cabinets, this bedroom benefits from individual storage spaces sprinkled throughout the room. Drawers underneath the daybed, for instance, are perfect for holding extra blankets or pillows. And a small cabinet nestled directly into the wall stashes books, DVDs, and other treasures.
Under the Bed
This sweet space gets major storage points with its built-in drawers and middle shelf. Toys, extra blankets, and out-of-season clothes can all be tucked underneath the lofted beds. Trinkets and knick-knacks are displayed in an open shelving unit.
Create a dresser and toy chest from base cabinets intended for use in the kitchen. Make the unit look as if it were made for the bedroom by choosing pullout baskets, see-through fronts, and open shelving. Here, fruit and veggie bins offer see-through storage for toys and linens.
Corral pint-size clothing in cabinets, which are the perfect height and width for these items. And, when your child is ready to start dressing himself, the clothes will be right at his level. Changing the cabinet hardware makes these cabinets especially bedroom-worthy.
A kitchen island turns into a clever portable changing dresser. The countertop is the ideal width for a changing table, and the doors keep diapers and other supplies out of sight. Wheels on the bottom make it easy to rearrange the room.
Create a window seat from a long, low cabinet. Units designed to go above refrigerators are perfect for the job. Then, all you need is a plush pad. This small (and easy!) addition is also perfect for storing pillows, blankets, and bedding.
This ultimate kid's room features a twin bed custom-built to tuck in under a bank of windows, leaving more floor space for play. Basic home-center cabinets surround the twin bed as built-in dressers. Turquoise knobs give the cabinets an extra-fun feel.
A wide drawer is a versatile addition to your child's bed. The space can hold toys when your kid is young. And as she gets older, it can be outfitted with a mattress for sleepovers.
This cabinet setup lets your child keep all the essentials close at hand. Next to the bed, a bank of apothecary drawers offers snug storage for small toys, jewelry, and hair accessories. As she gets older, the space can double as a nightstand and charging station.
French bifold doors and built-in storage units give a once-awkward closet style and function. A window seat offers a quiet spot to perch, while parallel rods double the hanging potential for clothes. Under-the-seat storage makes space for bulky items, like extra bedding.
Wired for Storage
Cabinets with built-in cubbies allow for either open shelves or basket storage. In this closet, color-coded fabric-lined wire baskets were the storage method of choice. Each basket includes a label to encourage young ones to learn organization.
Consider visibility when picking out your cabinets. Colorful, inexpensive plastic bins and wide drawers help keep items organized. See-through cabinet doors make it easy to put things away in the right place.
If you're remodeling your kitchen and have leftover cabinets, turn them into a pint-size play kitchen. A fresh coat of paint and carefully sanded edges will do the trick. Floating shelves with buckets invite sorting games, while the "appliances" offer storage space for dishes and other toys.