17 Ways to Store More in Your Child's Bedroom with Cabinets

kids play area and cabinet storage

Cabinets, meet kids' room storage. This dynamic duo makes it easier than ever to store all your children's stuff in style.

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Nursery Needs


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.

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Lofted Elegance


As your child grows, the room should grow too, 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 pullout drawer below the window seat.

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Purple Power

purple daybed with abundant storage

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 pullouts are nestled beneath the mattress. A pretty lilac shade instantly boosts the cabinets' style status.

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Small-Space Storage

blue and white striped boy bedroom

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.

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Little Cubbies

pink bedroom nook with window seat

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. A small cabinet nestled directly into the wall stashes books, DVDs, and other treasures.

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Under the Bed

built-in beds with storage

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.

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Stylish Built-Ins

kids room built-in wall storage

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.

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Clothes Rack

built in storage for hanging clothes

Corral pint-size clothing in cabinets, which are the perfect height and width for these items. When your children are ready to start dressing themselves, the clothes will be at the right level. Changing the cabinet hardware makes these cabinets especially bedroom-worthy.

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Changing Table

changing table with storage

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.

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Extra Seating

window seat storage solution

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.

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Kid-Space Solutions

daybed with trundle storage

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.

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Underbed Storage

under-bed pull-out storage

A wide drawer is a versatile addition to your child's bed. The space can hold toys when your kid is young. Later, it can be outfitted with a mattress for sleepovers.

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Bedside Storage

storage unit with wooden crates

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 your child grows, the space can double as a nightstand and charging station.

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Closet Makeover

pink kids bedroom with storage

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.

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Wired for Storage

closet baskets for accessories

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.

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Built-In Ideas

storage cabinets and hanging solution

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.

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Kitchen Space

kids play area and cabinet storage

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.

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