I love working with children’s rooms because they really give you the freedom to have fun. Whether you’re creating a clean and modern play space, a sophisticated bedroom, or something in between, you can always add a little whimsy. That’s why I love our different ideas for keeping these areas kid-friendly, organized, and most importantly – stylish!
My favorite piece of furniture wrangling clutter is the IKEA Trofast storage unit. There are probably a million combinations, so you can make something that works for the toys you have to store. Plus, there are several colors to choose from, allowing them to work with any style. Currently, our Trofast pieces are in my boys’ shared bedroom, but you can see how I used them in our playroom here. I am in love with Ashley’s storage labels for her kids’ toys (visit Make It & Love It to see how to make them)!
One of the things I noticed most when we moved into a much smaller place is how many linens we own … Four different types of towels, sheets for three different size beds, and a million blankets at least. But what are you supposed to do when there’s no closet or furniture space to keep all of those linens? Purchase a stylish basket that matches your decor and put all of the extras in it! For my boys’ room, I chose a white wire basket with wooden handles from Target (similar to this one) and it sits next to their Trofast bins to hold all of their sheets and blankets. It’s great because they can get the blankets out any time they want to build forts and “roads” and whatever else their little imaginations can come up with. Afterwards, it’s easy to just throw the blankets back in the basket.
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Another one of my favorite storage solutions are these giant lego bricks. Kids love them because they actually function as legos that can be stacked – moms love them because they store crap in a cute container. These babies can be a bit pricey but, in my humble opinion, they are totally worth it. Plus, since they come in a wide variety of colors they are a fun option for boy and girl (or shared) rooms. We keep tiny figurines in the single bricks, while train sets and xl army men go in the medium and large ones; though they can be used for almost anything. The best thing is: no one would ever guess they’re storage pieces just by looking at them.
And last but certainly not least come picture ledges (that I’m sure many of you have seen floating around on Pinterest). These babies are amazing for displaying children’s books. Why you might ask? Other than the obvious of being super cute, this is a really helpful way for little ones to choose their own stories to read. With normal book storage it can be hard to find just what you’re looking for if you’re little and can’t read – resulting in a mess of books all over the place. I’m sure you’ve all dealt with kiddos pulling every book off the shelf in an attempt to find an acceptable evening read. This shelf idea really helps to alleviate all of that … and it’s easier for littles to put the books away when they’re done.
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Do you have a favorite stylish storage solution that you use on the daily?
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