Figuring out cute and practical storage solutions for your kids' rooms can be a challenge, especially if you can't do major installations. But that doesn't mean you're out of options! Here are fifteen examples from real kids rooms of storage ideas outside of the usual dresser and bookshelf.
1. Don't be shy about adding shelving! In this example (above), the shelves go all the way to the ceiling to really maximize the wall space. Another great idea illustrated here, especially if you're short on closet space is to hang kids clothes on wall-mounted rods. Kids clothes are both small and cute making them ideal for this treatment.
2. A crib skirt, like this one in Meg & Joe's House, isn't just decorative, it can hide things you want to stash away.
3. Part of the charm of Johnny and Freddie's room is all of the toys on display. If you can put holes in the walls, consider small shelves for toys and books, and hooks for clothes and hats. Wooden crates also serve as great visual pieces and practical storage areas.
4. If you're ready to transition your child from crib to bed and are bed shopping - consider one with built-in storage like this one in Laura's Bright and Beautiful Victorian Duplex in Glasgow. You use up every inch of space and, best of all, no dust bunnies under the bed.
5. Wire baskets can be a great way to keep a variety of toys or books in order, like in Matilda and Baby's Shared Room. You can find some great ones on Amazon for a reasonable price.
6. Keep your eye out for beautiful baskets and start collecting! They are great ways to store stuffed animals and smaller toys like in Ivy and Marlow's Charming Vintage Haven.
7. A trunk is an easy way to store a large amount of toys, and can also be used as a chair or a table like in Arthur's room.
8. The play table is this mom's favorite storage solution in her sons', Orrin and Thacher's Room. The table is utilized as a surface area, but the drawers contain the toys and books and helps cut down on visible clutter.
9. If you don't have a closet or room for an extra dresser, consider utilizing the space underneath the beds as shown here in Meg's room for three.
10. Window seats utilize the small space underneath a window, offer seating and allows for storage like in Cooper's nursery. It's hard to go wrong!
11. Phia and Anthony's room is divided by a bookshelf, and attached to the back is a pegboard for extra hanging storage!
12. Henry's room has a storage bench that has an opening on the side, so Henry can easily get his toys and just as easily put them away.
13. Do your kids have little bits and bobs that need storing? Try a hanging jewelry holder which helps keep things organized and easy to see. This one is in Faith's Magical Bohemian Treehouse.
14. Lockers are commonplace at school, but can be a storage workhorse at home too. These bold red ones can be found in The Wheelers' Fresh Eclectic Home.
15. Get creative with storage containers. In Sa's Family Home in the City, they family repurposed their baby's Moses basket which not only holds a lot of toys, but is a sweet memento of the bygone baby days.
How do you create storage in kids' spaces?
(Image credits: Adrienne Breaux; Carolyn Purnell; David Rosendale; Lizzie Ford; Lesley Graham; Courtney Adamo; Scout Photo; Raina Skye; Meg Spaeth; Beth Callaghan; Brad Trent; A Desert Fete; Marcia Prentice; Bethany Nauert; Sa Schloff)