Toys in the Bedroom or Living Room (or Both)?

Through the numerous photos we see everyday of people's homes, we've noticed something. Some people put their kids' toys in the nursery/bedroom while others store them in the living area or a separate playroom.

Or maybe you do a combination of both. Our friends are the same way - some have toys in the nursery while others don't. For instance, our friends who have a 3-bedroom flat insist that all toys stay in the kid's room (with the exception of the play kitchen). Their living space is free of children's toys and accessories and their child plays in her bedroom, for the most part. Two other families with large homes also have main living areas that are devoid of toys. Playdates happen in the bedrooms where all the toys and dress up are stored. I, on the other hand, have converted half of the living room into a playroom, and the childrens' bedrooms have almost no toys, only books and a few trinkets.

Tell us readers, where do you keep your kids' toys and why? Is it a function of your home's floor plan or something else?

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