Erin Marshall of Live Pretty on a Penny says, "Being organized is key when you live a leasing-lifestyle. Turn to space-saving and unconventional items that are beautiful and functional to effectively store and organize items." Here, this kid's room combines narrow shelves and picture shelves around a bench for ample toy and book storage.
If you have toys and games of different sizes that you want to store together but have limited space, an organizer with drawers and cubes is a good solution. Label large fabric drawers for games and puzzles, and use clear-front cubes and smaller drawers to store tiny toys that have been grouped together by type.
Give kids rooms they can grow with. Egypt Sherrod worked with AmericasMart to makeover the children’s rooms in this Dwell with Dignity project. She says her main goal was to create a comfortable space for the kids that reflected their personalities that they wouldn’t outgrow too quickly.
Kids and adults alike can enjoy time in this neutral cottage sitting room. Storage for toys and games is ample in the dark wood armoire. Bead board walls, a rattan sofa with washable cushions, hardwoods and chipped furniture make the space a durable playroom for kids but stylistically mature for adults since it has to serve dual purposes.
Stop sifting through clothing that no longer fits. Professional organizer Darla DeMorrow suggests keeping a box labeled “too small” for items your child has outgrown. When you have time, donate or pass down.
Talented Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison created this themed Little Boy Blue bedroom decked out beautifully in child-friendly holiday style in Francophile shades of blue and red. Each twin bed comes with a charming lit Christmas tree with fire-safe LED lights. Parents can treat these trees as advent calendars and nestle a different gift for each day leading up to Christmas or Hanukkah in the boughs or at the foot of the tree. Children will love the cozy glow of the tree lights as they drift off to sleep and these trees also make the perfect holiday night light says Mathison. Rather than cut trees, Mathison used potted evergreens that can be planted in the garden when the holidays are over.