Encourage little ones to clean up after themselves by labeling bins and cubbies with photos attached so they’ll know what goes where! Just cut the images straight from the toy’s packaging to save time and recycle a bit.
Consider using a portable caddie to gather and store balls, building blocks or action figures, so you can bring the items right to a playroom table or your backyard. As your kids grow out of their toys, the caddie can be used for holding utensils, garden tools or for a gift basket.
Bins and baskets encourage little ones to put their toys away when playtime is over. Fabric bins and baskets are as practical as they are pretty. Since the baskets are soft, they're easy for little hands to handle. Plus, the texture and pattern of fabric baskets can add depth to a room or enhance its overall color scheme.
A great way to store toys of different sizes and types, this nursery designed by Abaca Interiors features three hanging canvas tote bags – out of the way, on the back of the bedroom door – for stuffed animals, building blocks and Legos. Each bag is labeled, so both kids and parents know where the toys belong when playtime is over.
This custom shelving unit, which mimics the form of the stairs behind it, provides ample storage for the family's many toys. The neutral color of the unit keeps it from standing out amongst its surroundings.
Designer Claire Paquin created a space in the basement of her client's home that could function for young children, as well as space for adults. For the play area, carpet tiles create visual interest, color and warmth for kids to play on the floor. A bookcase cubby is a wonderful choice for toys and games.
A white bookshelf with built-in drawers provides ample toy storage in this kid’s room. A painting of cherry blossoms is displayed on the top shelf, while the other shelves are home to stuffed animals, photographs and baskets. A green argyle rug provides a place to sit down and play with all toys.
A low-height cabinet like this is a great option for a child’s bedroom or playroom. Parents can keep the room neat by tucking away toys and books, but the kids can still easily access the items when playtime comes around.
Strategically placed adjustable wall shelves from Organized Living's freedomRail home organization system take advantage of every nook and corner of an odd-shaped closet to provide smart, organized toy storage. Stacks of games and larger toys sit on designated shelves, while labeled pull-out bins on other shelves store collections of smaller toys.
Storage and organization are essential in a child's room. When toys are grouped together, it makes playtime and clean up more manageable. This bookcase from Land of Nod does double duty, offering bin storage below for stuff animals.
For a custom towel and toy storage tower that costs less than $100, Jaime Costiglio from That’s My Letter used four crates from Crates & Pallet. Three of them were used to make the storage tower and the other was disassembled and resized to serve as a drawer.
Toy storage is kept easy and casual in this kids' room. Cubbies located at floor level make it easy for kids to put away their own toys when through with them, while higher shelves provide a spot to store things out of reach while allowing them to contribute to the fun style of the room.