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25 Best Toy Storage Ideas: Space-saving Solutions for the Kids’ Room

Kids’ are an absolute bundle of joy, no doubt. But they also come with a lot of work. Ask any parent and they will tell you that it is a lot and a lot of work! You would think it would get simpler and easier with time. But it doesn’t. As your tiny tots grow up, they accumulate around them a whole lot of clutter. Apart from the many things that they need on a daily basis, you have the additional burden of having to deal with a mountain of toys.

Eclectic kids room with brilliant infusion of color and a neutral backdrop
Eclectic kids room with brilliant infusion of color and a neutral backdrop [From: Hendrickson Interiors]

Toys, toys and more toys. There are days when you step into the living room, play area or kids’ room and all you see is an ocean of toys all around that are spread everywhere. This obviously is much more than just a visual problem. Kids’ toys can turn even the most organized home into one that is messy and mundane. Add to it the possibility that stepping on one might lead to a serious injury and toy storage does become a priority. Turning that chaotic kids’ room into a far more efficient and ordered space, this is a look at 25 best toy storage ideas for every home –

Hidden from Sight

The easiest and most obvious option in the kids’ room is to add a series of totes, baskets, bins and boxes that allow you to hide away all the toys when they are not in use. This does take a little bit of work after each playtime, but it is well worth the extra effort. Storage baskets for toys is currently a hot trend that you would want to try out and stacking these baskets neatly on the shelves also improves the aesthetics of the room. A large toy bin is another great find that can be tucked away under the bed when it is custom designed.

Fun playroom with small storage baskets for toys and a chalkboard wall in the backdrop
Fun playroom with small storage baskets for toys and a chalkboard wall in the backdrop [From: Wind and Willow Home]
Neatly stacked storage boxes in the kids' room occupy the small shelves and make things accessible for kids
Neatly stacked storage boxes in the kids’ room occupy the small shelves and make things accessible for kids [From: Judith Balis Interiors]
Series of baskets and bins turn the open shelves into an organized storage space
Series of baskets and bins turn the open shelves into an organized storage space
Using name tags for the baskets makes things much easier in the kids' room
Using name tags for the baskets makes things much easier in the kids’ room [From: Anthology Interiors]
Wall of baskets in the kids playroom make an instant impact both visually and functionally
Wall of baskets in the kids playroom make an instant impact both visually and functionally
Colorful wall of shelves creates a fabulous focal point in this kids' room and playarea
Colorful wall of shelves creates a fabulous focal point in this kids’ room and playarea
Combine open and closed storage options to offer the very best of both worlds
Combine open and closed storage options to offer the very best of both worlds

Open and Accessible

Thinking of using shelves for toys storage in the kids’ room? While many parents feel that this is not the ideal approach because of its ‘open nature’, toy shelves bring a variety of advantages along with them. For starters, the little ones will not ask you to empty the giant toy basket or the many toy bins each morning or afternoon before playtime. An open organizational system encourages them to clean up at the end of the day. You can label the shelves and the baskets used in here for smaller toys, place the less-used toys on top shelves and ensure everything is much more easily accessible.

Arrangement of toys coupled with storage cabinets with colorful zest in the kids' room
Arrangement of toys coupled with storage cabinets with colorful zest in the kids’ room [From: Nina van de Goor]
Ingenious kids' playroom with multiple toy storage options
Ingenious kids’ playroom with multiple toy storage options [From: DeRosa Builders]
Kids' room with nautical style fetaures an open shelf for toy storage along with baskets
Kids’ room with nautical style features an open shelf for toy storage along with baskets
Open, ladder styled toy storage options that help tuck away all the mess in the kids' room
Open, ladder styled toy storage options that help tuck away all the mess in the kids’ room
Slim floating shelves act both as toy storage space and also as lovely displays
Slim floating shelves act both as toy storage space and also as lovely displays [From: benedict august]

Storage that Multi-Tasks

There are many smart ideas that allow you to store toys in the kids’ room even as they help with multi-tasking. Tufted storage benches with storage underneath add an additional, comfortable seat to the room even while hiding away the mess. Open shelves in the corner and floating shelves in the room double as smart displays when needed and you can always rely on a lovely trundle bed to provide additional storage.

A beautiful blend of storage with seating options in the modern kids' room
A beautiful blend of storage with seating options in the modern kids’ room
Add something special to the kids' room with a perzonalized storage box
Add something special to the kids’ room with a personalized storage box
Custom shelves in the wall allow you to maximize the space in the kids' room while storing the toys
Custom shelves in the wall allow you to maximize the space in the kids’ room while storing the toys
Lego-shaped toy box for the modern kids' room
Lego-shaped toy box for the modern kids’ room
Luxurious and exquisite bench with storage underneath is perfect for the modern girls' room
Luxurious and exquisite bench with storage underneath is perfect for the modern girls’ room
Small desk in the playroom also functions as storage area in the kids' playroom
Small desk in the playroom also functions as storage area in the kids’ playroom [From: Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs]

Creative Toy Storage Solutions

Bored with the mundane? Then you can try out custom toy storage ideas that perfectly fit into the floor plan of your own home. In-built storage boxes in the floor that just open up and ‘swallow’ all the mess is a wonderful idea that we very much would like to add in our own home as well! Of course, custom corner benches, innovative wall-storage that disappears when not in use and beds that swing open to reveal space underneath are harder to find and a bit more expensive than your usual array of baskets and bins. But they are well worth the additional effort.

Boxes built into the floor offer amazing storage space in this modern home
Boxes built into the floor offer amazing storage space in this modern home
Colorful and creative wall of storage cubes in the kids' room
Colorful and creative wall of storage cubes in the kids’ room [From: Lazzari USA]
Lego cart is a fun and easy way to clean all those LEGO blocks in the kids' room
Lego cart is a fun and easy way to clean all those LEGO blocks in the kids’ room [From: Jennifer Gardner Design]
Using a pegboard wall to store smaller toys and accessories in the kids' room
Using a pegboard wall to store smaller toys and accessories in the kids’ room [From: Avocado Sweets Design Studio]
Bags hung behind the door offer a space-savvy way to store the toys and more
Bags hung behind the door offer a space-savvy way to store the toys and more [From: Abaca Interiors]
Bespoke work desk for the kids' room also offers storage space inside!
Bespoke work desk for the kids’ room also offers storage space inside!

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