Looking for ways to organise your childs room? We’ve selected our favourite childrens room storage ideas to inspire your next decorating scheme.
Start by choosing great bedroom furniture look for multi-functional pieces that will save space and money. If storage is built in to classic pieces of furniture, that will minimise the need for extra boxes and accessories.
Childrens wardrobes with a mix of hanging space on one side, and shelving on the other, with drawers beneath, gives a perfect mix of storage in a small space.
If youre buying for a nursery, opt for a classic painted chest of drawers with a matching changing top a neutral chest of drawers will work with most decorating schemes as your child grows. Matching furniture, such as bedroom sets with a wardrobe, bed and chest in warm oak, will also stand the test of time.
Raised beds with drawers are a great choice built-in drawers provide space for bedlinen and out-of-season clothes. Alternatively opt for a blanket box that can double up as a seat.
Next think about adding shelving or a bookcase. A simple solution is to fit a peg rail, a painted wooden shelf with hooks, to display a few favourite toys and hang clothes.
Narrow white shelving, or a corner bookcase, is perfect for awkward spaces, such as small attic rooms and can be tucked into a corner. Make a feature of alcoves with fitted shelves, or a low-level seat for kids with storage boxes underneath.
And if you want to encourage kids to put their toys away? Then make storage look appealing and fun with novelty shelving in dolls house or dinosaur designs, or go for pretty painted shelves with a scalloped edge.
For really simple, affordable storage why not sew drawstring bags in candy-stripe fabrics, or personalise plain canvas bags with a monogram, so that kids know which toy bag is theirs.
Storage boxes on castors are a practical way to organise children’s toys and after playtime they can simply be trundled under the bed. Give the boxes a lick of bright paint to suit your scheme.
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Let little ones display their toys proudly with a wall devoted to storage. This design has drawers below for stashing away all other bits and bobs.
Find space you never thought you had by fitting shelves in the alcoves or corner of the room.
If you don’t want their pens to be mixed up with their trousers, why not invest in a storage unit with wheels that can be rolled out when needed – this versatile piece makes for a great craft station.
Not all children’s rooms have large areas for storage, so why not create space for them to do their homework downstairs, which can be kept out of sight when they’re finished.
Create extra surface space by their desk or bed by hanging baskets for stationery and bedtime reading books. This versatile design will last well into their teens.
There aren’t many children who enjoy tidying up their room, but with a personalised canvas bag, like this one, kids will be far keener to keep their favourite things in order.
Just because the bed doesn’t come with under-bed storage, that doesn’t mean you can’t store toys and clothes in baskets and store them under it. Opt for a raised bed that’ll allow you to fit more underneath it.
Wall storage doesn’t have to consist of boring shelves, we love this doll’s house-shaped shelving unit.
If your children are in an odd shaped room or attic room where there are awkward spaces, try tall corner shelves as a storage option.
Alcoves don’t need to be redundant spaces, they’re great for children’s storage and play areas. Here the alcove has been used for a small day bed with storage underneath and a shelf above.
Wardrobes with drawers, shelves and hanging space are ideal for children’s rooms. Keep the clutter hidden, the toys on display, and their clothes neat and tidy.
Bedlinen can be a real pain to tidy away, but a pretty, country-style chest like this one, is gorgeous and doubles as a seat.
The beauty of this shelving is versatility – you can attach to the walls as a display unit, or simply use as a handy bedside shelf. Plus, it’s easy to paint if you want to customise.
Learning the alphabet is a lot more fun when letters are set out boldly on a chest of drawers. Bring colour to the bedroom and a contrast to the painted floorboards with a soft, striped rug.
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Matching furniture elicits a sense of calm and might even encourage tidiness. Select a bed, bookcase and chest in a timeless oak design for a warm country bedroom effect.
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Is floor space at a premium in your child’s bedroom? As well a shelf to store toys and books, this storage unit also features handy hooks to hang up coats, bags and hats.
A traditional wooden wardrobe and shelves above the bed make the most of the storage space in this child’s bedroom. Use furniture from the same area and in a similar colour palette for a timeless look.
The Old Cinema
A chest of drawers fits snuggly into the space between the wall and bed, providing night-time essentials such as books and a night light within arms reach. Do remember to take measurements before buying furniture to fit a tight space.
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Bookshelves don’t have to be boring. This bright pink and white feature wall fits neatly into the space beneath the sloped ceiling. Not only does it make use of all available space but creates a zingy wow factor.
Splash out on investment pieces such as a beautiful storage unit that won’t date, and can be used as your child grows. A stylish chest of drawers like this will look great in a pre-schooler’s room, and a teenager’s room alike.
Introduce a pretty theme with bird or tree motifs to add a sense of the outdoors. Wall stickers are great way to create a stylish feature wall behind your storage.
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Cox & Cox
A simple bookcase can be transformed with an MDF roof and chimney, then finished with paint and wallpaper – great for creating a fairytale-style children’s room.
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Turn a kitchen staple into children’s room storage. Inexpensive spice racks can be transformed into handy shelves for small books. Simply give them a quick coat of paint and hang one above the other.
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A blackboard mounted in a decorative gold frame gives a sophisticated twist to this useful accessory, and is a great place for children to practise homework or leave notes – keeping unnecessary papers at bay!
Horsfall & Wright
A noticeboard created by covering MDF with wadding and felt is given a colourful finishing touch with ribbons – great for adding colour to a children’s room, as well as organising their many pictures.
For an organised craft cupboard, store crayons, scissors and beads in glass jars. Glue a plastic animal on to each lid and spray with brightly coloured paint for a fun twist.
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Large bags made from stiffened fabric with contrasting lining and handles add to the sense of fun and make a great place to store toys.
Use the floor space below your kitchen units or wall-mounted shelving in your dining area for wheeled sturdy plastic tubs, which can be pulled out for play then tidied away in a flash.
Decorate a chest of drawers with cute stickers or painted motifs (or cheat and buy one ready done). If the storage becomes a feature in a little girl’s bedroom, she’ll be more likely to use it and tidy up herself!
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Chalk up what’s inside to make tidying away into these stackable crates easy. Go for bold primary colours for a modern children’s bedroom or traditional pink and blue.
Great Little Trading Company
Invest in white painted pieces for a country-style girl’s bedroom that will last for years. A blanket box can double up as toy storage while she’s young, and then become shoe or bag storage when her room becomes a teenager’s bedroom.
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Little Lucy WIllow
Keep chest of drawers and toy storage units low in height in children’s bedrooms, that way they can tidy up themselves. Choose chests with plenty of drawers or pull-out baskets and label to make the task easier.