Is your home bursting at the seams with children’s books, toys, clothing and accessories? Perhaps you have another child on the way, and space is already at a premium? Maybe you’ve spent all weekend decluttering, throwing away anything that isn’t essential, but STILL cannot find space for child-related paraphernalia? Never fear. To help you, we’ve rounded up four super smart storage ideas for kids bedrooms.
1) The only way is up:
Put your walls to work and do not leave any single space unused. Take inspiration from Ikea, who’ve built upwards, adding storage shelves over the child’s desk to keep books, folders and schoolwork tidy. They’ve also fixed a partitioned box to the wall for displaying trinkets and toys. The chrome rail keeps backpacks, medals and other “hangable” items neat and tidy, and importantly, off the floor!
In this example (below) IKEA have used wall-mounted ledges and rails to keep art supplies tidy and clutter free. The wall is treated with blackboard paint too, which gives the child an alternative space to be creative. A lovely touch finishing touch.
By making most of the storage blend in, the eye is drawn to the art supplies, toys and artwork. It looks creative, not cluttered which is a work of art in any child’s bedroom.
2) Use the bedroom door too –
Turn the bedroom door into a storage space by installing hooks and hanging up canvas bags full of teddies and toys. This super smart storage solution was created for a designer showcase by Lisa of Play Chic Interiors.
Baby wants to play with something? Take down the bag. Baby is done playing with something? Load up the bag and hang it up. Simple as that.
– Lisa from Play Chic Interiors via PopSugar
3) Use cabin beds with hidden storage:
Struggling to fit furniture into your chid’s room? A cabin bed may be the solution. These beds can house all manor of storage solutions, including desks, cupboards and handy shelving units. Kids will love climbing the steps up to bed too – bonus.
Some cabin beds feature genius secret compartments, such as this one below. The hidden compact wardrobe provides useful hanging space – perfect for storing away winter coats, sports kits and more.
4) Save space by ditching the wardrobe altogether:
Save space in your nursery by ditching the wardrobe and hanging baby’s clothing from a rail instead. Here are two cute examples we found on ProjectNursery.com –
Short on storage but not on style, I created a baby boutique at one end of the bedroom. I simply hung a polished nickel curtain rod from the bottom of industrial shelving.
– Trenna Travis – Project Nursery
…Now share your tips too:
Do you have any hacks that you’d like to share with us? Do you want to showcase the room you created for your child? Get in touch! We’d love to hear more!