I’m back with another round-up and this week we’re talking Toy Storage.
Great storage plays a huge role in keeping our kids rooms well organised and looking cute. Gone are the days when everything had to be stacked in plastic tubs or glass jars (or was that just my childhood?!). In fact you can get beautiful and functional toy storage for pretty much anything your heart desires!! Not to mention the awesome DIY’s and hacks you can hunt down on Pinterest. There really is no excuse for ugly storage in this day and age.
In saying that though, Toy Storage ain’t easy! There are so many different types of toys and trying to figure out what should go where or scouring the web for days to track down the perfect basket is no mean fete. So let me break it down for you.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TOYS
In general we can break toys down in to four different types:
Soft Toys – All soft or stuffed toys/teddies as well as soft dolls
Small Toys & Collections – Any small toy and small toy collections or collectibles such as dolls, animals, lego, blocks, cars etc
Large Toys – Larger toys such as big cars and trucks, games, sport equipment, pretend play items, etc
Toys on Display – Cute collections, our child’s newest gift or most prized possession, things that our kids have made, decorative pieces, etc.
How many of each of these types of storage you need will depend on many factors. You need to consider how many kids you have, where their toys are kept and how many toys they own. I’m a big advocate for ‘less is more’ when it comes to the amount of toys my kids have and love staying on top of the collection by regularly decluttering.
I find it best to keep the display areas to one shelf or area per child. Anything more and your rooms can start to look messy and cluttered. The items kept on here can be rotated and changed frequently depending on what your kids are loving the most at the time. I also like to include this area in nurseries so that we have somewhere to display special toys and personal items that we have collected or been gifted for our bubba.
One last tip is to make sure that everything has a home and that your kids know where those homes are! This is great for making packing away a breeze and a good excuse for keeping excess toys under control. Once the area gets full, it’s time to clear it out and make room for the new!
So without further ado, here are 40 of my fave boxes, baskets, shelves and units for keeping the toy clutter contained and making our kids spaces look super chic at the same time!
Small Toys & Collections
- Stuva Storage Bench // Ikea 2. Toy Chest // Pottery Barn Kids 3. Eket Cabinet // Ikea 4. Trofast Storage Bins // Ikea 5. Sybilla Ottoman // Incy Interiors 6. Storage Bench // Plyroom 7. Sweden Storage Basket // Plyroom 8. Peacock Cabinet // The Family Love Tree 9. Neutra Basket // Olli Ella 10. Blanket Box // Adairs
Toys On Display
- Mini Library // Oeuf 2. Bedside Shelving // Willow & Wood 3. Punctual Shelf // Ferm Living 4. The Elliott Shelving Unit // This Little Love 5. L-Shelf // Rafa Kids 6. Cloud Shelf // One Two Tree 7. Leather Strap Shelf // H & G Designs 8. Peggy Peg Board // Plyroom 9. Stedge Floating Wall Shelf // Woud 10. Round Shelf // Pottery Barn Kids