Fresh Solutions for Kid Clutter
Don't let clutter overtake your kid's room; these solutions are fun, attractive and effective!
Use colorful bins.
Whether you use them for toy storage or out-of-season clothes,
bright bins will help your kids stay organized. Arranged at a child-friendly
height, this grouping of bins fits snugly into an oversize organizer. The gold
hue and metal finish are reminiscent of lockers. Include labels identifying the
contents of the bins for an added layer of organization.
Add wall cubbies.
Display cubes make for excellent kids'-room storage. They can be
painted any color and arranged in any configuration for a custom look. This
stack of storage cubes utilizes a small wall and vertical space and is filled
with the child'sprecious keepsakes.
Make a case for storage.
Placed side by side, bookcases with large bases become
storage central. Toys can be displayed on open shelves, while built-in drawers
below stash unsightly items. Painted a creamy white, the storage space works for any age, from toddler to teen.
Add a corner cabinet.
Make the most of an unoccupied corner by filling it with
storage. This nursery has a dresser-turned-changing table occupying the space
between walls. Its deep drawers hold clothes and changing supplies below.
A child's bedroom doesn't have to lack style to stay organized. In fact, these
spaces can be the perfect receptacle for funky flea-market finds. This metal
locker unit, for example, holds extra toys and clothes in both open and closed
storage while adhering to the home's overall industrial design style.
A basic cubby set gets a custom look with smart storage
add-ons. Large white bins hold larger items, while smaller plastic containers
keep tiny items like crafts supplies tidy. The generous counter space keeps
important items close. Meanwhile, picture frames outfitted with elastic straps
hold books in place near a reading nook.
Create storage with crates.
Wall-mounted crates turn otherwise wasted wall space into a
valuable storage center. A narrow-yet-durable design is perfect for holding
books and magazines. When installing crates near a closet, as shown here, make
sure there's plenty of clearance for the door.
Make room for others.
Your child's siblings and friends will love that there's a space designed just for
them. A chair, bean bag, bench or window seat all fit the bill. Look for a furniture
piece, such as the bench shown here, that doubles as storage space for your
kids' room or playroom.
Utilize under-bed storage.
This shared kids' room takes advantage of its small layout thanks to
built-ins under the bed. Pull-out drawers hold books, stuffed toys and other nighttime needs.
The bunk-style beds free up floor space elsewhere in the room.