How do kids accumulate so many toys? We’re half way through making over our toddlers bedroom at the moment and I swear before we started, it just looked like she lived in a toy shop. We’re trying to make Evie’s room a much better space for her to grow and play in, but we also want it to be a space that is easy to for her, and us, to tidy at the end of the day.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been investing in some clever, but stylish storage solutions that are starting to transform Evie’s room. Below I’m going to share with you a few things that we already have for Evie’s room and also a few things that we are going to be getting, to make her room complete.
7 Stylish Ways To Organise Your Kids Bedroom
We’ve chosen stylish, fun kiddy storage solutions so Evie’s room can still look like a little girl room, but can easily be kept cleaned for bed time. If you’re on the look out for some great storage solutions for your kids bedroom, but want it to be practical and stylish, I have seven perfect items for you.
1. Play & Go Bag Or Mat
We currently have a huge storage bag for Evie. Ours is from a company called Room To Grow. But, I know so many companies who also do personalised ones, which is great if you have several kids. We use the storage bag to house Evie’s big bulky toys that we don’t quite have space for in Evie’s room.
We’re also planning on investing in a ‘play and go’ mat. We frequently go on family holidays and staycations. The play and go mats are brilliant! They’re both a storage bag and mat in one. You can use the drawstring to turn it into a bag and store toys, and when you undo it, you have a ready made play mat. They also come in some really gorgeous and stylish designs, which is perfect if you want one to match your kids room, like we do
2. Lego Storage Cube
How adorable are lego storage cubes? I’m planning on buying a few of these for Evie’s room in the next couple of weeks. I’ve heard from a good amount of people about how spacious they are inside, but my favourite thing about them is that they’re fun, they’re stylish and they’re also stackable, just like real lego! They come in a huge variety of colours so you can even find some that match with your colour scheme. We’re going for pink ones to match Evie’s purple and pink room. You can also get them in a range of sizes and styles. We’re going for the drawer option, but you can also get regular boxes.
3. Tellkiddo Bag
I absolutely adore the designs of these paper bags and they’re actually really sturdy. We got one last year and use it to house Evie’s soft toys. They can also support heavier, bulky items too, but I think they look super sweet with teddies peeking out of the top.
One of my favourite designs is this bear one that we have and also one with eyelashes on. These bags are so popular and I’ve seen them raved about all over Pinterest and Instagram, photographed in the most stylish of kids spaces. They’re playful, but also practical too. When not in use, they can be folded down and stored away in the tiniest of spaces.
Another stylish and cute way to organise kids toys is with baskets! We have a couple of wicker baskets coming for Evie’s room, from Vertbaudet’s SS/18 kids collection. We’ve chosen some fun looking baskets with pom poms on, that match with Evie’s colour scheme. I think wicker and seagrass storage baskets look really sweet, but I had to admit they can be expensive. If you’re looking for one on a budget, Helen from Treasure Every Moment has a great DIY blog post. She bought a cheap IKEA seagrass basket and made it over to fit in with her babies nursery theme. You can read about how to do that here: DIY PROJECT: Painted Seagrass Basket.
5. Book Shelves
I really wanted to make a reading space for Evie that was stylish and that would also store lots of books. Pinterest has so many amazing ideas for kids book corners, but the one that caught my eye the most, was also the most inexpensive. It involved a little road trip to IKEA (not complaining about that) and buying a few of their ‘Ribba Picture Ledges’.
We got three of them to go one above the other. I’ve seen so many other people recreate this too. IKEA have a range of picture ledge sizes, so you can create one big long bookshelf, or you can stack them like we have, or you can use different sizes to create a fun book wall. I’ve also seen some people get the IKEA ‘spice racks’ which have little bars on the front to stop books from falling off. But the picture ledges do have a little raised part so that books can be stacked easily. So long as you don’t put too many on, they won’t topple of.
The picture ledges have been designed to hold the IKEA ribba picture frames, which are quite heavy. So these shelves are strong enough to hold more than a few picture or hard back books per shelf.
6. Toy Storage Bench
When I was little my sister and I both had really cute toy boxes in our rooms that also doubled up as benches. We had comfy cushions on top, so we could curl up on them and read. Then, when we wanted our toys, we’d take off the cushion and lift the lid to find our toys.
I think, even twenty years later, this is a stylish and practical storage solution for kids room. I’ve also seen some different style toy benches on the ‘Great Little Trading Company’s’ website. They have benches that have cubby holes, where you can store pull out boxes and they also have traditional chests like I had and also toy benches with drawers! See more here: Storage Bench
7. Other Toys
We’ve recently started using some of Evie’s other toys for storage. I saw another blogger using a pram as book storage and I thought that was a brilliant idea.
Evie has a trolley she only uses when she’s playing shops. The majority of the time we use it as either a book trolley or a teddy resting zone. We also have started using her toy kitchen as a toy cupboard. We’re lucky that it has two cupboards with shelves, so we have plenty of space to store her play food and other a few other toys as well.
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I’ll be posting up Evie’s room reveal in the next few weeks