22 Oct 2015

Clever and stylish toy storage ideas

Anyone who has ever stepped on a piece of Lego with their bare feet, cursing under their breath, will know that when you have kids, toys are everywhere. Literally.

In our house, we are slowly but surely drowning in toys. Even though I try to stay on top of it as best as I can, parting with unused toys as the kids outgrow them, nearly every room contains various Barbies, Legos, drawing kits, fancy dress costumes, musical toys and so on – and then some.

So I’ve been looking for some toy storage ideas that are clever as well as stylish to easily put away some of the kids’ stuff, as well as helping them to learn to be a bit more tidy and that everything has its place.

I love the little ladder shelves (top picture). I think if we ever move or reconfigure our home, these will definitely be on my wish list, as they just look so cute, while also pretty and child friendly.

I love how the hallway has been used with this clever and space saving shelving and vintage crate. 

How ingenious is this? Toy cars on a magnetic strip - tidy while also making for a nice display. 

Over-the-door storage is one of the best ways to maximise space in small rooms - and it's so
easy to do! 

Good old Ikea to the rescue. I don't know many households who don't have one of these shelve units in their house - they certainly can store away a hell of a lot of books, games and Legos! 

These little shelve units are gorgeous. Surely they would make tidying away toys fun! At least you'd think so! 

More over-the-door storage solutions here. I especially love the see-through shoe bags -perfect for arts and crafts stuff, like in the picture, but I can also imagine putting Becky's Barbies in there. The storage cubes and toy box are so cute, too, though, aren't they? 

These super sweet storage baskets are also super cute, and would not look out of place in any room. Putting them on my wishlist right now.

* Picture source: Pinterest, Pottery Barn Kids, A Place for Everything, The Great Little Trading Company, JoJo Maman Bebe. For full details check out my Pinterest board here 

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  1. Oh I love all these ideas!! When we move I'll be doing the cars idea. That would look great in a room! And those ladder shelves ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thanks Hannah! I know, aren't they just gorgeous! And the magnetic strips are also such a good idea. When my son is older and no doubt accumulates tons of toy cars, I will be doing the same! x

  2. Oh fab! I am in the process of re-designing the playroom so these are super helpful thank you! i especially love the idea for the cars - how cool is that? #Sharewithme (@MummyFever)

  3. These are all so great. I particularly like the latter shelves {pinning}! We have the Ikea bookshelves (2nd picture) and they are so perfect for a child's library. #Sharewithme

  4. Wow . Some really groovy ideas here. Love the magnetic strip for cars

  5. You've pinned some great ideas here. #sharewithme

  6. I have always had a thing with storage ideas a little obsession. I absolutely love all of these. That car one I will have to do for B room he has hundreds of them. Be nice to stop stepping on them all the time. lol Great ideas. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of #sharewithme


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