10 Fun and Clever Kids Storage Ideas

Last Updated on December 26, 2019 by Sarah Wright

If your kid’s room is full of toys, clothes, books and other items that seem to be always laying on the floor and never stored away, then you might want to reconsider the type of storage furniture you have in your kid’s bedroom.

Many parents are wondering what type of storage furniture they can buy in order to keep their kid’s room tidy and organised. To help with this task, we’ve put together a list of “10 Fun and Clever Kids Storage Ideas”, for just about any style or budget.

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1. Cube or Boxed Shelving Units

One of the most popular kids storage furniture that every parent knows is Ikea’s Kallax cube shelving and cube storage series, which come in different sizes and can be used in a variety of ways. Also, there is Ikea’s Trofast kid’s storage series, that also comes in different sizes and design variations.

ikea kids cube storage

Get these items: KALLAX by Ikea /// TROFAST by Ikea

2. Cube Boxes

Cube boxes are a great and inexpensive way to store just about anything. They fit into Ikea’s cube storage shelves, or can be used with other furniture pieces or by themselves. You can find them in variety of colours: white, pink, blue, red, and many others and variety of sizes.

cube boxes

Get these items: ANGELÄGEN Box from Ikea /// DRÖNA Box from Ikea /// Pack of 2 Fenomen Storage Boxes from La Redoute /// Alsapan Compo Fabric Storage Box from Amazon

3. Storage bags

Storage bags are another inexpensive and easy storage fix for your kid’s toys. You can find storage bags with different fun designs and prints on them that your kids will love. Storage bags are made of thick fabric, so that they can stand on their own, and have handles. They are also an ideal storage accessory for any nursery room.kids fabric storage bags

Get these items: Nobodinoz Storage bag from Smallable /// Flamingo Cotton Storage Bag from Maisons du Monde /// Minene Storage Basket from Amazon /// Princess Castle Toy Bag from Cuckooland

4. Toy Boxes

Toy boxes are usually made from wood or MDF, and can store a lot of your kid’s toys. You can find toy boxes in a variety of colours, sizes and designs. When choosing a toy box, make sure it has rounded corners and a slow closing lid for your child’s safety.

Fun tip: if you buy a white toy box, you can order stickers with your child’s name and decorate the front and sides of the toy box.

kids toy boxes

Get these items: Lola Toy Box Toy Storage Organiser from Noa and Nani /// Racing Driver Toy box from Wayfair /// Disney Frozen Toy box from Wayfair

5. Toy Storage Benches

Toy benches are made of wood or MDF and can be used for storage as well as sitting area, and usually have pull out drawers or cube boxes. Some storage benches already come with a seat cushion on top, or you can buy one separately. When buying a storage bench, make sure you check what is the recommended weight limit for sitting on top if you also intent to use it.

kids storage benches

Get these items: Children’s Toy Storage Bench from Wayfair /// KidKraft Wooden Storage Bench from Wayfair /// Disney Frozen 3 in 1 Storage Bench and Desk from Wayfair

6. Bookcases

Having your kid’s books organised and neatly displayed is most likely to encourage your kids to read more. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest in a nice bookcase. You’ll be able to find bookcases and book display furniture with different sizes and designs, that are suitable for toddlers and older kids.kids bookcasesGet these items: Conger 115cm Book Display from Wayfair /// KiddyPlay Wooden Book Storage Rack from Amazon /// Confer 34cm Book Display from Wayfair

7. Bedside Tables

Just like adults, kids also need a bedside table where they can store their books and favourite toys, and other items like a night lamp or a clock. You’ll find a wide choice of white bedside tables as well as other popular colours such as pink and blue. Some will have one or more drawers and an open compartment, depending on the design.

kids bedside tables

Get these items: Baila 1 Drawer Bedside Table from Wayfair /// Jade Bedside Cabinet from Cuckooland /// Caswell Bedside Table from Wayfair

8. Chest of Drawers

Chest of drawers are a great place to store clothes, toys, art supplies or any other items you want to stay hidden in your kid’s room. You’ll be able to find chest of drawers, that are narrow and tall, or shorter with wider drawers, also their size, number of drawers, and colour will vary.

kids chest of drawers

Get these items: Pink or Blue New Metro 4 + 4 Chest of Drawers from Very.co.uk /// Pink or Blue Milo Kids Chest of 4 Drawers from Very.co.uk

9. Wardrobes

Wardrobes are usually the largest furniture piece you can buy for your kid’s room, and it can store the most items. Normally there should be enough space and compartments to store neatly all your kid’s clothes, bedding, towels, etc. Since wardrobes are larger, before you buy one, make sure you measure how much free space you have, so you’re sure that it will fit nicely in your kid’s room.

kids wardrobes

Get these items: Pink or Blue New Metro 3-Door, 4-Drawer Wardrobe from Very.co.uk /// Caswell 2 Door Wardrobe from Wayfair (available in different colours)

10. Other furniture

There are other kids furniture items that have storage compartments built in them. For example: toddler or kids beds with storage drawers underneath and play tables with hidden storage compartments.

Also here are a few other items you want to consider:

  • Plastic storage bins that can be used for storing practically anything
  • Lego storage boxes for storing your kid’s Lego
  • Wall shelves for toys, books, picture frames, etc.
  • Wall mounted coat racks
  • Etc.