My girls have brand new bedrooms in our new house. It took a lot of hard work to decorate them in time for Christmas but we got there! We've gone very neutral as a base to personalise them. Now I'm looking at how we can store all their toys while keeping the room looking clean and smart. Here's some of my ideas for a great kids storage wish list.
Practical and functional
Children's storage needs to be practical and furniture which doubles up as storage is great solution. Beds which lift up or have drawers underneath are a great way to utilise dead space. I love this storage chest from Ollie and Leila which is really big to hold loads of toys and looks stylish in Children's bedrooms.
There is nothing I love more than a good theme! You can get all kinds of themed storage from bookcases to shelves and beyond. It can be something simple like a limited colour palette or you can go more elaborate such as unicorns or pirates. I've always fancied the idea of a rainbow bedroom - perhaps I'll save that idea for my own!
Cute and fun
While I love that my girls rooms are grey and very neutral to provide a great backdrop as they grow and their tastes change, I still want them to have rooms which reflect their age. Buckets and baskets filled with cuddly toys look super cute and are easy to move around the room. They instantly give the room a younger feel.
Cheap and cheerful can be a great in lots of cases but children's storage needs to be able to withstand a lot of use so I prefer to buy the kids furniture which is built to last. I look for drawers with with proper baseboards rather than the cheep flimsy ones which give way and storage boxes with study sides. Another tip is to check the hinges on lids as they can be a weak point.
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