25+ Cool Toy Storage Ideas for Your Kids

Yes, it is possible to have kids and a clean house — and these genius storage solutions are proof. Give your existing walls and furniture an update to help them work harder and keep clutter at bay. Plus get more designer-approved ideas for kids rooms!

Get Some Wicker Baskets

David Tsay

Not only are wicker baskets practical, but they also aren’t total eyesores in a room. Use them to corral toys, books, or even clothing accessories.

Utilize Built-Ins

Tessa Neustadt

Built-in shelves = a storage lifesaver. In a small room, they can be used as book shelves, or a place to hold tiny toys.

Don’t Ignore The Bottom Bunk

Veneer Designs

If you have leftover bunkbeds after your kids graduate from sharing a room, but the unused bottom bunk to work. Use it to keep toys out of the center of the room.

DIY A Book Bin

This Little Street

Not only is this book bin functional, but it’s super chic. It’s also easy to DIY, so we promise you can handle it.

Go Industrial

Beneath My Heart

Industrial style pipes will win you all the cool mom points. Bonus? If he grows out of it, you’ll totally want to use them one day.

Have Fun With Color

Tessa Neustadt

Choose a fun color for storage baskets and it’ll look more like decor and less like a place to stow away toys. This room matches the baskets to the sea foam green chairs.

Cubbies Are Your Best Friend

Young House Love

This accent piece with individual storage cubbies makes separating toys, books, and stuffed animals super easy. To make sure it doesn’t look cluttered, add in some baskets instead of stuffing the cubes with toys.

Combine Storage With Play

Hello Baby Brown

The best way to get kids to pick up their toys: Make your storage part of their play area. Here, roomy standing baskets (painted a stylish copper) functions as a display for the pretend food used in the adorable play kitchen.

Designate A Stuffed Animal Bin

David Tsay

In order to make sure stuffed animals aren’t strewn around the room at random, get a large bin to contain them all in. That way, your kiddo won’t feel bad having to stuff his other favorites away in the closet or a drawer.

Use Whimsical Bins

Lark & Linen

We’d be lying if we said we didn’t actually want this cat bin in our rooms.

Search For Not-Boring Shelving

Veneer Designs

A plain set of shelves is just that—plain. Look for fun pieces that’ll add a little bit of interest to storage, like this asymmetrical shelving unit.

Spice Shelves To The Rescue

The Sweetest Digs

Who knew spice shelves could be so handy? This one is super easy—and cheap—to DIY yourself.

Add A Hutch

Young House Love

Choose a dresser with a hutch. That way, you can store clothes in the drawers, and toys up top.

Get Your Paint On

Project Nursery

Get creative with a basic dresser. This DIY ombré dresser gives the white room an extra pop of color, and looks stylish enough to grow with your little girl.

Ladder Up

Just A Girl And Her Blog

Rest a ladder against the wall and use it as an alternative bookshelf/storage unit. It adds character, and each shelf can be designated for something different.

Put It In The Closet


Take advantage of the extra closet room while your kids are young enough not to care about clothes and put a small bookcase in the closet. You can use it to keep their toys out of sight.

Use Crates

I Heart Organizing

Attaching crates the wall is a way to store books and add farmhouse charm all in one. Joanna Gaines would totally approve.

Try Clear Boxes

Sunny Side Up

Here, teeny toys are categorized into clear shoe boxes. Though you can see each type of toy in a glance, labels also help make things even easier to find.

Label Every Drawer

Project Nursery

Help your child get dressed in the morning by labeling drawers or baskets. Since everything has its own specific spot, you’ll never run late because you couldn’t find the striped socks your daughter needed to wear.

Try Floating Frames

Daffodil Designs

Take advantage of awkward wall space by turning it into a mini-library. Install short picture ledges that keep bedtime reads within reach.

Make Under-Bed Drawers

Jenna Burger Design

Everyone knows under the bed is a great storage spot, but often the space becomes a disorganized mess full of storage bins and dust bunnies. Make your own storage carts with wheels to solve this dilemma. Now, items are organized and easily accessible.

Display Dress-Up Clothes On A Rack

Little Green Notebook

Instead of stowing away dress-up costumes in plastic storage bins or trunks, put them on display. Create a DIY garment rack to make playtime a little more special.

Repurpose Bookshelves

I Heart Organizing

Create smart seating and storage in your kids’ playroom by turning two Expedit bookcases from IKEA on their sides and adding a foam cushion and an eye-catching fabric. Green baskets placed inside each shelf help sort and hold toys.

Add A Pegboard

Paper Dolls Design

Pegboards aren’t just for hardware or craft storage. Hang one up in your child’s room and use caddies to store diapers, toiletries or socks and other accessories.

Rethink The Closet

Bigger Than The Three Of Us

Every kid loves little hiding spots to play in. Transform a lackluster closet into a space that’s part reading nook, part storage space.

Create A Play Table

Centstational Girl

If you’re replacing your old coffee table with a newer one, don’t throw the old one away: Transform it into a play table for your kids. This budget-friendly IKEA piece was turned into an organized spot for kids legos.

Attach Crates

Love Chic Living

Recycle old wooden crates or boxes and hang them on your child’s bedroom walls to hold toys, books, and other accessories. You can give them new life by painting or wallpapering them.