This post was most recently updated on January 1st, 2020
Happy Saturday! I thought I’d end off the week with ten pretty toy storage ideas (or alternatives to traditional toy boxes / toy chests) that I’ve been collecting for awhile.
When I came across this art from an Etsy shop, I couldn’t help but chuckle! The poster’s creator must have met our two-year old twin boys! —>
(All photo credits to Etsy shop, Callaloo Soup. )
Have you ever noticed how toddlers like to round up a million random toys and hoard them in a ‘top secret hiding place’ which just happens to be clearly visible to everybody else? So cute….well, until you step on a lego, that is!
I’ve tried a bunch of different ways to organize toys in our basement playroom, but none quite as pretty as these!
1. Dinkie Storage on magnetic strips.
(Looks kinda cool too, yes?)
Source: style-files.com via Kerri Roche – A Pop of Pretty on Pinterest
2. Barbie Storage in a Shoe Organizer
I’m a sucker for Barbie – she’s always been my fave! Lucky for me, Miss G loves Barbie too! Here’s a great way to store them, and to keep them looking pretty!
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3. Book Storage in an Antique Wagon
Create a fashionable library cart that can be wheeled from room to room!
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4. Dress-Up Storage in an Upcycled Dresser
Remove the drawers and add a little paint decoupage/wallpaper and hooks, and you’ve got a pretty way to store costumes!
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5. Book Storage in IKEA Spice Racks
I’ve seen this idea a few times on home decor sites (another similar one is storm gutter book shelves), and its such a simple and pretty way to display kids’ books. Not to mention, easy access!
Source: wonderfuljoyahead.com via Kerri Roche – A Pop of Pretty on Pinterest
6. A Wheeled Basket
An easy way to pull the toy basket around from room to room!
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7. Baskets for Everyone!
This idea applies to a lot more than toys. I love the concept of having a pretty basket on the stairs for each family member – basically, a place where their random things get tossed throughout the day. Now if only I could convince everybody to take their basket and put everything away?!?
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8. ‘Small Stuff’ Storage
Paint some plastic animals and glue them to jar lids for a fun place to store crafty things or small collectibles…
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9. Soda Crate Storage for Lego
Love this idea of using old soda crates, from Holly Mathis Interiors.
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10. Wire Garden Planters!
Source: BHG via Centsational Girl
Hope you found some toy storage inspiration!
If you have young kids, you might also enjoy these older posts:
- Every child’s an artist: Creative ways to display kids’ art
- My Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree
- Our Colorful Basement Family Room (featured on Apartment Therapy Family)
- Free Printable: This Home has Endless Love and Laundry”
- Pottery Barn Kids Knock-Off: DIY Surf Plaques
Until next time,
Wow these are great ideas! I like the Barbie storage, dolls always tend to get very scruffy and ugly (especially the tangled hair) when you put them all in a big box.
Glad you enjoyed the toy storage round up Sofia! I love that Barbie storage idea too. Sorry I’m a little late in responding. Just wanted to say thanks for coming by! ~Kerri, A Pop of Pretty
Francine from Callaloo Soup Designs says
Thanks for the shout out Keri! My crazy funny toddler was the inspiration for the poster series 🙂
You’re very welcome! I LOVE the poster. It tickled my funny bone! 🙂
Lori Z says
Very timely info! I just did a post on how I organize my kids’ tiny toys for less than $15! I hope you’ll take a look. http://mudpiestudio.blogspot.com/2012/07/organizing-kids-toys-for-less-than-15.html
I’m always on the lookout for a good storage idea! Thanks so much!
WEST FURNITURE REVIVAL says
great post. love the lego storage.!
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it. ~Kerri