Finding Space for Your Kid's Growing Collection of Toys

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted
With Christmas barely a month ago there's many parents who will be pulling their hair out wondering what an earth to do with the ever growing collection of toys their children have accumulated. With space at a minimum in many children's bedrooms finding workable storage solutions can be a real hassle. Take a look at the ideas below, they're sure to be a source of inspiration.

 

Toys and childrens books in black baskets hung on the wall  

Interior Designable

Wire half moon planters make a child friendly alternative to shelving.

 

Blue plastic crates attached to the wall with toys and books in them

Consignment Mommies

Plastic storage crates secured to walls in a random fashion are ideal for storing all types of toys and books.

 

A suspended set of shelves with toy cars, planes and helicopters  

Kidspace Stuff

Older children may prefer to have their small toy collections on display when not being used.

 

Mint green bedroom with miniature Ferris wheel with each compartment used to store toys  

Your Neighbourhood Toy Store

If your child's bedroom is large enough this Ferris wheel is a fun way to store toys.

 

A plastic green frog attached to the wall, with detachable container for storing toys  

Toy Report

Storing bath toys can be difficult. This frog stuck on the wall has its own scoop that also becomes the frog's body for storage.

 

Teddies sitting on a rope shelf suspended from the ceiling

Hello Wonderful

Displaying and storing soft toys can be a real nightmare, so why not make a swing for them to be displayed on?

 

An indoor hanging basket used to store stuffed toys in

DIY Inspired

A garden style hanging basket also makes a good storage space for soft toys.

 

Large storage containers shaped like Lego blocks, used to store actual Lego pieces  

Houzz

Lego have come up with their own storage solution for their bricks.

 

A blue sack used to store Lego pieces in  

Uncle Bobs

Alternatively use a storage bag that doubles up as a play mat to keep small toys, like Lego, all in one place.

 

A train set mounted to the ceiling  

Design Dazzle

A train track suspended from the ceiling is one way to free-up floor space – not sure how you'd actually play with it though.

 

Large pinart wall in pink, where toys can be pushed into the wall and held in place  

Pinterest

These funky push-peg boards will hold any type of toy you want it to. Light green kids bedroom with lots of white storage shelves, containing toys and containers  

Defogitall

Plenty of open shelved storage is the perfect way to store toys – just make sure it's sturdy enough to be climbed on without toppling over.

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