14 stylish storage solutions for all your kids’ toys + books
We've KonMaried. We've arranged our books in rainbow order and adopted clear bins for storing all the things per The Home Edit. We've bagged hand-me-downs and mustered the energy to declutter all the things. We know we're not alone with our urges to redecorate and restyle our entire home. But one never-ending quest? Finding stylish and functional places for all our kids' toys and books.
Honestly, why didn't anyone tell us that along with having kids, you'd also acquire SO. MUCH. STUFF?! Tackling your kids' clutter is no easy feat. That's why we're big fans of toy minimalism whenever possible, but sometimes you just need a place to hide the blocks and all of those teeny, tiny figurines.
We hear you. Here are 13 of our favorite stylish kids' storage solutions to help you get organized in no time, mama:
Yamazaki kids parking garage
If you've got a Hot Wheels or Thomas fanatic, this storage turned play shelf is a must-have. The marked spaces make it easy (and fun!) to keep organized while the bottom shelf offers a place to zoom, race and crash their mobiles.
Open Spaces Entryway Rack
The versatile and stylish Entryway rack from the swoon-worthy Open Spaces look amazing in any room of the house, but the low profile really shines in kid spaces. The powder-coated steel minimalist shelf comes in five colors (dark green, navy, light blue, cream and light pink) and the brand offers a variety of compatible bins to keep smaller things organized on the shelves.
Pottery Barn Kids west elm x pbk mid century toy box
With it's retro mid-century aesthetic and real (responsibly-sourced) wood construction, this is a truly timeless investment piece that lasts. Since it's designed with kids (and their fingers!) in mind, the hinged lid closes slowly and smoothy and locks into position when fully opened.
Humble Crew kids book rack storage shelf
Highly-rated, simple and at a price that can't be beat, this simple fabric bookshelf keeps their current favorites on display and easy to grab.
The Heartland Wood Co rustic ledge shelf
These custom, handmade wall shelves add the perfect touch of Joanna Gaines to any space. And they're also a great way to maximize space by getting books off the floor and onto the wall.
Lorena Canals zoco basket
If you have to organize your life, you may as well have fun while doing it! We love the combo of natural elements and a pop of color that these braided cotton baskets bring to any space. They even collapse when not in use.
Pehr designs pom pom bin
I dare you to not love these pom pom bins. Sewn by hand, these cotton canvas bins come in a huge variety of colors and sizes, and add just the right amount of whimsy to your nursery or playroom.
Ikea flisat book display
The minimalist, simple style of this book display will compliment (and declutter) any reading nook. The low profile will encourage your little ones to help themselves to their favorite story.
Pillowfort wood toy storage
Stackable shelving is one of our favorite organization hacks; bins customize perfectly to any space, making it easy to go as high or as wide as you need. These natural wood bins are some of our favorites both for their look and their function.
Pillowfort Bly kids bookshelf
We are swooning over the simple, modern look of this low-profile bookcase. It features three shelves and a built-in storage bin, and at just 48 inches tall, keeps things at arms reach.
Crate&Kids mid-century bookcase
Is it weird that we want this bookcase for our room? Function meets (gorgeous, modern) style here big time with this gorgeous walnut and white storage solution. It's a bit of an investment, but like we said, we may just steal it when our kids no longer need it.
Ikea trofast storage
As if we need another reason to love IKEA. This customizable storage solution works for just about anything that needs organizing, from toys, books to shoes and stuffed animals.
You can choose your own finish, bin sizes, and bin colors, making it just the right fit for any space.
ZCreateDesign cloud shelf
Look to the sky—not under your feet—for all your little one's toys and knick-knacks. These handmade cloud shelves could not be cuter!
Pottery barn kids elephant storage
Little ones can house small toys and books in this cute elephant-shaped basket. We love that it's a perfect size that won't accumulate too many items, which can hide its unique shape. Seriously, storage has never been sweeter.
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This article was originally published in January 2020. It has been updated.