Every room presents a home decorator with a unique set of problems. In the case of children's rooms, one of those problems is organization. Specifically, how do you keep a child's toys organized without reducing play space or turning the room into a giant, unattractive toy box? Here are some creative toy storage ideas that may help you to keep your kids' rooms organized, spacious, and attractively decorated.
For example, lots of kids enjoy tree houses. By using hanging toy storage units, you could turn your child's bedroom into an indoor tree house. Toy trees and toy hammocks or toy nets provide a place for stuffed animals to literally hang out, and can be complemented with themed wallpaper or even "leaves" and "branches" that you or your children make as a crafting project. For a simpler toy storage theme, try toy storage chests with painted exteriors in boys', girls', or unisex themes.
Toy storage can be especially challenging in smaller bedrooms. One of the best ways to conserve space is to take advantage of a room's walls and ceiling. Wall storage is not limited to toy storage shelves. You can also use wire toy storage bins that are easily screwed into a wall. Hanging storage boards or other kinds of baskets and bags may also be attached to a wall in a decorative way. Likewise, devices such as overdoor shoe organizers can easily double as toy storage units that make great use of untapped space.
Toy storage bins can make very effective use of space when kept together in a toy bin organizer. By combining slanted shelves with bins, toy organizers create much more storage space than standard shelves. You can also create color-coded rows so that each toy storage bin color can be matched by you and your child with a particular set of toys.