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50 Clever Playroom Storage Ideas You Won’t Want To Miss


This week I am really thinking about how to incorporate some great playroom storage ideas into my home. I have been in my new home for six months now and I’m just getting to my kid’s space.

It’s a great challenge and I’m up for it! So I thought I would share some of the awesome research I’ve been doing! I am currently working with a separate playroom space to decorate (pics will come later). But in many homes it may mean a corner in your family living space.

Whatever the size of your space; today I’ve collected all kinds of awesome ideas for how to tackle kid toy clutter and get your home’s play space organized and tidy once and for all!

playroom storage ideas
You can also find the rail here, buckets here and the longer buckets here.

I personally love to see my toddlers being creative and imaginative.  I love to see them with books, experimenting, playing , or just running around. (Check out my 50 screen-free ideas for your kids!) So hopefully the list below will inspire all of that!

So, I started with some serious Pinterest research so that I can figure out my best approach, but if you are looking for even more kid’s playroom ideas, then check out my Pinterest board on Playrooms! Don’t forget to follow me for more ideas! For bedroom ideas, be sue to read my post on kids bedroom storage.

Quick Playroom Design Tips


Before we get started, remember to keep these tips in mind. You will see examples of these tips in storage ideas below!

1.Designate areas for siblings. Kids love have personalized areas. Make it fun!

2. Use bright colors.

3. Use chalk board paint. Whoever came up with this deserves an award. Chalk wall? Yup!

4. Wall decals. These can add so much to a room with little effort.

5. Use cleanable and wipe-able materials. Paint, tables, floors, whatever. The easier to clean, the better. So much less stressful than expecting my kids be be clean all day.

6. Label your storage. This will change your life lol

7. Use a larger table for crafts. There are so many little small tables out there for crafts but my kids can use up an entire dining room table easily. Opt for the bigger tables if you can spare the room.

8. Integrate Furniture with Storage. Tucking toys inside the ottoman where they can’t be seen literally keeps me sane.

9. Try make-believe corners. I corner for a play house, grocery store, or princess dressing room means entertainment on an ongoing basis. Check out some examples below!

10. Incorporate Fort/Tents. There is not a kid on earth who wouldn’t love this. find a way or a corner to include it!

11. Include a Reading area. A nook for chill time is essential! Make it super inviting for your little one!

This desk is a hack from Ikea! It’s actually a wall-mounted workspace combination. I love it and it took some digging to find the source lol.

personalized desks
Not a Playroom but Cool Idea! You can get personalized name art here!
free kids wall art printables

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Kids Playroom Storage Ideas!

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Playroom Storage

1. IKEA Trofast Bins

playroom organization

Check it out on instagram! @whitneyjco Shop the eyelashes and bins here! I also love the eyelash basket and campfire pillow!

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2. Label Drawers w/ Chalk

I love to use the sticky chalk board paper roll for organization

playroom storage

3. Add Toy Storage in the Living Room

Well, they are kids. Mess is kind of their MO. Dump all the toys out in the playroom and let them have it it. Then pack it back up and hide it! I have this wicker chest at home.

kids playroom storage

4. Use Dresser Drawers

So in love with this pretty playroom and the open shelf storage. The chairs are so chic but still perfect for kids! I found them here!

play rooms for girls

5. Include Paper In the Table

Such a great idea! Shop this cool look here!

paper table playroom

6. Ladder Toy Storage

Such a great way to store and display toys.

ladder playroom
Shop this look here!

7. Use Containers on Shelves

You can’t go wrong with labelled containers. Takes time, but it’s so worth it. Find sticky chalk board labels here!

toy storage


Bonus! Saw this IKEA hack and had to include it

My son will love this! I literally searched everywhere and found these awesome Road Sticker decals on Etsy and Fell.In.Love! Combine with the IKEA Trofast Bin or cube shelving like this one or this smaller one! Then just add the wicker baskets! Make sure to get correct sizes!

Here are a few additional versions of the decals. Version2 Version3

Mommy Experts Share 50 Playroom Ideas That Will Turn Your Child's Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs too. Playroom Organization is key!
Mommy Experts Share 50 Playroom Ideas That Will Turn Your Child's Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs too. Playroom Organization is key!

8. Window Seat Storage

So Cozy and filed with toys. Perfect! If you don’t have a built in window seat, use a bench under or beside any window.

window seat toy storage

9. Stuffed Animal in Bean Bag Storage

I may be biased but this is my fav! These days there are so many creative products to keep a playroom organized! Shop this awesome bean bag storage here.

Bean Bag Stuffed Toy Storage. Mommy Experts Share 50 Playroom Ideas That Will Turn Your Child's Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs too. Playroom Organization is key!

10. Decor Basket Storage

This is another one of my favorites because it’s so customizable! Beautiful baskets like these are not hard to find!

Decor Basket toy storage

10a. Car/Truck Shelf

Oh car shelf. Why do I love you so?? lol I scoured the “innanets” for this and found it for a great price and got it! This is just so adorable to me. Shop the Pillowfort line of wire shape shelves here! (there are other shapes)

Throw in some painted jars a and rectangle floating shelf and you have a thing!

Mommy Experts Share 50 Playroom Ideas That Will Turn Your Child's Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

11. Beautiful Baskets

Bea-u-ti-ful.. (my style) The open shelves and basket combo is so chic and not super expensive!

designer playroom

12. Hooks

My daughter is currently looking over my shoulder drooling over this! Here is some beautiful Disney princess wall art I absolutely adore! Shop the hooks below!

princess costumes pretend
Shop this look HERE or here!

13. House Bookcase

Adorable storage!

house shelf
Find it HERE!

14. Storage Seating

I’m obsessed with this look. two must haves in one. Combine the square shelf and the long shelf, and Violà!

playroom

15. Chest and Bench Storage

I found a cute look that rivals this amazing bench. Shop the look here!

bench storage

16. Toy Organizer

I love the organization here but I’m absolutely in love with the rug lol. I looked everywhere and found it here. I might just design my daughters bedroom around the amazing colors.

toy organizer

Simple and effective! Shop the orgnaizer HERE!

–Simple

17. Storage Jars

Love this storage jar idea by Raising Lemons!

craft organizer

Book Storage

18. Rainbow Bookshelf

I love this! A house bookcase and some books arranged by color. Easy!

rainbow bookshelf

19. Wall Shelves

Again, the cozier, the better. Make it inviting for little one! Try a similar floor cushion look here!

reading nook playroom
Shop the shelves look here!

20. Racks for Book Storage

I absolutely LOVED this idea! Here are some great alternatives to complete the look!

book racks

21. Magazine Holder

I’m I have always wanted the wall basket down in my office area and I LOVE it. I’ve been anxiously waiting on it to come back in stock  so I can grab it. This basket is great alternative! This one is smaller but has a great look.

05/12/2020 UPDATE: Woohoo! For those who asked, this rack is finally back in stock! Not sure how long it will last!

magazine book rack

22. IKEA Spice Rack Shelves

Find them here and pick up some pastel paint samples!

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ikea spice rack

23. Wall Book Racks

What a creative idea for those who love either farm house decor or even minimalist decor! Shop the look here!

Shop this Look!

24. Book Caddy

book caddy
Shop this look here

25. Closet Rack Bookcase

bookcase

26. Rolling Cart Book Storage

I would have loved this growing up! Shop the look here!

book cart

27. Spruce Tree Bookcase

Very creative idea!

Playroom Organization

28. Set Up A Craft Corner

I love this cute idea and will be trying it soon! IKEA does it again. Head on over there! You can also find the rail here, buckets here and the longer buckets here. Shop the table and chair set here!

29. Hang Your Child’s Art

I love this idea and there are so many versions! This one is my fav.

wall art

30. Board Game Shoe Rack

board game organizer

31. Stuffed Animal Door Shoe Rack

32. Devote Corners to Specific Toy Groups

So Cute! Check it out on instagram @teamsonkids. Walmart has a great version of this kitchen here and baskets!

33. Stuffed Animal Jail

Maybe animal zoo is better. Jail was the first thing that came to mind. Either way, it’s super cute 🙂 Check it out here

34. Use Draw Organizers

So Essential! Check it out at Days with Grey. Each draw is fill with organization!

playroom organization

35. Storage Bins/ Seats Under the Table

Cool idea! Shop the look here!

playroom table with storage

36. IKEA Rail and Buckets Under Chalk Board

You can find these awesome chalkboards online! You can also find the rail here or here, buckets here and the longer buckets here.

ikea playroom buckets

37. Pull Out Toy Chest (Ikea)

38. Stuffed Animal Hammock

These nets can be found all over the place with different looks! I love this one!

39. Combine Storage Ideas

Wall shelves, desk, and cube shelf projectnursery.com

colorful playroom


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11 Beautiful Playroom Ideas

40. Beautiful Grass Playroom

A little bit of outside, inside. I love the grass green rugs (or turf), and the shelving!

Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

41. Mountain Playroom

In love with this playroom! Thank you Pinterest! Shop the rug here!

Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

42. Chalk Wall Playroom

Play time is an awesome teacher and TIME is a great way to show we care. Let’s get the chalk going!

Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!
Shop the Teepee!

43. Girly Playroom

image by @wndurocher on @ProjectJunior Instagram

feminine playroom
Shop this look! Tent,

44. Pillow Seat Playroom

45. Playhouse Playroom

More IKEA Trofast Bins!

Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

46. Cozy Playroom

47. House Chalk Wall Playroom

Love this idea! Found the table set here along with CHALK PAINT!

Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

48. Farm House Playroom

Every kid deserves a place to PLAY at some point in their childhood! I love the farmhouse table look and the teepee.

 Farm House Playroom

49. Closet Reading Nook

Talk about a genius move if you have a handy person in the house! What a way to utilize space!

closet reading nook

50. Basement Playroom Nook

I absolutely love this!

Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

I hope you enjoyed this list and that it gave you some great playroom storage and organization ideas to try with you family!

Do you have any other ideas that you think I should add to the list? Please let me know in the comment section below! I would love to hear from you!

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Mommy Experts Share 50 Playroom Ideas That Will Turn Your Child's Messy Play Space Into An Organized and Safe Play Haven For Kids. Small Playroom designs and, playroom storage ideas, too. Playroom Organization is key!

30 Comments

  • Shanta Rahman

    First of all thank you so much for such a wonderful article for giving us a gift and I have a son and a daughter and I have been at my new home for over a year. Your article is really great and I’ve been looking for this article for a long time. Because I was looking for ideas to refurbish the play room for my kids .Personally I love watching my kids be creative and imaginative .They love to run around and play .Playroom Storage Ideas I like very much. And I really liked your article IKEA Trofast Bins Idea. It seems to me that I can clean easily and my kids will love it. It looks very attractive as well .

    I will be using this idea in my kids’ playroom soon and will definitely share with you my new experience. Also, I will definitely get your article to my girlfriend and benefit. Can I share your article on my social media?

  • shariful islam

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .You’ve given me a great idea about playroom storage, and I like it.I love to keep my house tidy as it is nice to have a family home and the environment is very nice.I have a young child I would like to personally collect some products for her to be creative and imaginative and I would like her to be one of them.And to me the pillow seat playroom is very nice and I want to do it in my home.And I think my baby will be very happy to see one and I will share his feelings with you.

  • Carla Laporte

    You’ve posted SO many great ideas for organizing play areas and reading areas! When my kids were toddlers I felt like my house was in constant chaos. These are great solutions for parents of little ones. I especially love all the great ideas for reading areas. They all look so inviting. Who wouldn’t want to read in such nice spots?! And I love the stuffed animal jail too! What a fun way to get the kids to clean up plus keep things in order. Thanks for sharing these great tips!

  • jahangir alam

    Many thanks to you for writing a beautiful article about children’s toys and toys. Every child wants some colorful toys and a nice place to pick up colorful colored toys.But due to the shortage of space in the house, many times, the children can not be accommodated.Beautiful Grass Playroom, Article 40, is my favorite.That would be the perfect play space and beautiful decoration for my two children.This is what I will buy for my kids and share the feelings with you.Looking forward to more beautiful articles related to this in the future. I will share the article with friends so that they too can buy a nice toy space for their kids and some cute toys.

  • Evagreene

    If you have a toddler, you KNOW that they constantly keep you on your toes! You already have your hands full and coming up with ideas for keeping them busy is not exactly at the top of your list but this article just made it easy known and  that we can get  the kids busy for a very long time. And the whole idea here is an interesting ideas for my mom to use for our last kiddo. Shes 2Y3M and got a kick out of smearing the paint around in the bag. Now we can include papers on the table to write letters of the alphabet and paint with her finger, smear it away, and do it again! It will be fun twist for an older toddler and a parent (or older sibling) to do together. 

    Thank for the article. 

  • Ann

    Hi! I’m inspired! There are so many ideas here in this post that I fear I haven’t been able to absorb them all. So I have bookmarked your post to came back later on.

    I’d like to combine a few things for my kid’s room. It’s exciting decorating and designing our toddlers playroom.  

  • JULIUS

    Visiting this wonderful website page really gave me a lot of beautiful thoughts to try with my family and my kids would really enjoy any of these great playroom storage and organization ideas!

    I won’t really want to miss any but I would love to first try the following:

    #2. Label Drawers w/ Chalk

    #7. Use Containers on Shelves

    #8. Window Seat Storage

    #17. Storage Jars

    #34. Use Draw Organizers

    #40. Beautiful Grass Playroom

    #45. Playhouse Playroom

    I chose them because apparently, they are dust-free and you don’t need to clean them always because kids’ stuffs are stored closely and securely!

    Thanks a lot for these great ideas!

  • Tashibaarzu

    Hello, What a wonderful post it is! I have liked and enjoyed it. I am very happy to read your article   Because Sister’s daughter’s birthday in the month ahead. House Bookcase I like it. I’ll buy it and give it to my sister’s daughter’s birthday gift. I hope she is happy to receive the gift and it will be her very liked.

    I will share your article on my social media. I hope many will benefit. Thank you again for the beautiful post.

  • md jahirul

    hello Kayla Hollomon
    50 Clever Playroom Storage Ideas its enough for toddler stay home and there fun. your 50 idea are very good but some are very very good, like IKEA Trofast Bins,Label Drawers,Use Dresser Draws,Train Table Storage,Chest and Bench Storage,Combine Storage Ideas,Stuffed Animal Jail.Cozy Playroom and more. i think this article very helpful for every mom.

  • Allyson

    So many wonderful ideas for storage! I already use a couple of them in my (adult) craft room. My favorites that you listed are the cookie jar storage and the wall wire racks.

  • evans

    Awesome review I must say…these I must say are really Clever playroom storage ideas you presented here, I still say you have quite an intriguing talent in writing and I really love to visit your blog more often to read your post…I really wish to build my writing skills and I know reading your post more often will help…
    Thanks for the review

  • EliteCarol

    This current stay at home order has really given me much time to spend with my kids and part of what they demanded was that I create a playroom for them in our home. I’ve been brainstorming ideas but everything that’s come to my head for the designs has been wack. However, this post has been very informative as I’ve been able to learn tips and how to create a beautiful playroom storage. 

  • Sheddy Ovb

    I love the designs. amazing and beautiful.  I just hope to get something that turns out like a lot of these.I am going to recommend this to someone who will find it helpful. Thanks for sharing.

    Do you recommended getting everything at one time, or going little by little to decorate a playroom? I need to get asap lol. 

  • Henderson

    One of the most messy parts of our home right now is the play room and this is all thanks to the fact that the kids have been home for months now so they only eat, play and read so that part is very messy but I’m determined to make it look better and now I’m happy I would be able to do that with your idea. I think there drawer storage is a great idea.

    • Kayla

      Totally agree lol. One of the reasons I went back in and updated this article with wit places to buy the storage ideas is because the kids are home and i needed order asap LOL

  • John

    We have a 4 year old so I am delighted to have found your post!
    The playroom activities and mess and storage are a constant struggle.
    When I see these ideas, I realise we are using quite plain toy organisers.  It’s a plain white four tier pull out drawer from Ikea. As well as standard book shelves and a toy chest with a lid that raises.  These images and ideas are a delight!  I will discuss with my wife, who is the real boss.
    I have followed your Pinterest board so I don’t forget to discuss this with my wife and put into action.

    • Kayla

      Awesome! Thank you for following my pinterest board. You and your wife will get alot out of it and I hope you are able to incorporate some ideas!

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