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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

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.

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!

personalized desks
Not a Playroom but Cool Idea!

Kids Playroom Storage Ideas!


Playroom Storage

1. IKEA Trofast Bins

playroom organization

Check it out on instagram! @whitneyjco

2. Label Drawers w/ Chalk

I love to use the sticky chalk board labels 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!

kids playroom storage

4. Use Dresser Draws

So in love with this pretty playroom and the storage.

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

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. Train Table Storage

Another favorite that is sure to please the kiddos. These days there are so many creative products to enjoy this simple activity, but a good train set table never fails.

train table storage

10. IKEA Cube Storage

This is another one of my favorites. DIY can give great results!

ikea playroom ideas

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!

princess costumes pretend
Shop this look HERE

13. House Bookcase

Adorable storage!

house shelf
Find it HERE!

14. Storage Seating


15. Chest and Bench Storage

bench storage

16. Toy Organizer

toy organizer

Simple and effective! Shop the look HERE!


17. Storage Jars

Love this storage jar idea by Raising Lemons!

craft organizer

Book Storage

18. Rainbow Bookshelf

Check out the how-to here!

rainbow bookshelf

19. Wall Shelves

Again, the cozier, the better. Make it inviting for little one!

reading nook playroom
Shop this look!

20. Racks for Book Storage

I absolutely LOVED this idea!

book racks

21. Magazine Holder

magazine book rack

22. IKEA Spice Rack Shelves

Find them here and pick up some pastel paint samples!


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

25. Closet Rack Bookcase


26. Rolling Cart Book Storage

book cart

27. Spruce Tree Bookcase

Very creative idea!

Playroom Organization

28. Combine Storage Ideas

Wall shelves, desk, and cube shelf

colorful playroom

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

33. Stuffed Animal Jail

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

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!

playroom table with storage

36. IKEA Rail and Buckets Under Chalk Board

ikea playroom buckets

37. Good Old-Fashioned Toy Chest (Ikea)

38. Stuffed Animal Hammock

These can be found all over the place with different looks!

39. Set up a Craft Corner

I love this cute idea and will be trying it soon! IKEA does it again.

Pssst.. Looking For More Ideas?

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!

playroom with grass

41. Mountain Playroom

In love with this playroom! Thank you Pinterest!

mountain playroom

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!

chalk board playroom

43. Girly Playroom

image by @wndurocher on @ProjectJunior Instagram

feminine playroom

44. Pillow Seat Playroom

45. Playhouse Playroom

More IKEA Trofast Bins!

46. Cozy Playroom

47. House Chalk Wall Playroom

Love this idea!

chalkboard playroom

48. Farm House Playroom

Every kid deserves a place to PLAY at some point in their childhood!

 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!

basement playroom

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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  • 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.  


    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.

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