Storage solutions for play spaces

January is a great time to have a little sort out and rearrange the toys, to make room for all the new ones and replace the ones that they have outgrown. Storage solutions for the home are probably one of the most searched for ideas, and it’s definately something we need especially in children’s spaces. I used to consider myself a bit of a minimalist when it comes to home décor, that is until I had my little girl! Now I’m always looking for clever storage ideas and solutions for her toys and bits and bobs. I like to keep her room and playroom tidy and clutter free and that usually means having dedicated areas for things. I also find when I do this, she plays so much happier and more independently with her toys when she can see them clearly and isn’t overwhelmed. 

I started rotating her toys and I’ve found it’s made such a difference to how she plays. I’ve had so many questions about some of the things we use in our playrooms recently so I thought I would list some of my favourite playroom storage solutions below, all of which are things we use in our home and fully recommend. 

Playroom furniture

When it comes to the bigger pieces of furniture, I’ve found it hard to beat Ikea units. If you can find things in stock, the price is great too, especially since they will inevitably be drawn on or covered in sticky hands. I have three main pieces of furniture, the Trofast units, Kallax units and the Ivab shelving unit (photos and links below) these are all super affordable and extremely practical options. There are a few small businesses on Instagram that sell personalised labels and plaques for the Trofast units that add a lovely touch to the playroom. 

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Trofast wall shelf
Ikea Laiva unit
Kallax unit
Ikea Trofast tall unit
Ikea Trofast
Trofast wall shelf
Ikea Laiva unit
Kallax unit
Ikea Trofast tall unit
Ikea Trofast
Trofast wall shelf
Ikea Laiva unit
Kallax unit
Ikea Trofast tall unit
Ikea Trofast

Shelves and hanging options. 

I love to hang cute prints and bunting etc. up in the playroom, our house is a 1930s property so we are lucky to have picture rail throughout which makes hanging prints and décor very easy but I have also bought a few hooks which I love to hang smaller bits on.  One of my favourite additions to our playroom is our handmade peg board and I love to use it to hang all of the little acorns toys on it, it doubles up as fab shelves too. (DIY tutorial coming soon) 

Baskets 

One of the most popular toy storage options is definitely baskets! And it’s no surprise when they look so nice. Here are a few of my favourites from our playroom. 

Other options 

Plastic domes, I get so many questions about these domes every time I post them in a photo. They are super practical, and I love having them at a height where she can reach toys herself.  Play & Go playmat bags are an absolutely fantastic option for taking toys with you on the go or even for storing toys in the playroom when space is limited. I love that it’s a playmat too. 

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Loopcraft – Crochet Handmade cord storage basket with Handles
Play & go playmat
Storage globes
Mama designs rainbow basket
Toddle kind baskets
H&M Rainbow Hook
H&M Acorn Basket
H&M bear cotton canvas bag
Loopcraft – Crochet Handmade cord storage basket with Handles
Play & go playmat
Storage globes
Mama designs rainbow basket
Toddle kind baskets
H&M Rainbow Hook
H&M Acorn Basket
H&M bear cotton canvas bag

The other thing I like to do is utilise her larger toys as storage, a dolls house can be fab for storing other toys when she’s not playing, and her play kitchen has two little cupboards at the bottom that we use to store lots of her play cooking bits and bobs. 

I’ve tried to link as many products as I can but if you have any more questions as always just let me know and I’ll try and get back to you. If you have found any extra storage ideas, please let me know, I’m always on the lookout for clever storage. 

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to follow me on instagram for more tips.

Helena x

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