Stylish Toy Storage

I mentioned yesterday my plan to re-do our ‘formal’ living room into a much more play friendly family room. However, one thing I don’t want is a messy room full of toys. So, I’ve been *eh hem* researching (ie: browsing Pinterest) to find stylish toy storage solutions that will cut down on toy clutter, while blending in with a more mature family room. Here are some of the ideas I’ve been pinning to my playroom pin board.

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Here’s another map. I have a feeling one will be working it’s way into this room in some form or fashion. What I like about this is a mix of vintage shelves, industrial looking galvanized buckets, the fabric bins, and the map of course.

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Here’s another bucket storage solution. I like the pop of color this fun but organized solution provides.

Source: houzz.com via Crystal on Pinterest

 
For those that really want to hide the toys, why not use a piece of furniture like this dresser? No one will ever know it’s full of tiddlywinks.

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Wicker baskets or trunks provide great hidden storage solutions for stray toys. The metal fan and leaning ladder may not be so child-friendly.

 

For more wicker baskets, read Sherry’s (Young House Love) take on toy storage over at BabyCenter.

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Source: bhg.com via Crystal on Pinterest

 

One of my favorite toy storage ideas is to take a traditional piece of furniture and paint it a nice vibrant color.

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This takes it a little further by painting a traditional (and in this case vintage) piece of furniture, painting it a fun color, and adding a coordinating fabric or wallpaper to really jazz it up.

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Would you believe this is actually an upper kitchen cabinet? They added feet, fun knobs, and a fabric covered foam top to make storage PLUS a window seat. Love!

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Another idea is to integrate the toy (in this case an art table) into the room’s design. This art table doubles as a coffee table. Although, I don’t think I’d let my son that close to the sofa with markers.

How do you integrate toys into your home?

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2 Responses to Stylish Toy Storage
  1. Holly
    October 19, 2011 |

    cute pins!

  2. Candace Creations
    October 21, 2011 |

    Great ideas! these all look better than the play pen filled with toys in our living room! I can’t remember the last time we even put my son in the play pen, it’s like a giant toy box!

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