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.

Source: houzz.com via Crystal on Pinterest

 
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.

Source: bhg.com via Crystal on Pinterest

 
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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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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