Playroom Storage Solutions for Busy Households

Between their clothing and their toys, children certainly do seem to accumulate a lot of "stuff." The right playroom storage options will help to control and organize all these belongings, so they're neat and easily accessible. When everything has a place, clean-up will be easier and more efficient, even in busy households. There are five essential furnishings for a functional playroom:

1. Storage Ottomans

Storage ottomans serve a dual purpose in a child's playroom. First, they are a furniture piece that can be used as either a footstool or as a seat. Then with the lid removed, these handy items are also used for kids toy storage. Hollow storage ottomans completely hide away toys and any other clutter.

2. Bookshelves

Keeping a bookshelf or two in children's playrooms is always a good idea. Although these shelves may be designed to hold books, they can also be used to store toys, stuffed animals and even folded clothing. By stocking small storage bins onto the shelves, you can also store smaller toys, crayons and other art supplies.

3. Wall Shelves

Instead of full bookshelves, you can also use wall shelves. These playroom storage alternatives are perfect for small spaces and can hold all sorts of books and toys. Since they can be hung high on the wall out of reach, they can also hold decorative items like family photos, plants and other small items to give the room character.

4. Wooden Cabinets

A large cabinet is a playroom storage essential. These handy chests come with opaque doors and deep drawers to keep children's belongings stashed away neatly. With the doors closed, the cabinet will just look like a beautiful piece of furniture. The flat top surface can also be used to hold a TV for the children to watch or be used as additional storage space. Aside from being used for kids toy storage, these wooden cabinets also work well in bedrooms to hold clothing.

5. Coat Hook Racks

Instead of being discarded, old clothing, jewelry and Halloween costumes can take on a new purpose as children's dress-up clothes. Coat hooks hung on the wall can be used to organize these different dress-up options to keep them accessible and wrinkle-free. These multi-functional playroom storage hooks can also be used to hold everything from hats and outerwear to bags and backpacks.

With everything from toys to books, art supplies and clothing to organize, creating adequate playroom storage can feel a little overwhelming. But with great storage bins and multi-functional furniture available at west elm, you can control the chaos and ensure each belonging has its place. Use these five great storage options to organize, then tie the room together with a plush area rug and some bold kids wall art to create the perfect space for children to play, learn and grow.

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