Kids’ room storage ideas – 6 tips that put the fun in functional

Creative storage solutions are even more imperative in the kids’ room than in other areas of the home. Keeping the room tidy and ready for play is much easier when every item has a designated place. Design Stories put together 6 tips for a fun and functional children’s room – take a look at our storage ideas and get inspired!

An image of Nofred's Cube storage box as part of the kids' room decor.
You can also add separately sold wheels under the Cube storage box. The beautiful Mouse collection is also by Nofred.

Updated on 18 January, 2024

1. Opt for versatility

Versatility and adaptability are key when creating a functional kids' room interior. Opt for pieces that grow and transform together with the child and their needs and interests. Nofred's sturdy Cube is a delightfully clever storage container that you can also use as a nightstand or an extra seat, for example.

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A product image of the Bear storage basket by MUM's.
The Bear storage baskets are hand-made from recycled cotton, giving each piece its unique appearance.

2. Add ambience with fabrics

Textile storage baskets are perfect for organizing all toys from building blocks to stuffed animals, and they also add a softening touch to the decor. Designed by Teresa Moorhouse, the woven Bear basket is perfected with a fun image of a playful bear and sturdy leather handles that make the basket easier to move between rooms.

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Kuva, jossa Muuton Stacked-moduuleista rakennettu säilytyskokonaisuus osana lastenhuoneen sisustusta.
Muuto's Stacked modules can be piled on the floor, mounted on the wall, or placed on a separately sold podium – the storage unit is easy to modify as children grow. The Dots coat hooks are also a fun addition to the kids' room décor.

3. Take control of the space

One of the biggest dilemmas in organizing the kids’ room is utilizing not only the floor space but walls as well: especially with smaller children, everything needs to be easily accessible and within their immediate reach. The delightfully versatile Stacked modules, designed by JDS Architects, let you create your own storage system on the wall, on a level that best works for your little ones – and you can add more modules or customize the ensemble later on.

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A product image of Montana's Couple sideboard in the color Iris.
Montana Furniture's refined, color-bursting pieces are ideal for the kids' room. The Couple sideboard is available in various high-spirited hues.

4. A sideboard ticks all the boxes

A beautiful sideboard is a true classic and a versatile piece of furniture that is perfect for the children's room, too. Designed by Peter J. Lassen, the Couple sideboard has two large and two smaller cabinets, an open shelf and two drawers for organizing all miscellaneous items, while the beautifully colored doors add a tidy and harmonious finish. In addition, there is plenty of space on top of the low sideboard – go ahead and put the most mind-bending Lego constructions on display.

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An image of ferm LIVING's rattan Pear basket as part of the kids' room decor.
In addition to the upbeat Pear basket, ferm LIVING offers a range of playful storage solutions designed especially for children.

5. Playful pieces make cleaning up more fun

Storage bins might seem like a small detail but they can have a massive impact on the décor. Creative storage solutions are a great way to support play and imagination, and they make organizing a treat for both adults and kids. Made from woven rattan, ferm LIVING's Pear basket offers a stunning yet sturdy nest for toys and it can even be used as a stylish hamper.

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An image of HAY's Korpus wall shelf as part of the children's room decor.
Designed by Andreas Bergsaker, the delightfully functional Korpus shelf comes with a secret: there is a line of hooks hidden inside the sleek frame.

6. Show off your favorites

A wall-mounted coat rack is a versatile addition to the kids' room. You can use it for example to hang a backpack, costumes or hobby equipment – beautifully displayed toys and supplies invite creative play. HAY's Korpus shelf features clever, concealed hooks and a spacious shelf that can be used for storing and organizing, or to exhibit framed artwork by your little ones.

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See also 

Toolbox RE
String Furniture
String Pocket shelf
Restore storage basket
Apple braided basket
Kiondo basket
Room Copenhagen
Lego drawer
Hang it All coat rack
Suzon wall shelf

More inspiration:

For Kids at Finnish Design Shop >
Ask the Customer Service: “How can I easily brighten up the interior of the children’s room?” >

Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers

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