Looking for some cool kids storage ideas to help banish mess and keep clutter at bay?
Whether you’re looking for cleverly disguised storage ideas – like the below wardrobe that’s shaped like a dolls house, smart window bench storage and even storage disguised as oversized Lego pieces – or open shelving ideas to display favourite toys and books, we’ve got you covered.
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The below kids’ rooms all have one thing in common: fabulous storage. We’re big fans of the bespoke, built-in solutions, but there are easier looks too; like the pail-inspired bucket storage on pegs, and wall-mounted wood crates for displaying books and action figures. We’ve found some very upmarket pieces (hello wardrobe of dreams at Andrew Martin), as well as more affordable options from IKEA. Cool, minimalist open shelving from Utility Design is ideal for homework nooks and arts & crafts spaces.
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And don’t just limit the storage to kids’ bedrooms; you’ll want to integrate some kids’ storage around the house too, like Herringbone Kitchens achieved with a clever window seat design in a kitchen corner – perfect for stashing away toys and colouring pencils when they’re not in use.
Ready to get inspired? Below are the best kids storage ideas from the Livingetc archives…
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Built-in storage is given a fun twist, with sloped cupboards that create un-even shelves for toys.
We love the Moroccan-inspired look in this children's bedroom, with a daybed that's fitted into the wall, with built-in shelving and drawers for maximum storage.
Get the look: The headboard was custom made, upholstered in a fabric from Lulie Wallace. Wall lights are from Urban Electric.
Books in this bookcase are arranged by colour, popping against the charcoal background, and the cupboard doors hide art supplies. Colouring pens and pencils in glass jars are also grouped by colour, making a fun and colourful display.
This striking dollshouse-shaped wardrobe features a stunningly detailed facade, and hides a rail and drawers inside.
Get the look: The bed is upholstered in the theatre fabric in midnight, £85 per square metre from Andrew Martin. The dollhouse storage is £2,950, also from Andrew Martin
A built-in cabin bed is a clever way of making use of an awkward sloping ceiling. Open shelving on the outside offers a stylish display area for books and ornaments, while trundle drawers under the bed offer a place for toys and clutter.
Get the look: The cabin bed is a bespoke design by The London Joinery Company, price on request. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine estate emulsion, £43.50 for 2.5L. Find a sheepskin rug, £160, from Celtic & Co.
This children's bedroom features a walk-in storage room with cubby holes. The baskets are used to store all sorts of different toys. Meanwhile the window bench features open shelving to display books, encouraging kids to pick up a book.
This play room window seat features drawers for hiding toys away, and there’s basket storage too for on the book shelves.
This landing features book shelves with kids’ books that they can share and swap.
This staircase leads up to children’s bedrooms. Designed by X+Living, it was given a playful design, zoning this area as part of the children’s space.
Bespoke open shelving is painted in contrasting primary colours, inspired by Mondrian. We love the way the shelves meet the desk, creating one piece of furniture. Black handleless drawers offer chic storage.
The zig-zag storage is bespoke.
Simple wooden crates were mounted onto the wall to create some fun shelving for books and toys. The wall is coated in blackboard paint, so the kids can get creative.
Get the look: The sofa is a Fifties Danish design from a vintage shop. This is the Rocker chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Modernica at SCP. This is the Favourite Things pendant by Chen Karlsson for ENOstudio at The Conran Shop.
This light-filled space in the basement is shared by two youngsters. We love the pail-inspired bucket storage.
Get the look: Find similar storage buckets at The Original Canvas Bucket Bag Company.
Clever bespoke bookshelves by Blakes London make the most of an awkward sloped ceiling.
Drawers are ideal storage for children's bedrooms, and can be created relatively easily under beds or window seats.
Get the look: Window Seat Fabric from Jasper Michael Smith.
This stylish window seat by Herringbone Kitchens features built-in storage, ideal for family spaces.
This daybed features handy trundle drawers for toys and clutter, while the built-in book shelves face inwards, creating a cosy reading nook. This cosy corner also doubles up as a guest bed for sleep-over parties.
Get the look: The floorboards are painted in Cornforth White modern emulsion by Farrow & Ball.
A gable-topped model house in artfully conceals a wardrobe.
Get the look: This is the Stars wallpaper by Cole & Son. The house children’s wardrobe was made by Freeman & Whitehouse. Find a similar bed at Ikea.
Arched open storage, painted in red gloss paint, makes a powerful and vibrant statement. Fun for displaying favourite items.
Get the look: this is the Playhouse cabinet by Scarlet Splendour Vanilla Noir.
Bespoke cabinetry features shelves for shoes, with hidden storage above for messier items. Painting the back of the shelves in a plum colour gives a pop of colour against the white background.
Concealed behind chalkboard doors is oodles of storage space.
Get the look: The pendant shade, left, is from Pipii. The wire pendant, right, is from Oliver Bonas. The carpet is by Carpetright.
This storage box features a circus-inspired pattern, and is sturdy enough to stand on – handy for reaching taller shelves.
Get the look: Trapeziod plinth, £195, and circus shelf and train-shaped storage all from Blue Almonds, bluealmonds.co.uk
Open shelving features Lego shaped storage boxes to keep clutter out of sight.
Cute wooden boxes on wheels keep things accessible.
Get the look: Shelves and accessories, all IKEA
MInimalist open shelving with fitted basket-style storage keeps everything handy and within reach, ideal for in kids' art spaces.
Get the look: This is the strong system in white, from £72 from utilitydesign.co.uk
Lidded tub storage slots into a wall mounted wood frame. The lidded storage keeps all the little knick knacks out of sight, creating a calm and tidy space.
Get the look: This is the Trofast system from IKEA