Essential storage solutions for a child’s bedroom

Posted by admin - June 25, 2015 - Designer Insights, Inspiration, Interior Design

Is your child’s bedroom more like Father Christmas’ workshop than a room designed for sleeping in? If so, you’re not alone, after all children wouldn’t be children without toys! The trick is to create enough places in the bedroom to store the rapidly escalating mound of toys, clothes, books and other items your child seems to collect quicker than anyone else in the house.

Take a look at the following simple storage solutions for a child’s bedroom.

The trunk

Taking storage solutions back to basic, the good old-fashioned trunk brings a number of purposes to a child’s bedroom. As well as being a vital place to store toys, trunks also act as a seat so youngsters have a place to sit down, read a book, watch a film, or chat to friends without having to rely on their bed.

Coming in almost endless designs, colours and sizes, it is not difficult to find a trunk that is in-keeping with the rest of your child’s bedroom and is the right shape and size for the room.

One piece of advice, as trunks vary tremendously in quality and cost, opt for one that is sturdy so it won’t break at the first hurdle of one too many toys being put in it, or one too many little bottoms sitting on it!

A jumbo storage bag

From bags adorning the alphabet in colourful letters to themed designs of footballs, fairies or pirates, storage bags make a colourful addition to a child’s bedroom.

These fairly durable bags can store plenty of bed linen, books, toys and general bits and bobs, particularly if you opt for a jumbo-sized bag.

What’s more, if you do ever get the chance to sort through all the toys and chuck some out, this storage solution will neatly fold away until it is (inevitably) required once more.

Shelving

Wall space is often redundant and crying out to be utilised in a bedroom. Shelving provides the perfect opportunity to make the most of empty wall space.

Shelving specifically designed for children’s bedrooms comes in all shapes, sizes and colours. From brightly-coloured bespoke shelving with your child’s name on it, to patterned shelves designed in a nautical theme, shelving can create a pretty feature in a child’s bedroom, with added practical advantages.

Whether it’s books, toys, photos and ornaments, shelves are a great way to get those items off the floor and into a more convenient location.

Moveable quadrant units 

As your child grows older you can almost guarantee they will want to alter the design of their room! Moveable storage is a great option for changeable minds.

A roll-out quadrant unit, for example, with four cubby hole-like cupboards is perfect for storing the myriad of items that gather in a child’s bedroom.

Being manoeuvrable, these units can be moved from one side of the room to the other with ease and accommodate your child’s seemingly eternally-changing whims.

When it comes to storage solutions in a child’s room, the choice is almost endless. What’s most important is that there is plenty of storage available.