As our children grow, so do their needs and ultimately, their possessions. Of course, if you have children from varying age groups, you want to be able to recycle the toys of the first to use with the next, and so forth. Therefore, you need a place to store these items until they are ready to be used or, if you want be able to hang onto these bits and pieces as memories, you need a place to put them too.
From nursery stage to pre-teen, our kids rooms need to withstand the ever changing collection of toys, books, school supplies and clothing. It is essential that if their rooms are to remain neat and tidy, that ample storage space is supplied. Whether your child enjoys putting their things away neatly, or stashing the mess away inside a cupboard as their cleaning efforts, the following shelving solutions will ensure their room remains (from the outside at least) as spotless, tidy and clutter free as possible.
An ever popular choice with many home owners today is this loft bed set which doubles up as both a storage and sleeping solution. There is loads of available storage and room for your kids to play and complete their homework tasks. The beauty of this is that the area above and below is completely theirs, and will allow them to take ownership of the space. If this is exactly what you are after, fortunately, you will find both high-end retailers and budget friendly options for a set like this in a multitude of colours and styles.
If you do not wish for their work area to be on display, you can simply attach a curtain which can be drawn from one side to the other to ensure their mess or creative pursuits remain hidden away when guests are around. Of course, children love to climb; so there is both a playful and functional value in this storage solution.
A white colour palette and a simple structure is the perfect chest of drawers to house clothes, blankets and soft toys. The beauty of this piece is that it has the ability to be customised to suit a variety of situations—either your little princess or prince, of course, depending on the decorations you choose. In this case, tassels, cupcakes and pink work for this little girls room. It is also possible that as she grows, to update the chest and work on a DIY project together to suit her new found needs—the opportunities are limitless.
Children love building blocks and colour, and this set of shelves is an excellent example of a life size set encompassing both of those elements. The boxes attached to the walls add a touch of playfulness and spontaneity to the design, and will no doubt have your child's imaginations running wild as to how the boxes are floating.
The variety of cupboard doors and drawers that open and close mean you can both display the nice toys and books, and hide away the just as loved, battered and beaten ones that are missing pages or eyes. This storage solutions is a great example of showing children how to put away their possessions from an early age.
A brilliant way to hide away toys and clutter, and with the added bonus of being a fun seating solution! At homify, we love hidden surprises and this exciting lounge incorporates both functionality and pizzazz. Whether you want to sit with your child and read, have a cup of hot coco, or simply use it only as a storage solution, you are presented with a myriad of opportunities and of course, a way to surprise their friends.
A built-in-wardrobe is always elegant and practical and is an extremely popular choice for all rooms of the house. The height allows you to store items that you do not wish to be touched at the top, and everything else at the height of your little ones. Perfect for books, toys and linen—you simply cannot go wrong with a cupboard as functional and good-looking as this.
For the lovers of simplicity and minimalism is this storage and seating solution for you. In terms of longevity, this setting is made from simple and durable wood meaning the room will constantly adapt to suit your child through all stages of growth. With all drawers low lying, your kids will become cleaning aficionados and always have a perfectly tidy bedroom or playroom. The gap above the draw lip means no little fingers or hands can get caught; a very well thought through design detail.