If you have little ones at home, you know how quickly the toy situation can get out of hand. But just because you have small children, doesn’t mean your house has to look like a toy store. If you’re in need of a few solutions for toy storage, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up 4 of our favorite solutions for storing toys in a discrete yet stylish way.
Ottomans are a great solution for tucking small items away and completely out-of-sight because many feature hidden storage inside. Think: legos, blocks, stuffed animals, and dolls. For smaller items, one of our favorites is this fabric covered ottoman, available in several different fabrics and leather to suit any style or room.
Tall bookshelves are great for getting the most storage out of your vertical space. And paired with the right baskets or bins, the items can blend in quite seamlessly. An added bonus of using tall shelves is you can control which toys are easily accessible for your little ones — like books or puzzles, which can be stored on a lower shelf — and which items require some assistance from an adult — like art supplies or electronics, which can be stored on the top shelf.
We love the way baskets double as decor and storage, and if you opt for a basket with a lid, no one will ever know what you’re storing within. If your basket doesn’t have a lid, we recommend using it to store items like books and puzzles, since they tend to be less unsightly when compared to other toys. Another tip for hiding items in baskets is to use a throw blanket or two on top, which gives the appearance that the basket is simply storing pretty linens.
If you’re in need of a lot of storage, consider a large entertainment cabinet with drawers like the one shown here. This allows for ample room for toys, and the shelves can be reserved for decorative items. No one would ever guess those drawers are housing dozens of dinosaurs or baby doll accessories!
If we can help you find a custom solution for the toys in your home, swing by the store. We’d love to help you hide the toys and properly show off the style of your home!