Left to their own devices a child’s bedroom or playroom can be a place of chaos. When toys are strewn across a carpeted floor it can also be a place of numerous unexpected foot injuries. This trouble is compounded if you have more than one child. Especially if they are close in age and prone to competing for the same toys.
Playroom Storage Ideas
Being able to give your child their own space, with some defined rules and boundaries can certainly help minimize mess as well as conflict. It also helps to have some thoughtful storage solutions in place to help with clean up and some reasonable sense of organization.
Whether it is their own bedroom or a separate independent playroom, your child’s needs are going to change as they grow. Our designers can help you evaluate their needs for the stage they are in and things they are likely to need in the years ahead. This helps establish a baseline for the organization system options that will work best for where they are today, as well as what they might need tomorrow.
As they are making the transition from a crib to the mobile activity of toddlerhood, low shelves can invite constant chaos. It can also help to keep some essential diaper changing supplies close at hand. Being able to provide them with a simple, yet large toy box will limit the mess and also give you a place to quickly deposit toys and items with minimal struggle.
If you have more than one child in the same age range, it might also help to be able to place dividers between shelves and other storage areas. Each child might get their own cubby or basket system. Something as simple as being able to define the territory in the room might help minimize some of the usual sibling rivalry conflicts.
As they approach the school-age years, most children start to embrace a sense of independence and being able to do things for themselves. At this stage, providing them with lower shelves, and lower hooks can let them access what they want, without having to always call to you. It can also make it easier for them to clean up after themselves.
As time goes on places for books, a quiet reading area, and maybe even a pull-out homework desk might become priorities.
At Closettec, our designers have years of experience developing effective, versatile organization systems for children’s spaces, bedrooms, and playrooms. We can help you weed through the wide range of options available to you.
Every Child Is Unique
Defining Your Child’s Playroom Needs
That Grows With Them
Some of the more popular furniture and features for a child’s playroom might include:
A built-in toybox
Toy bin organizers
Adjustable or built-in cubbies
A play table with built-in storage space
A play table that doubles as a toybox
Low hanger rods and coat hooks for clothes
A hanging or attached chalkboard
A hanging or attached whiteboard
Pull out disposal bin