Be a Neat Freak! 15 Fun Organization Tips for Kids' Rooms and Nurseries
MAKE STORAGE COLORFUL
CREATE COOL NOOKS WITH SHELVES
Kids enjoy privacy (almost) as much as you do. Here, a shelving unit is also used as a room divider – in this case to create a cozy reading nook – allowing access to stored items from either side.
SET UP AN AT-HOME GALLERY
You treasure your children's artwork until you find yourself drowning in it. Let them pick their favorites and curate a rotating gallery in their rooms.
CHANGE CLOSETS TO FIT KIDS' NEEDS
Babies' and young children's clothes don't need as much hanging space as yours do, so consider restructuring their closets to maximize storage space.
MAKE ROOM UNDER BEDS
Inexpensive crates under the bed not only take advantage of underutilized floor space but also make it easy for kids to access their toys – and with any luck, also put them away.
SET UP SHELVES SO KIDS CAN SEE
Here, books are displayed forward-facing and at a child's height for maximum use of a sweet reading nook.
HANG ITEMS AT KID HEIGHT
Hanging a child's coat at their height gives them a sense of independence and spares you a minute or two. This mom has cleverly incorporated a wall hook into the design of a clothesline wall decal for a bit of whimsy.
Organizing books by color is not only pretty but also makes perfect sense for pre-readers who are likely to remember the colors of their favorite books.
USE THE WALLS
This room is long and narrow, making storage tricky. The parents installed 15 wall-mount storage bins along one wall to hold clothes and toys and labeled them with a "liquid chalk" marker.
EXPOSE ART FOR INSPIRATION
Art supplies will get used more if they are easily accessible instead of tucked away in drawers. Hanging artwork in this area serves as added inspiration for kids to express their creativity.
THINK BEYOND THE SHELVES
When it comes to storing and displaying toys in kids' rooms, think beyond a simple shelf. Here, inexpensive wood crates mounted to the wall become shadow boxes to show off beautiful toys.
MAKE STORAGE MOVABLE
Kids love moving stuff around. Adding casters to under-bed storage bins make them easier for kids to pull out and access and easier for you when it's time to clear away the dust bunnies.
HAVE FUN WITH DISPLAYS
Book slings not only allow you to store books with their covers appealingly facing out, but are a great way to add color and pattern to a room.
CREATE AN ART AREA
A well-stocked and smartly organized art area for kids stands at the ready for whenever creative inspiration strikes. In this space, each supply has its own place so you don't end up with a junk drawer of broken crayons and dried-out paints.
PLAY WITH PATTERN
This mom kept the walls and furniture neutral, giving her tons of room to play with pattern and color in the accessories, including these pretty floral storage cubes.
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