Kids' Room Storage and Design Solutions

written by Kasey White
last updated: February 15, 2023

It's no secret that kids' rooms can quickly overflow with toys, clothes, books, shoes, school supplies and anything else they choose to decorate their space. When you factor in all the activities that take place in a child's room, like tea parties, games, slumber parties, school projects, storytime, and of course, sleep, you may find yourself running out of space.

While a glimpse into your child's bedroom may reveal a cluttered mess, adding storage and design solutions allow you to maximize the space you do have. With more of their belongings stowed away, your child will have more freedom to play and learn and navigate the room safely and easily.

Check out the following innovative kids' bedroom storage solutions if you're at the crossroads of having too much stuff and not enough space.

1. Built-In Shelves and Cabinets

Built-in shelves and cabinets are custom-made storage solutions that become a permanent part of your kid's bedroom. These storage options are positioned into the wall or an open space to provide a surface for clothes, toys and books without compromising the room's open layout.

Children's bedroom shelving is an excellent option because built-in shelves utilize wall space that may otherwise go unused. Plus, because built-in shelves for bedrooms are situated in the walls, you can forgo traditional storage options that rest on the floor, opening up the room and giving your kids more living space.

Built-in cabinets and shelves for kids' rooms can also be customized according to your needs. You can choose the width, height and design that best suits your child's space instead of resigning yourself to a one-size-fits-all cabinet or shelf. Built-in shelves and cabinets are available in various materials and finishes to complement the design of your child's room.

2. Classic Drawers

When choosing furniture, the best pieces will help you organize and store the clutter rather than add to it. Classic drawers are a timeless solution for kids' room storage.

A classic set of drawers may be the perfect versatile storage option for your child's room. Children's clothes are small enough to fold or roll up nicely in drawers, allowing you to use their closet for other, bigger items. You can place dividers in the drawers to keep small, loose items like socks, hats and gloves organized.

Drawers aren't just for clothing, of course. You can stash everything from hair bows and clips to small toys in them to help keep your child's room in order. Further, a set of drawers can grow with your kid, adapting to their changing needs. Once their clothes no longer fit in the drawers, you can transfer them to the closet and use the drawers for other items.

Choosing custom, well-made drawers ensures your investment lasts for years, even when your child grows older and decides to change the layout of their room or move to a different space in your home.


3. Hanging Cabinets

Cabinets aren't just for kitchens and bathrooms — they also make great pieces for storage and organization in a kid's room. Consider installing hanging cabinets if your child's room has extra wall space. These solutions save room by using vertical space rather than valuable and limited floor space.

In a nursery, you can hang cabinets at eye level and fill them with extra diapers, wipes, creams and other baby supplies you need to access but don't necessarily want to display. In comparison, a set of cubby-style cabinets makes a functional headboard when you hang them over your child's bed.

You can also add tension rods to hanging cabinets to store clothing or install slide-out drawers to put away and retrieve items quickly. Opt for cabinets with glass fronts if you want to display your child's special belongings in a safe, dust-free spot, such as gifts from loved ones or souvenirs from a trip.

4. Below-the-Bed Storage

When you need to maximize every bit of space in your kid's bedroom, the area below their bed can be a lifesaver. You can transform this dead space into a storage haven in a number of ways with various storage options:

  • Clear plastic containers: These bins keep things organized and allow you to see what's inside them with ease.
  • Wheeled boxes: These containers provide the same functionality as built-in drawers and allow you to move them quickly whenever necessary. 
  • Cabinet drawers: Rather than a standard bed frame, choose a set of wide, low-profile cabinet drawers for the mattress to rest on. The ability to slide drawers in and out is convenient, and placing them below your child's bed virtually eliminates the hassle of cleaning the hard-to-reach space.
  • Custom-built sliding containers: Storage solutions built specifically for a designated area ensure no potentially usable space gets wasted.
  • Storage bags: Zippered bags work well for storing your child's extra bed linens, pillows or bulky winter clothing. When you remove the air from them with a vacuum, they compress into nearly flat layers, allowing you to keep many things in a small space.
  • Hide the space with a bed skirt: If you want your child's under-bed storage solutions to remain out of sight, you can hang an attractive bed skirt to hide them.

As your child transitions from a small bed to a larger one, you can further increase their below-the-bed storage, allowing you to free up space in their room for play, studying, and other activities.

Wellborn Cabinets Has the Organization Solutions You Need

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. has provided homeowners with quality heirloom cabinets and accessories for over 60 years. When you choose Wellborn Cabinet whole-home cabinetry, you can expect storage solutions built with detail and care by dedicated team members in a state-of-the-art facility.

If you're looking for storage options to remodel or outfit your child's room, cabinetry works well to help you store items, stay organized and keep kids' rooms nice and tidy. With dozens of ways to format cabinetry in your child's space, it's a one-size-fits-all solution you can use to avoid clutter for years to come. Browse our products for kids' room organization and storage solutions!

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