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Sophisticated Toy Storage Ideas
October 02, 2015 in Uncategorized | no comments

It is sometimes hard to have the best of both worlds. You want a stylish home, but need functional pieces to store away your family’s clutter. Luckily, there are many stylish solutions when it comes to storing toys. Both decorative and functional, these toy storage ideas are sure to keep your home neat and chic.

If you want a home that reflects your personal style, but is also functional, you should start thinking about investing in functional furniture pieces. Also, baskets for shelves and storage ottomans can hide toys in a pinch. Heather shared this concept and these principles on KXAN’s Studio 512 this past Tuesday. You can watch the full video here.

Studio 512 Sophisticated Toy Storage


If you prefer to read, we have listed Heather’s expert tips below.

1. Use storage ottomans for a quick clean up.

Storage ottomans are the perfect way to hide away toys that don’t need to be seen. We featured a leather and nail head trim ottoman that is stylish for any room in your home. It can be used as additional seating and is very simple to clean for unexpected messes. Also,  upholstered ottomans are a safer option so you do not have to worry about your kids hitting their heads on sharp corners.

Brown Leather Ottomans

2. Invest in furniture pieces that can be stylish & functional.

We featured a demilune piece of furniture that is perfect for a children’s room, entry way or near the kitchen since these are the areas  where children spend most of their time. Always invest in pieces that will be timeless and something you do not have to throw away when you move or when your child grows up. By having a sophisticated demilune, you can put artwork above it, a cute lamp, and even be creative with different knobs so that it still looks age appropriate.



3. Accessorize with storage baskets for open or closed areas

photo 2 Nursery storage baskets

Storage baskets are a fun and easy way to either show or hide your children’s toys. You can use tall baskets or ones that have lids for corners of the room. If a children’s room has bookshelves, you can still make toys look neat with top open baskets. Whether they are fabric or wicker baskets, they can invoke an organic and warm atmosphere in the room. Be playful and creative by adding a decorative band or pick a fun fabric as well!  Special thanks to our sophisticated mom friend, Shelby, for lending us some of her kid’s storage baskets.

Childrens Storage Baskets

Below is a photo of new metallic wicker baskets that we have available in our retail store. They are available in three different sizes with different color banding on each. So cute!


Hopefully these ideas will help you when you need a quick storing place for your family’s clutter! If you need help with any storage ideas stop by our retail store and we would be more than happy to help you!