When organizing kids’ bedrooms, it’s all about keeping it playful, personalized and – above all – realistic. These fresh perspectives on storage and organization show you how to combine fun and order in a single space.
Replace Closet Doors with Curtains
While closets serve a unique purpose of hiding clutter storing your belongings, they often come with heavy doors that are hard for little hands to open and close. Replace the doors with curtains, and you have easier access to your storage and no more pinched fingers (hooray!).
Make Room for Two
Organizing kids’ bedrooms isn’t just about packing up and putting away; it’s also about how you use the space you have. If your kids share a bedroom, then bunk beds can maximize the vertical area while freeing up floor space for playing or other furniture you might need.
Look Under Your Feet
Speaking of bunk beds, start looking for pieces that offer extra storage – like these beds with staircase drawers. Not only are they attractive for boys’ and girls’ rooms, but they also help you organize your kids’ bedrooms with additional space for pillows, blankets and bedtime books. (Bonus: These staircases can be moved underneath the bottom bunk if you ever want to separate the bunk into single beds.)
Think about What’s Up
Whatever your child is into at the moment, keep those items closer to the ground for easy access. Other items that don’t get used as often – or are fragile – can go up on the wall along shelves and/or in decorative cubes.
Think Matchy, Matchy
When you no longer want to store clothing under the bed, you can put it all in dressers that match your other bedroom furniture. Make sure you choose pieces that offer plenty of room for now – and later – so organizing kids’ bedrooms doesn’t become a monthly activity.
Get Down To It
On the other hand, if you like that usable space under the bed, then you’ll really appreciate beds that come with built-in underbed storage. Stash your bulky blankets and extra pillows down under, and have them ready to use at a moment’s notice.
Make a Kids’ Artwork Gallery
How do you free up space on your refrigerator without packing away all your kids’ masterpieces? Proudly display them by making a gallery wall in their room. Secure each piece with a clothespin across sturdy strings, and change them out regularly to keep it fresh and fun.
Go Above and Beyond with Headboard Storage
When you need a convenient corner for bedtime books, favorite stuffed animals and other knick knacks, this handy headboard storage does a bang up job. Look for kids’ beds with built-in headboard cubbies, which offer a unique way to organize kids’ bedrooms.
Build in Study Time with a Student Desk
It’s time for a student desk when schoolbooks, tablets, and papers need a home of their own. Look for a standalone desk that offers plenty of storage, or save room with one that’s built in to the bedroom set.