Whether it’s short of space or simply not having the right system to organize, lack of functional storage is one of those dilemmas that everyone seems to have. When you already have all the dressers and case pieces but still need additional places to get everything in order, here are some storage ideas for reorganizing that nursery or the up-coming back-to-school cleanup.
Cornered- Make use of those corners, no matter how small. They can hold all those picture frames, small collections, and knick knacks that you may want displayed but do not want to take up precious dresser-top space with.
^Image: Project Nursery
Tiered- You’ve probably re-purposed that vintage cake stand into your jewelry console, so why not a Farmer’s Market Epergne/fruit stand into your baby’s accessories caddy?
^Image: Project Nursery
Under Bed Storage- There’s no room for bed-time monsters here! Make use of that space under the crib with a flat storage box. Use a crib skirt to hide anything unsightly, or find some bins that you do not mind displaying. Just make sure that the items inside are either sealed shut or are baby-proofed around any crawling Little Ones.
^Images: A Lovely Lark
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DIY Library- There are so many configurations and ways to style a bookshelf wall that there is definitely a variation that will work for just about any space. It’s a must-have for any child’s room as they display all those beautifuly illustrated book covers, and do not take up any floor space that regular bookcases do. Score!
^Image: Mini Style Blog
^Image: The Book and the Boy
How to Stack Those Stuffies?– This is probably the age old question that parents have been asking themselves since mass-produced stuffed animals came into existence (I have a one year old and we are already swarmed with fur babies everywhere, thanks to grandma and grandpa, aunties and uncles, and friends). I have been (and am still) on the hunt for effective, but also aesthetically agreeable ways of corralling these little beings.
^A vintage style wooden crate with wheels. Image: Cozy Cottage Cute
^The basket seems to be the majority’s answer for all general toy clutter. If it’s going to all have to get piled somewhere, it may as well be in a style that can double as some interior design eye-candy. Image: The Glitter Guide
^Re-purposed garden wire baskets are an unexpected but cute way to display those dollies and animals. Image 1: Modern Kiddo, Image 2: Babble
^Make those animals double up as wall art with this DIY branch swing. Just make sure to keep the ropes high enough away from little hands. Image: Garden Therapy