15 Organization Ideas to Make Your Playroom Adult-Friendly
Because playrooms and adults can peacefully coexist.
The kids are back in school, but the playroom floor is still littered with toys? It might be time to try some new organization tactics. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ideas for keeping the most kid-friendly room in your home adult-friendly, too.
Kitchen Containers for Small Toys
Keep small toys and playdough corralled in clear kitchen containers. Attach fun labels for a cutesy touch.
Garden Stool for Balls
Flip a colorful garden stool upside down for a stylish place to store the ever-growing collection of balls in your playroom.
Hack a Shoe Rack
Dolls Stored on Shoe Rack
Plastic bins and tubs are one solution for storing a collection of fashion dolls, but there are other options. In this closet, a women's slide-out shoe rack has cleverly been used for display storage of a group of fashion dolls. The "arms" secure each figure to the rack, which keeps all the dolls in plain sight and within easy reach.
A shoe rack creates movie theater-style seating for your child's doll collection.
Condiment Caddy for Blocks
Store and display colorful blocks in a condiment caddy.
Functional Storage in Transitional Playroom
Numbered bins and concealed storage make for a functional corner in this transitional playroom. A ladder helps young users reach items on the upper shelves.
If you don’t want clear storage bins but tend to be forgetful, opt for numbered storage bins. Create a system to keep yourself organized and make toy cleanup a breeze.
Courtesy of Jamielyn Nye and HomeGoods
Large baskets are a great way to store (and hide) stuffed animals and toys alike.
Dress-Up Clothes Rack
Do you have a dress-up diva on your hands? Create a small hanging rack just for dress-up clothes. Not only is it functional, but it’s pretty adorable, too!
Wood Storage Bins
Contemporary Playroom With Mod White Chairs and Wooden Storage Bins
Modern white chairs bring some smooth curves to the edges and corners in this playroom. A white table provides a workspace and can conceal storage beneath. Wooden storage bins bring a beautiful, rich color to the room and allow for easy pick up. A neutral graphic rug meshes with the wood, white and neutral wall color.
Cherie Cordellos Photography
Sleek wood storage bins slide under this modern play table, but they would work well lined against a wall, too.
Clean, Modern Playroom Offers Colorful Bench Seating
A white bench with colorful cushions wraps around the windowed wall in this spacious playroom. The cheery cushions pair with a dyed rug to bring bright, kid-friendly color to the clean, modern space.
Take advantage of windows in your space with window seats, which can serve double duty as seating and hidden storage (score!).
Basement Playroom Wall-to-Wall Lego Storage With Desk
This spacious basement playroom features built-in shelving with pullout containers fit for organizing small pieces. The wall-to-wall storage unit includes a built-in desk, providing the perfect spot for piecing together complicated Lego designs.
John G. Wilbanks Photography
If your playroom has been overtaken with tiny toys, an organization system like this one might be just what you need — and your little Lego lover’s dream come true.
Ladder for Toy Storage
Combine form and function by storing toys on a ladder that coordinates with your design scheme. A leaning ladder serves the same purpose as a shelf but adds an element of interest to your room.
Floating bookshelves are the perfect option if you’re short on space in your playroom. These three white shelves create an instant reading nook without occupying any floor space.
At your art station, opt for a desk with maximum storage space.
Probably the most common type of playroom organization system, cubbies represent functionality at its finest. But this playroom shows that they can be totally trendy, too — clean lines and happy colors, FTW!
Built-Ins + Bins
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If you’re working with built-ins, take full advantage of every square inch by filling empty shelves with storage bins. Make sure you buy bins that coordinate with the look of your cabinets. Here, rustic bins blend beautifully with the weathered wood cabinetry.