Rosenberry Rooms President, Susie Fougerousse, shares some of her tips for organizing children’s rooms with creative storage solutions. With 5 children of her own ranging from 11 months to 14 years, she has definitely become an expert on this subject! Check out some of these tips below and incorporate the ones that work best for you and your home.
Functional and stylish storage is one of the most essential elements to consider when decorating a child’s room. Great organization solutions are so important for every child at any age, whether in a nursery, playroom or teen’s room. While the items needing to be organized may change from diapers and dolls, to books and homework, the same basic solutions can be carried through each stage. I am a big believer in having a good mix of both permanent and portable storage solutions in a child’s room, that are transitional and versatile enough to grow with your child.
1) Every child’s room should be equipped with a sturdy book shelf for displaying treasures, books, pictures and more. Selecting a basic style in a neutral color will allow the parents maximum versatility for use over the long term. As the child grows, the uses and consequently the look of the shelf, will naturally adapt to the child’s changing needs.
2) If the room allows for it and your budget permits, built-in book cases with doors and drawers are a classy way to enhance the look of the room while providing valuable and timeless storage for odds and ends. Window seats are also a charming option, and serve as a great area for seating and storage!
3) Portable storage options, such as vintage painted wooden crates or personalized metal containers are a stylish option for children of all ages. With an endless array of colors, patterns, fonts and shapes to choose from, these storage containers are a cool and decorative addition to any room. Boxes and bins can be stored on bookshelves, under beds or simply on the floor for easy access. Children can even tote these around the house from room to room.
4) Unique, stand-out pieces are also important. Storage solutions can sometimes be uninviting so it’s important to utilize pieces that are both interesting and functional. This Tree Bookcase by Nurseryworks is an excellent example that would work great in a kid’s room for storing and displaying books, games, dolls and more!
In summary, room organization doesn’t have to be boring! Keeping toys and clutter off the ground and out of sight is now easier than ever with the creative and functional options available today. With a little imagination your child’s belongings can be tucked away neatly in storage that works and looks great, too.