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Organise and hide toys in the living room

12 October 2017

We call this the “toy taming imagination station,” and we think it’s a magical, doable way to sort toys in the living room. The closed doors keep toys out of sight and add to a clean, calm feel.

IKEA has lots of easy and helpful family room ideas like making an open-close toy storage solution. It keeps toy clutter behind two closed doors of PAX wardrobe in tanem white, so the room feels calm and inviting to grown ups, too.

We started by stripping the inside of an old PAX wardrobe (any wardrobe will do), leaving a clothes rail. We added wallpaper and anchored the wardrobe by drilling a few metal shelves through to the wall. We even made a mini desk from a table-top, a table leg and a stool. Then we put in lots of hooks and boxes to organise even more and make picking up easy peasy.

IKEA has toy storage ideas like transforming the inside of an old wardrobe into a toy box. Use KOMPLEMENT clothes rail in white to make hanging space for fancy dress outfits your child can wear during a dramatically creative performance.
IKEA has lots of boxes that can be used for kids’ toy storage. GODMORGON boxes come in a set of five with lids. Their see-through plastic makes it easier for kids to find what they need, especially tiny toys and beads.
IKEA has lots of modern furniture for the family room like FROSTA stool in birch plywood. It’s lightweight and stackable, so it’s easy to move around and doesn’t take up much space. It can double as a small table for kids, too.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior designer: Anna Cardell
Photographer: Anna Hållams