Skip to main content

7 ways to organise kids bedroom storage

Having a place for everything definitely makes it easier to keep things tidy in your child’s room. Good storage can also help make it fun for them to organise their toys and nick-nacks all by themselves – even more so if you let them decide where all their things should go.

Two TROFAST storage combinations with boxes against a black wall. Four TROFAST wall storage with white boxes are above them.
Two TROFAST storage combinations with boxes against a black wall. Four TROFAST wall storage with white boxes are above them.

1. Make sure toys are ready for playtime

What would make toy access easy for your child? You could try low storage for larger things and toys they can reach themselves, and put other toys away in the wall drawers. Then they can play with what is in reach, while you introduce ‘new’ toys from the high drawers when it’s time for a mood refresh.

See the TROFAST toy storage series
A child looks into an open box in one of two TROFAST storage combinations with boxes placed along a black chalkboard wall.
A yellow BLÅVINGAD soft toy octopus lies on the floor beside a TROFAST storage combination in the corner of a bedroom.
See the TROFAST toy storage series

2. Go create!

Set up dedicated spaces for things like creative and focused activities. Put pens, paper, stationery and craft materials in easy-to-access boxes and organisers on an open shelf near their desk so your children can just sit down and get started. Complete with a fun work lamp for clear lighting.

See all children’s desk accessories
A white/turquoise PÅHL desk with a yellow MAMMUT children’s stool in front, and a PÅHL desktop shelf holding boxes on top.
A white PÅHL desktop shelf unit on a desk holding blue, yellow and pink boxes and toys. A KRUX LED work lamp is beside it.
See all children’s desk accessories

3. Put books and toys in show-off mode

A simple display storage unit or wall storage can become an ever-changing show of your child’s favourite things – whether that means favourite toys, books, or cute furry friends. As well as being inspiring and cheerful, it makes it easy for them to pick and choose what they want to play with or read.

A white BERGIG book display with storage holding brightly coloured toys books and boxes and a PELARBOJ LED table lamp.
Two SUNDVIK extendable beds stand against each other along a wall with works of art and FLISAT wall storage on it.

4. Easy out, easy away

Playful, fun and mobile storage helps make clearing up a breeze too. Storage with compartments can breathe new life into play as well as move to the edge of the room when needed. Or use a box on wheels to gather up wayward toys from the day’s activities that ‘goes to bed’ at the same time as your child.

See all children’s boxes & baskets
A child putting a soft toy shark into the top level of TIGERFINK storage with compartments that’s on top of a yellow rug.
Two FLISAT toy storage with wheels filled with toys against a black wall and beside a TROFAST storage combination with boxes.
See all children’s boxes & baskets

5. Smile! It’s tidy up time

All chores become easier with a grin or two – even tidying up. Try furniture with built-in storage to bring on the giggles when everything gets put away in a flash. Or you could invent fun ‘tidy-up’ games like feeding the whale with toys. An upbeat tune adds an energy boost to keep the happy vibe going.

A child pushes some wooden blocks into a white TROFAST box which is attached underneath a FLISAT children’s table.
Soft toys from the BLÅVINGAD collection shaped like sea creatures lie on a LANGSTED rug in front of some large windows.

6. Pass it on

Overrun with toys but don’t want to throw them away? Want to help your child make their own decisions about what they keep? Add a basket to their room for belongings they have grown out of. It will help keep stuff down and get them in the habit of giving their things a second life with someone else. Simple!

A picture ledge, two white DRÖNJÖNS wastepaper baskets with toys inside and a child’s hand throwing a toy into one of them.

7. Let’s play!

When the sorting and throwing-out is done and everything that’s left has a home, it’s time for the fun to begin. That’s because there’s only one thing left for your children (and you) to do in the space you’ve created – get down and play! And you can relax knowing that tidy-up time will be easy too.

See all physical play
A blue/green DVÄRGMÅS play tunnel with a green caterpillar soft toy inside it and a blue whale BLÅVINGAD soft toy at the end.
See all physical play

More tips to help children organise their things