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DIY Storage for Kids’ Rooms

Ever since our kids were very little, we’ve been pretty good about keeping their rooms tidy and organized and not spoiling them so much that we end up with clutter everywhere. Even so, we still find that we’re always in need of new suggestions for ways to better store and organize their things, just to make sure things stay that way! That’s how we’ve found ourselves scouring the Internet recently for suggestions of how to make some DIY kids’ room storage that will help them keep their space tidy and their toys put away while still keeping everything accessible and easy to use!

Just in case you love the idea of putting your crafting skills to good use in the form of some DIY kids’ room organization solutions just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Cubby shelves as playroom storage

Cubby shelves as playroom storage

In reality, some of the very best storage options for just about any room of your house don’t actually require that much specialized DIY skill at all; it’s always just helpful to have suggestions on how to set things up! That’s precisely the kind of thing you’ll find in this organizational tutorial from Making Home Base that suggests short cubby shelves to kids’ room storage because they’re easy for little legs and arms to reach into and put stuff on.

2. DIY kids room book bin

Diy kids room book bin

In your experience, are bookshelves just a little bit too inconvenient for your youngest children to use because they’re always accidentally pulling a pile of books out and knocking them down when they were really only reaching for one? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this DIY kids room book bin outlined step by step on This Little Street. They show you how to put it together from scratch!

3. Double height kids’ closet with hanging storage baskets

Double height kids' closet with hanging storage baskets

Perhaps it’s not actually the toys and books that you find cluttering up your kids’ rooms very badly, but rather all of their clothing? Well, the good thing about kids’ clothes is that they’re smaller than adults’ clothing and therefore easier to store in unique, really space efficient ways! Take a look at how Reality Day Dream took full advantage of that by installing some extra shelves and baskets in their kids’ closet after lowering the curtain rod.

4. Easy curtain rod shelf

Easy curtain rod shelf

Are you actually living in quite a small home where space efficiency is really important, so you’re constantly looking for ways to maximize on whatever spare corners of storage space you can find in the rooms throughout your home? Then we think you’ll really get a kick out of the way While They Snooze made use of even the few feet of space they’ve got above the window by installing a shelf along the top of their curtain rod!

5. Animal topped mason jars to store craft supplies

Animal topped mason jars to store craft supplies

Perhaps you’re actually looking for storage solutions that you can encourage your kids to use themselves in order to keep things like their homework and crafting supplies organized, so you’re looking for a way to make tidying things up a little more fun? Then we’d definitely suggest checking out how Mason Jar Crafts Love created fun crafting storage jars by gluing animal figurines to the lids of mason jars and painting them bright colours!

6. Weekly organized clothes dresser

Weekly organized clothes dresser

Along with the concept of cleaning up and keeping tidy, are you also trying to teach your kids about dressing themselves and organizing their things for the days of the week, so they get familiar with schedules and routines? Then we have a feeling you’ll find these DIY day of the week drawers from How Do It very intriguing indeed! They show you how to do the lettering and suggest helping your child pick outfits for the week in advance and put them in the right drawer so they can just get up and get dressed in the morning, depending on the day!

7. DIY art cart

Diy art cart

Perhaps we really caught your attention when we started talking about ways to organize craft supplies but your kids are actually such huge DIY enthusiasts that they have far too many supplies than might be stored in just a few small jars? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Suburble made and organized an entire art supplies car instead!

8. Wall mounted book and toy crates

Wall mouted book and toy crates

Did we really catch your attention with the book box idea we showed you earlier but you’re not actually sure you’ve got the floor space available for another thing to sit even in the corner of your room? In that case, perhaps you’d get along a little better with something like these wall mounted storage crates that are perfect for holding books and small toys. BHG shows you how they made these ones.

9. Hanging bedside organizer

Hanging bedside organizer

If we’re being honest, this next idea might be one of our very favourites on the whole list. There’s just something about the idea of making a storage idea that’s crafty but also convenient and impressively smart that’s very satisfying indeed! We love the way Sew Mama Sew used scrap fabric to make a set of hanging pockets that attach to your child’s beside in order to give them a place to put books, stuffed animals, tissues, and other bedtime essentials that they might want to reach for from under the covers.

10. Clear toy storage bags

Clear toy storage bags

Maybe you’re actually looking for ways to get very crafty indeed but also smart and organizational with your solutions but your sewing skills, which are the ones you’re most confident in, are the ones you’d really like to put to good use? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Make It, Love It used scrap fabric and soft plastic to make these clear drawstring bags that are perfect for storing toys with lots of small pieces in!

11. DIY dress up caddy

Diy dress up caddy

We know we’ve already shown you how to reorganize your child’s closet in a way that’s a little more efficient, but perhaps what you really need is a solution for keeping their dress up clothes separate from their daily clothes so they can play with them more easily without having to dig around in the clean laundry you just folded? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give something like this DIY dress up caddy a try. Get the full steps for making one of your own on Craftiness Is Not Optional.

12. Stacked basket storage for little shoes

Stacked basket storage for little shoes

Perhaps you’re just looking for a very low maintenance and budget friendly suggestion for storing little shoes in a way that’s slightly neater than just putting them on the closet floor, where they tend to get jumbled? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at the way Parents used stacking plastic dollar storage baskets as shoe bins, organized according to type.

13. Vintage washtub toy storage

Vintage washtub toy storage

We’ve always loved the idea of having a toy box that our kids might pull things out of and put things back into very easily at their whim, but we’re also always open to suggestions for making things even more unique than usual. That’s why we were such big fans of how Killer B Designs made a sort of rustic modern toybox from an old metal wash tub with a DIY tufted top in brightly patterned and coloured fabric!

14. Pegboard toy weapons storage

Pegboard toy weapons storage

Are your kids actually the kinds of little warriors who have all kinds of Nerf guns, space lasers, and light sabres with which they frequently save the world but you’re tired of tripping on them when they get left on the floor? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Inspiration Made Simple made a pegboard style storage wall for all of their own little warriors’ gear to hang from where they can still reach it whenever they want.

15. Rain gutter bookshelves

Rain gutter bookshelves

Are you still feeling very intrigued indeed by the concept of making alternative book storage that will help keep all your kids’ stories organized but you’d like something a little different than what you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Restoration Beauty turned some repurposed rain gutters into wall mounted bookshelves!

Have you made other awesome DIY storage and organization solutions for your kids’ bedrooms or nurseries that you were very happy with and still use but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!