As baby gets older there’ll be more and more things to put away. You can never have enough storage space! Everything in its place – the key to a well-organised nursery.
- Tuck away and hideaway – a good nursery has solutions for toys of all shapes and sizes.
- We know about hiding behind curtains but curtains can also be a great place to store soft toys – after all, they take up a large part of the wall space. Sew pockets onto a lower part of the curtain where toddlers can reach. Curtain pockets are a great way of storing toys, as well as a fun addition to any plain curtain.
- Benches and seats make for fabulous tuck-away spaces. Put an old crate on wheels underneath for easy access.
- String bags are easy to make and can be hung up on hooks out of the way. These bags should be fabric-labelled for grouping and storing toys. A sling hanging in the middle of the room will clear valuable floor space and show off soft toys.
- An old trunk, lined with ticking, is a delightful way to show off all the teddies at floor level.
- A butler’s tray is a perfect solution if you don’t have space for fixed furniture. It can be moved easily around the room, collapsed and stored away when not needed.
- Open bookcases are multifunctional units for storing a lot of clutter and showing off lovely things. Baskets on the shelves are a great way to hide lots of little toys and keep everything neat. The white baskets and toys are shown off against the darker background of the shelves.
- Old school lockers make for chic storage, especially if painted in what isn’t considered a “baby” colour – such as this stunning maroon, a shade which works beautifully with pretty pink.
- A dual-purpose shelf and hook unit makes a gorgeous addition to a little girl’s room – to store toys and show off some of her pretty dresses and hats. Old wicker baskets are perfect for storing blankets or other bigger toys.
- Sam Scarborough
As a parent, Sam’s motivation for writing and producing children’s décor books and imaginative products is to inspire other moms to be more innovative with their family and home environments. She runs her own kids’ décor company specialising in product design of play spaces and play ideas for children.