Finding enough storage in children’s bedrooms can be tough, but if you buy furniture and accessories with storage in mind, you should be able to find plenty of storage for kids rooms.
My daughters, 10, are twins and naturally enjoy sharing a room together. So, when I chose the children’s furniture for their room, I chose children’s furniture that would give us the most space as possible for storing their things.
Their room is fairly large, but not that big, considering that we must fit two twin beds in there, a dresser, and as many places as possible to stash all their clothing and toys.
Extra Storage for Kids Rooms
So, I chose a storage bed with drawers (South Shore Furniture, Lily Rose Collection, Twin Mates Bed 39″, Romantic Pine), which is available from Amazon.com. The twin bed frames, at $165 each, are fairly affordable, and offer three large drawers for storage underneath. The beds are an attractive and easy way to add additional storage for kids rooms. The frames only allow for a mattress (and not a boxspring), however, so I got pillowtop mattresses for my kids to make their beds more comfortable.
We purchased our children’s storage beds from Amazon.com, and got free shipping, which is a great deal, since shipping for large furniture items can be expensive!
My husband put the South Shore Furniture twin storage beds together for us, and he actually marveled at how well made the beds are, and how simple they were to put together.
I like the light wood tones of the twin storage beds, their Shaker style and the pretty flower pulls on the drawers. I also appreciate that they are made from composite wood carrying the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, which means that they are eco friendly.
Storage for books, toys
To add more storage to the room, we added a bookcase headboard (South Shore Furniture, Lily Rose Collection, Bookcase Headboard 39″, Romantic Pine) at about $90 each behind each daughter’s bed, which gives my kids a place to store their favorite books and their extra special treasures. I love looking at those headboard bookcases to see how each daughter has decorated it, as each girl has added her own special touches and treasures to her bookcase, making it truly her own.
Lily Rose Bookcase Headboard
Dresser for Kids Rooms
We also bought the Lily Rose Collection, 5 Drawer Chest (South Shore Furniture, Lily Rose Collection, 5 Drawer Chest, Romantic Pine)
at about $169 for the room, and the dresser gives us ample space to store kids clothes.
We’ve had the storage beds for over a year, and they are holding up excellently. The only problem we’ve experienced so far is that one of the three drawer knobs on one of the beds becomes loose occasionally, causing the pretty flower drawer pull to fall off.
I’ve allowed my daughters to put store items of their own choosing in the drawers under their twin beds, so it gives both girls a place to keep their most treasured stuffed animals, toys and art supplies.
I was going to go with bunkbeds for my children’s bedroom, but I am glad that I didn’t because should my daughters decide they want their own rooms when they get older, they can take these twin storage beds with them, and I won’t have to invest in new furniture – which is always a good thing! If my daughters decide they want more adult-looking drawer pulls on the dresser or bed drawers, or want to switch them out to change the style of the furniture, changing the pulls should be easy enough.
Cute Storage Cubbies
My daughters might be getting their own rooms soon, so there will most likely be room in each room to add additional storage. I like what Jen of IHeartOranizing did with her kids’ playroom — she turned an Ikea bookshelf on its side and made it into a bench with cubbie storage space. So smart! I might like to do something like that in my daughters’ new rooms, underneath their windows, to make window seat storage for them.
The kids could always use more storage!