Practical ideas for storage in children's rooms

Childrens play and l;earning area with small table, blackboard and clear storage boxes for toys
(Image credit: Orthex/A Place for Everything)

Combating mess in a child's room can be like fighting a losing battle. Every time you think it's done, another thing thing pops up and chaos reigns.

While these spaces need to feel owned by the child – a space for refuge or identity away from the hustle and bustle of shared living spaces – a certain order is absolutely necessary and enforcing the rules about keeping owned spaces clean is an important life lesson. 

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Simon Glanville

Simon Glanville has lived and breathed storage for over 20 years, growing the storage and organisational retailer 'A Place for Everything' from an initial bricks and mortar store in Chester. When it comes to practical and stylish storage solutions, there's very little Simon can't help with.

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Craig Sammells

Craig Sammells is country manager for the UK and Ireland at one of Scandinavia’s biggest storage manufacturers, Orthex Group. Craig has worked with retailers to create a collection of products under the group’s SmartStore brand that is perfect for UK consumers’ love of decluttering. As it's made from either fully recycled or recyclable plastic, it’s perfect for eco-conscious consumers too.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.