Childrens’ bedroom storage solutions

Create more storage in your children's bedroom with this selection of storage beds, wardrobes, storage units and smaller storage options.

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For school-age children, go for wall-hung pieces to make space for a dedicated desk for homework. These compact wall-hung units can hold books, games and more. Battistella Klou open units in Fuchsia, from £100 for (H)32x (W)60x(D)30cm; Battistella Klou closed units in Fuchsia, from £125 for (H)32x(W)60x (D)30cm; Metro sliding door wardrobe, (H)228x(W)182.5x (D)67cm, £1,380 (not including installation); two-drawer bedside table, (H)38x(W)60x (D)45cm, £185, all made from laminated MDF, Go Modern

What to consider when choosing children’s bedroom storage

  • A mix of bookcases, wall shelving, chests of drawers, cupboards and hanging storage is always useful in children’s rooms.
  • Make sure you include plenty of open-style storage as well as closed units so that children can display their favourite things.
  • Fitted furniture comprising a bed with storage will maximise the available space.
  • With young children, keep as much floor space clear for play as possible. Choose wall-hung storage for a small room to make the most of the available space.
  • Be aware of safety by fixing tall or heavy storage furniture to the walls so that it can’t be pulled over.
  • Look for robust pieces of furniture and fingerprint-proof materials, and avoid storage that has glass doors.
  • If you want to make your budget stretch further, choose storage that will work through the childhood years or can be adapted, rather than age-specific pieces.

Look for storage furniture that not only appeals to children but also offers a quirky style that you’ll appreciate. Alpha Betty chest of drawers, made from mango wood, (H)82x (W)115x(D)38cm, £495, Loaf.

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With fitted furniture you can pack in lots of storage, including beneath the bed. Cassia White Space Saver, made from laminated chipboard, from £1,456 for two single wardrobes, two bedside cupboards, two single cupboards and a dressing table, Betta Living.

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Choose clever solutions, such as this headboard with integrated storage space. Brimnes headboard, made from particleboard and fibreboard, from £85 for (H)111x(W)146x(D)28cm, Ikea.

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This multipurpose bench has space inside for toys, but it will still meet children’s storage needs as they get older. Oliver Furniture playroom bench, made from birchwood and MDF, (H)58x(W)84x (D)41cm, £345 (including cushion), Nubie.