Separating a kid from his or her clutter can seem like a never-ending task. The solution? Find creative, fun ways to stash, store, and show off your child's most precious junk - ahem - treasures.Plus: Living Rooms You'll Love
1. Bunk Bed Built-Ins
Look for beds that come with storage options, like drawers and shelves, built in. Toys and art supplies can be tucked away underneath the bed, while books can be at arm's reach for a little bit of pre-sleepy time reading.
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2. Create an Instant Art Gallery
Get a grip on casual art displays with a clothes-drying rack attached to the wall. (Amazon has one for $22!) Use clothes pins and binder clips to proudly show off art projects, family photos, magazine clippings, and the ubiquitous photo booth spread.
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3. Take Advantage of a Built-In Recess
By installing curtains, a built-in recess can be converted into a homework or crafting area. It only takes a quick closing of the curtains to hide away works in progress.
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4. Use Vintage Suitcases as Storage
Displayed in stacks or stored away behind closet doors, old trunks are the perfect size for organizing toys by likelihood of access and type.
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5. Show Off Those Fluffy Friends
Your little one refusing to give up a single Beanie Baby? Line up a collection of the least-used stuffed animals on top of a storage cupboard to maximize space and create a playful display. Even those with missing eyes or ears deserve to be seen.
6. Make a Sports Storage Zone
This wooden container provides storage for items as diverse as pool toys and stuffed animals. A quick coat of paint ensures that it has a decorative place in your child's room.
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