If you live in a small space, don’t have a dedicated playroom, or simply need to keep toys where the rest of the family is, then this post is for you! I’ve come up with 15 toy storage solutions for the living room that are both affordable and functional so you can maximize the space in your home. Hide the toys in plain sight by utilizing ottomans, benches, lidded baskets, and other multi-functional furniture pieces! This upholstered bench made by Poppin can be found at The Container Store and it’s a doozy! Toys, throw blankets, books, games, puzzles – can all be stored in this awesome bench. If you have stuffed animals taking over your house, then this bean bag storage chair will be a game-changer!
Pretty baskets are always a win to contain small toys on top of, or on the shelves of, larger furniture pieces. This “Under the Bed Organization Storage Box” from WayFair is a simple, affordable, and effective way to hide toys under your furniture.
It has a stylish leather handle on the side and casters on the bottom for easy access. Speaking of casters, the “Galvanized Metal Underbed Storage” container features wheels and would fit in well with farmhouse or industrial chic decor. Of course, you can count on West Elm to have a practical and stylish “Modern Weave Underbed Storage Basket.” Although I have to admit that I am a bit scared of the sheer number of Legos that some of the larger ones can hold – yikes!
These smaller, neutral Swoop bags seem like a nice size as a toy storage solution for the living room. Nothing’s easy on the wallet like a good ‘ol cardboard box covered in contact paper.
This is also a great way to test out your living room toy storage before you commit to purchasing an entirely new product. It is beneficial to ensure that a new toy organizing system will indeed work prior to shelling out some dough. Simply pick up the supplies at your local Dollar Tree (jute twine or rope and a hot glue gun) and you’ll have a good-looking basket by the end of the day. These mesh toy storage bags come in a set of 12, with 3 different sizes, for only $17 and can be thrown in the washing machine if they get dirty.