Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Beyond the Usual Suspects: Toy Storage Solutions

Looking for something beautiful in the way of toy storage? These wicker coffres à jouets caught my eye. (And who says these lovely baskets could only be used for toys?)

stacking toy baskets

And I was also taken with these toy baskets - how nice that they can be stacked! (And I love that one side has a face, and the other a tail.) They come in various animals, and there's also a lidded toy chest (which removes the stacking function). Update on August 24, 2011: I'm no longer finding these.

Note: While large toy chests often don't work well - little things get lost at the bottom - they certainly have their place. Just be alert to the safety issues with toy chests and small children.

wooden toy bench

What about multi-purpose products? Here's a lovely wooden toy bench. The site doesn't identify the manufacturer, so I don't know if this is the banc avec coffre à jouets by Pinolino (which I couldn't find on the Pinolino web site). Update on August 24, 2011: The site I grabbed this picture from no longer sells the bench, but the Pinolino bench is still available.

child-size armchair with toy storage

If you prefer upholstered furniture, Sigikid has child-size armchairs and sofas with toy chests. Update on Feb. 25, 2015: I'm no longer finding these products.

wood toy storage bins in rack

Oeuf calls this lovely product the Toy Store. It's gotten a lot of attention in the blog world; I heard of it from Cool Mom Picks, Better Living Through Design, and Apartment Therapy.

toy storage basket, looks like house

And then there are the wonderful toy storage baskets that look like houses or garages. [via Cool Mom Picks; sold by Nettle Green]

nursery rhyme design hand painted toy box

And finally, here's one of the handpainted toy boxes from With Hugs and Kisses. I just wish the pictures were better, especially for this nursery rhyme box.

Related Posts:
Tantalizing Toy Boxes and Bins
Tackling the Toys

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