Stylish Storage Solutions for Kids
Gone are the days where kid furniture and accessories had to be pink, blue, yellow or infantile. To our delight, we’re seeing an increase in chic and modern pieces that can be repurposed from kid room to adult living space and not compromise the décor in your home.
The frustrating part about shopping for kids is that they outgrow things quickly and you constantly feel like you’re buying new clothes, shoes and toys every few months. Luckily, the game is changing when it comes to furniture and storage solutions. Designers are sticking to neutral palettes that you’re able to hand down to younger siblings, who can then express their personal style through art, wall color and accessories like lamps and bedding.
The other important change is the materials being used and how furniture is being manufactured is getting much safer. The designers and brands we love use sustainable manufacturing practices, have high safety standards and use non-toxic, low VOC paints and lacquers designed to be kind to the earth, your health and last a lifetime. Below are 12 picks to keep your home stylishly organized!
Designed in Canada and responsibly produced in India, the Petit Pehr Pom Pom Hamper is made from durable, 100% cotton canvas and is perfect for holding clothes, trucks, balls, blocks, beach gear and everything in between.
Petit Pehr’s popular Drum Storage Bin is made from the same sturdy cotton canvas as their hampers, as well as reinforced with a wire rim. Dyed with child-safe non-toxic ink, these drums can hold just about anything.
Sustainably produced in Europe, the non-toxic and eco-friendly Oeuf Classic Six Drawer Dresser has clean modern lines and six drawers to provide plenty of storage for clothes, toys or linens for years to come.
All three of Bloom’s dressers are crafted out of solid wood, are formaldehyde free and finished with low VOC. All three designs come in multiple finishes and are timeless, functional and can transform from sophisticated cabinet to change station with Bloom’s Universal Change Tray (sold separately.)
Made in Michigan, Nursery Works’ designers work in close collaboration with skilled local artisans to build their Novella Dresser, which is manufactured with a non-toxic water based finish. With room for plenty of clothes, diapers or linen, the dresser also includes a removable change pad.
The Oeuf Storage Shelf is a useful addition to the Oeuf Perch Twin Bunk Bed. Made of eco-friendly MDF, it’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified and can be attached to the top side of the bed with brackets, or placed at the bottom when mounted on the legs.
Sustainably produced in Europe in a FSC certified facility, the GREENGUARD Gold Certified Oeuf ML Nightstand is ideal for storing books or small toys, but would look great in a living space with magazines. Made of solid Baltic birch plywood and eco-MDF, its finishes are non-toxic, water-based and free of VOC health hazards.
The Oeuf Toy Store is a GREENGUARD Gold Certified innovative storage system with three tiers of storage bins, perfect for books and toys. Because the bins are so easy to access, even the kids will want to pitch in at clean up time! Made of Baltic birch plywood and eco-MDF, its finishes are non-toxic, water-based and free of VOC health hazards. This is a piece that could be used to store art supplies, pantry items or tools once your child has less toys.
The Nursery Works Tree Bookcase is a fun and safe way to arrange your little ones books, stuffed animals or other knick knacks. The imaginative design is sanded and assembled by hand to ensure its smooth form and is crafted from non-toxic durable CARB II compliant fiberboard that won’t warp, split or crack.
The Oeuf Mini Library offers stylish and practical storage for any room. Children will love its fun design and easy-to-reach height. Parents will love its sleek contemporary looks and sturdy construction. GREENGUARD Gold Certified, it’s sustainably produced in Europe in an FSC certified facility out of solid Baltic birch plywood and eco-MDF and has a non-toxic, water-based and low VOC finish. For smaller spaces, try the Vertical Mini library. Its tall, compact design makes it a perfect fit for any size room. Shelves and stylish cubbies provide ample space for books, toys, and other treasured items.