9 smart tips for children's rooms
To be able to keep a child's room tidy, a flexible storage solution is almost essential. You need shelves, drawers and different types of hooks that can be easily moved around and adapted according to the child's age and height, to ensure you've always got the best form of storage, instead of having to keep on changing. As with all other rooms, constantly sorting, saving, giving and throwing away is important. Use our tips below for inspiration!
Create the perfect drawing boardKids love to draw, paint and create! Put together a smart solution that's perfect for painting by using two long drawer frames as a base, with a melamine top shelf as the worktop. Hook our magazine rack on the side of the drawer frame with a roll of drawing paper in it. Fasten an elastic band over the worktop to keep the paper in place. Pens, paints, paint books and other items can be neatly placed in handy mesh drawers. Use drawer stops to prevent drawers being pulled out too far.
Smart storage for toysMesh drawers are sufficiently tightly woven to stop small objects falling out whilst being transparent enough to see their contents. They are suitable for children's small things such as Lego blocks or Barbie shoes, and are even easy to carry thanks to a handle. The drawers and their frame come in many different sizes, and the label holders make it easy to clear up after play.
A flexible wardrobe for the smallest childSmall children have small clothes, and small clothes don't take so much space. That's why it's even better to use flexible storage right from the start with shelves, drawers and closet rods that are easy to move around, raise and of course add to as the child grows. You can use it right through the child's childhood, avoiding having to replace it. It can even go with your child when he/she moves from home!
Storage for everything"Everything in its place" is the basic concept for keeping order around the room. Different sized drawers mean everything can have its own place, even toy cars, bricks, dolls' clothes etc. And if the drawers are labelled with a photo of the things stored in them, even the smallest child can help keep things tidy. Store things at the child's height so that they can reach their own things.
Make space for your hobbyIs there an unused space in your child's room about 60 cm wide and 15 cm deep? Make it into a hobby corner! Set up a storing board on the wall, either using a wall mount or on an existing Elfa solution with top track and hang standards. Fix a number of transparent boxes for the storing board and fill them with beads, string, glitter or other small items that normally lie loose in large boxes. Once everything's sorted and easy to find, inspiration comes a lot easier! If you go for freestanding boxes, they fit perfectly on metal shelves – mix them together and take out only those you need at any given time. Enjoy!
Finally - room for all your sports equipmentThere's a smart storage solution for everything, even sports equipment. Hockey and floorball sticks can be held in a small tool holder, whilst a mesh storage bag is ideal for footballs, basketballs etc. On side of the bag is an opening with Velcro tape to make it easy to get hold of the balls at the bottom. Screw a rack utility rack onto the wall and hang the holder and bag up – easy!
(PS: if you already have an Elfa system, fasten the rack on a wall hang D.S)