Tuesday, November 10, 2015


What do you do with all of your kids toys and things if your home does not have some sort of Game Room?  Do they overtake any rooms or even your entire house? #sometimesIfeelliketheydo I am a believer in the fact that if it doesn’t fit in their room or closet it probably isn’t necessary.  Fortunately Oliver was blessed with a giant closet and he has a toy chest in his room!  And Owen shares a lot of Oliver’s toys so his closet is ample space for his larger toys.

But I also don’t want them to feel confined to only playing in their room.  I love that they want to spend time playing in the Family Room where we can all be together.  That being said I don’t like staring at children’s toys all day long when they are not home or after they go to bed at night.  I mean…my husband and I are adults (even though we don’t always act like it!) and this is our place to relax also! 

So I needed a place in the Family Room to house toys.  There are a few small drawers in our media console that we have some puzzles and books in but I needed something larger and more substantial.  AND…I wanted it to look nice in the room but not be expensive because my two little rug rats would be beating it up for sure!

There are so many different options out there it was hard to decide what would be best for us.  You can go with cubby storage like this one from Pottery Barn.  And believe me…there are a ton of options out there for this kind of thing.

Or how about a wooden trunk?  The Tucker Trunk from Crate & Barrel is a striking combination of paneled wood with an iron base.  And it would even make a fabulous coffee table!

For our situation I wanted something that would hide more than the cubbies but was not as large as the trunk.  So I opted for a woven storage chest.  The best news is that I bought it from Overstock and it was less than $100! It is very sturdy and has held up really well considering how tough my little guys can be with things!

Not that the house looks perfect every night but I love that we have a place to keep their things.  Let me know what you do to keep your space still feeling “adult” while letting your kids enjoy it also!