12 photos of organised playrooms that are a parent's dream come true

Renata D’Almeida/Adrienne Hunter/Jen ShipwayPlayrooms can be just as organised as the rest of your house.
  • Kids and organisation might not seem like they go hand-in-hand.
  • But there are actually a lot of creative ways you can make a child’s space neat and fun at the same time, as photos of organised playrooms show.
  • Storage bins and shelves that are easily accessible for little hands make organising playrooms a breeze, and sticking with one colour scheme for toys can make rooms look less chaotic.
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Bins and shelves can make a big difference when it comes to organising kids’ spaces.

Jen ShipwayBins make playrooms more organised.

Jen Shipway’s playroom features a bookshelf with wicker baskets inside of it, making it easy for her children to put things where they belong.

An additional shelf on the far wall and a colour-coordinated box of art supplies highlight how Shipway makes organisation integral to the space, so it’s easier for her kids to maintain.


You don’t have to decrease the amount of things in the space to optimise organisation.

Adrienne HunterA monochromatic colour scheme can help you organise.

People often equate organisation with minimalism, but you don’t have to get rid of toys your kids love to make the space functional.

Adrienne Hunter’s toys all have a similar colour scheme, so the wood hue makes it feel less chaotic.

Shelves and cabinets create even more order.


Putting bins on shelves can make a space even more organised.

Taylor BoltKeeping items at a low height is important in playrooms.

Instead of just placing storage baskets on the floor, Taylor Bolt placed hers on a shelf, so things look tidier and there’s more room for play.

Plus, the shelf sits low to the ground, so little hands can grab what they need with ease.


Combining hanging storage, bins, and drawers creates a trifecta of organisation in this arts and crafts space.

Molly HowardEvery part of the room is used for storage.

Rather than sticking with one kind of organizational tool,Molly Howard used multiple strategies to optimise this creative space.

Some supplies sit in drawers, while others hang from the wall, creating a colourful and easily accessible area.

The tops of the storage units provide additional shelf space, so there’s plenty of room for everything Howard’s kids need.


Everything has a place in this black and white playroom.

WINTER DAISYThe mess can be hidden in this room.

The space, which belongs to WINTER DAISY, prevents the room from getting cluttered with cabinets that close, and spacious storage bins.

The additional boxes of toys beneath the table further streamline the room, and they’re easy for kids to reach.


You can make organisation fun for kids with the storage selections you make.

Paige Ray CreativeThe baskets are inviting to children.

Amy Friedman of Clutter Away LA used storage baskets with animals on them in this space, combining a kid-friendly item with an organisation tool.

The additional drawer storage is simple to navigate, and the colourful arrangement of toys against the white wall shelves encourages items to be put back where they belong.

Paige Ray Creative took the picture of the room.


The multi-tiered playset has storage built into it.

Renata D’AlmeidaThe playset has storage within it.

Shelves are built into this wooden playset in Renata D’Almeida’s playroom, so no excess space is used to keep things in order.

Plus, the different levels of the playset have unique purposes, with the upper level designated as a reading nook and the lower area dedicated to imaginative play.

The distinct areas make it even easier to maintain order.


This modern play area is tidy and inviting.

Sarah HonourClothes can hang on hooks in this room.

Hooks and a unit of storage bins keep Sarah Honour’s playroom looking neat, while the miniature kitchen and table clearly signify kids are welcome there.

The space is thoughtfully designed without alienating kids.


This playroom makes use of shelves and natural light.

Steph EschauzierThe room is designed with kids in mind.

Steph Eschauzier arranged a shelf of storage bins against a wall of windows in this playroom, which prevents the area from looking overcrowded.

Nothing in the room is out of reach for a child, increasing the likelihood kids will help to maintain order in the space.


Taking advantage of horizontal storage makes sense for a playroom.

Stephanie PickeringEverything is within reach of a child in this room.

Stephanie Pickering’s playroom has a wide arts and crafts table, but it isn’t too tall, allowing her little ones to reach what they need with ease.

Storage bins have been converted into drawers, further optimising the space.

Wall stickers and knick-knacks on the table make the area even more beautiful.


Books can serve as decoration if you organise them the right way.

Nadine MonseesBooks can double as decor.

Nadine Monsees places books facing out in her playroom, making them look tidy while simultaneously creating eye-catching decor.

Wall shelves and hooks keep the rest of the room in order.


Putting books and art projects on display doesn’t have to disrupt order.

Rebecca Simon/Maison EllieSliding bins make the space easy to navigate.

Drawers keep this space, designed by Rebecca Simon of Maison Ellie Interiors, in tip-top shape, but there’s also plenty of room for artistic expression thanks to a wire hanging designed for art projects.

Books are also displayed with the cover facing out on a nearby shelf, which makes it easy to find the book you need at story time, and it adds colour to the room.

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