Monday, August 15, 2011

Go Vertical

I have to apologize in advance because I have been so focused on storage solutions and cleaning lately; in particular I will not feel at ease until everything is put back in Henry's room and Holly's room sees some order as well. I am always inspired by people who make great use of small spaces, it seems they all have one thing in common (aside from the remarkable ability to purge and live with less): they use their wall space brilliantly! This seems like the ideal solution for Henry's room in particular, I would like to create a "storage wall" so his floor (playing) space is maximized. Here are some of the most inspiring ideas I have found this week:
When I saw this picture I wondered why I have not thought to use slatwall before; my husband has always had some scrap pieces laying around. This could be a great use of the base of his bunk bed as well!
I absolutely love the old library look, and I'm sure a ladder could be tons of fun for a 6 year old boy, still I would need to look into ways of making it safe...
The stylists know best in the new IKEA catalog; as apartment therapy points out they are full of different ideas on how to make use of wall space.
Another picture from the IKEA catalog, a lot of their modular units can be combined and mounted on the wall, freeing up valuable floor space.

I have seen lots of outward facing book storage online this year; we did put one rail alongside Henry's bed but found he kicked the books off in his sleep. Perhaps putting it on another wall would be a good option. 
Finally, I can't forget the use of hooks and magnets! You wouldn't believe the amount of toys that this could be useful for. What are some of your creative toy storage solutions?

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