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The lovely playroom. And by “lovely,” we mean “premiere Lego-strewn eyesore of the home.” Good news, mamas: Thoughtful playroom decor can promote naptime, encourage creativity, teach the value of tidiness and generally make life both easier and prettier for you and your brood. Here, nine brilliant, kiddo-optimized design ideas.  

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Choose A Craft Table With Built In Storage

To keep art supplies easy to access. (Bonus points for an attractive, easy-wipe tabletop surface.)

Get the look: Ikea table ($25)

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Stow Toys In African Baskets

And slide 'em into open face bookshelves to clear up floor space. (So easy, so much prettier than plastic.)

Get the look: McGee & Co. basket ($58)

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Remember That Kiddie Kitchens = Mega Storage

Psst, this unconventional (and adorable) storage solution hides allllll the toys.

Get the look: Pottery Barn kitchen ($399)

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Mount Book Caddies Low On A Wall

So little Bobby can read his favorite books at his leisure (and stow his toys easily come cleanup time.)

Get the look: RH Baby & Child bookrack ($69)

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Group Like Items in Tiered Hanging Baskets

Sometimes it helps to curb the rising tide of kid mess by keeping at least some toys out of reach.

Get the look: Mikasa baskets ($60)

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And Keep Floating Floor Bins At the Ready

When storage is this soft and cuddly, cleanup time looks a whole lot like playtime.

Get the look: Genevieve Gorder for Land of Nod bin ($49)

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Tuck Numbered Crates Into Built-In Cubbies

1 for stuffed animals. 2 for wooden blocks. (And three cheers for hyper-organization.)

Get the look: Joann crate ($13)

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Pitch A Tent In A Corner

Yes, teepees are cute. But they’re also a great place to hide a mess in a pinch. 

Get the Look: Birch Lane Kids teepee ($154)

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Group Toys By Size (In Ascending Order)

Our inner aesthete is really delighted by this spacial symmetry. (And our inner worrywart is delighted these bookshelves mount to the wall.)

Get the look: Land of Nod bookshelf ($149)

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