Tween Bedroom Storage Solutions.

Last year when my son turned ten we updated his room a bit to reflect his new found double figured status. A year on and it needed a few bits and bobs doing to resolve a couple of problems.

Problem 1: His little brother Syd doesn’t have a bedroom of his own, we decided the boys are both too fragile on the sleep front and that them sharing would lead to more restless nights for all of us. Syd’s bed is in our room, but half his toys are in Max’s room- and they were starting to take over.

Problem 2: When I moved in here I had no furniture and no money, we made do with cheap stuff we could afford, meaning Max’s chest of drawers was one of those plastic units that holds three plastic tubs. His clothes have outgrown these little drawers now he is so much taller, meaning there is always an overflow on the floor.


before bedroom


Solution: A diversion to Ikea while on a University Open Day visit in Bristol. A quick purchase of a toy storage unit and a chest of drawers, both white to match his existing desk, and look what a difference it makes……


childs  bedroom storage


And while we were there the teen also managed to sneak in some new storage for her room, very pretty, am still waiting to see if she uses it to put stuff in or sticks to her preferred method of dumping stuff on the floor!


kallax storage


The only downside was a day spent putting flatpack furniture together, something which Syd found fascinating, happily watching his Dad work and taking any opportunity to try and steal the hammer – an armed three year old is a terrifying prospect!

Love Miss Cisco XXX




  1. October 13, 2014 / 10:09 am

    We have an enormous one of those Kallax units. They’re brilliant but one year on, I still haven’t properly organised it!

    • October 13, 2014 / 10:15 am

      I am tempted to get us one or two of the big ones for our lounge to replace our mismatched units – couldn’t fit it in the car on this trip tho- need to take the estate next time we go to Ikea methinks!
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  2. October 13, 2014 / 10:32 am

    The trofast units are fab, Jamster has too in his room which he uses for both clothes and DVDs x

  3. October 13, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Wow, looks fantastic! I love the Kallax unit, it’s so pretty, I’ve not seen it before. Ikea are great, I think they are definitely best when it comes to storage!
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  4. October 13, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    these are great! we need more storage, have two girls sharing at the mo and one with her own room… not sure what we’ll do in a year or so when baby is here and not in with us anylonger!
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  5. October 13, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    I love the floral storage boxes in the kallax units. They would look great in my craft room (when I get one)

  6. October 14, 2014 / 9:07 am

    I love Ikea and that’s exactly how we redesigned our son’s room when he moved into another one – he has a really high bed with desk underneath.

    The choice of furniture looks great and so modern and clean (not that I was saying it was dirty).
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  7. October 14, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    My son is ten too and I have been considering to do a makeover in his room. Not sure what to do yet, though. Maybe I should get something for him for the Christmas.
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  8. November 25, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    It’s hard sometimes to find my children in their room – it’s a completely mess there 😀 I love your storage solution, I’ll give it a try!

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