You generally find that people have a strong opinion about Ikea, both good and bad, not very many people are neutral about it. Personally I don’t like shopping there but I find their furniture is quite decent quality and compares well to similarly priced alternatives. One area where Ikea really excel though is storage – and their children’s range is particularly well designed and good value; I think so anyway?
The Trofast range is available in a selection of unit sizes, colours and configurations so you can start small and build up as your family and storage needs grow.
The units are very adaptable, as you can see here a simple storage unit becomes a mini room divider with a considered use of a green and white colour combination in a neutral frame to add a feeling of space.
Another clever use of colour in this playroom setting with a single unit providing lots of useful storage space for all the clutter of toys and games.
The durable plastic storage drawers come in four sizes and a selection of colours; you can also buy shelves which simply slot-in wherever you want them. There’s also a handy sticker pack you can buy with images of tools, toys, clothes and so on to help you identify what’s in each drawer.
Of course, the real benefit of a modular storage system like this one is that you don’t have to commit to buying an expensive furniture collection from the outset, you can just add more units whenever the need arises. And, because it’s Ikea, you can be sure they’ll still be available a year later. You can start with a single frame and a selection of drawers for about £40 upwards; what you spend after that will depend on your own needs but you should be able to kit out the average kid’s room for £150 or so? There’s also quite a demand for Trofast storage on eBay too – so if you want to sell your units when the kids have outgrown them you should get a decent price.
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