With all the various kinds of storage you can buy for kid’s rooms these days you might have thought traditional toy boxes had fallen from favour? They haven’t though and you’ll find a bewildering choice of designs out there so I’m not going to attempt at showing all of them, just the most popular options…
Dinosaurs Toy Box – white toy chest with a blue lid and trim. Features cute dinosaur characters on the front. W59 × D39 × H39 cm. £44.99 from very.co.uk
Flowers and Birds Toy Box – pink and white toy box with large floral print on the front. W59 × D39 × H39 cm. £44.99 from very.co.uk
Stars Storage Chest – painted toy chest with child-friendly lid and 3-star cut-outs in the front. Available in white, grey and pink. W68 × D43 × H43 cm. £62 from vertbaudet.co.uk
Pintoy Natural Toy Chest – one of the best sellers, also marketed under the John Cane brand, a simple design with inset panels, cut out handles and a child-frienldy lid. This version, with its all natural finish, is ideal for a neutral setting or for older children who have grown out of cute character themes. Made from solid rubberwood and sturdy enough to sit on. W64 x H30 x D37.5 cm. £79.99 from amazon.co.uk
Four Friends Toy Chest – the same chest with four smiling animal faces in the front and side panels. £92.99 from from amazon.co.uk
KidKraft Austin Toy Box – another famous brand but not so widely available. Features a ledge round the top and a safety hinge so the lid won’t slam shut. This box also comes in a range of colours including white, cream, blue pink, red and natural. W76 x H54 x D46 cm. £97.99 – £118.85 from amazon.co.uk
Race Track Toy Box – a blue and white theme with a printed racetrack on the surface of the lid. £114.99 from amazon.co.uk
My 1st Years Personalised Wooden Toy Chest – white-painted toy chest with child-friendly lid and carry handles. Personalised with up to 9 characters. W67 × D37 × H36 cm. £120 from johnlewis.com
Boori Toy Boxes – although part of a nursery furniture range these boxes will prove just as practical in any child’s room. They’re made with a solid wood frame with wood veneer panels and come in a variety of natural finishes as well as plain white. W80 x H50 x D40 cm. £249 from johnlewis.com
There are plenty more examples once you start looking and the sky’s the limit when it comes to prices. There are personalised toy boxes that cost from anywhere between £150 and £500.
There’s also the option of a regular blanket box that might be more suitable for older kids? They also have the benefit of dual use, so when the kids have outgrown their toys you can just use the box as it was originally intended.
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