Playroom Storage Makeover

I don’t think I’ve ever shared photos of our playroom before. It is a finished space in our basement that serves as a multi-purpose room (playroom/family room/office/guest room.) The major work horse in the playroom is a huge shelving unit (Expedit from Ikea) which holds all of our games and our son’s small toys in the black bins (Drona). For quite awhile, I’ve wanted to change things up. So, I decided to do a playroom storage makeover, focusing on what we currently have.

Playroom Storage Makeover

There are so many amazing storage solutions for toys available these days. I love these charcoal and ivory rugby bins from the Container store, but at almost $100 for 8 of them, it seemed that I could come up with something similar for our current black bins and save myself some dough.

Playroom Storage Expedit Before

I thought of several different ideas, from covering the bins in fabric to painting stripes, but I just couldn’t commit to any one idea. Then, while perusing Ikea’s website I found black and white stripe place mats (Ljuda) for 1.49 each and decided they would be perfect for the job.

Ljuda Black White Place Mat

After taking the measurements of the bins, I cut one of the place mats to size and used it as a template for the rest of the pieces.

Cutting Ljuda Place Mat

Then, I inserted the cut place mats under the fabric fold at the top of the bins and used hot glue to secure them to the fronts. Super easy.

Hot Glue Place Mat To Drona Box

I love how the stripes add some playfulness to the plain boxes and if for some reason we tire of the contrast, we can just flip the boxes around and they will look just like they used to.

Playroom Drona Storage Makeover

So, what do you think of this simple playroom storage makeover? Do you like all of the stripes or the simplicity of the plain black bins? I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know!

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2 thoughts on “Playroom Storage Makeover

  1. Nicole

    What a wonderful storage idea!! We use the Expedit shelves for storing our homeschool supplies, books and more. It is so amazing how great and versatile these shelves are. Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!

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