9 Toy Boxes We Really Like (Because Those Toy Dinosaurs Cannot Live on the Floor Anymore)

published May 9, 2023
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One of the things I most dreaded about having a child was a home filled with toys. Even though I’ve tried to be thoughtful about the items we bring into our home, most of them are not exactly decor. (Although there are some great storage options to tame kid clutter, including baskets, bins, shelves, and of course, IKEA.)

Another toy storage option? The toy box, and I’ve rounded up some favorites to contain your little one’s toys in style. These are perfect for the playroom, but many wouldn’t be out of place in a well-appointed living room. Whether you’re looking for something classic or a little different, there’s sure to be something to catch your eye here.

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The Tot

The Best Wooden Toy Box
This gorgeous, handcrafted piece manages to be a work of art, but also extremely functional and appealing for kids. I love the wood inlays, and the quality Little Colorado is known for. I can see this one following a child to their future home, or parents wanting to keep it.

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Pottery Barn Kids

The Best Toy Box with Bookshelf
This might officially be a bookcase, but it’s clear to me that it’s perfectly suited to toys (although I suppose you could put some books on it as well). I love how the bottom level acts as a classic toy box, and keeps things out of sight, while the other two levels offer storage at the right height and display space.

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Pottery Barn Kids

The Best Large Toy Box
If I were to see this in a living room, I wouldn’t immediately think it was a toy chest, and frankly, it would be just as at home holding extra blankets or other grown-up things. Even so, there’s plenty of room for kids' special treasures, and the lid makes it easy to keep them out of sight. (This also coordinates with an under-bed storage basket, if you like the look).

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The Container Store

The Best Plastic Toy Box
As plastic toy boxes go, this one is pretty easy on the eyes, coming in both aqua and blush pink. It’s also tough to beat the functionality here–wheels and handles make it easy to move this one around, and they easily stack on top of each other, if you need more storage. Plus, the price point is great.

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The Best IKEA Toy Box
This toy box is the perfect blank canvas for your home. It’s as basic as it gets, with clean lines that will blend into the background, but you can also choose from a range of finishes and further customize with drawer pulls or knobs as well as a cushion, if you’re going for a bench look.

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The Best Toy Box Bench
A lot of toy box benches don’t come with upholstery, but this one has a choice of either black or white, which is a nice touch. You can also choose from black or white finishes, which can coordinate or contrast with your upholstery, depending on your style. I also like the side supports for a little extra safety.

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This toy box offers a bit of fun with a chalkboard front. Another feature I like is two sections inside for further organization. With child-safe close and sturdy construction, plus a timeless look, there’s lots to love about this.

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The Tot

This toy box has wheels to move easily from room to room, making cleanup a fun activity. The sweet bear manages to be neutral as well as adorable. It’s likely not your main toy box, but a very cute addition to your toy storage options.

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West Elm

This is another beautiful toy chest that would be at home in a chic nursery, a light-filled playroom, and a living room, too. Clean lines and classic design blend with fair-trade-certified and sustainably sourced materials with a focus on child safety for peace of mind.

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