Isn’t it amazing how much stuff babies have, especially when they’re so tiny themselves? Between the diapers and wipes, toys and books… then all the tiny socks and tiny shoes and tiny onesies… there are endless items to keep track of and organized! So yes, when it comes to nursery storage, there’s a lot to consider—how much space do you have? What type of decor style are you looking for? Bright, primary colors? Soft neutrals? Do you have a Montessori nursery? Or a gender neutral nursery? How about convertible items like bookshelves that can also hold toys? Or toy chests that can double as clothing storage? Do you want a diaper caddy that hangs on the side of your changing table or one that sits on top? How about hooks for hanging the diaper bag and coats?

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If you’re a little overwhelmed by all of this decision-making, we did a little homework for you and rounded up 19 nursery storage ideas—broken into six categories—to help you get started. If you’re looking for diaper storage, clothing storage or toy storage, we got you covered. From hanging nursery storage baskets to the most adorable safari animal hooks ever, it’s all here. Happy decorating, and happy organizing!

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Best bookshelves ideas for nursery

Martha Stewart Kids Dollhouse Bookcase

Martha Stewart


Kids Dollhouse Bookcase

How adorable is this dollhouse bookcase from Martha Stewart? Choose between creamy white or gray, and watch your child’s nursery be transformed by a bookcase that will grow with them and allow for imaginative play as well as provide lots of necessary storage for all their tiny treasures.

Pottery Barn Kids Gold Polished Shelves

Pottery Barn Kids


Gold Polished Shelves

Add a pop of gold to your baby’s nursery walls with these sophisticated bookshelves that come in either 2′ or 3′ in length. The gold bar adds a little extra flair but keeps these shelves just simple enough that they’d fit in any decor style.

Homcom Toy Chest



Toy Chest and Bookcase

We are loving this two-toned storage unit that can be used for a variety of purposes. Store baby’s toys, books, or even tiny balled up socks in here, and fill the bottom compartments with things you’ll want your little one to access easily. Plus, a bookcase/toy chest like this can definitely be repurposed as baby gets older for big kid items like arts and crafts items or Legos!

Best nursery storage baskets and bins

Anthropologie Tulip Baskets



Tulip Baskets – Set of 2

The bright blue piping on these hand-crafted wicker storage baskets would make them the perfect addition to your baby’s nursery. Baskets like these are great for storing baby’s toys that they’ll dump out over and over—all day long.

3 Sprouts Collapsible Storage Bins

3 Sprouts


Animal-Themed Collapsible Storage Bins

Primary colors and animal imagery are always a favorite for nursery decor. These collapsible storage bins can stand alone in the corner of your baby’s room or be placed inside a shelving unit after you’ve filled them with all your little one’s treasures.

Crane Baby Woodland Animal Fabric Storage Bin

Crane Baby


Woodland Animal Fabric Storage Bin

The soft, neutral colors and animal imagery of this fabric storage bin makes it a great nursery choice that offers both functional storage and adds to the decor of the room.

Bay Isle Home Clemens Hanging Basket Organizer

Bay Isle Home


Clemens Basket Hanging Organizer

Don’t want your storage bins to always be on the floor? No worries! You can hang them on the wall with a basket hanging organizer like this one from Bay Isle Home. With this option, your little one’s favorite stuffed animals and toys can still be on display but not strewn all over the floor, making Mom a lot happier!

Closet and clothes nursery storage ideas

Delta Children 48-piece nursery organizer

Delta Children


48-Piece Nursery Storage Set

Velvet hangers, storage compartments, bins, baskets and even closet dividers will help you organize all of baby’s items—this organizer does it all!

Khosrov 8 Drawer Storage Chest



8 Drawer Storage Chest

For lightweight items like crib sheets, socks, onesies or diapers, this storage chest with fabric drawers is an inexpensive storage option. It can even be used to store toys and games as they get older.


Wood and Room Montessori Shelves

Wood & Room


Montessori Clothing Rack with Shelf

Parents will love this Montessori-styled clothing rack and shelf combo. Promoting the independence of the Montessori philosophy, the clothing rack is low to the ground, allowing for toddler-aged children to access clothing items themselves.

Best hook ideas for nursery

thelittletableau Safari animal hooks for nursery



Wood Safari Hook Decor for Nursery

Hooks are an excellent storage option for nurseries, allowing for another way to keep items off the ground and put away. We love this safari-themed hook set that creates a hook “tail” for each animal.

Chiaozza Wall Hooks



Chiaozza Wall Hooks – Set of 5

Add some colorful functional art to your child’s nursery with these individual hooks which can be hung together or split up onto different walls around the room.

wood and wool round wall hooks



Pastel Rainbow Wood and Wool Round Wall Hooks – Set of 7

This set of 7 pastel wood and wool hooks are colorful and fun and offer a great hook option for any nursery. If you’re looking for bolder rainbow colors or even neon, YorkLamb offers those options too!

Best hampers and laundry storage for nursery

Pottery Barn Kids wicker animal storage baskets

Pottery Barn Kids


Shaped Fox Storage

Okay, you’re not likely to find cuter storage baskets than these wicker animal-themed choices from Pottery Barn Kids. The fox and owl are tall enough to make great hampers, but all of them would work for general nursery storage. Don’t miss out on the hedgehog diaper caddy or adorable giraffe storage basket!

Pehr Multi Colored Pom Pom Hamper



Multi Colored Pom Pom Hamper

Pehr’s brightly colored pom pom hamper will make doing laundry a lot more fun! (OK, maybe not, but it will make your baby’s nursery a million times cuter!)

Drops design hamper



"Drops" Design Laundry Basket

This hamper’s “drops” design adds a unique aesthetic but also provides ventilation to air out those dirty clothes your little one just played in. This laundry basket comes in a variety of colors, including black, white, light and dark gray, oatmeal and papayawhip.

Best storage for your diaper-changing station

Sammy & Lou Stars-Themed Printed Felt Storage Caddy

Sammy & Lou


Stars-Themed Printed Felt Storage Caddy

Your diaper / wipes storage unit doesn’t need to be plain to be practical. This stars-themed felt diaper caddy offers both functionality and style and be easily moved around your home if need be.

L.A. Baby Diaper Caddy and Organizer

L.A. Baby


Diaper Caddy & Nursery Organizer

Lots of parents prefer a storage unit that hangs off the side of the changing table while housing all of baby’s diaper changing needs. We love L.A. Baby’s diaper caddy and nursery organizer due to its adjustable straps, endless compartments and easy access to whatever you need.

Wooden Rotating Diaper Caddy



Wooden Rotating Diaper Caddy

A diaper caddy that spins, offering 360 degrees of storage access? Yes please. ECOADE’s wooden diaper caddy’s wooden design will match any nursery decor and make parents’ lives easier as they change endless diapers!