"I have a problem... the family room is also the playing room for my daughter who's 10 months, so during the day it's full of...everything, all over the floor . I don't mind of course, we don't live in a museum. At night, I put everything in a corner, trying to organize the space for our evenings with our son who's 16 years old. Now that I saw your post on baskets, [here] I am thinking about using some of those to put the toys & co there at night. Would you have pictures to inspire me on that project?
This was my answer:
"Hi there Martine! Thanks for leaving your question. I definitely think the solution to your problem is to purchase a big trunk like basket with a lid on it. You can not only store all your daughter's toys but once it's closed you can add a cushion to fit the size and use it to sit down. Baskets are quite sturdy and will easily take the weight. I believe it will look great in your family playroom. I've seen pics of this kind of basket but give me a little time to put them together and as soon as I can I will post them."
So, I've put some pics together which I hope will give you some inspiration! Please let me know.
Here's a nice basket used as a side table, I don't think you can sit on it though!
Two medium sized baskets put together as a coffee table would be another solution.
I guess the smaller toys could fit in these baskets. Same goes for next pic.
There's room enough for big and small toys here.
livingetc and justblueandgreen
How about some good old wood trunks? I think they look handsome and there is tons of room in them!
Or a trunk and a basket!