Ah, the toy box. It鈥檚 a utilitarian part of your kid鈥檚 room that serves a major purpose 鈥 it keeps the mountain of LEGOS and cavalcade of Barbies from taking over the meticulously curated space you鈥檝e created. But you don鈥檛 exactly want to stash your tot鈥檚 toys in a cardboard box 鈥 and that鈥檚 where these completely cute, creative, and all-around fab options come into play. Whether you鈥檙e decorating your newborn鈥檚 nursery or redoing your kindergartner鈥檚 room, there鈥檚 a storage option you鈥檒l love.

1. Crate & Barrel Parkside Modern Toy Box ($299): The name says it all. This pick is majorly modern and adorably contemporary. It鈥檒l hold a bushel of your tot鈥檚 toys, but it still fits in with your home鈥檚 grown-up decor.

2. Pottery Barn Kids White Heart Woven Storage Basket ($149): Have a heart 鈥 literally. Not only does this storage basket look cute, but it鈥檚 completely functional too. The handles on the side make it super easy to move from space to space.

3. IKEA Trofast Storage Combination ($81): Sometimes your kiddo鈥檚 stuff doesn鈥檛 fit neatly into one open box or basket. This minimalist option may look basic, but the bin-style unit lets you separate cars from crayons and keep the dress-up clothes away from the dirt-covered diggers.

4. Teamson Fantasy Fields Magic Garden Toy Chest ($150): The adorable frog prince design is pleasantly whimsical without being sappy, silly, or saccharine sweet.

5. Melissa & Doug Toy Chest ($105): Looking for a solid toy chest that will match almost any decor scheme? This pick is perfect! It鈥檒l get the job done while blending in with your kid鈥檚, um, 鈥渃haotic鈥 aesthetic.

6. Katabird Storage Bin ($20): The collapsible storage bin is a toy box of another kind. Instead of a permanent structure competing for space with other furniture, this option is easy to move from one space to another, or store out of sight altogether.

7. Crate & Barrel Storagepalooza Toy Cubby ($199): Inspired by vegetable bins (yes, vegetable bins), this toy chest lets you organize your child鈥檚 playthings by category, or just separate them into manageable messes.

8. Pottery Barn Kids Boho Tassel Storage Collection ($39+): It鈥檚 not your typical 鈥渢oy box,鈥 but hear us out. This adorable storage container, available in two sizes, will win you over with its colorful tassels, and you can have it monogrammed with your kiddo鈥檚 initials.

9. IKEA Stuva Storage Bench ($70): The simple design of this multifunctional piece won鈥檛 overpower your child鈥檚 room, or the rest of your home鈥檚 decor, for that matter. Add a cute cushion on top and you have a perch for your child to sit and read.

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