You can never separate kids from their toys but you can help the young ones manage their precious play items using toy boxes benches. These are toy chests that also serve as benches for both kids and adults. There’s a variety of toy boxes benches styles to match your child’s needs and tastes. Toy chests and benches can be used for a variety of practical purposes including storage for extra bedding, as a bench, and for decorative purposes too. They don’t take up much space and still maintain your kids’ room neat and clutter-free.
Minimalist Toy Box Bench
What we like: Minimalist, simple design
What we don’t like: Lack of decoration could look dull
Not so great for: Encouraging creativity
Perfect for: Keeping a playroom organized
Available in nine color options, this toy box bench has a streamlined minimalist design. It would be an amazing option if you like to keep your child’s playroom or bedroom understated. Key for organization, the safety hinged lid will keep your child out of danger. Plus, you can teach your child independence by not being in the room when they put away their toys in full safety.
The taller height of just under twenty inches means you can easily store away bigger and smaller items. Moreover, the bench aspect on the top is sturdy enough for your child to sit and enjoy a book or some quality time with their toys.
Geometric Toy Box Bench
What we like: Looks like regular furniture
What we don’t like: Top cannot be used as a bench
Not so great for: Smaller children due to taller height
Perfect for: Living rooms or entryways
If you don’t have a dedicated playroom space for your child’s toys, this bench is the perfect solution. The mid-century geometric design means it will easily blend in with its surroundings in a contemporary space. We recommend it for an entryway tucked under some stairs. Or, place it in your living room so your child can play while you keep an eye on them.
A mixture of function and style, the mid-brown wood sides and white-and-gray color scheme will match a variety of existing decor styles. Finally, the finger-safe close lid will prevent any accidents when your child accidentally drops or slams the lid.
Playful Toy Box Bench
Fantasy Fields by Teamson Kids
What we like: Playful design will encourage creativity
What we don’t like: Paint may peel over time
Not so great for: If you have a lot of bigger toys
Perfect for: A charming way to store bits and pieces
This toy box is more than just a place to store teddies and trucks. Decorated with a sweet forest display and a fairytale frog, its pink and green color scheme is whimsical but not too overwhelming. Crafted from a mixture of manufactured and solid wood, it bench will be easy to clean, making it a good option if your child is younger.
Your child is sure to love the painted pictures on the front and sides, which will encourage creativity. The flat top can also be used as a work space, giving them the opportunity to let their imagination run wild.
Classic Toy Box Bench
Melissa & Doug
What we like: Easy to maintain
What we don’t like: Lid does not close completely
Not so great for: Smaller toys that may get lost
Perfect for: A simple tidying solution
The classic design of this toy box bench will appeal to adults and children alike. You can choose from white, espresso, or honey wood finishes. A solid option if you want your child’s toy box to pair well with other furniture, it would look nice with either contemporary or traditional décor schemes.
As for durability, the solid wood used to craft this bench means you won’t have to worry about your box chipping over time. The only potential downside is scratches from the paint, but this could happen with any painted item. Overall, the 8.25 cubic feet of space will hold everything from spare blankets to teddy bears.
Treasure Chest Toy Box Bench
What we like: Unique design
What we don’t like: Low weight capacity
Not so great for: Girly bedrooms
Perfect for: Pirate-themed bedrooms
If your child is a pioneering pirate, this toy box in the shape of a treasure chest is a fun and practical way to indulge their creativity. Featuring a two-tone design, it is crafted from manufactured wood. Manufactured wood doesn’t hold up as well as solid wood in terms of chips and general quality, but it will still look good.
Plus, the varied color options mean you can match this chest to your child’s bedroom. The storage capacity of 3.9 cubic feet is lower than others on this list, as is the weight capacity of 30lbs. This could be a potential issue if your child has lots of heavier toys or items to put away.
Connally Toy Storage Bench
This toybox really has a soft touch. It features two center-mounted safety support hinges for a soft close and extra sturdiness. Children and toys can pile on top of this one because the bench holds up to 175 pounds. The neutral, soft gray finish is on trend with walls and furnishings around the house so this toybox can be used in playroom, family room or bedroom.
Austin Toy Storage Bench
This roomy toy box makes for quick clean-up. It has 8.33 cubic feet of space to hold all the dolls and princess dress-up accessories. This toybox features a soft-close safety hinge that will not slam on tiny fingers. This is the perfect bedroom accent because once all the toys are put away and the lid is closed it doubles as a bench. With a 153-pound weight capacity, the seat provides enough room for a friend, too.
Nantucket Toy Storage Bench
This toybox is a crisp, clean and classic piece of furniture. It has three separate storage drawers that are a foot wide each and deep enough for larger stuffed animals. Each of the pull-out drawers has a cut-out that makes them easy to grasp. The beadboard accents on the front of the drawers gives this one a bit of designer flair. The top stays closed and holds up to 81 pounds. Just add a cushion and some pillows and it’s a perfect little seat.
Christiana Toy Box with Section Divider
This toybox takes organization up to another level. A non-removable divider separates the box into two sections and the shelf on top holds 30 pounds of more toys or accessories. It will be a great game for toddlers and preschoolers to learn how to divide and organize when they have to put different toys away into the different sections.
This stylish toybox is more than just a way to handle clutter, it’s also an eco-friendly choice. It is made from engineered wood, not MDF or particle board. The paints and finishes all meet and beat strict chemical emissions standards. Each toybox is hand-sanded and hand-painted and it comes in a rainbow of solid shades sure to complement any room. The item comes with casters so it easily rolls from one playspace to another keeping the toys and the mess all in one spot.
Toy Storage Bench
Classic simplicity and timeless design is what this toybox is all about. It features 8.25 cubic feet of space ready to be stuffed full of toys. The finish easily wipes clean to get rid of any sticky fingerprints. The bench tops holds up to 150 pounds. This style of toybox is a chameleon and will be perfectly in place in a modern, traditional or farmhouse décor.
Alamogordo Toy Box
This toybox is truly a statement piece for bedroom or playroom. The shape is reminiscent of a camper or RV. It even has wheels but no worries – they don’t function and the toybox won‘t roll. The lid with a safety hinge flips up to reveal the roomy toy storage area. The side shelves make it easy to keep favorite books just an arm’s reach away.
Princess and Frog Toy Chest
This whimsically-designed piece is part toybox, part side table. The scalloped-edge bottom on the front and sides pairs with elegantly curved legs to make a statement. But it is the Princess and the Frog designs that catch the eye. Flowers, dragonflies, butterflies, a frog and a princess crown all around make this the perfect toybox for any little princess’ kingdom.
Camelford Toy Storage Bench
This toybox boasts a contemporary and geometric feel. From the printed shapes scattered across the seatback and the front of the box to the curved back and sides this is a toybox for a modern child. The large cutouts not only add to the design of this toybox, they make it extra easy for little hands to lift the lid and get to the toys.