One thing I always dreaded was having E's toys completely take over our living room. Since we don't have space for an actual playroom, this below was the best option I could come up with. In addition to having a storage ottoman and a few shelves, E also has a small space behind our couch that is all his. So far the spaces have been kept under control, but then again he's only barely 2... Oy.
Jen @ IHeartOrganizing, one of my absolute favorite bloggers, recently finished her boys' A-M-A-Z-I-N-G playroom. Seriously what's not to love about this space?!
I also came across some other great ideas like these....
Infarrantly Creative - What a creative way to use game boards as art AND storage!