While you love seeing a cute little one sitting down “reading”, the books lying everywhere, all over the floor, the bed that drives you bananas!
So stop piling up the books on the end of the bed, and check out these brilliant kids book storage ideas below.
WAIT, ONE MOMENT! Do your kids simply have too many books they are trying to look after?
Packing up may feel overwhelming for them. If this is the case, I suggest you do a declutter of the kids books FIRST!
Ok, now on to the fun stuff!
Best Book Storage For Kids
These ideas are also great for nursery book storage too as well as kids bedrooms or a play room! Or even for living room toy storage.
1. Boxes, Book Bins or Book Crates
One of the simplest ways to store children’s books is to use a plastic storage box.
This works really well for the bigger sized books that younger children will have. It’s also makes the books easily accessible for younger readers to choose and pack away.
Or similarly, baskets are a simple and inexpensive children’s book storage idea.
2. Stylish DIY Book Bin
This is a stylish version of a bright, green or red coloured book bin. Great for toddlers up to elementary age kids for storing larger size books. Books can be kept at children’s eye level to encourage them to look through them independently and hopefully, put away again.
3. Toddler Book Storage
These cute animal theme book carts are the perfect way to store children’s books, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Assembled from painted MDF, and currently available in the UK.
These sweet, pull-along trolleys makes books easy to find and tidying up more fun too!
Plus, they would look amazing as nursery book storage for an animal theme nursery!
4. Wooden DIY Dollhouse Bookcase
This would make a great book storage area for a nursery, toddler or preschoolers room. A doll house bookcase is super cute!
5. Or A Giraffe Bookcase
Why not build this DIY bookcase for the cutest nursery book storage idea! Easy to follow instructions with pictures available below.
6. Cute Book Storage For Large Board Books
Here are some fun book storage ideas for toddlers board books or picture books for preschoolers.
7. Wooden Book Caddy
A wood book manager or book caddy is a clever way to store a toddler’s board books. Come up with your own plans to build one or purchase one through Esty.
8. Picture Ledges For Book Storage
Also check out our more fun picture ledge ideas for your home.
9. DIY Narrow Book Display Ledge
Do you have a space behind the bedroom door to store children’s books? YES!!!! Well these narrow floating shelves are a great way to use that space.
Kristine of The Painted Hive provides a really easy to follow tutorial for how to build them here.
Here is another tutorial for DIY picture ledges to display and store children’s books.
These ones are a wider shelf which would hold more books than the previous book display ledge. So they would be great for rooms where space is not an issue.
10. Ikea Picture Ledges
Or get the same look for less effort with Ikea picture ledges.
This sweet nursery below uses Ikea picture ledges for easy nursery book storage.
11. My Favourite… Personalised Dr Seus Book Ledge
These are great for the nursery, kids homework station, reading nook, playroom or office. These also make great picture ledges, mail holders, bathroom shelves etc.. Stylish and functional!
12. IKEA Spice Rack Hack
Don’t have a room to fit a bookcase to store children’s books in their bedroom?
These Ikea spice racks turned book display storage racks are a clever and budget friendly option. The perfect size for displaying more amount of books in a small space.
They can also be customised with paint to suit the look of the room. Place them low to the ground so the books are in easy reach for your kids.
Also check out what I think are the best books for 4 year olds!
These nursery books shelves below look so fun and colourful! Who wouldn’t want to grab a book and start reading!
These would be a great addition to your nursery. The shelves are deep enough to hold a bunch of books as well as a couple small stuffed animals.
13. Traditional Kids Book Storage
Whether for a small collection of books or a lot, book shelves are a straight forward way to store children’s books. Worthwhile where space is not an issue and books for future use can be stored on the higher shelves. Current reading books are kept on the lower shelves.
Book shelves can sometimes be tricky for young children to get to the books they want without pulling them all out. Similarly, putting books back neatly maybe hard for smaller hands.
Though as your kids get older, a book shelf is a great storage solution for their growing collection of books. We love to organize our books by colour to make it easy to put them back!
14. Magazine Holder Turned Book Storage
This is an easy and fun DIY project to store children’s books, that you can do using items you already have around the house. Mainly cereal boxes and adhesive paper or wrapping paper.
A child friendly way of organising soft cover books which can make a mess of bookshelves, as they are hard to stand upright. Also, you could use these to separate out your child’s favourite books for reading at bedtime.
Or what about upcycling an used wooden industrial spool as a kids bookshelf…
To Sum Up All Those Brilliant & Creative Ideas…
Do you have a toddlers room or nursery?
You want easy access book storage that looks good. Go for book display ledges, Ikea spice rack hack or a cute bin caddy.
What about book storage for preschoolers?
Think easy to put away. Book bins, book display ledges or repurposed magazine holders.
And book storage for your older kids?
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