Are the kids’ books taking over the floor?
While you love seeing a cute little one sitting down “reading”, the books lying everywhere, all over the floor, the bed… drives you bananas!
So stop piling up the books on the end of the bed, and check out these brilliant kids bookshelf ideas.
WAIT, ONE MOMENT!
Do your kids simply have too many books they are trying to look after?
So packing up feels 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!
15 Awesome Kids Bookshelf Ideas
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.
Stylish DIY Book Bin
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This is a stylish version of a bright, green or red coloured book bin. Great for toddlers up to early primary aged school kids for storing those larger size books. Books can be kept at their eye level to encourage them to look through them independently and hopefully, put away again.
Toddler Book Storage
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These cute little Miss Cat carts are perfect to store children’s books, especially for toddlers and pre-schoolers. 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.
Wooden DIY Dollhouse Bookcase
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This would make a great book storage area for a nursery, toddler or preschoolers room. A doll house bookcase is super cute!
Cute Book Storage For Large Board Books
Personalised Honey Bee Book Caddy Binur MyBambino Personalized Book Caddy and Storage with Honey Bees Design is an ideal holder for magazines or a portion of their library beside their favorite reading chair or bedside. Constructed from wood composite for durability and roomy enough to hold even over sized books.
Or what about an adorable My Bambino Personalized Book Caddy and Storage with Honey Bees Design. Other designs available.
Ideal storage for a toddler or young child’s favourite picture or board books. Constructed from wood composite for durability and roomy enough to hold even over sized books.
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 pre-made through Esty.
DIY Narrow Book Display Ledge
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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.
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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.
Ikea Picture Ledges
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Or get the same look for less effort with white Ikea picture ledges, above and below.
Nursery Book Storage
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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!
These are great for the nursery, a kids’ homework station, reading nook, playroom or office. Love these!
IKEA Spice Rack Hack
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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.
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Traditional Kids Book Shelves
Whether for a small collection of books or for a lot more, book shelves are a straight forward way to store children’s books. Worth while where space is not an issue and books for future use can be stored on the higher shelves. Current reading books kept on the lower shelves.
However, it can sometimes be tricky for younger children to access the books they want without pulling them all out. Similarly, putting books back in a neat and orderly way 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.
Magazine Holder Turned Book Storage
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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 contact 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…
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Make your kids’ books part of the room’s decor by upcycling a freebie cable spool.
Add some rods and an extra shelf and you have storage for a good number of reading books.
To Sum Up All Those Brilliant & Creative Ideas…
Toddlers Room or Nursery?
Go for book display ledges, Ikea spice rack hack or a cute bin caddy.
Book Storage For Young Kids
Book bins, book display ledges or repurposed magazine holders.
Bookshelves For Older Kids