Instilling a love of books in your child is a wonderful thing – but so is having somewhere to put them all! Whether you have toddlers or tweens, you’ll love these ingenious ideas for kids book storage!
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If your house is anything like ours there’s always books around. Between all the picture books, tween books, teen books, and the library books coming home, book storage space is at a premium.
Not only are these ideas for kids book storage useful and effective, they are also a great way to add some colour to your child’s room or play space.
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Clever Kids Book Storage Ideas
#1. DIY Kids Book Bin
Make a DIY book bin with this tutorial from This Little Street which gives you step-by-step instructions for putting it together.
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#2. Picture Ledges
Use picture ledges which you can pick up from DIY shops or from Ikea to make a bookshelf feature on the wall like this stylish feature from Apartment Therapy.
#3. IKEA Spice Racks
Another IKEA hack is turning spice racks into book holders. We like this one from Kids Room Ideas which has used a space by the window to feature and store the books.
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#4. Turn a Vertical Bookcase Sideways
Isn’t this such a simple but fabulous idea? Turn a long vertical bookcase on its side to make easy low down access for wee readers. They can take off and put back their books easily. And the top works as a handy play and storage place too.
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#5. Corner Guttering
Great idea this from Sunshine on the Inside where they used corner guttering to make shelving in a corner space. With a nice contrasting paint colour they’ve made a lovely space and feature.
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#6. Colourful Crates
This is a nice idea from Crazy Little Projects using different coloured crates to make a fun bookshelf. They bought unfinished crates and painted them bright colours before screwing the crates together to form the shelf.
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#7. Painted Dishrack
This is a lovely idea, take a wooden dish rack and paint it to turn into a stylish but handy kids book rack.
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#8. Newsstand Style Storage
This is a great idea to make a newsstand style storage feature and use some wasted space at the same time. This decorating with books project from Craft and Creativity was featured in Swedish Home magazine Hus & Hem. You can see a diagram of how they made the bookcase project here.
#9. Roll Around Bookcase
We adore this idea from Project Little Smith, where they attached old skateboard wheels to a wooden cube to make a roll around bookcase.
#10. Corner Book Tree
This is such a cool idea to turn a corner bookcase into a book tree. All you need apart from a corner bookcase is some green and brown paint and to get creative!
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Hopefully these ideas have inspired you for tackling your kids book storage! Which ones are your favourite? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!