Welcome back to the second week of our playroom organization blog series! Last week I shared 6 adorably styled playrooms that I hope inspired you to start planning your own playroom transformation! If your kids love to read, but you find yourself tripping over piles of books, you’re going to love this blog post! Today I’m sharing 10 creative ways for organizing books in the playroom. Let’s get started!
Wood crates are a great way to store children’s books- not only are they affordable, they can be used in so many different ways!
Image Source: Maison de Pax
Rachel from Maison de Pax creates a cozy reading space for her boys by stacking wood crates – adorable!
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Here is another great way to use wood crates to store books by Lori from Family Love Home. She added casters to the bottom of a crate and now her children can easily grab and put back their books! Check out the full tutorial on her blog.
If storage crates aren’t your thing, that’s okay! Here are some ideas for using furniture to store your children’s books for easy access!
A traditional bookcase, with the addition of cubes, makes for a great way to store books. I love that you can see the spines and even get creative with categorizing them by color 😃
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Bethany from The House of Figs uses an Ikea Kallax to organize books on the top cubes and bins of toys on the bottom. Double duty right there!
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Emily from Style by Emily Henderson uses a vertical bookshelf from Pottery Barn to optimize the wall space. This solution “serves as a fun pop of color to the room and also allows the kids to grab their favorite stories whenever they want,” she explains.
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This book caddy, which comes in many cute colors, is a great piece to store your children’s books. I’ve even seen several tutorials on Pinterest for how to make your own!
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How adorable is this book bin by Audrey at This Little Street? She even includes a tutorial on her blog so that you can make one yourself!
Get creative with the piece you pick out for book storage- it is for a playroom after all 😃 That’s exactly what this blogger did!
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Lindi from Love Create Celebrate made this adorable house bookshelf for her daughter and she shares the tutorial on her blog. What little girl wouldn’t love this bookshelf?!
If you’re short on floor space, keeping your children’s books on the wall is not only a great way to use vertical space, it also adds a fun element to the playroom decor! Here are a few ways you can use wall space to store and display books in the playroom:
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Suzanne from Suburban Spunk uses acrylic bookshelves, which creates a very clean and modern look while allowing for a full view of the colorful book covers.
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Heidi from Kruse’s Workshop uses wire shelves from World Market to store her children’s books on the wall. These shelves don’t take up a lot of space, but they sure fit a ton of books- I love that!
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Zoe displays her son’s books on the wall between two doors using simple white ledges. Isn’t this display so adorable yet totally functional?
That’s it gals! Aren’t those just the cutest ideas for storing all of your kids’ books? A few last tips–When picking a book storage solutation for your kids’ playroom, keep in mind ease of use as well as style. Ask yourself these three questions:
1. Will my kids be able to reach the books by themselves (or at least some of them)?
2. Will my kids be able to put the books back by themselves?
3. Does this match the decor of our playroom?
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to start designing an amazing playroom – let me know if you have any questions along the way!
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