In every room in our home, we need extra storage to put all those books, toys, and decorations we have coming out of our ears. Perhaps our children’s rooms need this the most. If you have children, you understand how much “stuff” they have. From clothes, to diapers, to toys, to books, to shoes, and so much more. It can be overwhelming trying to organize everything in furniture and closets. That means we need to find fun, creative ways to store and organize some of our children’s items and bookshelves are a great way to provide that extra storage. Long gone are the days of boring old bookshelves with no character to them. With the internet you can find so many wonderful and creative ideas on how to make bookshelves fun and unique. Here are 8 great examples.
1. Stacked Crates
One of the easiest ways to create shelving is to stack some wooden crates on top of each other. You can find these at many craft stores as well as department stores for pretty low cost. In order to keep them safe and from falling over, glue them together, then anchor them into the wall. With this shelving your kids can easily reach everything and yo won’t have to worry about the shelves falling over on them.
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2. Metal Baskets
Another easy way to add shelving in a room is to hang some baskets on the wall. It’s so simple. A fun way to mix it up is to turn them on their side and hang them from their bottom. This will allow your kids to easily take things in and out of the shelves as opposed to having them hang upright. You don’t even have to use just metal baskets, you can use straw baskets, as well. Either way, they’ll look great on your child’s wall.
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3. Drawer Shelves
I absolutely love this idea of using some old drawers from some furniture to use on the walls. It’s the perfect way to repurpose and upcycle some old furniture that would otherwise go to waste. Not only is it really clever, it looks really cool, too! It’ll make your child’s room look really unique, so it’s time to find some old furniture to cut up and hang.
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4. Tree Shelving
Can we just stop and admire how cool this tree shelving unit is? I mean, have you ever seen anything like it? This is the perfect shelf for any child’s room that has a woodland or outdoor them and is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It may be a bit more complicated and time consuming to build, but the look is well worth the extra headache.
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5. Camouflaged Shelving
I love this idea of turning the shelves into something else. It makes a boring plain piece of wood look so much more fun and artistic. It really transforms the shelf into a piece of art. These particular ones are for sale, but you can paint a cloud behind a white shelf, or paint a mountain behind a brown shelf, etc. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can transform your shelves into.
6. Letter Bookshelf
A great way to represent your child is by hanging an awesome bookshelf shaped like the first letter of their name. Again, this may be more of a feat to recreate, but it’ll look amazing when it’s all said and done.
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7. Dollhouse Bookshelf
I mean, how incredibly adorable is this dollhouse bookshelf? I love that it can have two different purposes: as a play dollhouse and as a bookshelf to store books and other decor. It would go perfect in any little girl’s room. Can you imagine how much your daughter would love to have this cute piece of furniture in their room to play with?
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8. Dresser Shelving
If you don’t have much wall space in your kid’s room, try adding some shelves on the side of a dresser! It’s the perfect solution for a smaller room because it’ll give you more storage possibilities without taking up too much room. It’s also perfect for little hands to be able to access so it’s functional for your kids, as well.
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