Clever storage solutions for bulging bookshelves

Toddler choosing books

Seeing your children develop a love for books is a wonderful thing, especially in our increasingly digital world.  However, seeing their books and toys scattered across the house is not always so fun…

So we’ve put together a round-up of our favourite storage solutions and clever hacks for keeping books neat and tidy at the end of the day. 

First up is family favourite Ikea which has endless options for book storage, from modular cubes you can arrange on the wall (we love the colourful Eket range) to affordable flat pack book shelves. For younger children we particularly love Ikea’s Flisat range of toy storage which includes a lovely woodenbook display and a fun storage box on wheels. 

But our favourite Ikea hack of all has got to be these colourful spice racks doubling up as book shelves, which you can paint in any colour of your choice. 

Ikea options

If you have a bit more space, one of Songmics’ fabulous Toy & Book Organisers makes it easy for little ones to choose their favourite book, and there are plenty of original designs to choose from – from outer space to animals and an underwater theme.

Easy to reach shelving

Online marketplace Etsy has a huge selection of quirky and unique book storage ideas. Our favourites include the book case with reading seat which will help encourage your little one to sit quietly and read, and this colourful alphabet book shelf which makes it easy for children to pick out books for themselves. 

Great seating

Not-on-the-high-Street is our go to place for children’s bookends to brighten up simple wooden bookshelves in your child’s room. These Liberty print personalised bookends are perfect for older children and the Sweet Dreams Star and moon book ends are lovely for propping up your baby’s first books. 

Cool book ends

And now that you have the storage sorted you can help encourage your little ones to read by getting creative and making a book cushion together. My Sewing Box has a step-by-step guide to making a cushion with a dragon theme which includes a pocket for storing your child’s ‘book of the moment’. For none dragon lovers Etsy has a huge range of reading cushions in a host of bright and colourful designs….

Book cushion

And to finish …. here’s a joke that is too apt not to share.

Yesterday a book fell on my head. Well, I’ve only got my shelf to blame.

Published by Lexi Rees

Author of adventurous books for children, horse-mad sailor and crafter, caffeine fuelled.

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