Each night she tucks into bed with mountains of books around her, piled up next to her pillow, on the floor, and all around her room. The only issue is with all of her shelving options, we've actually run out of room for the books. We keep them stacked under her bed, in the closet, and all around the house.
While I LOVE having books EVERYWHERE around me, it's basically a hazard to walk into her room for all of the volumes stacked like a little story villages. They aren't very well organized and she definitely gets frustrated when she can't find the exact title she's after.
I'm on the hunt for some attractive book storage ideas that'll make it easier for her to find what she's after -- and easier for me not to trip over novels when I come to kiss her goodnight.
Here are a few I'm loving. Enjoy!
Book Slings via Blue House Joys: I love these because they take up very little floor space and allow for forward facing books. This makes it even easier for littles to spot their favourite titles.
Linear Book Cart via The Land of Nod: This reminds me so much of the book-return cart that we used to have in the library in elementary school. It's also on wheels which is super handy for moving from room to room or reorganizing the room.
Beechwood Shelves via Chocolate Creative: Another cool idea, like picture frame shelving, that barely takes up any space, but holds a lot of books. Love those colours as well.
Now You See It Acrylic Bookcart via The Land of Nod: I love this shelf because it reminds me of Philippe Starck's Ghost series from Kartell. It has a barely-there style which would be perfect for a very small room where you don't want to feel super cluttered.
RISATORP Basket via IKEA: One of my favourite ways to store books is in baskets. I love that we can swap them out, add themed books to a basket for a certain season, or just carry them from room to room more easily. (This green is also my favourite green, so that's perfect!)
New Issue Bookcase via The Land of Nod: This is definitely a nod to your typical magazine rack design. I love the style, the colour, and the sleek profile. While it'll hold quite a few books, it still won't take up a huge amount of floor space.
SKOGSTA Storage Crate via IKEA: You could use this wooden crate standing straight up to hold books vertically, or you could tip it on its side and stack them to create your own rustic shelf.
Red Wooden Kids Shelf via Vineyard Woodshop: Another fun and colourful way to display books on a wall. Great for toddlers, but simplistic enough that it wouldn't be out of place in a teen's room.
Time to get organized! I'm going to embrace her book-loving nature and turn her room into a full out library.
PS. Gretchen is taking an Andy Warhol art class right now, so I'm pretty sure I need to find her this book. Amazing.