The AJ Crib by ducduc NYC – A crib and bookcase in one!

Isn’t this genius?  Perfect for making use of small spaces, the AJ Crib by ducduc NYC doubles as a bookcase with a modern twist.  Available in many funky, bold colors for the most playful of personalities, this wonderfully designed crib will make a statement in any nursery.  This crib/bookcase can certainly have a a life beyond baby, as ducduc also makes a toddler conversion kit.  It would also be perfect for a reading corner in a playroom for young children after they outgrow the toddler bed.

Contemporary Kids Bookcases from The Land of Nod

There are certain stores where you know you can always find what you are looking for.  When it comes to anything kids rooms, playrooms, or reading corners, I can count on The Land of Nod.  They offer unique, contemporary decor and furniture that is durable and practical.  If you are looking for bright, fun, and functional kids bookcases I have a few recommendations for you!

Good Read Book Caddy in Grey
The Good Read Book Caddy from The Land of Nod keeps your favorite children’s books in reach and at a height perfect for young children.  The angled design allows for books to be displayed either as shown, or with the cover facing forward.  The bottom shelf is great for extra storage – I think it would be perfect for those every-night bedtime reads.  Available in a variety of color options.  And how awesome is the multi-color mosaic rug?  A must have.
On the Grid Bookcase in Lime
Inspired by functional lockers, the On the Grid Bookcase reminds me of my junior high days.  I was so pumped to buy a shelf organizer for my locker, which I was sharing with my best friend because that was the “cool thing” to do!  I think this look is perfect for an older child’s room because a) I can see a toddler knocking this over and b) because of the locker room styling.  I favor the lime option because it adds a nice pop of color against a neutral wall.
Open Book Bin in Walnut
Simple, clean design, and perfect for multi-use all describe the Open Book Bin shown here in walnut.  This piece definitely has a life beyond the children’s room and in addition to children’s book storage could be used in a family room for magazine or book storage.  
Jenny Lind Bookcase in Azure
The Jenny Lind Bookcase gets 5 stars for style, durability, and all around cuteness!  Wouldn’t this look so sweet in a little girl’s nursery with a modern vintage theme?

Chair Caddy for Children’s Books

Loving this chair caddy by etsy boutique Tesorobella.  You don’t know how many nights we sit down to read books before bedtime and have nowhere to put the books.  We do have nightstand next to our reading chair, however it’s small and holds a lamp and my daughter’s new jewelry box.  I usually end up putting the books to my side but then the kids get distracted by them while we are reading.

So this is really a great solution for us.  What I love about the chair caddy is it’s portable and can be used on any chair or couch around the house!

Vintage Suitcase Repurposed to Store Children’s Books

Image Courtesy of Dagmar’s Home

This I like.  No, actually I love this idea for many reasons.  It has everything I like in a DIY book storage project.  It adds a unique, eye-catching design element to the room and it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to complete.

To create your own vintage suitcase to display your children’s books simply follow these steps:

1) Purchase a wooden vintage suitcase.  I think wooden is the best idea because then you always have the option to paint it if necessary.  Vintage suitcases can be found at garage sales and thrift stores, however I find it just easiest to go online.  Sure you might pay a bit more – but sometimes saving time is of more importance to me!

2)  Pick out a cute fabric or paper to be used to line the inside of the suitcase.  For me, this always a trip to Hobby Lobby!  You’ll also need mod podge to attach the fabric or paper, which is easily found at any craft store and even at WalMart.  This product is amazing because it drys quickly and clear.

3)  Optional:  Embellish your suitcase with ribbon and you are done!  Now add your favorite children’s books and you have one-of-a-kind storage solution for your child’s reading space.

Dollhouse Bookcase by The Land of Nod

Dollhouse Bookcase available at The Land of Nod

Playtime meet storytime.  Any little girl would be thrilled to have this adorable dollhouse bookcase in their bedroom or playroom!

It’s practical and multi-functional, serving not only as dollhouse, but also a perfect place to store toys and books.

I’m kind of thinking green is the new pink!

{DIY Project}: Window Space turned Reading Nook

Inspired by this children’s book wall, Shirley from These Moments of Mine decided to turn a wasted window space into an adorable reading nook for her kids.  Now this is a relatively easy DIY project anyone can take on.  Check out her blog to follow the transformation step-by-step and view before and after pics.

What if you don’t have a unique space like this in your home?  You could always try creating a reading nook in an unused hall closet, a space under the stairs, or a closet in your child’s room.

Magnetic Bookshelves by Juniper Books

Book clutter often prompts creative minds to find ways to easily store and display children’s books.  Check out these magnetic bookshelves by Juniper Books.  This magnetic shelving system allows for the books to be securely and safely stored above a child’s bed – just within reach for bedtime storytime!

Juniper Books also designs custom book cover collections to to beautify libraries and bookshelves.  Who says you can’t judge a book by it’s cover?!