20 Cool Ways to Display Children’s Books

I always wanted a cool reading nook when I was a little girl……so I made my closet into a mini library.  Now that my daughter is reading I want to do everything I can to keep her interested and have her books displayed in an interesting way. There are so many ways to display books and so many DIY projects out there to make your own displays. Check out this gallery of 20 different display ideas and reading nooks to get some great ideas for your own kid’s room!

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  • Oversized Plate Rack 1 of 20
    An oversized plate rack is the perfect way to organize a display for children's books so that the books are easily visible for selection. You can buy one ready made or make your own using pieces of wood precut at the hardware store.
    Visit Martha Stewart to see how to make your own!
  • Antique Brochure Rack 2 of 20
    Swap meets and antique markets are the places to pick one of these up. You can give your kid's room an industrial feel with this antique-style book rack.
    For more vintage home decor ideas, visit Country Living.
  • Rain Gutter Bookshelves 3 of 20
    Regular rain gutters can be transformed into spacious, sturdy book storage!
    Learn more about this DIY project at Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats
  • A Wall of Books 4 of 20
    Turn your kid's book collection into the focus of a room. A wall of books is a great way to showcase a collection you are proud of.
    Visit this idea over at House of Turquoise
  • Make Hanging Book Storage 5 of 20
    Make your own hanging book storage with some fabric and a few wooden dowels. It also makes a great decor addition.
    See the full tutorial over at Penny Carnival so that you can make your own!
  • Ikea Spice Racks 6 of 20
    Use spice racks from Ikea to create a wall of storage for your kid's favorite books! Who knew there was a better use for spice racks than storing spices?!
    Learn more about this project over at Ikea Hacks.
  • Bookshelf/Play Structure 7 of 20
    Every kid's dream.....a bookshelf and a play structure all in one!
    You can read more about this ingenious creation and where to purchase over at Ohdeedoh.
  • Shutter Display 8 of 20
    Old shutters (or new ones purchased from the hardware store) can be turned sideways to create a book shelf with character!
    Something to Do is responsible for this cute idea!
  • Dresser Turned Bookrack 9 of 20
    If you are running low on wall space you can add book storage to the side of a dresser.
    See more about this great storage project at On the Banks of Squaw Creek.
  • Shelf Turned Tree 10 of 20
    Thinking about painting a mural in your kid's room? You can incorporate book storage as part of a tree trunk!
    This idea was found via Flickr.
  • Loft Reading Nook 11 of 20
    Growing up all I wanted was a loft in my bedroom. This reading nook/loft area is in a small space and adds whimsy to an otherwise plain room.
    See more of this project at Blafre.
  • Closet Turned Library 12 of 20
    A closet can become a quaint little reading room with a little bit of paint and shelving.
    See this project along with other great room ideas at Little Hellraiser.
  • A Corner Reading Nook 13 of 20
    Give your child their own little reading spot by converting a small corner into their own special quiet space. A magazine rack and some comfortable seating is all you need!
    Visit Design Dazzle for more design ideas.
  • Cable Spool to Library Table 14 of 20
    An old wood cable spool make the perfect shabby chic table with book storage to boot!
    This idea was discovered over at Reading is Fashionable.
  • DIY Tree Shelf 15 of 20
    With a little bit of elbow grease you can a true piece of art for your kid's room.
    Learn more about to make your own tree shelf using scrap wood at Girl in Air .
  • Pallet Bookshelf 16 of 20
    Recycle and reuse an old wood palette to store books in a rustic manner. Just make sure to sand the wood down and seal it so it doesn't splinter!
    Visit Re-Nest for more about this project.
  • Shelf Turned Book Caddy 17 of 20
    Sometimes all you have to do is turned something upside down or sideways to get a different perspective. A shelf set on the ground and painted is another genius way to store books within your kid's reach!
    Pumpkin Pie Painter has the project details.
  • Under the Stairs 18 of 20
    So often extra space under the stairs is wasted.....add a bench to that dead space under the stairs to create a reading nook and book storage!
    See more design ideas like this at Kohler.
  • Rainbow Books 19 of 20
    At a loss at how to organize your kid's books? How about by color....and create a rainbow for an instant decorating update.
    For more about this look visit Whatever.
    Make your own subway art with this tutorial from Lil Blue Boo.
  • Books Turned Fort 20 of 20
    Take a few bookcases and combine them with a roof and voila: instant fort.
    See more about this fort and other great designs at the Urbanist




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