As my girls have gotten older, their collection of books has multiplied exponentially, forcing me to look for different storage options. As they’ve begun to outgrow their beautiful, hardbound picture books, I haven’t wanted to get rid of our favorites, but they often sit for months in the bookshelf, unnoticed.
My solution was two-fold – first, I used photo display railings from IKEA to create a display wall for our favorite picture books. I used an empty wall in the playroom, and positioned Patrick, our ever-faithful FAO Schwartz dog, next to the railings to create a comfy reading nook.
Next, I sold the Pottery Barn Kids bookshelves – cute, but too small now – and bought this monolith of shelving from IKEA to house the remaining picture books and the girls’ ever-expanding collection of chapter books. The top two rows of cubbies are pretty high, but I figured that the girls could use them to store all of their display items and “precious” valuables.
Now I just have to find a step stool so that we can all reach the top shelves and railings!Pin It