More Room Guides

The Family Home: Corral Kids' Books

Having five kids who love books is fantastic. A few days is sounds like each surface in our home is covered in board books, easy readers and young adult literature of some type or another.

But while I realize that there are a lot worse things, coming to terms with all these novels along with the storage that they need has compelled me to think creatively. Each kid has a bookcase in her or his room, but that hasn’t been enough. While hunting around for a few attractive techniques to store and display our ever-growing library, I found a couple of thoughts from fellow ers. They have me inspired, and I am sure they will inspire you also.

Displaying children’s books on a shelf for this not only keeps them off the ground, it highlights that the lovely covers. Plus, younger kids are more apt to see when they can pick from their favorites readily.

Jeanette Lunde

It’s easy to heap books on a shelf, but corralling them inside a wooden crate adds much more interest. This is an especially fantastic solution for brightly colored covers that will pop inside the darkened wooden interior.

colorTHEORY Boston

This screen is a similar idea, but the device is carried from floor to ceiling, providing kids room to cultivate their library.

Erika Ward – Erika Ward Interiors

Developing a novel pocket such as the one shown here is easy with a bit of cloth, two or three dowels and a few mounts. Not only can it hold your child’s current favorites, but it can add color to the space also.

I like it, I love it!

When keeping children’s books on a bookshelf, think about integrating some ornamental things just as you would in more grownup distances. They’ll add interest and keep the area from becoming too boring.

Look around your house for things such as baskets and crates where you can store novels. These things can easily be placed near the sofa or your favorite chair for suitable storytimes.

Lucy McLintic

Children’s books come with all the most fantastic covers in the most vibrant shades. Why not arrange them according to color to spice up the bookcase a little?

The Painted Home

In our home, the kids read in their beds until I announce lights outside. An easy shallow shelf such as the one shown here will be ideal mounted on the walls beside their beds.

Get Organized: 5 Ways to Keep Toys Tidy

Toy Storage That’s Child’s Play

See related

More Room Guides

Exalted Thoughts

We’re contemplating moving. Again. Knowing anything about me, you understand that we have been movers that are serial, having moved 10 times in the past decade. And this time we are considering attics.

We only did a Terrific Amazing Cleanout and so are considering simplifying our lives and retrenchment from 2,500 square feet to well, smaller. We simply feel like dwelling with less and being extreme. The programs of the attics we are contemplating will assist less square-footage look not so mad.

Lofts are excellent. Glossy, open, contemporary. Frequently part of urban reincarnations that are remarkable, these homes only will not allow you manage as a packrat. You have to streamline. Live with deliberation (here is where the concept from Dead Poets Society creeps in). And here are a few layout ideas from attics which work.

Smith & Vansant Architects Computer

When one thinks open and tall, attics work most effectively. A 2nd- story ledge uses the ceilings with the addition of a little library that is open up-top. Underneath, the flooring drawers flanking the chamber make the usage of area.

Smith & Vansant Architects Computer

If your continuity is not regarded this kind of open room can appear cluttered. This light wood that is easy assists the space feel bigger, while the obvious solitary range of blue adds a flow that is great.

Busybee Style

This place makes the most effective use of the dead room that is normally unexpected next to the the stairs. Where surfaces is difficult to come by in an attic and expensive, this easy circle table is ideal.

Design Everlasting

Attics like this could possibly offer all the comforts of house in addition to sophistication. With slick, under-stated simplicity.

Francoise Bollack Architects

The wall area by the end of the chamber becomes a doubledecker, supplying a a tucked-a way work-space below without interrupting the family room that is open.

BAAN layout

And here the work desk integrates easily to the the area, although is at the center of the visitors.

SBaird Layout

Here the function space is a component of an entire flow in this space that is open. Black seems throughout to supply grounding touchpoints. Stations that were distinct are created to keep points free and open.

SBaird Style

An attic will often offer small segmentation and solitude, but . . .

SBaird Layout

This layout is versatility along with a fantastic reply to the dependence on solitude. Super great.

ONY architecture LLC.

Shelving and low chairs strengthen among the most lofty offerings of the studio: peak. Furniture such as an armoire n’t interrupts the perpendicular openness.

James Rixner, Inc.

A beginning area, including this table that is darkish, amidst a grandiose visible curiosity is offered by the ground space. Honor blank areas like the space around this dining table.

Charlie & Co. Design, Ltd

Multipurpose items would be the most intelligent option in an attic. Here the eating nook seat additionally functions as a space divider.

Abelow Sherman Architects LLC

They provide some sort of austere relaxation within their magnificence though attics might be wonderful when fully filled. The stuff, easy colour selection, and contours (including the column) get this to space unforgettable.

Soho attic reveals the warm aspect of contemporary
A radiator store becomes a posh new house
Browse more house layout pictures