I couldn’t be more excited for my manager who’s expecting her first child this Spring. As she prepares for her little one, we’ve been thinking about how to best display one of the most important things in her new nursery: books.
You don’t want a jumbled mess of books of all different trim sizes, like this:
Here are some tips I found on-line for a more stylish and organized baby’s bookcase:
Use baskets, canvas bins and plastic containers on middle shelves to store baby bottles, pacifiers, lotions, diaper pins and other small baby items.
Display framed photographs, engraved baby cups or spoons, breakable collectibles and other special baby items on upper bookshelves. Place a small lamp on a middle or upper shelf to softly illuminate a bookshelf’s contents.
Style a bookcase with unexpected items, like an eye-catching antique or unique keepsake.
Organize books by size. This helps the books stay put since children’s books are of all different shapes and sizes, and your child will be able to put books back in their correct place.
Arrange your books in mixed horizontal and vertical stacks. If you are arranging horizontally, keep heavier books at the lower compartment and light-weight books on the upper compartments.
Remove seasonal books — such as holiday books — and place them on a high shelf or store away until the holiday approaches.
Use a furry friend to keep your child’s favorite reads in place.
I also love this baby photo picture idea:
And here are some suggestions on what books to fill a baby’s shelf with: