Awesome Shelf Ideas for Kids’ Room

tree shelf
Keeping kids’ rooms in order is one of the most overwhelming tasks when house upkeep is in question. On top of keeping the usual problematic items such as clothes and footwear stored, there are other things that need to be considered and that often present an even bigger issue. For example, the myriad of all kinds of toys, different games of various sizes, collections, school books and items and anything else that your kids use needs to be safely stored, as well. Luckily, there is a way to remedy this. These awesome shelves ideas will solve all storage problems.

Tree bookshelf
All kids like trees, no question about it. Having one in their room would surely be an awesome aesthetic addition. Incorporating the storage feature at the same time and turning it into a bookshelf is even greater while positioning it in the corner of the room is an icing on the cake that maximizes the use of storage potential without taking anything from the playing space of the room. Use the opportunity to draw branches and leaves with your kids or even build them as an additional shelving space.
Collections shelf
Collecting different items plays an important role in the lives of the majority of children. If they are enthusiastic about the process and value the items they have, the collection should by all means be adequately displayed. Barbie dolls, action figures, superheroes or collections of bobble heads should have a special place in your kid’s room for everyone to be able to appreciate the effort put into collecting them.
Geometric shelves
Why not merge shelf design and learning? Use geometric shelves in triangular, hexagonal or any other shape and different manners of combining them to enhance the dynamics of the kids’ room design and at the same time teach the kids something about geometry and proportions. Depending on what will be stored they could be combined in small and large sizes alike, covering anything from your kid’s favorite toy to their Kinder eggs or Lego constructions.
CD and DVD shelf
Discovering the world of music and film is an important part of growing up. Kids go through different stages when both of these arts are concerned and their taste may often change. However, the majority of people have a tendency to return to their old music and movie favorites from time to time and saving them proves to be important when this happens. Given the fact that both CDs and DVDs come in standard sizes, building a shelf for them with your kids is a great way to spend quality time together and try out different creative ideas.
Not everything belongs on a shelf
Using a shelf for everything that needs to be stored in your kids’ room will quickly make it look like a display area and completely ruin the atmosphere children’s rooms should have. To avoid this, incorporate different storage solutions for items that should not be shelved. For example, drawers are a great place to store smaller items, such as drawing aids, erasers and pencils. The same goes for checkerboard games. When balls, marbles or small toys are concerned, storage boxes are the best solution.
Building and incorporating different shelves together with your kids is not only a great way of making their room look representative, but a great opportunity to teach them the importance of being organized an keeping things in order. All the effort put into shelving their room will be truly positive and create long-term effects. Once learned and acquired, these qualities will beneficially follow them throughout their adulthood, both in professional and personal life.
About author: Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She feels she knows a thing or two about raising happy, healthy and confident kids, and offers helpful advice in hers parenting articles. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”