8 of the Cutest Bookshelves for Kids
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As parents, we sometimes find ourselves imagining iconic pieces in our kids’ rooms and instantly light up, right? Maybe it’s a cool lighting fixture that brings comfort and calm to our littles as they drift off the sleep; maybe it’s a rocking chair that relaxes the kiddos just as easily as it does us; or maybe it’s a bookshelf that grows with them, inspiring a lifelong love affair with reading. That’s it for me! In fact, it’s become a tradition for my in-laws to get each grandchild (and we’re at six and counting in my husband’s family) a bookshelf for their nursery from a local carpenter — and with a little direction on theming and room vibe from us, they end up getting something perfect every time.
Now, granted, you don’t have to commission an artisan to create an impressive bookshelf for your child’s room — there are dozens of amazing designs available to shop online today. Just be sure your bookshelf “checks the boxes” on at least a couple of these criteria:
- Easily accessible to your child: They can retrieve their books with little effort
- Timeless in construction and design: The piece can quite literally grow with your kiddo, from their nursery to their big-kid room, and then maybe even off to college, à la Andy from Toy Story
- Simple in color and accenting: The bookshelf, case, or cart will inevitably hold some of the brightest and most colorful books around (especially those early picture books), so it shouldn’t be overly vibrant itself
We’ve gone ahead and rounded up 8 of the cutest kid and tween/teen bookshelves right now (most of which are under $300!). Whether you’re on the hunt for something to complement the nursery design for a new arrival or looking to bring some library flair into a shared playroom, if you can find something useful here, then we’ve done our job.