Guest Picks: Styling and Storage for a Kid's Bookcase

I recently completed decorating my daughter’s bedroom. The last area to undertake was a much-needed bookcase to house all of her things. Tween women (well, my daughter anyway) often collect piles of it.

I made a linen bulletin board to display her art and photographs, and leaned a poster and a framed doughnut tea towel on top of the bookcase. The fun part, though, was styling it that it would not only be functional, but pretty to look at.

I am always on the search for good looking yet cheap containers to store modest items. With a place for everything, everything is in its place. This bookcase has done wonders to maintain my daughter organized and keep things off the floor, which is where everything used to finish up.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite storage/organization products in the rustic to the elegant. And I couldn’t help myself — I’ve included some tiny pieces of art to up the pretty factor of almost any bookcase. — Vanessa from Decor Happy

Vanessa Francis

This really is the bookcase, and I love how it turned out. Possessing a large piece like that (actually two bookcases attached together to seem like you ) means that there’s ample space to house everything from jewelry and books to stuffed animals and CDs. My daughter’s favorite slippers even have a house!


LIATORP Bookcase – $220

The beadboard back on the Liatorp Bookcase won me over. It’s a magical detail I adore, and painting it in a vibrant colour simply adds to its charm.


KVARNVIK Box, Set of 3, White – $19.99

I just adore these jute storage boxes. There are endless possibilities as to what it is possible to fill them with.


KVARNVIK Box with Lid, Dark Blue – $11.99

I purchased two of those boxes to home my daughter’s CDs and odds and ends. I really like the indigo colour and they include labels.


Cabo Rectangular Basket, Medium – $24.49

These wire baskets enable your children to easily see what’s inside. I adore their vintage charm.

Pottery Barn

Linen Pin Board – $99

I left the linen bulletin board leaning towards the top of the bookcase, but you can save yourself time by buying one such as this. I find a neutral background is ideal for displaying art, photographs, etc..


Tin Box with Lid – $22.50

These shoebox-size tin containers labels are sturdy and charming.


Deep Dip Bowl from Rou Designs

I am a sucker for handmade porcelain bowls. Even though this one could be supposed to carry food, I think it would be excellent for keeping hair clips, elastics, etc..


Gold Leaf Birds on Branches Jewelry Holder – $43.49

This jewelry holder is so exceptional! I really like the gold tone, and the birds are so sweet.

West Elm

Whitewash Modern Weave Collection – $14

I adore the whitewash on these handwoven rattan baskets. The large ones are perfect for keeping blankets.

West Elm

Agate Bookends – $14

These agate bookends are practical and lovely.


Acrylic Case, 2 Drawers with Lid – $26.75

These cases have two drawers. I’d home my daughter’s most adorable jewelry in these.

West Elm

Glass Shadow Boxes – $24

These are the most exceptional glass shadow boxes I’ve observed. They’ve a canvas lining, can be hung on a wall and can even be monogrammed.


SOFT BIN Grey Dot – CAD 32

I adore this Canadian firm, and their bins made from organic cotton in vibrant patterns and colors are perfect for a kid’s room.


Valentine Pink Heart Decor Wall Art by Lucy Snowe Photography – $40

This photograph of pink balloons forming hearts will seem pretty in a frame leaning on the back of a bookcase.

Jonathan Adler

Little Gold Bird Bowl, Gold – CAD 108

I really like Jonathan Adler’s pottery for its quirkiness, and these golden bird bowls are no exception. The end has a hammered detail which will add sparkle and glam to any area.

Grey Felt Storage Box – $49.95

Items made from sensed have a homespun component and remind me of my childhood. These storage boxes might be utilized at a boy’s or girl’s room to help keep the clutter at bay.


Illustration Art Print Beautiful As You Are Birds by The Tiny Illustrator – $18

I really like motivational sayings, and this one would be ideal at a young woman’s room; it’s a good reminder.


Tree House Bucket by Jenna Rose Handmade – $46

This hand-screenprinted fabric bucket is the perfect size to perch on a shelf. The leather grips as well as the linen/cotton treehouse fabric are a striking combination.

The Container Store

Blossom Stockholm Magazine File – $10.99

These magazine holders at a coral colour are functional and fashionable.

Serena & Lily

Pandan Bins – $28

You can never have enough storage bins. These juicy ones are made from handwoven palm fronds and are ideal for storing newspapers or bits and bobs that don’t have a house.

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