Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The best ways to display your book collection at home or in your classroom

 The best way to display books for children is by placing them in a forward facing manner.  If a child can see a book cover, they are much more likely to become interested and read.  Here are some clever ways to create the most effective reading environment for your kiddos!  I certainly didn't come up with these ideas on my own, although I plan on trying a few of them when we move into our new home!

If your not feeling very crafty, you can purchase these book racks at Land of Nod or Pottery Barn Kids.  My girls have the Pottery Barn Kids book rack in their rooms.  They are a bit pricey, but definitely do the trick!

Espresso Bin There Done That Floor Book Bincatalinabookrack.jpg
If you're looking for a cheaper, DIY job, try gutter bookshelves!  Apparently gutters carry more than leaves!  Buy a gutter, cut it down to your desired size, sand down the edges and attach to your walls with gutter brackets.  Put the gutters in spaces on the walls that are usually wasted, like behind doors or under windows.  I can't tell you how excited I am to try this!
3d Orange Man Roof Worker Working on Gutters
On Pinterest, I just recently saw the idea of using a deck or window flower box.  Just attach to the wall and add books!
Signature Wrought Iron Window Box - holds 3 flowerpots
Purchase this spice rack from Ikea for just $3.99 and store books in these!  Purchase a few and hang them side by side or vertically down the wall!  Just make sure they're low enough for your little ones to reach.
  BEKVÄM Spice rack Width: 15 3/4 " Depth: 3 7/8 " Height: 3 1/2 " Width: 40 cm Depth: 10 cm Height: 9 cm

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