Bookshelf Styling Tips + Book Basket

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

Do your kids love to read and play games?

Well, my kids are obsessed!! We are usually reading and playing games on a daily basis and it’s something that bring me and the kids much joy. In fact, instead of more toys, we usually like to buy the kids games and books since they are so rewarding. Although we love these things, books and games can be kind of messy… especially if you have lots like we do. With that in mind, I set out to do a little bit of decorating and organizing for some of the bookshelves in our home. Even though books and games can get messy there are things you can do to keep things organized and looking nice in your home.

Today, I will be focusing on organizing the Kids’ bookshelf, but the tips shared today will help with decorating ANY bookshelf in your home. I also wanted to share with you how I made a few things to add to the shelves to make them even more personalized and clutter-free. 😉

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

To begin, I headed to Michael’s and picked up some Denim items from their new Make Market line. I bought a frame, basket and denim letters.

I knew the basket would be great for holding some of my kids’ favorite books (the ones we read on a regular basis – usually Dr. Seuss and David Shannon books). I hot glued the letters to the basket to have it spell READ. Here’s how it turned out:

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

I also made a cute printable one of my all-time favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes to go in the frame.

Read Seuss Print Image

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

 “The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

 To DOWNLOAD the print, just go HERE. Print, cut out and stick in your frame. 😉

From there, I added some of my kids’ favorite games along with another frame, a few decor pieces and some photo blocks. Here is how it all turned out:

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

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Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

It looks simple, organized and clutter-free which are all things I do when styling a bookshelf.

Here are some of the other things I do to ensure an organized and pretty bookshelf.

BOOKSHELF STYLING TIPS:

  • Keep things organized, not cluttered
  • Include a great mix of books, frames, pictures and decorative objects.
  • Add a variety of colors that match the decor and theme of your rooms.
  • Place objects in varying placements – lay a group of books horizontal and place a group vertical. Change it up!
  • Add personal touches – frames of favorite quotes and pictures are great ways of doing this.

Like I said above, this may be a bookshelf for the kids’ stuff, but these tips work great for ANY bookshelf!

Book Shelf Styling Tips. Great ideas to help you decorate those blank shelves.

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I LOVED using the new products from Michael’s Maker’s Market for the bookshelf. They have so many great products in this line and I promise you’ll want to check them out next time you head to Michael’s.

For more information about the Denim and Maker’s Market from Michael’s:

  • Michaels has named denim the craft trend of 2015! Denim has always been a wardrobe staple and now it’s emerging in crafts and home décor.
  • If you’re looking for some spring project inspiration, take a look at Michaels’ new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.
  • Michaels Makers readers are getting the inside scoop on an upcoming craft contest that will send one lucky participant on the trip of a lifetime to Paris. Check back on my blog March 2 to get all the details on how to enter.

For even more great projects using Denim and the Maker’s Market products, check out:

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And for more organization ideas here on the site check out:

Craft Room Organization Ideas { lilluna.com } Lots of great ideas to help de-clutter and organize your craft room.

 Craft Room Organization Ideas

DIY Organizing Shelf perfect for the Pantry! Perfect for holding all those "not sure where to put these" items!

Pantry Organizer

Jar Storage Board Tutorial on { lilluna.com } This is such a great way to store your pens, pencils, markers, scissors, whatever you like to keep handy!

Jar Storage Board

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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