Installing shelves to organize your child's books, toys, and art supplies will save you hours of cleanup. As an added benefit, storage systems that make items easy to see and reach increase the likelihood that your child will use them. Here are 10 interesting shelf ideas for baby nurseries and kids' rooms.
1. Low-profile Shelves | Handmade Charlotte
2. Floating Shelves | Daffodil Design
3. White Shelves | mini style
4. Heart Shelf | Down that Little Lane
5. Box Shelving | Paul et Paula
6. Wall Shelving with Kids Desk | Planete Deco
7. Tree Book Shelf | Good Homes
8. Kids Wall Storage | ma deco comme les grands
9. Geometric Shelving | The General Store
10. Pegboard Shelving | Bondville
Baskets are the preferred storage method here at weeDECOR. They are a convenient and beautiful toy storage solution because they are easy for little hands to carry, and they look good in any room of the house. Here are some of the baskets we use.
1. Elephant Grass Baskets | Urban Outfitters | $24
2. Arrow Pattern Baskets | World Market | $25
3. Black and White Basket | Overstock | $54
4. Speckled Rope Basket | Anthropologie | $52
5. Square Woven Basket | IKEA | $15
There are infinite nursery storage options, but many are not sturdy enough for children, let alone nice enough to transition to other rooms in the house should you no longer need them in your nursery. Baskets on the other hand, will do just that, and they are available in so many different colors, shapes, and materials. From grass to cotton, there are baskets to compliment any nursery or home decor. We like to store extra lovies in our baskets, but they are also great for blankets, clothing, toys, craft supplies, and pretty much anything that ends up scattered throughout your house.
1. Clara's Room | Project Nursery | IKEA Basket | $14
2. DIY Crocheted Fox Basket | Knitspiration | Free
3. Gigi's Room | Project Nursery | Rope Baskets | Serena & Lily | $38 to $98
4. Herringbone Baskets | Land of Nod | $89
5. Crocheted Baskets | RH baby & child | $46 to $149
Looking for a spring project to brighten up your kids room and your home? We've found some great DIY ideas that are both easy and fun.
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From Swedish design blog AprillAprill
, these white bookshelves for a kid's room
make lovely eye candy and provide great function. Different colored patterns line the backs of these shelves providing an eclectic mix of shapes and colors. You can take on this project with anything from wallpaper to scrap book paper to shelving liner. Just choose the pattern of your liking, cut the pieces into the size of your shelve backs and off you go! Steal this idea for your home office by using a touch more sophisticated paper.
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More appropriate for older tots, these pegboard shelves were made with colored pencils and rubber bands by Kara of Kara Paslay Designs
. We love how easy it is to create shelves of different heights and lengths as well as the ability to create your own designs. And, even better, you can change it out anytime you want with not too much effort. Fast and functional!
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Finally, see this ah-ha idea from Hus and Hem for storing kids miniature toys - framed shelves
. Simply take a vintage box frame, paint it a color of your liking, add your own little shelves in the form of wood or another comparable material and there you have it. We can envision several of these frame shelves on a wall at a variety of different heights to create a fun mural. Be sure to hang these securely to a wall so your child can't pull them off so easily.
For more storage ideas, see our other articles on:
Unique Nursery Shelving Ideas
Cute Storage Baskets for Baby Rooms
Train Themed Bookshelves for a Boy's Room
Unique Toy Boxes
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This combination of nursery shelves
as a way to create a decorative wall piece and serve as a functional storage solution is simply too beautiful not to share. Simply Yvonne
provides a stunning view of these cute shelves in her baby's nursery
and we're oh-so-glad she did! A yellow-green tinged wall paint provides a neutral background for the bright white shelves, perfectly spaced to create a delightful montage of baby related eye-candy. Each of the gorgeous little dresses in and of themselves create visual interest, let alone the collection of frames and stuffed animals along the shelves.
Your eyes catch sight of the gorgeous photography of her little one and the related mementos. Books, standing picture frames, a piggy bank and more make each shelf that much more interesting. We also love the lime green Japanese lantern peeking out from the ceiling above.
If you have a small space or your baby's room lacks a closet, this is a great way to improvise without sacrificing any aesthetic. Thanks for the idea, Simply Yvonne!
See our other articles for more storage ideas such as:
Train Themed Bookshelves with weeDECOR Wall Decals
Cute Nursery Storage Baskets
Decorative Bookends for your Baby's or Kid's Room
One of the sweetest classic themes in nursery décor is the quintessential little lamb. So classic. So perfect for your little one. We just couldn’t help taking notice of so many beautiful baby nurseries incorporating this theme!
Aside from being simple and sweet, we appreciate the gender and color neutrality the sheep design element brings to a baby’s room. Since most sheep come in white, you can add almost any accent color of your liking.
For example, see this lovely grey and white sheep themed nursery designed for Charlotte in Austin, TX. The rich, elegant furnishings from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child bring a classic touch to a relatively modern color scheme.
For a bolder look, consider black and white sheep décor as highlighted by Joni Lay on BHG.com
. Bold, black accents such as the lamp and dresser shown in this inspiration board can make quite an impact. And, babies are attracted to high contrast colors which make this nursery that much more attractive.
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For a softer, more classic look, see how entertaining and lifestyle expert Jenny Steffens Hobick
used pale blue and classic lamb décor from Pottery Barn Kids
to decorate her lamb themed baby room. We especially like the lamb rocker
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And, weeDECOR has several sheep wall decal
designs to help augment your nursery décor. Our jumping sheep wall decal
has three little sheep jumping over fences onto blades of grass. We also have a personalized sheep decal
to make your baby’s nursery feel even more unique.
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Unique design with practical functionality is a match made in heaven, particularly when it comes to kids’ rooms. And what better place to apply this concept than storage? We looked around and found some fabulous kids storage ideas to help you create a one-of-a-kind look and reduce the clutter.
Check out these sugar crates turned into rolling toy storage by design guru Emma of Emma’s DesignBlogg—so clever and so practical. We also like how these wire garden plant holders were converted into wall storage per Apartment Therapy. You can adjust how high to place them on the wall so that little hands can or cannot (depending on the items) reach them.
And, for the DIYers out there, you can use curtains to bring order to a chaotic area. See how designer Caroline Gomez hung curtains to hide little clothes in a makeshift but oh-so-cute mini closet—perfect so that little hands can reach them. Great storage ideas need not be limited to the bedroom. We love this funky collection of wall hooks that can liven up a mud room or entry way. From Land of Nod, the colors are vibrant and the design modern which is sure to bring smiles to kids or adults.
Finally, for organizing the playroom, check out this photo from Elsie Marley showing how you can use tin cans to organize crayons, pencils, markers, glue, and other art supplies. Though we can’t guarantee it, your kids might actually enjoy cleaning up with this set up in place.
[caption id="attachment_4751" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This Canadian mom mixes vintage elements into a modern nursery."]
[caption id="attachment_4752" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Our whimsical tree wall decal in white is subtle and stately at the same time."]
[caption id="attachment_4753" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Eye-catching stripes create an accent wall."]
If you follow our blog, you already know that one of the biggest recent trends in nursery décor is minimalism. Moms and dads are being more practical in their selection of paint colors, fabrics, and furniture so that their baby can grow in to, not out of, his or her room. In an effort to save time and money, many parents are moving away from babyish nurseries and designing simpler, sophisticated spaces that will withstand the test of time.
Another latest and greatest trend in nurseries everywhere is vintage décor. Nurseries that incorporate vintage elements are popping up everywhere, and there are websites dedicated to retro room design for babies and kids. Meaning, there is plenty of inspiration out there for parents who are searching for a whimsical, nostalgic feel in their home.
While these two styles (minimalist and vintage) may seem to be in stark contrast to one another, a Canadian mom found a way to effortlessly incorporate elements from each in her baby boy’s room. The result? A playful space that is that exudes sophistication and eludes the kitsch factor that can come into play when decorating with vintage pieces.
Mom tells us, “We modeled the nursery after a more modern aesthetic. We wanted a room for our baby boy that was both functional and stylish that would grow with him and that didn't scream baby room! The first item that we chose for the nursery was the fabric for the custom curtains that we had made. We fell in love with the modern chic print and the colors.” We are in love with those curtains too, Mom! The muted colors are a perfect pairing with the print. For the wall color, these parents turned to the perennial favorite, Benjamin Moore, and selected Collingwood OC-28
, a soft dove grey color that provides a subtle backdrop for the wall decor. But this couple didn’t stop there! They decided to create a stunning accent wall using masculine striped wallpaper designed Graham & Brown
and ordered from Home Depot. This unique attribute adds so much visual interest to the room without overpowering the other features.
On to the furniture! Mom writes, “The crib and dresser/change table combo is from Cara Mia Furniture
and the custom upholstered glider chair is from Monte.
” The contrast between the rich color of the furniture and the soft grey walls is just stunning! The stately crib is softened up with Dwell transportation bedding
and organic duvet cover.
And of course, no nursery or kid’s room is complete without unique wall accents and accessories. Enter weeDECOR! Mom found the perfect spot for our whimsical white tree wall decal
. In keeping with a modern, minimalist feel, she chose white for a clean, crisp look. Mom tells us, “Other wall decor is made up of some vintage prints from our families and pictures taken during the pregnancy and shortly after our son's birth. All are mounted in frames created by Maclean Young Picture Framers. The lighting is a mixture of vintage finds and a custom ceiling fixture. The toy bins are from 3 Sprouts Organics
and there is an assortment of vintage stuffed animals (original authentic Paddington Bear) and new finds!”
This is a mom who knows how to mix different design elements and strike a balance between 2 competing décor trends. Vintage and minimalist pieces coalesce to create a stylish and unique room that will be enjoyed for years. Great job, Mom! You are an inspiration!
For even more inspiration, see other customer photos
on our blog. You can also check out our Pinboards
on Pinterest for fabulous nursery decor finds.
[caption id="attachment_4718" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Inspired by some of our favorite designs, these wall decals were custom-made by weeDECOR."]
[caption id="attachment_4719" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="A few of our favorite things displayed above baby's crib."]
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This Atlanta mom poured her heart and soul into the design of an incredible nursery for her baby boy. Iconic symbols of babyhood are remastered into contemporary, sophisticated elements that bring a sense of refinement to this stunning room.
We love how the soft baby blue walls are toughened up a bit with the steely gray curtain panels that could easily see Ian through the teen years. The Preston crib bedding set by CoCaLo
seems to be just the right shade of blue as well and is paired beautifully with the rich brown in the furniture. Mom chose furniture from Baby's Dream's Legendary collection
to serve as statement pieces for the room. The graceful curve of the top of the crib gives this piece a positively regal feel.
For the walls, mom approached weeDECOR to create some custom wall decals to create a wall border that would bring a little bit of whimsy to the nursery while maintaining an elegant feel overall. Inspired by our existing rocking horse
, and classic train engine
wall stickers, our designers made some slight modifications to achieve just the right look for this wall decal border for mom. But we didn't stop there! Our designers also custom-made baby block wall decals reminiscent of the ABC blocks nightlight
that mom found at Pottery Barn and placed on a side table next to that comfy-looking rocker by Dutailer
. In a few shades darker than the wall color, the decals are subtle and bring a little bit of fun to the walls.
From the looks of his closet, it appears that Ian is going to be the best-dressed baby on the block! Mom turned to Home Depot's Martha Stewart line of closet storage and organization
in preparation of baby's arrival. With so many fabulous clothes, a little organization is key. This set up is borderline mind-blowing! Onesies to the left, jackets to the right, sleepers in the middle...this closer is pure perfection! Once again, we are so proud that some of the savviest, most stylish parents out there use weeDECOR wall decals in fabulous nurseries everywhere.
We have so many examples of gorgeous nursery decor
on our blog. Whether you're decorating for a boy
, you are sure to find inspiration from both professional designers and super-creative moms and dads alike.
weeDECOR fans are some of the most stylish and creative moms around! We are always in awe of your ability to create fabulous nurseries and kids' rooms using our wall decals and design elements from all over. We recently polled weeDECOR's Facebook friends and fans to find the best blogs in the webosphere for design inspiration and products. The possibilities are endless, but let's face it. Who has time to scour page after page of Google results to find the cream of the crop for design-based websites? weeDECOR has you covered for the wall decor, but what about the paint color, floors, windows, bedding, and furniture? With the help of our fabulous friends and fans, we've compiled a list of some of the most useful and unique spots that are full of tips, inspiration, and everything else you need to create the most amazing space for your wee one.
: Cuteness abounds in this baking/cooking blog that features incredibly detailed sweets and treats.
: This blog offers a huge collection of decorating ideas for every corner of your home, inside and out.
How Does She?
: For those who may be craftily-challenged, this blog offers super-simple crafts, tutorials, and family fun ideas that make beauty and whimsy accessible to everyone.
The Real Life Mom
: This savvy mom will help you save money with her fantastic collection of cost-friendly recipes, crafts, couponing tips, and more.
Cheap and Chic Nursery
: There is so much inspiration to be found in this blog that features budget-friendly decorating ideas for nurseries and kids' rooms.
: A cult following has developed for Apartment Therapy, a site that delivers on its promise of "saving the world, one room at a time." You'll find an abundance of resources needed to create beauty and organization in your home. Ohdeedoh is the section of the design blog that pertains to kids' rooms and presents a huge variety of tips, products, and inspiration.
The Crafty Nest:
Lots of simple, yet adorable craft ideas can be found here. You'll also find recipes and lots of ideas for holiday decor.
The finds on this blog are beyond chic and totally unique. You could spend hours pouring through all of the most recent trends in design and decor.
Lay Baby Lay:
The homage to Bob Dylan in the title of this blog is enough to peak our curiosity. This blogger has a knack for piecing together finds from all over the web to create inspirational kids' rooms that feature glorious color combinations.
Homespun With Love:
This mom/daughter duo get creative with dollar store and thrift store finds to make the most out of their design dollars.
Little Green Notebook:
This blogger developed a passion for design at a young age and it shows. Her DIY projects created such a fan base that she launched her own decorating business.
The cutest handmade gift ideas can be found here along with crafts for kids and adults.
This blog is loaded with almost everything you need to put together a fabulous nursery. You will be blown away by the photo submissions!
This blogger specializes in finding unique, personal touches that help you reflect your own taste in every room in your home.
This blogger has an uncanny ability to find inexpensive items and gussy them up. She understands the need for living spaces to be beautiful and liveable...simultaneously.
Follow this Toronto couple as they renovate and decorate their home and raise a baby girl along the way.
Cool Mom Picks:
A shopping blog the delivers the hippest, hottest products to keep you out of mom jeans and into the latest trends in clothing, furniture, books, and just about everything.
Shanty 2 Chic:
These budget-conscious sisters are the queens of transforming everyday items into extraordinary treasures with the creative use of paint, fabric, and more.
E Tells Tales:
This do-it-yourselfer has adorable ideas for home decor that are unique, special, and almost always unpredictable.
Hi Sugar Plum!
: DIY design, fashion, and travel are the topic trifecta for this blog. You'll be inspired by the vast array of tutorials, fashion finds, and more.
For more inspiration, see our customer photos.
You will be amazed at what clever moms and dads across the country come up with when creating spaces for their little ones.
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We love fun and functional which is why we love these storage baskets from Etsy seller TheSpottedBarn
. These cute, hand-made fabric baskets are a cute and clever way to keep baby's room organized. Great for small toys, linens, diapers and other unwieldy items, get creative with your baby room storage solutions
TheSpottedBarn has many fabrics to choose from but we particularly like the three featured here. Owls continue to be a popular theme for both baby boys and girls. This pink owl themed basket
would be a great organizer for a nature or owl themed room. This bin would look darling on shelves filled with pretty pink and white, and green linens peeking out.
We also like this modern blue and chocolate brown polka dot basket
accented with geometric prints for a modern baby boy nursery. We think this could be a cute filled with diapers next to a changing table or a cute toy "box" filled with mini blue and white stuffed animals.
And, speaking of animals, this green safari themed storage basket
would add fun to a jungle or safari themed nursery. Embellished with pale green and white polka dots, fill with white wash clothes or onesies.
The storage bins measures 9" L x 6" W x 7" H and are sold for $18 each.
See our other articles for more ideas for cute storage for the nursery
, polka dot themed baby rooms
, and sweet and unique owl wall decor
for an owl themed nursery.
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[caption id="attachment_2300" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Purple Hippo Storage Bin for a Kid's Room"]
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[caption id="attachment_2302" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Yellow Monkey Storage Bin for a Boy's Nursery"]
We think the most creative ways to decorate a themed nursery
is to do so with clever and functional decorative accessories
. By keeping your bedding, curtains, and glider “non-themed” when decorating your baby’s room, you give yourself the flexibility to switch out themes as your child grows.
Even better, themed accessories
that serve a practical function pack even more of a punch because they don’t take up unnecessary space. This helps you keep your kid’s décor modern, clean, simple, and attractive.
These themed storage bins
by 3 Sprouts
are the perfect example. Each bin has a super cute animal theme and serves a functional purpose. The pink elephant storage bin
would be great in a baby girl’s nursery. This precious pink elephant would bring a bit of desired whimsy to simple pink bedding and curtains. The purple hippo storage bin
would work well in a boy’s room or a playroom. Purple is a color that brings forth a sense of play and liveliness. The brown owl storage bin
would be lovely in a boy’s room and the neutral color palette would work well with a traditional blue or green nursery as well as a more contemporary orange colored nursery. Finally, the yellow monkey storage bin
would be super cute in a safari or jungle themed nursery.
These storage bins are not only earth-friendly organic, but they are also a way to decorate with both personality and function. Use them for laundry, toys, or for storing extra blankets, towels, and bedding. As your baby grows, move them to the play area and transition to your toddler decor. Note that these storage bins conveniently fold up when not in use.
Maker of these storage bins - 3 Sprouts - was created by three friends who worked at high-end design houses such as Kate Spade and Barney’s. They took their love for modern design and applied it to baby products such as these storage bins, photo frames, place mats, and adorable hooded towels in animal themes. Find them at modern baby home décor retailer Seattle-based, Tottini
See our other articles for more creative nursery storage solutions
such as themed toy boxes
, super functional shelving
and themed bookends
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[caption id="attachment_1584" align="aligncenter" width="289" caption="Circus Themed Stackable Storage Solution for Kids"]
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Back to school is tomorrow which means one big question remains…where are you going to store all the new toys? Luckily, we found some cute and clever kids storage solutions
for your little ones’ trucks, books, and Barbie’s which will make clean-up time more fun for them and less arduous for you.
We were told Babies Oh Babies
, an online luxury baby décor retailer, had a wide variety of unique and stylish children’s storage solutions
in addition to cute bedding, furniture, wall art, and more. And, they were right!
For example, this wow-wow-wow mini Wild Side chaise lounge chair
(or, the non-American "longue chair") with storage under the seat bench would be fabulous in a tween girl’s room. This baroque-like, romantic styled piece is brought into 2010 with fun black and white leopard and zebra prints embellishing the storage area. The storage is perfect for a romantic styled girl's room and would look amazing in a pink themed room.
Or, you might appreciate this fun and functional Stack a Buddies storage solution
of three stackable, interlocking blocks decorated with circus animals like lions and tigers. Great for a little boy who can build while he’s cleaning up.
Finally, this classic-styled Alphabet Soup toy box bench
would be great in a playroom or gender neutral bedroom. Nice colors of blue, red, and orange and white adorn this toy box bench. We really like the red knobs at the top of the bench and the striped arm rests. The toy box also doubles as an educational tool with an erasable white board serving as a seat back with rotating alphabet blocks above.