How To Choose A Baby And Kids’ Bookcase

Displaying your children's books on an attractive bookcase is an effective way to encourage them to read more as well as develop habits. Baby and kids bookcases can be accessed easily and are safer than regular bookcases; they are mostly made of safe materials and have safe designs.

Whether your child is learning to read or you would like them to read more, a baby and kid's bookcase is the perfect storage piece to organize their book collections. However, with all the different styles, sizes, and features available, it can be quite challenging to find a kid's bookcase that is both functional and safe.

Here, you'll find tips to help you pick the right bookcase suitable for your children. You'll also discover creative ways to design and decorate your child's bookcase to match the interior.

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Which designs and materials are safe for a baby and kids bookcase?

As a parent, your top priority when purchasing furniture for your children is safety. Since a kid's bookcase is meant to be used by youngsters, you need to make sure that it has a safe design, remains stable, and is made of non-toxic materials.

  • Your kid's bookcase should be made from environmentally friendly materials.

    Natural solid wood doesn't produce a lot of harmful chemicals which makes it the best option in terms of safe materials.

    Medium-density fibreboard, chipwood, and plywood are also environmentally friendly materials but tend to produce more harmful chemicals than natural solid wood.

Navy Blue Wooden Kids Bookshelf
Big White Wood Kids Bookcase
Wood Baby and Kids Bookcase
Wooden Kids Floating Shelf
Large White Wooden Kids Bookcase
Light Wood Kids Book Display
  • The bookcase's paint should be lead-free as well as non-toxic. Additionally, the glues, coatings, and finishes should be natural, non-toxic, and water-based.

    ➔ If you're unsure about the materials' safety, ask the retailer for the product safety certification.

  • Since kids have poor body balance, choose a bookcase that doesn't have sharp angles and corners to avoid any potential accidents.

  • If your child often climbs on furniture or likes moving furniture around, pick a bookcase that is firm and heavy so that it won't fall over.

What are the different types of baby and kids bookcases?

There are countless varieties of baby and kids' bookcases. Each model comes with its features and functionalities. Here are popular types of bookcases you can choose for your children:

  • A small baby and kid's bookcase have two to three shelves and is usually 3ft tall or shorter. Because of its low height, toddlers can easily reach their books and toys on the shelves.

    ➔ Small bookcases come in a wide array of colors, styles, and prices.

    ➔ These types of baby and kids' bookcases are ideal for storing miscellaneous objects such as toys, pencil jars, and teddy bears.

Small Baby and Kids Bookcase
Giraffe Baby and Kids Small Bookcase
Small Kids Ladder Bookcase
House Geometric Small Kids Bookcase
White Classic Small Kids Bookcase
Wood and Fabric Small Kids Bookcase
  • A revolving baby and kids bookcase is a good option if you're short on space.

    ➔ Maximizes storage area, allowing you to store plenty of books and other items in a small area.

    ➔ Available in various styles and colors to match your kid's bedroom style.

  • A storage bench bookcase can be used for both displaying books and storing additional items that you want to organize in one area, such as art supplies.

    ➔ This type of bookcase can teach your children to organize and put away their bits and pieces after using them.

    ➔ Storage benches are relatively low which makes them easier to access.

White and Blue Storage Kids Bookcase
White Two Storage Kids Bookcase
Wooden Storage Kids Bookcase
Small White Storage Kids Bookcase
Medium Blue Storage Kids Bookcase
Large White Storage Kids Bookcase
  • Reading nook - similar to a storage bench bookcase but it has a comfortable cushion on the top making it an inviting place to sit on and read books.

    ➔ Reading nooks come in a variety of shapes and some have backrests for bigger comfort.

  • A book display or floating shelf reveals the entire book cover. These types of baby and kids' bookcases are either placed on the floor or mounted on the wall.

    ➔ Entices children to read their colorful illustration books.

    ➔ An easy way to keep your children's room and books ordered and neat.

Brown Reading Nook Kids Bookcase
White Simple Reading Nook Kids Bookcase
Corner Reading Nook Kids Bookcase
White Floating Shelf Kids Bookcase
Navy Blue Floating Shelf Kids Bookcase
Pink Floating Shelf Kids Bookcase
  • Unique baby and kids' bookcases such as those in forms of trees, houses, and puzzles are a great way to bring a touch of imagination and creativity to your child's bedroom.

    ➔ Aesthetically pleasing.

    ➔ Can increase your children's love of books with its fun design.

  • A corner bookcase is an effective approach to making the most out of your available space. If the corner of your child's room looks empty, simply add a corner bookcase to fill it up.

    ➔ Doesn't require much space.

    ➔ Some models are wall-mounted. If that's the case, keep their favorite books and toys on the lower shelves for convenience.

  • A ladder bookcase for kids is a favorable option for storing various items in a tight space.

House Styled Kids Bookcase
Floral Pink Styled Kids Bookcase
Puzzle Styled Kids Bookcase
Grey Ladder Kids Bookcase
Corner Pink Kids Bookcase
Pink Girly Styled Kids Bookcase

How to choose the size of a kids bookcase?

Since you're buying a bookcase for your child, you'll need to pick one that is suitable for their height.

  • A small 3 to 4-feet tall bookcase is ideal for toddlers and can easily be reached. You can also choose one without shelves, to prevent your child from climbing on them.

  • A low baby and kid's bookcase with multiple shelves and a wide width can be beneficial if you want your little ones to access their books and toys without your help.

  • A tall bookcase with narrow shelves is practical if you plan on keeping the bookcase for when your child grows taller.

How to style a bookcase to match your child's room?

A well-styled baby and kid's bookcase can enhance the overall appearance and arrangement of your child's room.

  • If you want a cohesive look, pick a color scheme.

    ➔ White is a classic color option for bookcases and goes well with any interior style, whether the walls are painted blue or purple.

    ➔ Natural wood creates warm and cozy ambience;

    ➔ Pastel colors are great for modern, minimalistic interiors and Scandinavian style spaces;

    ➔ If you'd like the bookcase to be an accent piece in the child's bedroom, choose bright colors or go for a unique bookcase in a form vivid animal

  • Use small miscellaneous items such as toys and stuffed animals to decorate the bookcase.

  • For a beach theme bedroom, add plants and nautical decor such as starfishes to your kid's bookcase.

  • A creative way to lure your children to read is by applying chalkboard paint to the shelves. They can write down their book's page number while reading to keep it fun and entertaining.

  • Create a sweet and feminine bookcase for your daughter by placing items such as alphabet blocks and picture frames in soft colors such as pink and yellow.

  • If you're not into colorful bookcases, decorate it with small potted plants and a few neutral toned toys to keep it minimal and simply chic.