Fun Ways to Display Kids' Stuff

From bookcases to built-in shelving, these bedroom storage ideas are clever and stylish.
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November 25, 2014
By: Amanda Lecky

Photo By: Niche Interiors

The Giving Tree

Celebrate your child's imagination with unexpected design elements, such as this whimsical bookshelf. A few good books and your child's favorite animal friends make reading time the best part of any day. Photo courtesy of Susie Fougerousse

Pop of Pizzazz

"Kids are natural collectors of things," says Susanna Salk, designer and author of Room for Children. "Collections can look like clutter unless you plan a way to display them attractively." An earthy palette of white and brown allows colorful toys and accessories to pop with energy and attitude. Photo courtesy of Susie Fougerousse

Carry the Hue All the Way Through

A gender-neutral palette of gray and warm yellow extends to the wall art, and an understated animal theme pulls the decor together in a way that's approachable and fun. Photo courtesy of Project Nursery

Artful Exhibit

Graphic artwork is a great choice for children's rooms. The bold colors and shapes are eye-catching but simple, and coordinate well with the equally bold colors and shapes of kids' toys and books. Photo courtesy of Lisa Wong Jackson

Floating Focal Point

When arranging items on floating shelves, remember the motto "less is more." A few toys and books, artfully combined, look more elegant and modern than a crowd of treasures. Photo courtesy of Niche Interiors

Girly Motifs

Coordinating wall art with crib bedding gives this nursery a pulled-together designer look. Unless you want to redo all the artwork in a couple of years, it's a good idea to choose colors and motifs that will work just as well for a 5-year-old as for a 5-month-old. Aqua and hot pink make a great combo that’s both baby and little-girl appropriate. Photo courtesy of Project Nursery

Space It Right

Built-in wood shelves span an arched recess, creating plenty of space for favorite books, pictures and toys. If you're installing fixed shelves, pay attention to the spacing. In this room, books will likely replace toys over time, and the shelves are spaced to accommodate this gradual change. Project Nursery

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