Design Trend: Styling Your Children's Walls with Books – Katerina Buscemi
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Design Trend: Styling Your Children's Walls with Books

One really popular trend in nursery and children's decor these days is to add colour with beautiful books. Olivia's books, which I displayed on spice racks purchased from Target, instantly brought a dose of much needed brightness into an otherwise monochromatic room. You don't have to limit yourself to books. Add in little soft toys, or baby rattles. I placed these racks quite close to the floor, with the idea that baby would pick out his/ her book for us to read together. wall_shelf_1 Try not to overcrowd the shelf, instead staggering them, with the larger books in the back. You could rotate them every couple of weeks. We have an extensive book collection but very little shelf space, so we keep the others in the closet. My next project is to add some wall shelves above the glider (where I originally hung the little birdhouses).

Top Shelf:  Stuck, Mister Seahorse, Flora and the Flamingo, Olivia Counts Bottom Shelf: Never Say No to a Princess, How to Catch a Star, The Giving Tree, Tap the Magic Tree, Olivia Plans a Tea Party. Captain's Mirror, from Target; Aqua Dots Floor Bin, from Land of Nod (no longer available) but here is a similar one.

These are some of the books in our little collection. I can't stop myself from buying books with beautiful artwork. And, for your reference, some more beautiful books for your collection.



  1. Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, Todd Oldham
  2. How to Catch a Star, Oliver Jeffers
  3. Happy Birthday to You, Dr Seuss
  4. The Pigeon Needs a Bath, Mo Willems
  5. The Way Back Home, Oliver Jeffers
  6. The Day the Crayons QuitDrew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
  7. Fox in Socks, Dr Seuss
  8. I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klassen
  9. Horton Hears a Who, Dr Seuss
  10. Iggy Peck Architect, Andrea Beaty
  11. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
  12. Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers
  13. This Moose Belongs to Me, Oliver Jeffers
  14. Stuck, Oliver Jeffers
  15. Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen
  16. Olivia Fairy Princess, Ian Falconer
  17. Roberto Insect Architect, Nina Laden
  18. The Sneetches, Dr Seuss
  19. Mister Seahorse, Eric Carle
  20. Press Here, Herve Tullet
  21. Flora and the Flamingo, Molly Idle
  22. This is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen
  23. Rosie Revere Engineer, Andrea Beaty
  24. The Dark, Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen
  25. Oh the Places You'll Go, Dr Seuss
  26. The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint Exupery
  27. The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog, Mo Willems
  28. Tap the Magic Tree, Christie Matheson
I'm going to create a separate post with great examples of wall shelves, as well as where you can purchase them.

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