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Easy DIY Reading Nook for our little ones

My kids don’t have the largest room in the world. As a matter of fact, both kids will be sharing a room once the little prince is ready to move out of our bedroom. Right now, he has a little DIY nook that we created in our room that suits him just fine.


When we first moved into our apartment, I was big on interior design and planned out our new space room by room. You could always find me watching HGTV and the DIY Network. It was so serious that I was one of few bloggers invited by Kravet to an interior design blogging event. I enjoyed picking paint colors, unique furniture pieces, and finding creative ways to organize everything in the house.

Then, the kids came along, and now I do what I can when I can. For the past two weeks, I’ve been researching new ways to organize our space to make it kid-friendly. Most of my research is done on Pinterest. I save all of my faves until I can find the time to go shopping.

One of my problem areas is in the kids’ room.

What can I do with the gazillion books my daughter has collected over the years?

Although I have sorted and neatly placed them in her cube organizer, they always end up everywhere. I browsed online, but everything I liked was way out of budget. I soon realized that I needed a DIY solution and I needed one fast. So I decided to go to Ikea for some inspiration.

I remember mentioning to a close friend that I needed more options for organizing the children’s room and she mentioned that I should consider building up instead of getting more big pieces. At first, I didn’t get it, but then she explained that I could use our walls to help organize the kids’ room.

Eureka! Use the walls!

I took her advice and searched form a creative way to use the walls to my advantage. I searched for reading nooks on Instagram and found some great options. Inspired by some of the solutions I found, I ended up purchasing the Ikea Flisat bookshelves for just $12.99 each (happy dance 💃🏾).

Ikea Flisat Wall Storage

Hubby drilled them up for me and I moved her books to their new home. I bought 5 of the shelves and I am still shocked at how many books I was able to squeeze into each shelf. I absolutely love how our DIY Reading Nook turned out. I am even considering getting another set and putting all of their books up on the wall. This would free up some much-needed space for toys.

My next venture is to add some decor options to make their nook pop. Stay Tuned!

I’m excited that my babies have a new fun reading nook that we can easily keep clean and organized.

How about you, mommies? How do you organize munchkin’s library? SHARE AND COMMENT BELOW!

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