You know that a week or so after the big man with a white beard makes his annual delivery you realise that you now have to find space for all the ‘stuff’, that is just one of the reasons you should invest in a gallery bookshelf from Tidy Books.
We have one in Finn’s bedroom and we are thrilled with it. He has the box room, whereÂ space really is limited, so this has been a god-send. First off, it holds a lot of books, about 85! The shelves are deceptively deep, so along with books we also store some toys in boxes, too (like the Miller Goodman FaceMaker you can see on the bottom shelf).
It’s made from Lime wood, (not MDF), so it’s going to last and it’sÂ really easy to put together – it took me about half an hour or so. The cute thing about the gallery bookshelf is that it can be personalised. Finn loves that. He knows it’s his name and we’ve had a few ‘Finn’s Books’ from him. It’s helped with his love of books, he can see them so will say to me things like, ‘I’ll get my apple book’ or ‘Read me the spots book’. It entices him. It’s easy to useÂ as it’s a great height, he’s two (but tall) and can reach the top shelf easily enough and I don’t have to worry about it toppling as it fits securely to the wall.
This one measures in at H115cm x W77cm x D7cm and is available in white or a natural wood. The personalised version is £169 and the standard version £135. Remember this is wood, not MDF so great value for money. We plan on getting another in the new year, I have not measured yet but think it will fit in the space under the stairs.
If you don’t have the floor space for this, or have bunk beds, do check out the Bunk Bed Shelf Unit which I think is a genius idea. I had bunk beds when I was little and would have loved a space to put my things.
And finally, Tidy Books really are giving back. They have teamed up with national literacy charity, Beanstalk, so every purchase gets more kids reading. Nice touch.