the Crafty Woman: Playroom Library -- simple DIY bookshelves. People are more likely to read, when they can see the cover of the book. -- I want to make these shelves for the boys' room, and a set for myself in my room as well.
Tree book shelves -- great for kids room. Enticement to read. I'd like to see it made with darker wood or painted a rich brown color and placed in a living room. Also, this is full like a summer tree, I'd keep it more like late autumn with fewer displays.
I love the idea of narrow shelves with 'safety' rails for storing and displaying kids' picture books. The effect is so inviting; kids would surely be drawn to it. -- Unexpected Storage for Small Spaces: Apartment Therapy.