Looking for ways to have your white leaning ladder bookcases and shelves look amazing? They are an attractive and innovative way to add a touch of charming style to your home. However, the secret is not simply in leaning a ladder against a random wall in your home and piling it up with a few ornaments but rather in decorating a ladder shelf in such a way that it makes an impression on everyone who steps into the room, for all the right reasons!
If you are feeling a little stuck on how to decorate your leaning ladder we hope the following ideas will get your creative juice well and truly flowing.
Choose Your Ladder Bookcase Style
There are more styles to choose from than you can image. Some are narrow and others are wide. They range in height and material. Some are specifically designed for corners. You can assemble several together to create a different look. Materials include wood, metal, manufactured wood, bamboo, plastic and concrete. Finishes include white, black, espresso, cherry, oak, silver, pine, walnut, and more.
How to decorate a ladder bookshelf totally depends on your creativity!
Listed are popular styles in white that are available on Amazon. Click on the pictures for more information.
Ladder Bookcases Are For Books
Obviously, add your favorite books to any style ladder bookcase. But vary the look.
Position some books horizontally and others vertically. Vary stacks in height and width.
Add stylish bookends. Any decorative knickknack, collectible or even a small plant can be placed on top of a horizontal stack of books.
Don’t Forget The Decor and Art
You can beautify your home by placing these ladder bookshelves in most rooms including the kitchen, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, living room, den, home office, and kid’s room. They are ideal for storage and display. Ideas for different rooms are listed below:
- Living Area – collectibles, vases, photo frames, globes, clocks, holiday decor, plants
- Home Office – office supplies, printer, picture frames
- Kitchen – cutting boards, spices, picnic baskets, dish towels, place mats, dishes
- Bathroom – linens, mirrors, toiletries, hair dryer
- Kid’s Room – toys, toy chests, TV, gaming consoles
- Entryway – hats, scarfs, shoes, umbrellas, sports equipment
Bring On The Baskets
When you are working out how to decorate your leaning ladder bookshelf you may easily forget the humble, yet mighty basket. Baskets, often placed on the bottom shelf, can add a great touch of style and charm to your bookshelf.
This ladder by Hensley uses baskets to hold bathroom toiletries and linens.
You could also use baskets for practical purposes, such as for storing the kids’ small toys in, for stocking up on tealight candles and so forth, or you may choose to let them showcase a vintage feel by storing records or the like.
Think about your room style and choose baskets, as well as basket-fillers that will add to the style you have already created.
Consider Contrast Colors
The advantage of a white ladder bookshelf is that it goes with most home color schemes. However, if you are keen to introduce a splash of color into a particular room, a leaning ladder bookshelf can be the perfect way to do it. Please don’t take that old ladder that has been lying in your garage for the past decade into your home and lean it up against a wall!
Depending on your taste and style, you may want to keep the original wood as a feature in your home. This is ideal if the room you plan to have it in already boasts the same or matching shades of wood. In such a case consider rendering and varnishing the wood on the ladder to allow it to show off its true potential, as well as to protect it so that you can use it as a striking piece of practical furniture for years to come.
However, for most of us who do not want the extra work, it is easier to purchase a ladder. Amazon offers all materials as well as colors. Listed are several best sellers.
The first is a 5 tier ladder shelf – white:
- 【Space-Saving & Safe Design】Wall-mounted bookshelf is ideal for extra storage in a small space. Overall Dimensions: 23.62"L x 11.81"W x 70.87"H. The trapezoidal bookshelf can be bolted to the wall for added stability and safety, preventing your children or pets from colliding with the bookshelf.
- 【Multifunctional Storage Rack】This 5-tier large capacity bookshelf can have enough space for you to store anything you want. Open bookshelves are great as a display stand where you can place books, houseplants, media equipment or other products you want to display.
- 【Simple & Practical】The industrial-chic design complements any space in your home or office, giving it an elegant feel. This product is perfect for any occasion, such as any home office, living room or bedroom.
- 【Strong & Durable Construction 】The ladder frame is made of sturdy white frame and white color MDF to ensure long-term use. In addition, the surface of the iron pipe is sprayed with powder, which can be an effective preventive measure.
- 【Easy to install & Clean】With detailed installation instructions, you can easily put these shelves together, saving your precious time. It is recommended that the installation should not be too tight for easy adjustment. After the structure is installed, secure the interface for added stability. The smooth stencil is very easy to clean, just wipe with a damp towel.
- One Removable Fabric drawer: Metal ladder bookshelf with an additional large fabric drawer which is light and soft, matches 4 and 5 tier shelves to store books, toys or other personal items, not only to prevent children from accidentally bumping into corners and injuring themselves, but also to make full use of vertical space to keep your home, office, apartment tidy and organized.
- Multifunctional Ladder Shelf: This narrow freestanding storage shelves can be used as plant stand, bookcase, bathroom cabinet, storage organizer in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, office, corridor, bathroom or any other space. In addition to holding the daily necessities, it is also an ideal choice to display some artworks.
- Large Storage Capacity Bookcase: Mordern ladder book shelf provides ample space for storing any items you want to collect and display. The 3/4 boards of the book shelf get wider from top to bottom can be used to display or store plants, photos, books, CDs, ornaments, collections.
- Safe Design & Premium Material: The edges of each shelf are designed with backboards to protect your items from falling off. Also, this 5-tier ladder shelf is made of high-quality particle board and solid black metal frame, which is waterproof and durable. Besides, 4 adjustable feet can keep the storage rack organizer stable on the uneven floor and prevent you scratch the floor by moving storage shelves.
- Multiple Choice & Industrial Style: We offer 2 sizes of 4 and 5 tiers ladder bookshelf. And there are rustic brown, black oak and white bookcases, you can choose the one that best meets your storage needs. At the same time, this standing shelf combines practical design with a vintage look to provide you with the best use experience and suitable for all your other furniture, making it a focal point of your decor.
- Standing bookcase in White for displaying books, keepsakes, décor, photos, and more
- Solid rubberwood frame with 5 shelves; each shelf holds 25 pounds; "ladder" design with shelf depth increasing toward the bottom
- Multi-purpose versatility; can be used in a kitchen, office, craft room, or garage
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 14 x 70.1 inches (WxDxH)
Indeed, we feel that every home should have a leaning ladder bookshelf. If you are keen to introduce one of these fabulous pieces of furniture in your home, we hope that we have whet your appetite. Indeed, there are many designs and decorative ideas to choose from, just be sure that you create a piece of furniture that truly showcases the style of your home and the inner essence of who you are.