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:
- MEASUREMENT & WEIGHT CAPACITY: Overall shelf measures 18"L x 66"H and 14" in depth. Significant height means you have over 5 feet of the beautiful display, creating maximum storage space. Each shelf holds up to 10 pounds, feel confident placing items with a little more weight on each wall shelf
- MATERIAL: Ladder wall shelves are made of high-quality, durable medium-density fiberboard (MDF) that provides stability. Rely on the shelf to keep your items safe and sound, with a visually pleasing finish
- DESIGN: The leaning shelf is designed in a contemporary, elegant style with 5 tiers which provides extra storage space for your favorite items
- READY TO USE: With secure mounting hardware included, this shelf can be assembled with ease. The components will help you have your shelf up in no time
- DISPLAY: Place decorative pieces, keepsakes, jewelry, awards, books on a functional modern floating shelf. Elevate your decor and fill space above a desk, fireplace, entryway, or between the windows
- 5-tier tall standing bookcase for displaying books, keepsakes, décor, photos and more
- Descending "ladder" style design with shelf depth increasing toward the bottom; 14-inch max shelf depth
- Straight back installs flat against a wall; angled front creates an efficient, space saving look
- Solid rubberwood frame; each shelf holds 25 pounds
- Minimal, modern design complements a variety of interior aesthetics
- EXQUISITE STORAGE WHITE BOOKSHELF - Bamboo 4-tier open bookshelf will expertly maximize space for all your storage essentials. It has 4 different size shelves to store books, art, collections, framed photos, blankets, plants, and other accent pieces that complete the feel of your room. Each shelf weight capacity: 33 lbs. Bookshelf overall dimensions: 20.9 x 12.6 x 49.2 inches (WxDxH).
- MULTIFUNCTIONAL LADDER SHELF - Add this bamboo ladder shelf to any room in your home to instantly create a farmhouse feel. It can be used as a bookcase, bathroom shelf, plant stand, storage organizer in your living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, hallway, or any other space. Straight back allows you to place this storage shelf neatly against a wall, angled front saves space.
- STABLE & DURABLE BMABOO SHELF - The ladder bookshelf builds with selected 100% real bamboo wood to ensure overall sturdiness. Surrounding crossbars can increase stability and also prevent things from falling. Reinforced by crossbar under the shelf for extra durability. It holds steady in your home to serve you for years to come.
- VERTICAL STORAGE SOLUTION - Our 4 layers bookshelf can stand alone or be paired with an identical shelf for even more décor options. When you need more storage space and make full use of the space in your home, consider adding this compact ladder shlef, it will assist you to create a vertical storage solution in any room.
- SET UP IN 15 MINUTES - Easy to assemble with provided illustrated instructions and hardware. Follow our simple assembly instructions to have this bookshelf set up and ready to use in no time. If the bamboo board is cracked due to bumps, or missing essential part, please feel free to contact us, our customer support team will respond asap within 24 hours.
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.