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.
- STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL: The wood leaning ladder shelf matches any décor, and is the perfect touch of rustic décor in any home. This book shelf is ideal for books, decorative pieces, picture frames, magazines, plants, and more.
- LIGHTWEIGHT AND STURDY: This lightweight shelving unit makes the storage and rearrangement process uncomplicated and painless. The solid wood construction increases durability and longevity of this decorative shelf.
- FIVE-TIER BOOK SHELF: This home decor book shelf has five levels of shelves that can hold any decorations and storage items in an attractive manner. This tall shelving unit can be used to organize and neatly display your belongings.
- PRODUCT DETAILS: Includes all hardware/tools to assemble. Materials: Wood. Wood Finish: Blonde. Dimensions: 51. 32”(H) x 16. 12”(L).
- SATISFACTION : Lavish Home is committed to providing consumers with the absolute best price and value on our products. NOTE: This is an exclusive product of Lavish Home and ONLY Book Shelf are to be genuine. . 5-tier leaning ladder shelf
- 【EASY TO ASSEMBLE&CLEAN】Shelf ladder bookcase comes with detailed and illustrated instructions and numbered parts; all fittings and tools required for assembly are included for a worry-free assembly. As the shelf won't get dirty easily, it is very easy for you to maintain it. And just use a wet cloth to clean the water-proof shelf when it is dirty.
- 【MULTIPLE USAGE】The ladder rack can be used as plant stand, bookcase, bathroom cabinet, storage organizer in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, office, corridor or any other space. Matte black frame combined with vintage shelving, this ladder shelf is sophisticated and stylish, matches well with your home.
- 【SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION】Sturdy metal for the frame and durable chipboard for shelving; reinforced by crossbar on the Back; High-quality materials and design bring you a really solid and durable bookshelf. 4 protective caps on the bottom to ensure wooden ladder shelf stands stably while protecting your floor from scratches.
- 【LARGE CAPACITY】 Features 4 spacious shelves to maximize vertical storage and display space, while keeping the stored content in a neat and organized arrangement. Height between shelves is about 13 inches. Load capacity of each tier is 11.5lbs. Size: 22*13.5*54*inch
- 【ATTRACTIVE&PRACTICAL SHELVES】The ladder shelf is both functional and versatile, will provide you with the best usage experience by combining practical design with vintage appearance. Enjoy the modern shelf from now and you will fall in love with it!
- Folding Design: This folding design flower racks is easy to move or storage . Vintage A-Frame design made it stand stable.
- Crafted of special wood in a tastefully distressed finish, this stand strikes a ladder-style silhouette with a hinged, foldable frame measuring 16"LX14"W X 44"H overall.
- This Flower Shelves Free Standing flower pot rack makes a great gift for the perfectly imperfect person in your life or a great gift for yourself.
- Multi-Tiered Plant Stand displays that connect together to create A-Frame. Three slatted shelves borders provide perfect platforms for everything from potted plants.
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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.