Lots Of Ideas For Decorating With Ladders

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There is something about an old ladder or step stool that makes it just perfect for a decorating accessory.  Whether it is weathered wood or metal, most likely it will be full of character.  Plus, all of the rungs offer all kinds of design possibilities.

I have used an old metal ladder purely for decorative use, with it’s simple styling, to fill a wall space.  It would be easy to hang blankets or throws on this as well or use one in the bathroom for hanging towels.

decorating with ladders by rustic-crafts.com

I have also used an old painters step ladder as a handy stool with storage shelves in our master bathroom.

decorating with ladders by rustic-crafts.com

Here are some other ideas I found for decorating with ladders:

laundry room drying rack
Ladder laundry room drying rack by The DIY Village

I have to pull my drying rack out every time I need to use it.  This idea by The DIY Village for using a ladder attached to the ceiling is an awesome idea!

ladder bed canopy
A ladder bed canopy by Chipping With Charm

A bed canopy is a unique idea that can easily be pulled off with an old ladder.  Chipping With Charm shows just how to do it!

ladder birdbath
Ladder birdbath by Our Fairfield Home And Garden

For some whimsical outdoor decorating, a ladder makes a nice base for a homemade birdbath like this one by Our Fairfield Home and Garden.

I also love these adorable birdhouse stands:

ladder birdhouse stands
Ladder birdhouse stands by Our Fairfield Home and Garden

This next idea is really unique:

ladder in an archway
Ladder in an archway by Scapality

An archway is given a lot of decorative interest with an old and shabby ladder.  It also serves to hold other decorative items very nicely!

ladder display shelf
Ladder display shelf by The Inspired Room

Simply hang a small step ladder on a wall to use as a display shelf like this colorful idea by The Inspired Room.

ladder shoe storage
Ladder shoe storage by Home Polish

As if shoes can’t look any better, somehow they look even more styling when displayed on an old ladder.  Of course, I am loving the brick back drop as well!

ladder patio chandelier
Ladder patio chandelier by Unskinny Boppy

And finally, this Pottery Barn inspired patio chandelier is such a stylish way to use a ladder!  Check out the tutorial by Unskinny Boppy.

Happy Decorating!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown city loft and up north rustic cabin.
4 comments
  1. I absolutely love what you have done with
    ladders and stools. Such great ideas. Thanks
    for sharing.

  2. awesome!

  3. I only have one ladder in my home and I use it to hold antique linens, some that were made by my grandmother. I love the ladder used for the lighting by Pottery Barn, but that’s not surprising I love everything Pottery Barn does!

    Michelle.

  4. Thank you Carol, Jeanne and Michelle!

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