29 March 2011

decorating with ladders

I have a ladder I've been toting around forever. It's definitely not as fabulous as these are, but it's a ladder all the same. 

I'm currently using it in the living room with blankets draped on the rungs. But I'm thinking about moving it into the bathroom for towels and to hang a monkey fist on.

So it got me to thinking... what else could I use it for?  I found some great ideas and wanted to share them with you...

Dreamy Whites uses her vintage ladder to display glass bottles.

Dreamy Whites

Dreamy Whites

Use it for towels in the bathroom.

Pottery Barn has made a shoe ladder. Hmmm.... what do you do, when all of your shoes are flip flops?

Wooden Shoe Ladder

And the Pottery Barn prop department even has ladders for sale.

Wooden Ladder, 8'

The Coastal Living Idea House created a ladder to a secret spot.
How cute is this?

Coastal Living Magazine Idea House

The Cappuccino Cottage gave her vintage ladder a beach christmas touch, adding a starfish and greenery.

Cappuccino Cottage

A ladder acts as a Christmas tree.  I could see doing this, using an old ladder in a guest room for the holidays.

Home Sick Designs

Country Living showcased this ladder with a wreath on it.

Country Living

Or, use an old ladder to hang stockings and lights, like shown in Coastal Living Magazine.

Coastal Living

Do you have a ladder that you use, as part of your decor? 


Everything Coastal said...

pretty cute post! Restoration Hardware has some neat ideas for ladders too.


michelle said...

Love these ideas and the photos are so beautiful! I do have a ladder and currently it is in limbo. It was hanging sideways on my wall and I perched pictures on it but now it is in my family room awaiting its new spot. :)

sissie said...

Great uses of ladders in the home. I love them all!

I have a ladder in my guest bath that I use for towels.


Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Love ladders and these are some perfect examples!

Love of the Sea said...

Great idea. I sure do love those photos from Dreamy Whites. So so pretty!!!

classic • casual • home said...

No...but I would like to have a ladder now...you have me thinking. Come see the Bridal Shower we did yesterday (and first giveaway).

sealaura said...

I don't but my sister does. she put pieces of wood in the middle and uses it as her entertainment center. these are really cute. I have a latter but not very chic, it's the little giant from the infomercials :)

simpledaisy said...

Love the ladders!!! So cute:)

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Inspire Me Heather said...

Ooo I love this post and I linked it to my ladders post as well - so pretty! Everything here is lovely, you've got great style!

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