10 Decorative Ladders to Buy

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    How to Decorate With Ladders In Any Style Home

    Courtesy: Space + Habit

    Whether you're looking for a creative storage solution or just a different way to display some of your favorite books or objets, consider a decorative ladder. (Or even a working ladder turned into a design element!) From rustic farmhouse chic to sleek and modern designs, a ladder can add dimension and style to a variety of spaces in your home.


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    Half Painted Ladder

    Courtesy of West Elm

    This dipped ladder from West Elm is more sleek than rustic, and perfect for storing (and displaying) throw blankets. We love the two-tone design, which gives it a stylish minimalist feeling. A ladder like this is a great small space storage solution, or a fix for a wall that needs something other than art.

    Solid Manufacturing Co. decorative found ladder, $80, West Elm

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    Ladder Wall Shelf

    Courtesy of Pottery Barn

    This ladder from Pottery Barn is already equipped to be a cool and unique storage idea. In the bathroom, the study or even the entryway, this shelving system incorporates the utilitarian look of a ladder with built-in platforms for displaying baskets or artwork.

    Ladder Wall Shelf, $299, Pottery Barn

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    Decorative Bamboo Ladder

    Courtesy of Wayfair

    This affordable rattan and bamboo ladder is one of our favorites for its small size and simplicity. We would lean this against a wall in a cozy den or living room, perhaps using it to store and display magazines.

    Ibolili decorative bamboo ladder, $86, Wayfair

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    Minimallist Ladder

    Courtesy of Anthropologie

    The rustic all-white look of this decorative ladder makes it a stand-out from Anthropologie. Plus, we love that its under $100. We might follow their lead and use it to display towels in the bathroom, or throw blankets in the living room. 

    Minimalist ladder, $88, Anthropologie

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    Hanging Organizer

    Courtesy of Joss & Main

    This Joss & Main ladder is the sleek and minimal piece of our dreams! We love the unique iron design and single contrasting bar at the top. At just $54, this decorative ladder offers a stylish and useful point of interest for about the same price as a nice dinner out on the town.

    Shoshanna hanging organizer, $54, Joss & Main

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    Step Ladder

    Courtesy of Joss & Main

    For those in small spaces who might actually need to use a step ladder around the house or their apartment but have no where to hide it out of site, we love the idea of making it part of your decor. A small stack of books, a plant or some candles will make even the most utilitarian ladder look intentionally stylish.

    Tennyson step ladder, $42, Joss & Main

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    Ladder Magazine Rack

    Courtesy of CB2

    This magazine rack from CB2 has the look of a ladder without the practical application. We could see this piece looking right at home in an industrial loft or a hallway where space is tight but the walls could use some interest. In a dorm room, this could be used to keep text books and notebooks all in one place as well.

    Ladder magazine rack, $119, CB2

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    Wood Decorative Ladder

    Courtesy of World Market

    Rustic and simple, this is the ideal decorative ladder to channel your cozy cabin or farmhouse vibes. We love the eclectic selection of pieces like this from World Market, that go so well with true vintage finds and even provide a nice contrast to more modern or minimalist design elements.

    Decorative wood ladder, $60, World Market

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    Step Stool Ladder

    Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

    Bold yet practical! This bright red step stool we found from Bed Bath and Beyond can easily be dressed up and used as the ultimate form-meets-function tool in your home. We'd stack colorful coffee table books on both steps, then add a small succulent or candle cluster. This is a great small space trick we can't wait to try.

    Ascent Designer Series slim step stool, $50, Bed, Bath & Beyond

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    Orchard Ladder

    Courtesy of Restoration Hardware

    Orchard ladders are used around the world (and have been for centuries) to harvest fruit from apple, orange, lemon and other trees. The design is practical—the top purposely narrows so that it can be leaned against small tree branches without harming the soon-to-be harvested fruits. This version from Restoration Hardware has charming rustic details you'd never expect, like rungs that are "whittled at the ends to join the tapering uprights in mortise" and tenon construction.

    Orchard decorative ladder, $269, Restoration Hardware