Trending: Ladder Ideas For Every Room

From ladder loft ideas to ladder storage ideas and ladder shelf ideas, here are Livingetc's favourite ways to incorporate ladders in the home.

Pinterest users are loving kitchen ladders, and there seems to be a growing trend for decorative ladders in the home.

Over the past few years we've seen a lot of ladder storage and ladder-shaped shelving, and we've seen ladders in bathrooms – usually used for hanging towels from.

But for 2020, ladders have been moving into other corners of the home – starting with the kitchen.

Kitchen ladders offer easy access to overhead storage, and pantry shelves that would otherwise be out of reach. This opens up the possibility of storing items higher up than you normally would. But practicalities aside, they instantly draw the eyes up, accentuating the height of tall spaces.

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And it's not just kitchens that have seen ladders trending. Bedrooms, dressing rooms, offices, library spaces, lofts and mezzanine levels all feature them, too.

Here we've rounded up a few ladder ideas from Livingetc homes. From glamorous brass ladders in grown-up, elegant dressing rooms, to simple, rustic wooden ladders used as loft ladders, they are taking interiors to dizzy new heights, both literally and figuratively.

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Tall ladders against bookshelves provide unfettered access, while also drawing attention to a tall ceiling. Meanwhile, short ladder-inspired shelving can be used to display decorative items, or for bathroom towels. If you've got a tall room, you could consider a mezzanine level with ladder access to create a room within a room.

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Scroll down to see some beautiful ladder ideas...

New Heights

New Heights

This tall ladder accentuates the height in Anna Barnett's London home.

Loft Access

Loft Access

An old wooden ladder draws the eyes up to the exposed rafters, and provides access to eaves storage. Get the look: The old wooden ladder and zinc tub were inherited family pieces, but you can find similar at Drummonds architectural salvage or Baileys Home and Garden. The beanbag is covered in white denim by US outlet Big Duck Canvas. The metal daybed is from Ikea.

Loft Access

Loft Access

An old wooden ladder draws the eyes up to the exposed rafters, and provides access to eaves storage. Get the look: The old wooden ladder and zinc tub were inherited family pieces, but you can find similar at Drummonds architectural salvage or Baileys Home and Garden. The beanbag is covered in white denim by US outlet Big Duck Canvas. The metal daybed is from Ikea.

Bookcase

Bookcase

Floor to ceiling shelving house a collection of objets, accessible via this smart, purpose-built ladder. Get the look: Paper decorations, Pipii. Cards, National Portrait Gallery and Hello Geronimo. Neo Geo obelisks, Jonathan Adler.

New York Ladder

New York Ladder

In this children’s room, a glossy black New York-feel fire-escape-style ladder ascends to a mezzanine level, with balusters outlined in a sharp red. Get the look: The flooring is Marmoleum. The desk is by Blu Dot, shipped from America – Heal’s sells a selection of Blu Dot furniture. The stools came from Golborne Road market.

Designer Dressing Room

Designer Dressing Room

A bras ladder makes a cool alternative to the usual rustic look ladders, and adds a glam touch to this grown-up dressing up. Get the look: The room is by Space Exploration Design and White Arrow, with metalwork by Mitchell Dose. The chandelier is by FontanaArte.

At the top

At the top

In Harriet Anstruther's home, an extra tall ladder provides access to top shelves while also drawing attention to the tall ceiling height.

Bathroom Accessory

Bathroom Accessory

A simple wooden ladder acts as both a decorative item as well as offering a place to hang towels from. Get the look: For a freestanding tub in this style, visit CP Hart. For similar rustic-style accessories, try French Connection Home.

Ladder Storage

Ladder Storage

Here, ladder-inspired shelving offers shelves for displaying decorative items on. Get the look: The curtains and Saraille wallpapers are from Designers Guild. The sofa is from loaf.com. The flooring is Dinesen. The pink aluminium and LED light is by Alexander Owen Architecture. The vintage chair is recovered in faux suede.

Double Height

Double Height

This childrens' room is divided into two by way of a mezzanine floor, accessed by ladder, offering a room within a room. Get the look: The Rocking Sheep by Povl Kjer is available at Twentytwentyone.

Library

Library

Bespoke floor-to-ceiling black cabinetry – the top shelf reached by a library ladder – creates smart storage for books and precious objets. Get the look: The cabinets are by Darma and painted in Railings estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. The walls are painted in Teal pure flat emulsion by Paint & Paper Library. The lights on the cabinets were sourced in France. The green chair is by Oliver Bonas.

Child's Play

Child's Play

Designed by Elizabeth Georgantas, this indoor treehouse-inspired play loft is in the shape of a boat and can be accessed via wooden ladder.

Display area

Display area

Built-in storage in this bedroom, made in black MDF, has a library-style ladder, and incorporates a clever display area. Get the look: This is John O’Carroll’s textural artwork. For a similar side table, try The French Bedroom Company.

Overhead Storage

Overhead Storage

This built-in wardrobe and overhead storage was made from customised kitchen cabinets, fitted with smoked glass and a library ladder by a carpenter. Get the look: The wardrobes are painted in SC690 eggshell by Papers and Paints. The chandelier is a Thirties piece, sourced online.

Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.