Trend Alert: Library Ladders at Home
Very few of us have a dedicated library in our homes these days, but perhaps thanks to Audrey Hepburn in Funny Girl, we are still hopelessly in love with library ladders. Not only are they fun—whee!—but they're practical, making anything that's stored up high more accessible. Thankfully more and more decorators have brought the local library furnishing home, using them in living rooms with tall bookcases, in glamorous closets with high storage, and in kitchens, where less frequently used serving pieces and the like are stored. Scroll below to see some beautiful uses of these pieces.
Here, it lends an industrial-chic flair to a modern home.
This ladder doesn't slide, but it's easy to move across the room's wide expanse of bookshelves.
One homeowner made use of this kitchen's tall ceilings and a sliding library ladder to make reaching everyday glassware much easier.
Who says library ladders are only for books? Why not use them to access your records and other tunes?
Running shelves all the way up to the ceiling gave this small kitchen much more storage space.
All of a sudden a small closet feels huge when you can swiftly reach things up high. We like the glamorous look of the brass ladder bar here, too.
A library ladder looks especially cool in this loft space.
We love the cozy, well-read feel the ladder brings to this Australian living room.
The storage in this small Portland kitchen was instantly expanded when its owner could acess high shelves.
A steel ladder lends an industrial-modern look to this living room.
And let's not forget how incredibly fun ladders can be for kids. Picking out a nighttime read is all of a sudden a ritual to look forward to.
Would you like to have a library ladder in your home? Tell us below.