20 Ways to Use IKEA's RIBBA Picture Ledges All Over the House

Picture ledges are inherently versatile because they allow you to quickly and easily swap art in and out on a whim. But they may be a whole lot more versatile than you realized as you'll see by these twenty alternative uses. Take a look and get inspired:

Above, an IKEA BYGEL rail is attached to the underside of a RIBBA ledge to create a place to hang clothes in a bedroom seen on Dos Family.


Similarly, this NYC family, featured on IKEA Share Space, hung HEMNES hangers below a RIBBA ledge to create a more organized entry space in their living room.


Used as a landing strip as in Eva's home on Apartment Therapy.


To house a selection of air plants in moss as Lin of Hot for Houses did.


As a bike rack hanging solution (in conjunction with rope on a carabiner) as seen on IKEA Hackers.


To display beautiful plates as Yvonne of Yvestown has done.


To hold and organize necklaces in the bedroom as seen on Broader Borders.

As a catch-all in the bathroom as seen on Yasam Stil.


Flipped upside down to create and even wider space for display above a radiator like Pinterest user Lindsay.

To display children's book as in Ruby's Gem of a Room on Apartment Therapy.


To hold craft supplies as seen in Holly's work studio on decor8.

In the garage as a tool rack to hold screwdrivers (next to it is a BYGEL rail) as seen on IKEA Hackers.

In the kitchen for easy access to your cookbooks as seen in Tara's apartment on Apartment Therapy.

As shoe storage, an idea from IKEA itself.

In the kitchen as a tea shelf with the addition of mug hooks and jar lids screwed to the underside as seen on Design*Sponge.

To hold spices in the kitchen as seen on Duhbe.


Paired with MDF to create a headboard with storage as seen on Hitta Hem.

To hold a large nail polish collection as in Lora & Frank's Fun, Modern Home on Apartment Therapy.

As a makeshift nightstand for a bed that is against the wall as seen on La Vie DIY.

Used in conjunction with the DIGNITET curtain rod to display children's artwork as in New Home Economics.

Re-edited from a post originally published 11.5.14-NT

(Image credits: Jenny Brandt for Dos Family; IKEA; Heather Blaha; Hot for Houses; IKEA Hackers; Yvestown; Broader Borders; Yasam Stil; user Lindsay on Pinterest; Danielle Trovato; Holly Becker for decor8; IKEA Hackers; Tara Belucci; IKEA ; Design*Sponge; Duhbe; Hitta Hem; Bethany Nauert; La Vie DIY; New Home Economics)