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.
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 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
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)