Dreamy Details: Library Ladders

Dreamy Details: Library Ladders

Nancy Mitchell
Jan 13, 2016
(Image credit: The Room Edit)

If having a home library is the dream, then having a home library with bookcases so toweringly tall you need a ladder to access them is a dream within a dream. Library ladders are actually quite practical, because who wants to drag over a stepstool when you desperately need to reference that copy of War and Peace, but they're also a bit romantic and present a lot of scope for the imagination, really the next best thing to having a library like this. In short, library ladders are both dramatic and useful, like the perfect partner we've all been looking for.

Above: This library ladder, in a space from The Room Edit, has a railing so you can access your collections safely.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

A library ladder is just one of the beautiful details in this Swedish home spotted on Elle Decoration.

(Image credit: Casa Vogue)

Why just have a living room when you can have a living room surrounded by walls of books? Image from Casa Vogue.

(Image credit: Vogue Russia)
(Image credit: Vogue Russia)

A gold library ladder is the ultimate in luxury. Spotted on Vogue Russia.

(Image credit: One Kind Design)

We love the unique shape of this library ladder, from One Kind Design.

This library ladder in Nicole Phillips' gorgeous home (see more on her site, Visual Heart and on Design Sponge), is placed parallel to the shelves for easier access to the highest books.

(Image credit: Bo Bedre)

A library ladder graces a living room form Bo Bedre.

(Image credit: House & Garden)

Even if yyou don't have a lot of space for shelves, a library ladder can help you make the most of what you've got by taking the shelves all the way to the ceiling. Image from House & Garden.

(Image credit: The Makerista)

And finally, these bookcases may look super fancy — but they're actually dressed up IKEA Billys. Get all the details on The Makerista.

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