9 Ladder Shelves Perfect For Small Spaces

published Jan 18, 2022
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If you haven’t taken down your holiday decorations yet, what are you waiting for? Maybe you’re worried that without the tree, your living space will look a bit… empty? If so, allow us to suggest a ladder shelf. These chic, practical pieces are ideal for small homes — or small rooms within larger ones. Whether you’re looking for a spot to store trinkets, plants, books, or more, ladder shelves have you covered. Below, we selected a handful of our favorite small-space-friendly styles to fit any budget.

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Urban Outfitters
was $59.00

Trinkets, books, plants, you name it! This leaning bookshelf from Urban Outfitters solves all your aesthetic wants and needs. Made with imported bamboo, this piece will have all your friends asking where you bought it.

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Style and storage come together in this modern five-tier ladder unit. Perfect for bins, books, and home decor, it'll be a welcome staple in any part of your home.

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Home Depot

Coming in five modern tones, this sleek ladder bookshelf is ideal for narrow and small spaces. Assembly takes roughly 50 minutes, so it's an easy addition to any space. And the best part? You won't have to break the bank for this gem.

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Pottery Barn
was $249.00

Yes, bath ladders made the cut, too! If your bathroom needs a bit of extra style and storage, this all-white pine ladder is the perfect solution. The easy-to-build ladder is great for storing all of your bath essentials.

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This leaning pinewood wall shelf is ideal for any space. Easy to assemble, this high-quality ladder can hold an array of plants, artwork, and home decor pieces.

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West Elm

This timeless mid-centruy silhouette adds a breath of fresh air to any space. Made from kiln-dried, sustainably sourced wood, the open shelving and wall hooks truly make it a centerpiece. With the ability to section the shelves any way you want, you can make this bookshelf truly personal.

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was $259.99

The aged and weathered design of this sleek bookshelf is truly like no other. With ample shelving for all of your home decor, it gives you plenty of space to be as creative as you want.

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If your plants need a new home, this vintage-style corner shelf is an ideal choice. Station it in your office, your bedroom, or even on the balcony.

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was $102.99

Need to switch up your office, bedroom, or living area? This open-shelving structure offers space for houseplants, media devices, and photos. If minimalism might as well be your middle name, this shelf is perfect for you.