One of the simplest uses of vintage ladders is to prop them up against a wall and drape items on the rungs. Tracey chose to hang grain sacks from her vintage ladder as part of her gorgeous studio as seen on her blog, French Larkspur
while Becky, who blogs at Buckets of Burlap, hung pretty embroidered towels from the painted ladder in her home.
Ladders with flat rungs can be used to display favorite items in your home, such as these gorgeous sea colored bottles that Maria of Dreamy Whites displayed on her vintage ladder
or the vintage books and candles that Jennifer of The Old Painted Cottage has displayed on the ladder in her dining room (I love the script writing along the ladder’s side!)
or hanging a group of simple mason jars filled with candles, as Beth shows us on her blog Unskinny Boppy.
Liz of Savvy Seasons (now The Tuscan Home) decorated her vintage ladder for the season by wrapping it with grapevines and autumn leaves.
A suspended ladder can also be used as a unique pot rack, as shown by Sarah of A Beach Cottage
and Laurie of Welcome to the Turner Farm.
If you don’t have the right place for a ladder in your kitchen or family room, I found several creative ways to incorporate one into the décor of your bedroom. Laurel from Chipping with Charm used a vintage ladder to create a unique canopy for her bed – amazing!
Sarah from Life on Walnut Street turned her vintage ladder into a coat rack in her mudroom
while this vintage ladder from Mia’s Interior became the perfect place to display framed photos and art.
and outside in your outdoor living space or garden.
I also love the ideas of using a vintage ladder to:
If you have a front porch, think about using a vintage ladder when you decorate the outside of your home this fall. Which idea is your favorite?