IKEA Picture Ledges – Konmari Approved Storage
“If you are aiming for an uncluttered room, it is much more important to arrange your storage so that you can tell at a glance where everything is…” – Marie Kondo, the life-changing magic of tidying up
After decluttering most of my home now, I have come to appreciate just that – having storage that allows me to see, without any effort, where everything is.
IKEA picture ledges would have to be one of the most inexpensive, versatile and simple storage solutions around.
How do you make storage both functional and pretty in your home?
Picture ledges, whether a DIY project or sourced ready made, are a great solution for small space, and clutter free living.
These narrow shelves make locating and putting away items very easy.
Plus, they are also a brilliant way to display items that you love or in the words of Marie Kondo, ‘sparks joy’ for you.
10 Ways To Use an Ikea Picture Ledge In Your Home
1. Spice Rack Shelves
A picture ledge makes a simple and easy DIY spice rack in your kitchen to store herbs and spices. Make sure to get spice jars that will fit the depth of the picture ledge, though.
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2. Art Display Shelf
Create a cute display of the kids’ artwork so that it can be admired and enjoyed by all. IKEA picture ledges are great for this purpose as you can easily swap out pieces as new creations come into the house. The display shelf keeps all the work brought home from school or day care, from becoming just clutter.
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3. Plate Display Shelf
When you are not sure about hanging a collection of beautiful plates straight onto the wall, a picture ledge or two is a secure alternative.
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4. Book Ledge
Encourage your kids to read often (and put books away) by creating a display of their favourite books with a narrow picture ledge. Front facing book storage is also easier for little hands to take out and put away books!
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5. Toy Storage & Display Shelves
Have kids who are crazy about their trains, cars or figurine collection?
IKEA picture ledges are a really useful way to store and display those small toys.
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6. Jewelry Organizer
Create a space to hold and display jewelry in the bedroom with an IKEA picture ledge. Add small hooks to the bottom of one and your necklaces become a pretty display.
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7. Knick Knack Shelf
Short on space for a bedside table next to the bed, then consider a picture ledge. Perfect for holding a book you are currently reading, as well as a few other items.
I used this idea for my boys shared bedroom.
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8. Decorative Picture Ledge Shelf
Another space saving idea for when your bathroom size doesn’t allow for an overhead cabinet. A picture ledge can be used as a small shelf for storage and to display a few decorative items.
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9. Nail Polish Storage
Forget storage for the kids’ toy trains, what about a picture ledge to hold your nail polish collection? Both practical and pretty!
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10. Craft Shelves
Great storage is always appreciated in a craft room! Try putting some of your craft supplies out on display, while also making them easy to access. Use a picture ledge to hold art and craft books or prints that you find inspiring.
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A Picture Shelf
Oh, and of course, use an IKEA picture ledge to display pictures! Create a quick and easy family photo display in your living room.