Using ladders in kids’ rooms is a little more challenging than other rooms. Kids think all ladders are for climbing….and it doesn’t matter what it reaches or where it goes as long as it goes up.
Ladders can add a whimsical touch, vintage flavor, or rustic air to a room depending on the finish and material.
Repurposed, they add storage and display space for almost any item and any age kid. However you choose to utilize a ladder, always be on the safe side and avoid accidents by securing it to the wall.
You can hang clothes on the rungs as part of the design or for a “no closet closet”. Adds a little spice to a room don’t you think?
Paint a really tall ladder and attach securely to the wall near the top and bottom. Tween girls will love a place to hang clothes and blankets (and probably towels too!). Provides a display area for collections, hobbies, and even holiday décor.
Ladders are safe in a nursery or a toddler room when each step is filled with kidstuff. Thinking maybe they won’t notice a place to climb but just wait…..as soon as they are old enough to think, it could be trouble! Securing to the wall is a must.
Does dual-purpose count as repurpose? Yep. I think 2-in-1 counts. This ladder has two functions—loft access and shelf storage. Totally sturdy and a top rung destination make this ladder ok for a kids’ room.
When a ladder is too rickety to climb on, mount to the wall and fill with books. This way kids won’t even be tempted to hang from the rungs because they are vertical….and pretty high off the floor.
Ladders…..not just for climbing anymore. Do you have any clever ladder ideas for kids’ rooms?
This Series: Re-Purposed for Kids’ Room Use includes these posts:
- Using Reclaimed Doors in Kids’ Rooms
- Ideas to Reuse Shutters in Kids’ Rooms
- New Use, Old Ladder…..A Unique Kids’ Room Accessory
See Furniture Reclaimed for Kids’ Room Use and Reclaimed Vintage Objects = Cool Teen Room Furniture for more ideas.