12 More Wooden Ladder Decor and Storage Ideas

A blanket ladder can hold more than just quilts! These DIY ladder decor and storage ideas show you how you can use a simple vintage or DIY ladder to organize any room. 

Build your own blanket ladder 3 ways with our tutorials: pallet wood blanket ladder  |  easy $5 blanket ladder  |  vintage style orchard ladder.

Add Baskets Or Shelves To A Blanket Ladder For Storage #remodelaholic

See more ladder decor ideas here and porch ladder decor ideas here.

Wooden Ladder Decor and Storage Ideas

Make something functional AND beautiful — that’s always my goal! These blanket ladder ideas also add storage to any room in the house, for more than just blankets.

Read more blanket ladder decorating ideas and see our favorite ladders

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Ladder with Baskets

Adding baskets to a ladder is a great way to add vertical interest while adding functional storage and organization, too. This vintage ladder via BHG uses old metal grates as shelves, too!

DIY Ladder Storage, Vintage Ladder With Baskets And Storage Shelves, BHG By Cameron Sadeghpour Photo

You can build your own ladder with baskets by using our plans to build a $5 blanket ladder or angled orchard ladder, then adding baskets like our picks below. Or you can buy it all in one click with a basket ladder like this!

Wooden Orchard Ladder, Angled Blanket Ladder With Storage Baskets

(See more storage ladders at the bottom of the post, too.)

Blanket Ladder with IKEA Baskets

IKEA is one of our favorite stops for organizing items such as baskets (like we used in our entryway here).

These hanging baskets are cheap and fit right over the rungs of a wooden ladder! (Blue Sage Designs via Knock Off Decor)

Ikea Baskets On A Wooden Blanket Ladder For Storage And Decor, Blue Sage Designs

Outdoor Dining Ladder Organizer

Adding baskets to a ladder to hold servingware works for an outdoor bbq or an indoor party! See this at Love and Renovations.

Outdoor Dining Ladder Organizer Decor, Love And Renovations

More ladder decor ideas for your porch and yard.

Entry Organizer and Coat Rack

Add some S hooks or wooden pegs to a leaning blanket ladder to make an easy entry organizer that can hold coats, hats, and bags. (via Urban Outfitters)

Entry Organizer, Add S Hook To Blanket Ladder For Hats And Purses, Urban Outfitters

Or double it up for double entryway storage with S hooks and baskets (original source unknown).

Ladder Storage Entryway Hall Tree

See more DIY entryway organizing ideas here.

Blanket Ladder Hall Tree and Organizer

This clever blanket ladder shelf features hooks for coats and a basket for shoes, or use it for blankets and living room organization, too.

Blanket Ladder With Basket Hamper Hooks, Amazon

Ladder Magazine Holder

The talented Layla from The Lettered Cottage always finds amazing vintage items (like the corbels we re-created here).

This vintage ladder started out as a magazine holder in her spare bedroom:

Diy Magazine Rack From Wooden Orchard Ladder, The Lettered Cottage

Bathroom Organizer Ladder

…and then she repurposed it into a bathroom organizer in her gorgeous cottage bathroom makeover!

A couple of leather straps to attach a rectangular wire basket like this to the ladder rung for easy storage – brilliant! (See more ideas for adding baskets to ladders.)

Wooden Orchard Ladder As Bathroom Towel Holder And Magazine Rack, The Lettered Cottage

Bathroom Towel Ladder

Towel bars aren’t always convenient, especially for multiple towels in a hard-working bathroom, but a blanket ladder to hold towels gives you some versatile storage for towels!

See this one by Amanda from 12 Oaks featured here.

This modern metal towel ladder is a great idea for a towels by a freestanding tub in Love Create Celebrate‘s gorgeous bathroom, too!

Diy Metal Towel Ladder Blanket Ladder By Freestanding Tub, Love Create Celebrate

Towel Rope Ladder

For a smaller bathroom in need of just one towel or just a hand towel, you can conserve floor space with this DIY wall rope ladder for towels.

Using just rope and some 1x1 wood you can make a great towel or blanket rack in 15 minutes! Via The Learner Observer for Remodelaholic.com

Over the Toilet Storage Ladder

Leave out a few rungs at the bottom and add a basket to make an easy over-toilet storage area for a small bathroom. (Holston Cottage via Cutting Edge Stencils)

Bathroom Ladder Storage Over Toilet, Via Cutting Edge Stencils

Kitchen Towel Ladder

If you love pretty or clever/funny kitchen towels, show them off on a DIY countertop towel ladder! This freestanding towel ladder also has space for utensils, or use it for spices.

Coral Painted Wood Towel Ladder Holding Two White Kitchen Towels In Front Of Window Overlooking Grass

Wall-Mounted Towel Ladder

In the same style, mount a mini ladder to the wall to hold hand towels and bath towels! Modify our plans here, or get this one here. 

Wall Mounted Blanket Ladder For Towels, Amazon

Fruit Basket Ladder

Leave the base off the mini countertop ladder (or buy one like this) and lean it against the wall while it sits on your countertop. Add baskets for an easy countertop storage ladder, fruit basket, or other organization! (image via Pinterest)

Countertop Storage Ladder Fruit Basket, Via Pinterest

Kitchen Storage Ladder

Monster Circus build a copper and wood ladder and then added S hooks for commonly used pots and kitchen tools. Great for adding space to a rental kitchen!

Kitchen Storage Ladder From Wood Blanket Ladder Decor, Monster Circus

Kitchen Ladder Pot Hanger

Hanging a ladder horizontally from the ceiling in the kitchen makes a creative pot hanger! See this one by Refunk My Junk plus more clever kitchen storage ideas here.

ladder pot rack

Laundry Room Ladder

Floor space is often at a premium in standard small laundry rooms (or even smaller closet laundry rooms!).

Hanging a ladder from the ceiling makes excellent use of space while providing a much needed drying rack. Get the details from Little Lucy Lu featured here.

laundry room organization -- reuse a ladder as a laundry drying rack

Get more laundry room ideas here. 

Horizontal Ladder Closet Organizer

Same idea… in another room! Hang a ladder horizontally with brackets or corbels for closet hanging storage, as an improvised closet or entryway organizer (original image source unknown)

Wooden Ladder DIY Closet Coat Hanger

or hang a ladder between cube shelves for a whole open closet setup. (by Martha Stewart via Bob Vila)

Wooden Ladder Closet Hanging Organizer, Martha Stewart

Blanket Ladder Valet Stand

Use a blanket ladder as a simple valet stand to hang the next day’s clothes or to store scarves, belts, etc. Pegs/knobs and S hooks make it easy to hang a purse or bag, too. (via Wayfair)

Blanket Ladder Valet Stand For Clothes Belts Accessories

Storage Ladder with Shelf

Add a shelf like this ladder — just a notched board will do the trick! (Depending on the shape and size of the rungs, you might need a bracket or two as well.)

Bathroom Storage Ladder With Shelf, Via Amazon

Like that block stool? Build a similar one with our plans. 

Buy or DIY a Blanket Ladder with Baskets and Storage

Use our plans to build a $5 blanket ladder or angled orchard ladder, or shop below for our picks for a blanket ladder with extra storage baskets, bins, shelves, or hooks.

Browse all our favorite decorative ladder ideas:

Organize your whole home with these ideas:

Blanket Ladder Organizing Ideas With Baskets Shelves And Hooks #remodelaholic
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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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