Don’t you love a ledge? Today we’re talking about the picture ledge specifically. Every room’s latest versatile and design savvy accessory.
First we had the gallery wall, which quickly became an interior designers best friend to display posters and artwork and dress empty walls. But the installation and creation of a gallery wall can often feel like a bit of a form of art in itself. There are literally hundreds of thousands of posts showing you how to style and install a gallery wall. It does take time, it sometimes does need a certain eye and once you’ve spent a lot of time putting it together, there is a sense of permanence about it. If only because you don’t want to go through to process again.
Then came the picture ledge. Whether on their own or part of set, long or short, picture ledges offer a much easier and more flexible approach displaying and styling your artwork. A bonus points – they look thoughtful and curated in almost any setting.
With its streamlined, thin profile, the picture ledge is ideal for minimalists and small spaces. They work well above sofas, beds and even behind doors.
To achieve a stylish finish people tend to lean towards two differing styles. Either they work on their overlapping skills, arranging the pieces in non-uniform way using different heights and depth.
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Alternatively, a linear approach with equal spacing is popular for a gallery like installation.
We also love using picture ledges in kids rooms, where they offer you the opportunity to display a selection of favoured prints, books and toys, without taking up an valuable floor space.
With so many shapes and sizes available, the pictures ledge allows you to create a cosy layered look that’s easy to update and change as your preferences, style and even the seasons change too.