Vintage ladders and step stools make for interesting shelving.  They are perfect for showing off plants in your back yard or decorative ornaments in your living room – this is one of the interior trends to try at home.  I noticed quite a few vintage ladders being used in shop windows; Birkenstock, Gant, Pepe Jeans and inside stores for display; Cadburys and Pedlars at Selfridges.   Article continues …

Birkenstock Covent Garden

Birkenstock, 70 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PA
Birkenstock Link

Gant, Regent Street, Homegirl London

Gant, 187-191 Regent Street, London W1B 4LX
Gant Link

Pepe Jeans, Carnaby Street, Homegirl London

Pepe Jeans, 26-27 Carnaby Street, London W1F 7DY
Pepe Jeans Link

Selfridges W1, Homegirl London

Cadburys in Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1U 1AB
Selfridges Link

Pedlars in Selfridges, Homegirl London

Pedlars in Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1U 1AB
Selfridges Link
Pedlars Link

I then spotted a couple of lovely vintage ladders when I was wandering around Columbia Road; outside Open House, a home and garden furniture shop and one at HM Jones, seller of vintage furniture.  Article continues …

Open House, Columbia Road by Homegirl London

Open House, 152 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Open House Retail Link

HM Jones Columbia Road, Homegirl London

HM Jones, 114 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

I searched online for ladder shelving and discovered a Shabby Chic Vintage Wooden Step Ladder which is adorable.  Article continues …

rose emporium ladder

Shabby Chic Vintage Wooden Step Ladder from Rose Emporium at
Etsy UK Link

There are also modern interpretations of this style like the Graham and Green Oak Shelf Ladder.  Article continues …

leaning shelf GRAHAM AND GREEN

Oak Shelf Ladder
Graham and Green Link

So you see ladders are perfect for shelving and if you like this style then search around for a vintage original which is sturdy enough to be used as an actual ladder when needed.  Of course you can also fold it away when you have a party and need more room.

Credits: text by Homegirl London, images by Homegirl London and also courtesy of Rose Emporium, Ribbons and Retro and Graham and Green.  Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partners – Etsy UK and Graham and Green (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).