How to Decorate With an IKEA Picture Ledge


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Hi, I'm Anjie Cho, and today I will show you some tips on how to decorate with an IKEA picture ledge.

I love IKEA picture ledges because they allow you flexibility for creativity in your home. You don't have to commit to that frame on the wall. You can move things around without making a bunch of nail holes. IKEA picture ledges come in 2 colors and in 2 sizes. This is a black version and this is a white version. They are as large as 45 inches in size and the smaller one is 21 inches.

Once you decide what wall you want to have the picture ledge on make sure to measure it so that it'll fit horizontally. Then measure how high you want it to be located. The height really depends on what you decide you're gonna put on the ledge. This is a level, it's a pretty big level but it's a level and straight edge in one. You can use a smaller level with the separate straight edge as well. Mark with pencil on the wall 2 level marks. Then you can hold up the ledge and use a pencil to mark the holes.

IKEA picture ledges do not come with any screws so make sure you get the appropriate screws for your type of wall. I have concrete block walls here so I have concrete anchors. IKEA also provides round stickers that you can use to cover up the screw holes.

So now here's the fun part. The picture ledges are for much more than picture frames. You can display books so the cover is face forward. You can place a thin vase of flowers or plants or bamboo. It's also a nice place to display cards, decorative plants, even stuffed animals, anything that can fit in a 2 3/4 inch space. I've also used this on a wall with chalkboard or whiteboard paint as a ledge to hold the markers, chalk, and eraser.

I'm Anjie Cho interior architect with Anjie Cho Architect and founder of Holistic Spaces and I hope you enjoyed my tips on how to decorate with an IKEA picture ledge.

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