And here's a more subtle version of a ladder for tall bookshelves that I imagine more of us can see in our own homes. Such well styled white bookshelves with contrasting dark wood sliding ladder is a high-class traditional look.
5. Built-in bookshelves were another favorite design element among Houzz readers in 2011. We love how this bookshelf gets a gallery look from the painted wall behind it. And, of course, that rolling library ladder is fantastic.
On a wall of bookcases, there's nothing better than a great ladder. Not only is it practical, helping you reach those higher shelves, but especially against a light, bright set of shelves, the ladder instantly becomes the focal point of the room.
Remove Everything and Start OverProject time: 1 to 2 daysTry painting the back wall the same color as the surrounding walls. The unifying color will read clean, polished and organized.I love scouring the web for ideas and inspiration for extra motivation. When you do so, notice trends and themes and how bookshelves are being styled.