A ledge is a fantastic addition to a living room. It adds architectural appeal as well as a great place for display. However, many people do not know what to display on a living room ledge and it remains empty or it ends up overcrowded. Consider the following ideas for decorating a living room ledge, and make the most of this extra space for displaying favorite plants, tabletop décor, and much, much more.
Decorating with Trailing Live Plants
When a living room receives plenty of natural sunlight, consider decorating a ledge with live plants including vines and other foliage that requires a lot of vertical growing room. Do not be intimidated by the height of the ledge Watering devices are available that make the job easy. Houseplants will thrive if sunlight is adequate the temperature is not too warm in the upper expanse of the living room.
Use the Space to Display Pottery
Pottery takes up a lot of space, especially vertical space. When looking for ways of decorating a living room ledge, consider using it to display a collection of pottery. Pitchers, bowls, and other vessels can be lined up along the ledge where they will remain safely out of reach of children and pets. This type of display is especially appropriate in a living room with southwestern style, depending on the design of the pottery. African pottery is an excellent choice for a living room with Serengeti flair. The decorating options are endless.
Decorating with Large Works of Tabletop Art
Tabletop works of art can be displayed on a living room ledge – if the artwork is large enough to appropriately view from the floor. However, do not line every square inch of the ledge with anything. Use top-quality pieces when decorating, and leave a few feet in between each one. Less is more when decorating shelves, a living room ledge, or any location. If too many items are displayed, significance is taken away from each piece, and they eyes can not find the focal points of the arrangement. The display becomes far too confusing and cluttered.
Decorating with Strings of Flowering Faux Vines and Lights
A lighted open shelf is absolutely beautiful. Consider lining this architectural element with faux flowering vines such as wisteria, and intertwine them with indoor/outdoor light strings. Use white or amber icicle lights or rope lights. The living room ledge will look amazing when illuminated at night, especially when brighter sources of light are turned off.