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Display shelves & picture ledges

Caution: once you put up a picture ledge, you’ll most likely want more. It’s such an easy way to decorate and display without making lots of holes. A picture shelf isn’t only for photos either. Records, souvenirs, figurines – whatever you want to show off can be swapped out and moved around, too.

Showcase your favorite pieces with picture ledges

Picture shelves are a great way to maximize wall space that’s far more flexible than hanging photos or artwork. They make it easy to swap out showcased items for an ever-changing design look while requiring less holes in the wall than other options. But they’re not just for pictures. Place a variety of items on picture shelves throughout the house to add beauty and convenience to your life while saving space.

Picture shelves for all styles

Choose the picture ledge that fits the mood you want while matching existing design elements in any room of the house. You can select picture ledges in white, black or in various expressions of wood—from a walnut to a white stained pine effect—to complement the rustic feel of hardwood floors and paneling in the den or living room. A special groove helps to keep smaller frames at the perfect angle. Besides artwork, they can hold small plants and treasured trinkets.

Perhaps choose a transparent picture shelf to add to the modern look of your bathroom while keeping your floss, tweezers and combs within easy reach. Light colored solid pine shelves can compliment a variety of design looks while making it easy to switch out ornaments, award plaques or paintings in your den or home office. Also providing a clean look are black or white powder-coated steel picture ledges that are great for holding alarm clocks, perfume or cologne bottles, framed photos and potted succulent plants in the bedroom.

Apply the farmhouse look of a stained pine wall organizer to your home’s entryway or living room. In addition to a rack that’s handy for holding mail and magazines, there’s a row of hooks below for holding keys and other items.

Tips for installing picture shelves

Consider what you want to display and keep the addition of more picture ledges in mind when measuring your stretch of wall. While you can stagger the placement of picture shelves in a variety of ways, consider how you may choose to alternate between showcasing or storing bigger and smaller prints as well as taller items like magazines or books. Be sure to select the right types of screws for a given type of wall material.