I got some great tips and ideas from readers on Facebook and in the comments. I did more research on Pinterest for decorating along a ledge. I also asked the advice of one of my cousins whose home is always decorated so cute! I was actually surprised how many ideas came up when I searched “ledge decor”. Who knew that so many people had ledges that they were struggling to decorate!
I decided to use the ledge and do groupings. I thought that it might be better to not actually hang anything on that long wall…but to just lean the items against the wall along the ledge. This will allow me to change items out for different holidays or if I get sick of something!
I went to some of my favorite stores to get ideas and buy stuff! I looked at Kirkland's and found a lot of items I liked, but didn't end up buying anything there. I bought several items at Gordmans and Hobby Lobby. Some of the decor items I already had.
In the first post where I showed you the bare room I didn't take a picture of the whole room….so I wanted to show you how long that wall really is…there is a little nook area by the basement stairwell. This nook is used right now for my toddler's toys and it is her play area until she is big enough to play in the basement alone.
I felt like I needed to spread out my clusters across the whole ledge. I tend to be very symmetrical in my thinking and my crafting. I tried to loosen up on that with these clusters….but I ended up still being fairly symmetrical and even. I know that is boring to a lot of decorators…but that is just me! 🙂
I am pretty happy with how it ended up. I love the items that I have and the way they are grouped. I tried to mix colors, textures and words.
I still need to hang something on the other wall in this room…I have a big mirror that needs some work done to it. That is my next project…so be watching!
I still haven't put pictures into the picture frames in these groupings. I hope that doesn't take me another 5 years to complete! 🙂
Let me know what you think about my ledge decor!