Leaning décor is the latest in no-fuss, high-fashion home design. Gone are the days of hooks, nails, and unsightly holes; this effortless trend provides plenty of style without any damage or hassle.
Leaning décor can take many forms, from wall art and photo frames to mirrors, bookshelves, and ladders. We love the easy, laid-back look of this style – it’s a little bohemian, a little urban, and infuses any space with the perfect touch of casual couture.
We’ll show you four easy ways to bring this trend into your own home … Are you ready to lean in?
Mirrors are perfect for last-minute touch-ups and outfit checks, but they’re certainly not limited to functions of primping and preening. Decorative mirrors can make rooms seem larger and brighter, and can serve as elegant alternatives to standard wall décor.
When dealing with several square feet of glass and framing, however, the act of mounting a mirror can become overwhelming. Rather than burdening your walls with anchors, screws, and other mounting hardware, try simply leaning your full-length mirrors up against them. Shelves, dressers, and console tables are perfect for propping up smaller decorative mirrors.
Decorative Leaning Ladders
Leaning wall ladders are perfect for storing blankets and quilts in rustic, relaxed style. Rather than stuffing your throws into an ottoman or storage basket, you can keep them close at hand and stylishly displayed. Feel free to get creative with these blanket ladders, too. You can easily incorporate a leaning ladder into the bathroom or kitchen to store towels, dishcloths, or table linens.
Make an unexpected statement with casually positioned leaning artwork. Oversized canvasses look especially chic on the floor, while smaller pieces create flair atop console tables and shelves. Consider layering two or three pieces in a coordinating palette for a dynamic look.
The leaning look is especially effective in spaces with minimal wall space, or spaces that don’t allow for hanging hardware. If you want to add visual interest to a wall full of windows, a large leaning canvas can provide all the style you crave. If you’re renting and want to avoid putting holes in the walls, leaning artwork is the perfect damage-free solution.
Leaning Shelves & Bookcases
Get the leaning look in your bedroom, living room, or library with an angled, ladder-style bookcase. A leaning bookshelf provides the same on-trend style as leaning ladders, mirrors, and wall accents, while still offering functional, even shelving. Decorate your leaning bookshelf with your favorite books, DVDs, or photographs for a fully functional space, or make a stylish statement with candles, figurines, and eye-catching planters.
Whether you’re committed to damage-free walls or just sick of hammers and hanging hardware, leaning décor is the perfect no-fuss way to decorate your space. Shop Hayneedle’s wide selection of art, shelving, décor, and more to find the pieces that speak to you.