10 Easy Pieces: Stepladder Plant Stands

Bring the garden indoors until the outdoors comes to its senses and warms up. Here are 10 of our favorite stepladder plant stands for houseplants (including a few collapsible models):

Freestanding Shelves:

Above: A foldable tabletop stepladder designed by Klaus Aalto has three shelves. And many different uses: bedside table, kitchen herb garden, and entryway console. Photograph via Kekkila

Above: Designer Aalto’s Pot Step plant stepladder is made of beech and has three removable waterproof metal shelves; 179 € from Finnish Design Shop.

Above: Ikea’s six-shelf Hjí¤lmaren Ladder Shelf, 74.34 inches tall, is made of fiberboard with metal hardware fittings; $79.99. 

For more about Ikea’s ladder shelf, see A Stepladder for Plants.


Above: From Danish designer Francis Cayouette, a wooden One Step Up Shelf has an ash wood frame and five white metal shelves; $690 from Finnish Design Shop.

Above: From Esschert Design, a three-tier White Floral Trap is made of wood and collapses for storage;  49.95€ from Tuinieren.

Above: An industrial style metal Tiered Ladder Shelf with three wooden shelves measures 33.25 inches high by 25.25 inches wide and 14 inches deep and  is $98 from Urban Outfitters.

Leaning Ladder Shelves:

Above: Made of raw oak, a Talbot Wooden Ladder Shelf has six tiers of graduated widths and is £155 from Cox & Cox.

Above: A six-shelf spruce Aldsworths Shelf Ladder measures 178 centimeters (nearly 6 feet) tall. Shelves fold flat for shipping; £155 from Garden Trading.

Above: Made of solid mahogany, a Sloane Leaning Bookcase has five shelves and is 76 inches high; on sale for $99 from Crate & Barrel.

Above: At 75.25 inches tall, a five-tier Leaning Shelf is made of solid rubberwood and is $118.99 from Wayfair.

Above: A teak Leaning Plant Stand has four folding shelves and is $229.95 from Signature Hardware.

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