Display Ideas No.3
RIBBA Picture Ledge – IKEA
I came across this idea, or more accurately 2 ideas, at Ikea. Again, they’re really simple and effective, like all the best ideas, and they don’t cost a great deal. The first is the RIBBA picture ledge. This is a narrow shelf (available in white or black and in a variety of lengths) which is specifically intended for pictures in frames to sit on, propped against the wall. A small retaining edge on the shelf ensures that the frames don’t slide off. It’s a very flexible way of displaying pictures, which can be changed really easily without having to knock nails or pins in the wall. You can use just a single shelf as shown here, or several at different heights, and of course it’s not just suitable for displaying kids artwork, but can be used for any framed picture. I really like this idea, and intend to use it myself, though I’m a bit concerned about my ability to put it up straight!
I was really pleased when I came across this photo, as it combined in one image the 2 ideas from Ikea that I wanted to share. The second idea uses the simple, cheap, colourful frames that Ikea produce, to create a colourful display of kids artwork. The NYTTJA frames are available in a variety of sizes and bright colours, with plastic glazing which is much safer for kids rooms. Used together, either on a picture ledge as shown here, or grouped together on a wall, I think they create a really striking display.