Stairs and landings are more than just dead space that you pass through on your way upstairs or down into the basement. They are opportunities to bring a touch of creativity into the home. If you are looking for some fun and interesting ways to use these often overlooked spaces, here are eight decorating ideas for stairs and landings that are sure to capture your interest.
Tuck in a Bookshelf
The narrow nature of bookshelves means they can be easily tucked into large landings. They also allow you to kill two birds with one shelf – they create additional storage and add interest to the space. The secret to adding a bookshelf is to choose one that fits comfortably in the space and that isn’t so tall, wide or deep that it becomes difficult to move through the landing.
Settle in on Some Seating
Adding bench seats to the landing works particularly well if you have a large window to look out of. If you choose a bench seat, you will also have a friendly place where kids can store their shoes before heading to their rooms.
Hang up Some Coat Hooks
Nobody has the time to search for jackets or hunt for hats. By attaching a couple of fancy hooks to the wall on or near the stairs, these items and others will always be within reach when you need to find them. If you have plenty of space you want to fill, you can opt to include a coat rack and a potted plant or two to create a combination of color and convenience into the landing.
Add an Armoire
Adding an armoire to the landing creates additional storage that’s perfect for when company comes over. You can store everything from extra table linens to bedding in the armoire, which makes it easier to entertain and keep all your guests comfortable.
Run a Runner
Running a runner from top to bottom is one of the most popular stairway decorating ideas. It brings a touch of color and pattern to the space that livens it up and creates a focal point within the room.
Create a Theme
Themes are a must-have when it comes to stairway decorating ideas. It is important that the theme you choose for decorating the stairway – seashore, traditional, classic, etc. – blends into the rest of the home. You can also decorate your stairs in a way that blends the upstairs and downstairs themes together, if they are quite different.
Wall to Wall Wallpaper
In terms of stair wall decoration ideas, wallpaper is still the king of the castle. Wallpaper provides a touch of pattern and color to the walls that is eye-catching and awe inspiring. Wallpaper also makes it easier to create the ambiance you want to radiate throughout the floors of your home.
Accentuate Beauty with Beautiful Accents
Adding in colorful contrasts, such as painted black steps and banisters with white risers, gives the stairs depth and dimension. This stairway idea also breaks up the humdrum steps and makes it more enjoyable to go up and down the stairs all day long.
We invite you to stop by Phoenix Furniture Outlet to take a look at the armoires, carpets, shelves and other products we have that would look stunning on your stairs and landings. We would also be happy to assist you in finding the perfect pieces for your home. If you prefer to shop online, explore our variety of decor options. You are bound to find a few treasures that will look perfect on your stairs or landing.