7 Creative Ideas in Upgrading Your Staircase September 30 2016, 0 Comments
The staircase is probably one part of the home that is easily overlooked. The reason is simple: no one stays here for long. It is a place of movement; of going up or down, and nothing in between. However, you can make your staircase more cosy and interesting—perhaps even useful—by brilliantly using its untouched areas with a creative approach. Check out these 7 staircase stunners that will surely make one linger for long!
Turn an empty stairway stop into your next favourite thing: a reading nook. With a small or large bookshelf tucked in a corner, or filled floor to ceiling with your cherished novels and some exciting decor. Pull a steady chair and table to place your coffee on, and you'll have lots of time enjoying your new book in an unused space you'll learn to love. Make it look better by throwing a bright rug underneath and of course, a row of industrial pendant light cords for that much-needed illumination.
Little cage pendants:
Jazz up your lonely staircase with some charming cage pendant light overhead. It dangles like a gem from atop, creating a more sophisticated look on your lofty hallways. When getting pendant lights installed, make sure that the lighting hits the landing area appropriately; place it on centre for the best effect. Make sure that tip of the pendant light is at least four feet away from the head to avoid bumps. Use various drops to create that starlight glow; our favourite? A 5-drop cage light chandelier that offers different bulb styles for that elegant variety. Upgrade or downgrade the number of drops, ranging from nine to three, with this cage jar pendant option. If you’re more of the romantic side, our mason jar lights will surely add a nice touch to your staircase.
Go with a gallery:
Perk up those empty walls with an exhibition of your beloved works. It doesn't matter whether you're an abstract, pop-art or print fan; put your artistic side on display and inspire your family and guests as they trudge through the stairway. Going up and down will never feel boring.
Suited for storage:
perfect tip for the practical parent, using the empty parts of the staircase into doors and drawers is pure genius. This often ignored space will now become the centre for your essentials; think about the areas you'll be saving in your pantry by relocating your goods in the most unconventional place? At best, create beautifully patterned cabinets out of the staircase for a more decorative feel.
Looking for a great spot to perform your home-based work? How about something nearby the staircase? By using the underneath portion of the stairs, you can have a private little desk where you can spend the entire day, designing and writing away. Use your favourite colours to spark your creativity and harmoniously blend it with the rest of your home's theme.
Nook it up:
Create a temporary place of repose by the staircase with an extraordinary little nook. If you have large windows with a great view on a small landing area, a small side bench is enough for one or two seating. Lounge there during mornings, as you take a sip of your coffee while watching the sun slowly rise through the roofs. For a cosier feel, add pillows and other textiles.
How about making a little indoor garden out of your staircase? Adding potted, low-maintenance succulents on every step infuses a dash of bright colours to your otherwise humdrum space. Choose plants and ferns that requires less attention and can grow nicely indoors. Place them inside charming, decorative little bowls or pots to match your home’s theme.
Which of these tips are you most likely going to use in your home? Tell us by commenting below!
Images via Staircase Stunners & Creative Ideas for your Interior Pinterest board.