Decorating around the stairs is definitely a task that sometimes goes forgotten and is rarely focused on. It's such great empty space that's usually overlooked. Believe me, we know all about all...ours are still the same old 'boring' since we first bought the house. We've rounded up some stellar images, courtesy of MyHomeIdeas, and can't wait to share some snippets of design ideas with you. Maybe you've also been staring at your stairs and lusting after an easy makeover. Hopefully this post is timely in your life and your stairs will be the 'talk of the town' in no time. Enjoy!
PS - Maybe designing around the stairs isn't what you're after but you'd rather decorate the stairs, themselves? Check out THIS POST highlighting stairs that definitely don't bore.
What we see? "Make your stairs the center of attention by painting the handrail a stand out shade of your favorite color. We adore this fresh pop of red and can even envision a gorgeous shade of gunmetal or marigold as another stellar option. And obviously we're wiping our drool for those concrete stairs. Those are right up my alley except zola could slip and fall through. Safety first!"
What we see? "A look that's easy to emulate and eye catching is literally covering the walls in framed pictures and art. There doesn't have to be a method to your madness and you can just put them up as you go. I think this is a great option if you have a shutterbug in your family and it consolidates images from overflowing into all rooms of the house!"
What we see? "Who doesn't want more organizational space in their home? I do, I do! Built in cabinetry is a splendid way to up the decor ante, organizational space and really just do something different in that ordinarily plain wall space."
What we see? "Oversized art is a great way to punctuate huge empty wall space. Look closely at this image, there are 4 pieces of art surrounding the stairs and entryway and then pair those with a great piece of sculptural art...the entire space is serene, inviting and statement making"
What we see? "Keep it simple concerning the stairs but vamp up the surrounding area by having a kid-friendly zone. Chock full of creative elements and space to tuck their stuff away (ottoman bench), the painted concrete floor is a whimsical, fun and contemporary touch too!"
What we see? "Black picture frames stand out, no matter what. That's always a great option when you're wanting to draw your visitors attention in. Family portraits hang proud on a wall that's not just your plain jane painted type. We adore the idea of doing something different (beadboard, wallpaper, stencil or painted stripes) on the stair walls."
What we see? "We're going back to one of our fave decor techniques which is showing off collections. Stair space is prime real estate for showing off a collection of anything. Seriously, round up some vintage plates, maps of your favorite locations, local artists work or even mirrors too. Display them proudly on those drab stair walls!"
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