You know that a staircase isn’t just a means of getting to and from your second floor—in fact, it can be a focal point and anchor your entire space in style, too!
In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at staircase styles that will bring your space to the next level.
Add a stair runner
A stair runner is an obvious choice for families with young kids, who desire a soft landing spot for the occasional crawl or tumble down the stairs. However, a stair runner isn’t just a practical choice—it can drastically transform the look of your stairs, too! A comfy, vividly-patterned rug can add visual interest to your staircase and make it a focal point in your living space.
Frame your stairs with flowers and other decorations
A small bunch of flowers on either side of your staircase can add a sense of warmth and life to your home. With the holiday season upon us, there’s even more room for decorating potential—wrap pre-lit garland around your bannister and tie a bow at either end to create a festive look. Of course, when it comes time to hang up stockings, your staircase can provide the perfect place to do just that!
Use a stair basket to keep your steps clutter-free
Busy families often see clutter accumulate on or near the staircase. To keep toys, books, and miscellaneous items together, wrangle it all in with a stair basket that’s made to fit over your steps. It’s a neat, minimalist way to keep your steps safe and neat.
Shed some light on dim staircases
For staircases that can use some light, feel free to add recessed lighting to the ceiling above—hanging fixtures work too, as long as you can get comfortably up and down your stairs without hitting a light on your way! For those late-night trips downstairs, you might consider adding small lights near the steps themselves, which will make it easier to get up and down in the dark.
Add a pop of color with wallpaper or fresh paint
Finally, for staircases that are tucked away into smaller nooks and spaces, why not dress the space up with a splash of color? Use a unique wallpaper or your favorite accent color to frame your staircase space.
We hope that these ideas help you step into a space that’s as stylish as it is functional!