The more time you take to thoughtfully decorate your home, the more you’ll enjoy living there, and the easier time you’ll have selling the home in the future. Decorating a home adds value and allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in the space.
Staircases are often an overlooked area when it comes to decorating the home, but they provide a great opportunity to showcase belongings and favorite art pieces. Read on for 13 ideas on how to decorate your staircase.
1. Hang Large Art
Make a big impact by hanging oversized art pieces along your stairwell. Show off your personality with the art you choose and have a built-in conversation-starter whenever guests see the art.
2. Showcase Kids Art
Kids art often ends up in a heap in the junk drawer and eventually makes its way to the trash. Highlight your child’s artistic abilities by framing your favorite pieces along the stairway. Children’s art will bring a youthful touch to your home and —best of all—it’s free!
3. Choose a Taxidermy Piece
Taxidermy may be associated with cabins and outdoorsy-themed homes, but you can add them to any style house to add a touch of whimsy and quirkiness. Choose a collection of smaller taxidermy to line the stairs, or choose one large piece of taxidermy to make a statement.
4. Get Creative with Paint
Many homeowners choose to paint a statement wall in a bedroom or living room, but a stairwell can also be a great chance to go bold with paint. If you want to get even more creative, try making a graphic pattern with your paint along the stairwell.
5. Install a Statement Light
Chandeliers and pendant lights are often reserved for entryways and other rooms of the house, but you can add them to the staircase for an unexpected design twist. Statement lights will also brighten the staircase and reduce the chance of tripping or falling on your way down.
6. Decorate the Landing Space
If your stairway has a landing area, you can use this space as a chance to decorate and draw attention to a new corner of your home. Add a small table or bench for a perfect spot to drop keys and mail or sit down to tie shoes.
7. Add a Runner
Runners are a classic way to add new life to a staircase. Choose something that fits the style of your home, whether it’s a traditional carpet, a vibrant fabric, or totally unique material in a bold color.
8. Paint the Stairs
Paint doesn’t have to be reserved for the walls of your stairwell. Create the illusion of a runner with paint, or try painting the stair risers in a unique pattern. The possibilities are endless!
9. Remodel with Floating Stairs
If you want to totally overhaul the look of your staircase, you might choose to take on a remodeling project. Floating stairs are a beautiful way to give your stairs a modern look and open up the floorplan.
10. Add Seasonal Decor
No stairway is complete without a pretty garland and some red bows at Christmastime, but you can use other holidays as a chance to decorate, too.
11. Show Off a Flag
Flags are a great way to decorate a large, blank wall without spending a lot of money. Find a unique, vintage flag at a flea market or on eBay. Or exhibit a flag from your country of origin.
12. Add Shiplap
Shiplap is having a moment, and for good reason. The trend adds texture and interest to any space, including a stairwell. Paint shiplap in a classic white color, or try a bold navy or charcoal shade for a unique variation on the style.
13. Get Creative with Wall Hangings
Baskets, quilts, and plates can all serve as wall art along the staircase. Get creative with what you choose to hang. If it has personal meaning, you’ll love having a chance to show it off to guests and explain its significance.
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