Are you tired of walking up the same old boring staircase in your home? Look no further: that is the perfect place to add a touch of spice to your household. From choosing the right design and materials to lighting the area just right, you can turn your staircase into a focal point of your home’s aesthetic, taking your decor to the…next level.
Step One: Scope out your Stairs
There are many types of staircases out there. They take different shapes; they’re made of different materials. In one home, a staircase can feel spooky and cramped, perfect for a cosy gallery of ambient photos. In another, it can be a central spiral at the heart of a home. Scope out your staircase, see what patterns and shapes you’re working with, and whether they need to go.
You hope to maximize your space, so you need to get a sense of the space: its measurements, vibes, and flaws.
If you’re building a staircase from scratch, check out the options at Canal Architectural, whose metalwork includes custom staircases. You can also think about what material you want to build your staircase out of. Glass can inspire an impressive visual flair. At the same time, the metal adds an edgy, industrial vibe to your interior.
Step Two: Widen Your Horizons
Your staircase doesn’t exist in a vacuum. In fact, the entire point is that it exists in a house. Depending on how your staircase is placed in your home, decorating around it might be more practical than decorating the stairs themselves.
If you have a spiral staircase at the centre of your living room, you don’t need to put potted plants and photographs all over it. But, you can orient your furniture and home decor so that the staircase doesn’t look out of place, and your eye is pleasantly guided through your home.
Try to organize your home based on the principles of design: the rule of thirds, colour theory, and the golden ratio. Then, you can maximize or minimize the staircase to your heart’s content.
Step Three: Light ‘er up
No matter how beautiful your staircase area is, it’s nothing without good lighting. No decoration is worth it if you can’t see it, and this is especially true here. Staircases should be lit practically since not being able to see where you’re walking makes it more dangerous and less useful to have stairs in the first place.
Depending on the look and feel you’re going for, you have several lighting options. If you want to create a warm and cosy ambience, consider using soft, dim lighting. If you want to highlight the architectural features of your staircase, go for brighter, directional lighting that illuminates specific areas. LED strip lights are a popular choice, as they’re versatile, energy-efficient, and come in various colours and intensities.
For any multi-story building, a staircase can accidentally become an untouched eyesore at the centre of an otherwise perfectly decorated home. However, you don’t need to be afraid to bring your interior design into the staircase. Whether you’re just moving in, or trying to reinvigorate the space, with these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to transforming your staircase into a work of art that’s sure to impress. So experiment, be creative, and bring new design elements to that often-forgotten part of your home.