Decorations for the Stair Landing
Carter Oosterhouse shows you how to enhance the design of your home by adding decorations to your stair landing. Learn how to increase visual appeal with a runner; anchor the space with a shelving system; balance the area with lamps and sconces; and complete the space with accessories. With just a little bit of decorating, you can add a lot of visual impact.
Step 1: Start With the Floor
Choose a runner that's size appropriate and has a no-skid bottom for added safety.
Step 2: Pick a Shelving Unit
Anchor your space with a shelving system. Take into account its functionality and size -- you want it to be narrow enough for people to able to walk by.
Step 3: Add Balance
Balance the space by adding height to the mix. Choose a floor lamp or tall plant to accent the corners or unused areas.
Step 4: Use Sconces
If your space allows, add visual interest with sconces. They can flank a window or simply complement each other for a fresh look.
Step 5: Highlight Awkward Elements
Don't ignore awkward architectural elements; highlight them. For instance, if you have window that's too high in the space, accent it with sheers.
Step 6: Accessorize
Fill out your space with vases, sculptures, books, etc. for a warmer feel. Let the landing reflect your style!
Items You'll Need
- Shelving Unit
- Decorative Items