The notion of Styling a Staircase might seem a bit over the top but I see those high walls and ceilings as the perfect opportunity to add a decorator’s touch. Most staircases regardless of their size will have a void space and expanse of wall begging for some colour or styling. Here are some simple ideas that can create personality for any staircase.
The most important factor is to make sure the scale of the light is appropriate for the space. Too small and the impact is lost, too large and it will dominate.
I prefer an open chandelier or glass pendant that is not too heavy in appearance.
Continue wallpaper or wall panelling up the staircase. This will integrate it with the foyer and give it a designer touch.
Wall Art or a Mirror
The expanse of wall lining the staircase is the perfect space for hanging a favourite artwork or mirror. Again the scale needs to be considered depending on the size of the wall.
I love this collection of black framed prints that I saw in the Ralph Lauren store on 5th Ave.
A staggered gallery wall up the staircase can be a great feature.
This is my favourite way to add some colour to a staircase. There are some amazing options for stair runners and I love the impact they have.
I have my eye on this stair runner from Hartley and Tissier for our new build. I am not sure if the budget will allow for it but I will keep it on my ‘wish list’ for now :).
I would love to hear your favourite way to Style a Staircase.