Chance, you have a floor or a mezzanine! And boom ! You realize that stairs take up space, it’s not always pretty, and some seem less safe than others. But reassure us, it swarms with ideas to melt the staircase in your living room, in your decoration and of course in your way of living. Running (s)?
Looking for a feature
The simplest idea is to try to make the space under the stairs profitable: sloping, a little cramped but nonetheless unavoidable, it requires only to serve! If the staircase near the entrance, a closed closet can accommodate shoes, jackets and winter coats, or also serve as a logistics room: because the vacuum cleaner, ironing board, household products, polishing, Bulbs, tools, and even suitcases … No matter what, it’s not really the stuff you want to see. So why not in the closet under the stairs? Packed, it’s weighed.
Create a sitting space
And if we thought that under the stairs, it can also be a little like under the roofs, with a cozy inclined pan that creates intimacy? A super comfortable armchair, a nice lamp, why not a plant, magazines … So much for the relaxation version! Because this space can easily accommodate an office, with an advantage in terms of layout: recessed in the staircase, your office can offer a lot of storage without encroaching into the living space. It’s up to you to find a comfortable seat to work, whether discreet or, on the contrary, with a strong aesthetic.
And if you did the wall?
Yes, let’s talk about escape! Mind, sight, to have fun, play, compose … Because this large stairway against which we can not back a piece of furniture, it is also a giant canvas for all your desires! Let’s go for a mosaic of frames, in a Scandinavian style, industrial, colorful or black and white, have the sentences you like, photos, images, juxtapositions that speak to you and please you.Do you prefer decorative objects? Never mind ! Feel free to play with small shelves on the wall playing on the height. And for a more rural aspect, you can also opt for small crates, ideal to host your most beautiful objects, and even small plants!
Let there be light!
Very concretely, a staircase is a transit zone, dare we say danger? And who creates, under him, a shadow zone. In short, it’s a place we like to light, and it’s even better with a system of back and forth that manages the lighting both from above and from below! The problem is that the harsh light, the night for a glass of water, the evening in a cocooning atmosphere is violence. So instead of wall lights, all pretty and with soft lighting, and if you like mirrors, remember that they reflect beautifully natural light.Vertical mirrors, narrow, with black and metallic frames, along a staircase like a trompe l’oeil to create a workshop canopy, it can be splendid! You can also opt for a perforated shelf, with bottomless compartments, to create storage while allowing the light to pass.
I did it!
No, we do not advise you to do a carpentry CAP to build your staircase. But! There are 2 or 3 things you can do yourself to give a boost to this space. For steps, do not hesitate to sand the wood to reveal a lighter wood. You can then choose to paint them, for a staircase full of pep’s, or choose wallpaper or squares of cement to decorate the counter-steps. If noise is a concern, there are of course stair mats.In the idea it’s a bit corny, or English, but in fact it’s very cozy! You can also set your sights on the ramp: wooden, cable, rope, wrought iron, with a glass railing … Finally, a staircase is a small constraint for great freedom!