Every multi-story home has one: A staircase moves you from one floor to the other, but it can also be an eye-grabbing focal point of a home. Typically visible right when you walk in the front door, staircases hold so much potential for wow factor. Here are some stair design ideas to consider as you envision your new custom home.
That’s No Wall Flower
Accenting a wall that runs along your staircase is a great way to add visual punch. Just adding some fun wallpaper can liven up your walk up the stairs. Today’s wallpapers are nothing like your grandmother’s. Look for striking geometric prints or gorgeous oversized florals to make a statement.
Take a Seat
Implementing some design elements around your staircase can also give it both functionality and style. If you have an empty hallway or foyer where your staircase sits, creating a welcoming seating area or window seat will liven it up. A chair and side table with fresh flowers and a lamp to complement should do the trick. A custom built-in near a window provides a way to capture a view. Surround it with bookshelves to create a reading spot.
If your home features a grand staircase design, it can be difficult to know how to make such a large feature your own. Here are two stair design ideas: Add some historical charm with antique looking balusters and dark-stained treads to warm up your foyer area. If modern is more your style, talk with your designer about floating stairs with open treads. Metal or cable railings or even glass panels can be part of the look
Light It Up
Implementing stairway lighting will elevate the aesthetic of your home and of course help you watch your step. Stairway lighting will add a wow factor to your home, lighting up the interior in a classy, modern way. Light your staircase step by step with a strip of light under each stair or small lights on the wall right above each stair. Another stair light idea is taking advantage of natural light by installing windows along the wall. Make a statement with your lighting choice by hanging a chandelier or installing ceiling lights or sconces above your stairway.
Make your stairs stand out even more by adding carpet with a bold and graphic pattern. This staircase trend will liven up your home with the added benefit of hiding dirt.
More Stair Design Ideas
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