Creative Ideas for... | Design Tips

Decorating a Staircase {Ideas & Inspiration}

Creative Ideas for... | Design Tips

Decorating a staircase can be tricky, don’t you think?  Many have a large expanse of wall that seems empty if not filled but it’s odd shape and elevation change can make it challenging.  Not to mention the fact that the stairway serves as a transition between the downstairs and upstairs {also often the public areas and the private ones} and so the decor needs to work in both spaces!

I have yet to hang anything in my stairway but it’s on my To Do list {man that list just keeps growing!}, so today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ideas for decorating a staircase.

 

I love this eclectic gallery wall from Jill at Forever Cottage.  She intentionally hung the frame low {really low} so that they look right when viewing them from the first floor!  Also note that the angle of the center line of her gallery wall {imagine a line running the length of the display} matches the angle of the staircase so that, while the layout is informal, it has balance.

Electic gallery wall stairway decor from Forever Cottage

{via Wholesaleframing.com}
{via Wholesaleframing.com}

 

 

If a structured look is more your style, a few large pieces {that ascend at the same rate as the stairs} is an alternate option!

{via Pinterest}
{via Pinterest}

 

 

Using ledges is another great option because it gives you a horizontal surface from which to display art.  In the photo below, the homeowner has created one giant ledge and the results are stunning!

Planked staircase via Jaon Donnelly Photography
{via Jason Donnelly Photography}

 

 

I am also absolutely in love with this gallery wall that Karen Hill created in her foyer.  I love how she created a straight line at the bottom but the top rises along with the stairs.

{via Karen Hill}
{via Karen Hill}

 

 

If you have statement lighting, sometimes it can be enough to stand on its own!

{via House Beautiful}
{via House Beautiful}

 

Feeling bold?  A large-scale floor to ceiling layout and produce dramatic results!

{via Pinterest}
{via Pinterest}

 

And speaking of bold, Annie Brahler designed one of my all-time favorite layouts using assorted mirrors!

{via House Beautiful}
{via House Beautiful}

 

 

 

Which of these is best matches your style?

 
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