Stylish decorating ideas for your stairs

The stairs and hallway are often forgotten areas in the home, but there are endless styling opportunities to be had. Having a chic entryway will impress your guests and feel like a warm welcome to your home. Follow these easy and effective decorating ideas for your stairway and transform your hallway.

1. Put up some art

Your stairs aren’t necessarily the most interesting or colourful part of your home, so a great way to add interest is to hang a gallery wall going up your stairway. Choosing a mismatch of frames and different prints by artists you love will personalise this space.

Adding framed artwork to your stairs brings a touch of interest

Photo: Dunelm

2. Add a stair runner

Carpet runners are a brilliant way to warm up cold and uninviting stairs. If you don’t want to carpet your entire stairs then a runner will still provide that comfort but will also keep the style of an exposed stairway. There are lots of different patterns out there but we think you can’t go wrong with a classic stripe.

Stair runners will transform your hallway

Photo: Tapi

3. Utilise under the stairs

Utilising the space under your stairs effectively can definitely be a challenge. It almost certainly becomes a dumping ground for your cleaning gadgets and other bits and bobs you want to hide away. However, why not think of transforming the space into something useful and quirky? From a trendy bar area to a useful home office.

Paint a splash of colour and turn under the stairs into a home office

Photo: Furniture and Choice

4. Paint your bannister

Follow the latest decorating ideas for your stairway decorating by painting your bannisters the same colour as your walls. Colour drenching is a trend that shows no sign of waning. Follow this guide to what it is and how to do it.

Colour drenching is a great update for your hallway

Photo: Earthborn

5. Paint your stairs

Get super creative with your decorating ideas for your stairway and paint a checkerboard effect on each stair. These Annie Sloan chalk paint colours are perfect for following on through the hallway.

Paint a chequerboard effect on your stairs

Photo: Annie Sloan