Do you feel like you’ve seen every possible way to decorate a staircase? That there are no new ideas left? How wrong you are! There are as many ways to decorate a staircase as there are staircases. The trick is finding that special something that sets your home apart. You might have the most beautiful, old, wooden stairs in the world; but if you don’t find a way to show them off and make them stand out from all the other staircases out there, then they could just be any old set of stairs. However, with some creative thinking and an open mind, there are so many staircase corner decoration ideas that you won’t believe it.
Create a focal point
If there is one thing that people use to decorate a staircase corner, it’s a focal point. The trick to finding a focal point is to choose something that is large in scale and colourful. You want it to stand out and draw the eye of everyone who sees it. You might have beautiful old wooden stairs, but they’re still just plain old stairs. Installing a colourful rug is one quick and easy way to create a focal point. You don’t even have to match the rug to your staircase unless you want to. You can get creative and really stand out with a colourful rug that is red and yellow or blue and orange or even a rainbow design.
Art is another really easy way to decorate your staircase corner and make it stand out from the rest. However, finding the right piece is important. You don’t want it to clash with the rest of your décor or be too small or large for the space. A small painting or picture on the wall above your stairs can be as effective as a large one. If you have a large staircase, you might even want to consider hanging multiple pieces of art. You can also use a gallery wall to display a collection of small pictures, ideally of the same subject matter, such as animals, nature, etc.
Add colour and patterns
Another quick and easy way to decorate a staircase corner is to add colour and patterns. You can add a colourful runner on the stairs or even a colourful throw that you can pull out when guests come over. You can also add colourful pillows and throws to the staircases to add a splash of colour. You can also add patterns to your staircase corner. Something as simple as a patterned throw, a large decorative rug, or even small rugs placed on each step. Patterns can be effective on the wall too, with a decorative wall mural being a very popular choice.
Install a carpet runner
A bright and colourful carpet runner is a great way to bring a splash of colour to your staircase corner. You can find them in many patterns and designs, so you can really go wild with the colour. You can even match it to your staircase or choose something completely different if you like. Carpet runners are easy to install on your staircase corner and come in many different sizes to fit every staircase. You can also use a large area rug, either placed on the stairs only or on both the stairs and the landing.
Another easy way to decorate a staircase corner is to add some lighting. This can add a real touch of elegance to your stairs and is a lot cheaper than you might think. The trick is to use lighting that is designed to be hung on walls or ceilings, rather than the standard lights or lamps. You can find decorative wall lights in many designs and colours available online or at some home décor stores. You can also add some decorative lights to the wall above the stairs.
Staircase window decoration ideas
Another way to decorate your staircase is to make use of the staircase window. If you have a big staircase window, why not put it to good use? You can use the window to showcase your favourite possessions, such as collections, family photos, and plants, among others. You can use decoration such as shelves, bookshelves, and cork boards to showcase items. You can also use the window to display a special piece of art.
Install shelving or hooks
Another way to decorate your staircase corner is to install shelving or hooks. You can install shelves on the wall above your stairs to hold decorative items. You can also use hooks on the wall above the stairs to hang coats and bags, or a coat rack can also be used. You can also use hooks to hang pictures or a gallery wall.
That’s a lot of ways to decorate a staircase corner, isn’t it? And that’s only scratching the surface. There are so many more ideas and ways to decorate a staircase corner that we could write a whole book on the subject. If you have a large staircase, you have a lot more real estate to play with and can be as creative as you like. You can use multiple ways to decorate your staircase corner or even combine two or three of them in one area. It is important, though, to make your staircase a focal point in your home. It’s the first thing you see when you enter the house and the last thing you see when leaving.