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Don’t waste any unused space!  Every empty space in your home can serve a greater purpose. Whether your house is large or small, it’s both practical and fun to experiment with areas that would normally go overlooked. The space under your staircase is an area that can easily be repurposed with wall art and other smart decor.

There are so many creative staircase & wall decorating ideas that can maximize your empty space. Plus, it’s the perfect quarantine DIY project! This post will walk you through some of the exciting, useful ways to transform this underutilized area. 

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Little Library

Every book lover will be drooling over this crafty concept. We all dream of having an expansive library to store a curated collection of books. The space under your staircase can finally help make this dream a reality.

Set up shelving under your stairs and showcase your favorite novels. Shelves are easy to install and rows of books can make a powerful visual impact. If you really want to commit to the aesthetic value of the space, try organizing the books by color!

Not only is this an eye-catching enclosed staircase decorating idea, but it’s also a great way to add some extra storage to a small space!

Miniature Garden

Wouldn’t we all love to have a garden in the comfort of our own home? You can turn the area under the stairs into an indoor greenery. Place potted plants and vibrant flowers along wooden shelves for a beautifully organic look.

Perfume your home with perennial flowers and subtle succulents.  Play around with the sizing of the different plants, and add some small potted trees to offset the indoor flowerbed. Having flora of all shapes and sizes will make the space look more natural and evocative of an outdoor garden.

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Utilizing space under the stairs ideas

Perfect Paintings: Staircase Wall Ideas

Try emphasizing the space under the stairs rather than hiding it. Try hanging some gorgeous wall art that the whole family will enjoy.

In addition to hanging an artwork under the stairs, you can also fill the empty space with vivid wallpaper. From minimal artwork to a gallery wall, it’s super easy (and rewarding) to brighten up your space with visual art.

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Bring on the Bar!

Having a bar in the privacy of your own home may seem like a luxury, but it's more attainable than you think! Be the talk of the town with your own custom wet bar right under the stairs. Your friends will practically live at your house.

All you need is a mini bar and a record player to get the party started. Go retro with a turntable and a vintage bar cart. Show your best collection of fine liquor and make cocktails for everyone (or just for you, we won’t tell!)

Smart Storage

We all have unnecessary items with nowhere to store them. Sometimes there are knickknacks you can’t bear to throw away, but you’re not quite sure where to keep them. Never fear! Your super simple solution is here. Hang some sleek cabinets under your staircase, or turn it into an entire closet! If you don’t want to install doors or storage cabinets, hang a curtain over your staircase to hide the items.

This tactic will give your home the illusion of being clutter-free, and guests will only see what you want them to see. Appear organized no matter how much stuff you have to store.

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Show-Off Your Stuff

If you don’t want to hide your belongings, showcase them for the world to see! Maybe your prized possessions deserve a little more attention. In that case, display your favorite antiques, treasures, and trophies on decorative shelves under the stairs. 

Your most valuable items deserve to be on parade, and what better place to show them off than a currently unused space? Putting aesthetically pleasing pieces on sleek shelving units is a great way to elevate the overall look of your home.

It’s Laundry Time

Sometimes laundry can get a little overwhelming, we totally understand. If you don’t have enough room for all of your laundry baskets and accessories, turn your space under the stairs into a make-shift laundry room. This is the perfect area to store your washroom essentials.

Fold some towels on simple shelves and place color coordinated laundry baskets underneath. It’s quick, easy, and a total space-saver!

Decorating Ideas for Stairs and Landings

Space utilization can seem overwhelming, but with these easy hacks, you can use your empty space effectively and resourcefully. From paintings and staircase wall ideas to clever storage units, what's your concept of choice? If your mind went straight to the bar, we don’t blame you! :)

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