HGTV.ca Editorial Team
Sunday, October 31, 2010 2:29 PM EDT
A friend of mine has recently made some alterations to her home and decided it was time to address, I would venture to say, one of the most important construction designs in a house: the staircase. It’s used everyday, with just as much, if not more traffic, than any other common area in the home. As they are all unique is some way, it's the perfect place to make a décor statement. It would appear that my friend is not alone -- Flickr members also know the importance of a good flight of stairs.
Wall Space/Landing Area
Designerscall (left), has clean, eggshell walls with just the surface of the step and trim in a dark wood. This would be the perfect area to feature some frames. Moowolf99 (right), has a straight diagonal stair. A side table and plush rest stop was the choice for this landing area.
Chiltern Carving and fs_autin19 have a small vertical space to work with. They choose to feature the stair material, solid wood, and its curvature, as the design element.
From left to right: Sunnybrook100 took this photograph of The Famous Spiral Staircase in the foyer at Auburn U, and anadelmann of the Bellamy Mansion Staircase in Wilmington, NC. Both have historic architecture that contributes to their uniqueness, but the custom-built bookcase stair by time-Travellin.steve shows off a modern look that's just as original.
With conventional spaces going out the window, there are a flood of ideas out there on how to decorate a stairwell to taste. Join our HGTV.ca Flickr Group and show us how you've revamped your stairs.