Decorating Ideas For Under Stairs
Opening up the area under stairs adds a feeling of spaciousness to the entrance area and gives you more room to practical use. Depending on how much space you have under stairs, you can decorate it with some ideas. Here are some ideas for you. Turn that blank wall space into its own work of art. Mirrors cut at angles to fit the wall will add light and make your space look bigger. You could also use this space to try out new design ideas. Paint shapes such as stripes or circles, apply wall decals or a series of empty photo frames. Indulge your inner artist and hang your own creation. If the need to create is there, but the actual talent isn’t; then fake it. Artfully placed stickers in frames make cool trendy art that can be replaced when the mood strikes or the trend changes. One month the sticker can be cute woodland creatures and the next can be black silhouettes.
Or you can transform the areas of under stairs into a work space. Install a desk or fitted work surface with roll-out filing cabinets or a stack of baskets underneath. Fix shelves to the walls above the desk and add a swivel chair on castors. Provide a telephone jack and power outlets for electronic equipment. Multi-purpose office machines, such as a combination phone, fax, and answering machine, fit into some remarkably small spaces. Good lighting is essential, especially if you sit with your back to the natural light source. Wall-mounted bracket lighting may be more practical than a desk lamp, which takes up some of the valuable, but limited, space on your work surface.