Ideas For The Space Under The Stairs
Most people seem to forget that they can decorate under the stairs even though the space is small. With a bit of creativity and decorating ideas though, you’ll soon realize the potential of this powerful space. Here are some of the great ideas for the spaces of under the stairs. No matter how petite the space under the stairs, if it has room for shelves, it has room for bookshelves to turn the space into a miniature library. In a children’s room or play area, even a space 4 feet high provides plenty of room to store favorite easy reading materials and keep them neatly off the floor when not in use. The lowest or floor-level shelf may contain storage tubs filled with building blocks or toy cars. In a living room with a large under-stairs space, the space becomes a single-wall library, housing all your favorite reading materials. If you don’t have enough books to fill all the shelves, display coffee-table books facing forward for extra visual interest, or add a vase, decorative bookends or a framed family photo designed for desktop display.
If the space under the stairs is large enough to house a desk comfortably, use the space as a teenager’s homework area or your own home office. For a small space, go compact: a narrow desk with computer monitor mounted to the back wall, the base tucked into a space on the side of the desk. A laptop computer offers another option, tucking away into a drawer when not in use. Add a gooseneck or adjustable light source, mounting it to a wall or under the stairs if desktop space is precious.