Take a minute to think about your stairs. Is there anything exciting about them, or are they simply a practical installation to get you from one floor of your home to another?
If it's the latter, why not consider the ways you could make the most of your stairs with a few simple tips and tricks? Read on to discover our best ideas for combining Indian interior design with practicality when it comes to your staircase.
Fit some ascending shelves.
Having some shelves strategically placed in an ascending style on your staircase will add a focal point to this area of your home, as well as giving you a space to display your favourite ornaments and pieces of home décor.
Another option is to fit larger shelves that can be used to store books, CDs, or anything else that needs a dedicated home for storage.
Build in some drawers.
If you're not using your under stair space, consider turning each stair into a hidden drawer. This could provide a wealth of storage for your home, keeping a wide range of clutter hidden out of sight.
Give your 'cupboard under the stairs' a makeover.
Many homes have a cupboard under the stairs, and there's more you can do with it than you might think! Instead of simply using it as a 'junk cupboard' where you'll never find anything again, here are a few alternatives:
- If your under stair space is large, you could turn it into a (very small) bedroom. While it wouldn't be ideal to sleep in full time, it could be great if you often have unexpected guests.
- Who said the space had to be a cupboard? Don't be afraid to rip it out and expand your hallway. It could provide space for coats and bags, or even become a new home to your desk and family computer.
- Another option for a hollowed out space would be to fill it with shelves. Imagine how much you could store neatly on them!
Use your stairs to make a style statement.
If your home is already on the practical side and you don't need any additional space saving hacks, that's not to say you can't still update your staircase. You could still use it to make an on-trend style statement in your home!
The interior décor you use on your stairs can help transition from the downstairs theme to the colours and styles you have upstairs. Alternatively, use it as a 'non-room' space to try out a bright, fun colour or fabric. Alternatively, if you really want to push the boat out, why not replace your stairs with an exciting spiral staircase or add some stylish statement bannisters?
However you decide to make the most of your stairs, always make sure that it reflects the style and aesthetic of your Indian home, as well as being practical for your needs.
Have you used your stairs for any home improvement hacks? Don't be afraid to show off your great ideas in the comments section below!