Looking for staircase ideas to step up your hallway design (pun wholly, unashamedly intended)? You've come to the right place! We've got plenty more indoor time on our hands these days, so we're serving you with plenty of home decor inspiration to keep you motivated while we wait for things to blow over.
Whether your hallway makeover is big or small, most of these ideas work for any project, so you're sure to find something that sparks an idea for your own home. Take a look below, then head to our decorating hub for more space-transforming tips and tricks.
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1. Come to the dark side...
Proof that a dark stair doesn't mean gloomy, we love this Nordic-style staircase. The homeowner of this monochrome home has left the wood exposed at the top of each step to pare back the black underside, bannister and skirting. You can do this with any colour, of course, but there's something particularly lovely about chalky black, white and wood.
2. ... Or the light
Surprise! This dark and dramatic hallway is a bold twist on traditional Victorian style, but the homeowners have brightened it up by painting the upper walls and the staircase a bright white. It's a monochrome scheme that continues throughout their home – take a tour here.
3. Or even the bright!
The more daring among you might have been pondering the idea of a colourful staircase for a while, and we're here to tell you to go for it. We dare you! Whether you're opting for a pastel pink, muted sage green-grey or a sunny yellow like in this super cool converted schoolhouse, we admire your bravery – and we like your style.
4. Maximise storage
Hallways are a tricky one for storage – the never-ending pile of shoes, bags and letters in our homes are enough to make Marie Kondo cry. So we're loving this hallway storage idea from a small-space-savvy homeowner, who's integrated carpentry into the side of the stairs for books, trinkets and everything in between. Now, we might not have the space, budget or means to do this – but isn't it nice to dream?
5. Try a stair runner
One for those who just want to dip a toe into some new staircase design ideas without committing to a full repaint, we present to you: the stair runner. By no means innovative, sure, but they're gathering steam in the interiors world as homeowners – of Victorian houses in particular – play around with colour schemes and borders. Take note from the homeowner of this bright and bold home and opt for a stair carpet with a shock of colour along the edges – it's a cheeky nod to that bold yellow staircase you'd never dare try.
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