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How to decorate your home's staircase

The staircase, is the one part in the house where it often gets forgotten about, not to mention that decorating this area can be a real headache for homeowners. 

Whether your staircase is suspended, with or without landing, spiral, comes with railings, made from stone, wood, glass or marble; you can still give it a unique makeover by following a few simple tips. 

If you are building or renovating your home and wish to add an original touch to it, we suggest that you build a slide next the steps. A less risky option would be to build a rustic style stone or brick wall as a safer alternative. 

If you want to make the most use out of the space in your house, consider adding a work or study room under the stairs. Another option is to install a storage room for shoes, books, or wine. Even a resting area with a bed or sofa is a good idea. In fact, anything is possible! 

Another good tip is to cover the staircase wall with wallpaper. This will serve as a decorative element and protects the wall at the same time. You can also hang your funniest photos on a board and install it on the staircase wall. 

If you only have a little space to play with, then a candleholder, vinyl wallcovering, or an inspirational phrase in the form of wooden letters will be the best solution. 

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Your home is a true reflection of your personality, therefore, it pays to give a unique touch to the staircase landing by adding a sculpture, painting, vintage furniture, or mirror to this area. 

If you are holding a theme party, your staircase can be the focal point of the event. With the upcoming Halloween, why not decorate some pumpkins and place each one on the steps. At Christmas, aside from the typical Christmas decorations, use natural resources such as heather or poinsettias. For more formal events, fresh flowers can create a very pleasant atmosphere.

For external stairs that lead to your house, it's best to install a glass structure that keeps the cold out and allows natural light in at the same time.

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