A staircase is just for getting from one floor to the other, right?
You should treat your staircase as a room of its own, and that's what we've done.
We recently spiced up our staircase with a new wall colour, as well as some lovely decorations that make us feel happy and remind us very fond moments.
The first thing you see when walking up the stairs are these fab vinyl wall stickers of a couple of tree branches. They're from wall sticker specialists Cut It Out and you can custom order them in your requested colours. I went for brown and gold to match the rest of the decorations in the staircase.
Our staircase looks very foreign and almost tribal, don't you think? The wooden mask and round plate, both with golden details, were finds from Chichen Itza in Mexico. We negotiated with the Mayan indians for a good price, and I'm so glad we made the effort cause they look great on the wall - and they remind us of a fantastic holiday! The plate is actually a Mayan calendar, which is very fascinating.
The wooden cat in the window doesn't have a history that's as interesting... it was bought in my local interior shop in Sweden.
One you've reached the upstairs landing you're met by a huge floor to ceiling (well, almost) mirror. This is a recent purchase, and it immediately made this part of the house so much better! Well, first of all it makes the landing look twice as big, plus the frame is gorgeous - black with swirly details. It matches my oval and swirly IKEA frame perfectly!
In my Ung Drill frame from IKEA there's another great memory. It's a lovely photo of a tiny underground lake, also located in Mexico. We visited this cave with the winding stairs while passing through the small town of Valladolid. Such a great day! Thanks to StressFreePrint I was able to print this lovely memory on a huge poster without sacrificing the quality of the print. Since I knew I wanted the picture in that particular frame I could custom order it to size - brilliant!
The rest of the decorations in my staircase are made of metal or wrought iron. The chandellier is my absolute favourite! I fell in love with it on Lighting Majestic's website, and I haven't regretted it one bit. It's a love story that will last forever.
The other little bits and bobs were presents from friends and family.
So, do you agree with me now that your staircase is not just like an empty space, but that you can turn it into a room of its own?