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            Stair Ideas

            Featuring design tips for a stylish and practical stairwell, these stair ideas include inspiration that will enhance any entrance in a home. Often overlooked, staircases have the potential to increase storage capacity, while cramped, cluttered halls can be transformed with smart decor solutions. This hallway inspiration offers plenty of ideas to make a warm and vibrant welcome, while examples from our expert team of designers demonstrate how to bring these tips to life. 

            • 1. Go for glass

              For a small stair idea that increases the sense of space, invest in glass panels. This switch adds to the flow of light, suiting modern and classic settings.
            • 2. Harness heritage style

              Draw inspiration from heritage interiors with Edwardian-style stair parts.  Decorative in design, they add character to a hall that demands attention.
            • 3. Plan for parties

              Repurpose the space beneath the stairs for a casual area to grab drinks. Great when entertaining, wine racks offer extra storage for surplus supplies.
            • 4. Add a utility area

              Place laundry chores below steps to free up space in other areas. This overlooked spot is often closed off, making it a sound place for noisy equipment.  
            • 5. Move to metal

              Give stairs a contemporary edge with metal spindles. The industrial style of these simple fixtures is easy to pair with other features for a coordinated look.
            • 6. Welcome with white

              Stairwells often lack natural light, so keep them looking open and inviting with white spindles. These have bright look that will lift any hallway.
            • 7. Opt for organic

              Recreate the natural character of the outside world using timber. The oak newel posts in this Scandi-inspired stairway add a warm welcome to any hall.
            • 8. Decide on detail

              Detailed features elevate a set of stairs, transforming it from simple to show-stopping. Mouldings offer a quick fix to add drama in a subtle way.
            • 9. Step safely

              Handrails improve grip for better safety when navigating upstairs. Essential for multi-generational homes, they also add an extra layer of customisation.
            • Slot in a study

              Transform your under-stair space into a compact home office, complete with a bespoke desk tailored to the size and shape of the area.

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