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3 Staircases That Can Make Your Space Look Bigger

Staircases are a functional feature, but this doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful, too


The stairs is a common spot that we tend to overlook, but believe it or not, tweaking it in the slightest way can transform our homes and create an illusion of a taller space. If you find the right design and color scheme, it even has the potential to double as a huge decor statement. To inspire you to give your flight of steps a makeover, here are three design ideas that you can try to recreate: 

Main photos from: Trendir and drawhome

To add a sophisticated touch to your staircase, consider color washing it to contrast the rest of the space. The homeowner of this Mediterranean-inspired home decided to go for a bright blue hue that goes against white. By matching the first few steps with the walls and the rest of the steps with the door, they were able to create a streamlined look. 

RL Tip: If you have dark walls, pick a neutral color for your steps; meanwhile, those with light-colored walls can experiment with vibrant shades to open up the space.  

Photo from Trendir.

These fluorescent steps are a fresh take on sleek staircases. Since the walls match the steps of the stairs, it tricks the eye into thinking that the steps are concealed within the wall. Instead of an ordinary banister, it features tension wires—adding linear interest to the space.

Photo from Rilane

Rustic and modern influences come together in this home. Since wood tend to lend warmth into a space, you can do away with using a lot of accessories to liven up the landing. You can also decide to completely let go of the rails to further extend the space.

Photo from drawhome

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