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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Clever Ways to Decorate the Space Under the Stairs

Transform the empty space into an efficient nook or storage spot


If you have a staircase at home, how do you usually maximize the space under it? Some add cupboards while others turn it into a storage room for broken appliances and furniture. However, aside from these common ideas, there's a lot that you can do to make the most of the free space.

Here are 5 ways that you can do to transform the space under the stairs into a useful corner at home.

Source: Architecture and Design. Main photo from: Architecture and Design's Facebook page.

Reading corner

Create a space where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a good book! This will be perfect if your stairs is located near a huge window where you can set up a bench complete with comfy pillows. You can install shelves by the corner then arrange and display your books accordingly.

Photo from Architecture and Design's Facebook page.

Storage and display nook

If you own too many decor pieces and you can no longer find space where to display them, transform the space under the stairs into a display nook! You can place one decor piece in each unit and you may also add a plant or two for a refreshing vibe.

Photo from Ogawa Fisher Architects.

Pantry extension

Since the kitchen can be quite a busy area it is essential that you keep it clean and organized. If you have a small kitchen, storage may be a challenge since you only have the usual kitchen cabinets to work with. A blank wall can be maximized as vertical storage. You may also transform the space under the stairs into a mini pantry. Use it to store condiments and groceries.

Photo from Billinkoff Architecture.

Mini Home Office

Turn the space into a functional area by adding a table, a chair, and placing your computer there. Don't forget to add a quality table lamp to make it easier for you to work.

Photo from California Closets.

Entrway extension

A small foyer or house entrance shouldn't stop you from having a welcoming and organized space. Style it in such a way that house guests can leave shoes, umbrellas, and other belongings. You can also place a nearby table where you can add small catchalls for house keys and IDs.

Click here for more tips for your entryway.

Photo from Architecture and Design's Facebook page.

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