When decorating our homes we usually breakdown each room: bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room etc. Then we start to think about colours, materials even down to things like the lighting and cupboard handles. But there are areas of our homes that are often overlooked because we spend less time there.
But there are places in a house like the staircase, hallways and utility rooms which are incredibly valuable aspects of our home and are crucial in the overall running of our home. Especially hallways or entry points as this is usually where guests first interact with your home.
Here are three places almost everyone overlooks when fixing up their home and how you can bring them to life.
A staircase takes you from a to b, from the living quarters to your bed, so why shouldn’t it be given just as much attention as the rest of the house? And updating or starting a staircase from scratch isn’t as expensive as you might think thanks to kits being sold from places that sell staircases online in the uk
There are plenty of ways that you can style your stairs, from contemporary space saving options using winder staircase kits to ornate railings, there’s no reason why you can’t make a feature of the stairwell.
This winder staircase looks delicate saves on space.
You could even open up the underneath of the stairs to utilise this space with shelving for books or even a study area. And what about the wallspace? You could always use this area to create a featurewall.
Entryways to a home tend to become a dumping ground for muddy boots, bags and coats and leave little room for any interior design. This is a shame because it’s actually the very first impression a guest has with the inside of your home. Not that your sole aim is to impress your friends and family, but making more of a feature of this part of your house can really change the mood of your home.
Instead of leaving this space to have no personality, why not inject some colour with bright, storage solutions for shoes, pegs for coats and even shelving for greenery. You could even put up a series of prints and create a picture wall to initiate the dialogue of your home straight from the front door.
The utility room is usually a secluded room shunted to the back of the house where no guest need venture. But it is still a very important room and one that keeps the household ticking over. So why overlook style for function?
To make the space more interesting, you could draw on the rooms utilitarian function and use some wire mesh adjustable shelving, metal drying frames and matching washing machines and dryers.
You could even use curtains to separate your space and conceal the washing machine and tumble dryer.
Have you done anything interesting in your home lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.