11 solutions for the awkward niche beside your curved staircase

A curved staircase can add instant drama and interest to a foyer or hall. In some cases, there is no space to decorate the niche at the base of your curved stairs. In others, the space looks abandoned and becomes a convenient place for dust bunnies to congregate.

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How can you design around this awkward area?

Extra Seating

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Add in a stylish seat, settee or sofa, perhaps even have one custom made for the niche.

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You can accessorise with a table to display flowers, photos, or other mementoes. Consider adding lighting.

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Depending on how far away the stairs are from your front door, this seating can come in handy as you prepare to leave the house. Or as you wait for others to finish getting ready.

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Notice this can also be done with open stair areas.

Stylish Entertaining

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Space and layout will determine how feasible entertaining in this area might be. A custom banquette and side chair create a fantastic conversation area.

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Incorporate built-ins into the base of the stairs.

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The acoustics might make for the perfect music nook.

Show Off

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A table is an easy option and provides a space for showing off some of your favourite finds, as well as a quick drop-off zone when entering or exiting the house.

Get Artsy

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Create a photo gallery, with or without complementary seating.

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Sculpture and art can help accentuate the height and shape of the niche, while also creating something uniquely personal.

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How have you decorated your own stair niche?

 

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