Small corner reading nook with chair and table at top of stairs and landing.

A staircase landing is an area of floor that can be at the bottom, top, or partway up a flight of stairs. Top landings are usually where the upstairs rooms are accessed, and there can often be a lot of voided space there. When a landing is partway up the stairs, it enables a smooth and continuous sense of direction from one floor to the next. Not all staircase landings are the same, but they can all be used to accentuate your style and home aesthetic.

Here are a few ways to design your staircase landing space to give your home a fresh look.

Reading Nook

If you have enough space on your staircase landing for a small bookcase and comfortable chair, a reading nook is a great way to give your home a warm and inviting feel. Laying down a rug with a nice end table to pile books on could also be added to the space. If your staircase landing is near a window, the natural light shining in would be perfect for reading. You can design the nook to fit your home’s aesthetic or decorate for the holidays, leaving a lot of room for creativity.

Gallery Wall

A gallery wall full of personal photography or family photos is a nice way to incorporate your loved ones into your home design. As far as interior design goes, a gallery wall is inexpensive and easy to put together. You could repurpose old picture frames or purchase a bulk order of ones that match your desired look. Instead of family photos, you could use artwork or posters for the wall. This is an opportunity to get creative and make your landing look less sparse and dull.

Office Space

A small office space with a desk and a chair would work perfectly for a top staircase landing. You could add a lamp or some plants for greenery on or around the desk. It could be used as a workspace for multiple things like writing, designing, drawing, homework, or even crafts. Not everyone has a large home office space, so using that empty staircase landing is an innovative way to combat this issue.

When designing your staircase landing, it is important to remember what you want from the space. If you desire a staircase that has bigger or several landings to decorate, investing in a custom-built staircase is the right move for you. Acadia Stairs has a variety of different stair designs to choose from. You can call (845)765-8600 to speak to a staircase professional who will work with you to create the staircase of your dreams.