Make Your Stair Landing Work for You

Add it to the list of awkward spaces in the home. The stair landing is largely useless in many homes, a transitional space that tends to collect the detritus of people who are too lazy to go up or down the stairs. But, like other awkward spaces, the landing has loads of untapped potential.

A larger landing can be outfitted with seating, shelving (recessed for tight spaces), cabinetry, or other useful additions for the sake of convenience. Turn it into a reading nook, a paperwork station, a grab-and-go mini mudroom, or a storage space. Depending on the size of your landing, you may be able to turn it into that room you’ve always wanted: a library, an office, a sitting room… Get creative!

Staircase by Celebrity Communities


Staircase by Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.


Staircase by Exedra Architects


Staircase by Gacek Design Group, Inc.


Staircase by MuseInteriors


Hall by Fivecat Studio | Architecture


Staircase by Smith & Vansant Architects PC


Staircase by Brennan + Company Architects


Home Office by CWB Architects
Smaller landings may not be as useful as their larger counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Brighten the space with art, potted plants, mirrors, a photo gallery, or bold wall treatments.
Staircase by John Maniscalco Architecture


Staircase by Design Line Construction, Inc.


Staircase via Malone


Staircase by Folio Design LLP


Staircase by Highmark Builders


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Staircase by Malbec Homes & Renovations Inc.


Staircase by Coates Design Architects Seattle

It is, by definition, a dynamic space; decorate your stair landing accordingly!