Do you enter your home feeling like it could use some kind of a change? Well, that makes two of us. I constantly try to add a few changes here and there just to liven up the interior décor, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t get bored of seeing the same old furniture pieces or the same old wall decorations and carpets? Though it might seem like we, mere mortal, don’t know exactly how to mix all the pieces and styles as good as designers do, when the time comes to let our imagination run wild, we find out we have more skills than we give ourselves the credit for.

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Despite the wish to implement something new in our homes, somehow we end up running in a circle where we only change a certain set of things within time. For instance, when I started with the living room, I didn’t even think of including the window treatments in the decorating process. Instead, I focused on the furniture which then led to the bedroom and kitchen furniture, and once that was finished, fabrics for texture, such as rugs and cushions, followed up along with the style defining art pieces.

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After some period, when monotony strikes again, I’d consider replacing the upholstery of sofas and chairs, add a few different art pieces and basically end up with rather the same look. So in order for you not to waste time like me and end up getting similar décor results, a word of advice is to think about what would the focal point of your whole home be (hint: it connects different floors). The staircase of course. It took me some time to include it in my styling plans. This essential part of the home is often overlooked stylistically, yet it’s not just meant to be functional but it should work in the favour of décor as well, if you consider all the different types of lights for stairs. Here are some ideas you could try out to light up your step.

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If you want to get the result of the perfect blend of functionality and elegance, it’s important to remember it’s all about simplicity. This means trying not to exaggerate with the size, colours and amount of lights for stairs. Adding small lights to the wall that’s adjacent to the delicate stairs will blend in perfectly with the interior. In case the stairs are more robust, you can add bigger lights in the game. Just remember, have lights recessed into the wall so you avoid the annoying glare.

When there’s not enough natural light, you can guide your way through by having the lights installed on tread level or directly in the stairs instead of the wall. This immediately gives them more dimension and sort of singles them out from the whole living area. Along with being stylish, this is also helpful when you make your way through the staircase in the middle of the night.

You can break from the ordinary by taking the underneath of the staircase into consideration for lights installation. Apart from the light subtlety, the stairs would look like they’re separated from the wall and seem like they’re floating in some way. The best thing about light choices nowadays, is that you can choose from a variety of colours and still save on electricity bills by opting for bulbs such as the LEDs.