Here are ways to hang art in stairways depending on the shape of the stairwell that you have. But there are great opportunities for gallery walls, stair stepped art arranging and more.
Although I won’t be there again for about three weeks, for a I am thinking about this for our new home in Florida. I will show you some progress photos at the end of the post.
Art In Straight Open Stairway
In our home in Newport Beach, I “stair stepped the art with the stairs.” This is easy to see on the first floor.
Art in Square Stairway
In Debbie’s home, she chose to leave the pretty wainscot free of art downstairs and on the landing and put a large scale painting in the second story.
So you see it mainly upstairs.
Stairwell Where the Main Floor is Upstairs
This was an easy decision to hang the antique pitchforks eye level with the main floor and not in the well leading to the garage.
Stairway with Gallery Wall
This is a fun use of the space with a sailing art collection.
Stairway Where Landing Is Seen From First Floor And An Open Second Floor
So here is the dilemma in our new stairwell. The painter sent me these photos. He is working there now. Should the art on the wall be eye level on the landing or eye level with the second floor?
This little exercise helped me. This could be a good spot to hang my mother’s French mirror (it was an antique when she was young).
If we “split the difference” we could hang it slightly higher than eye level on the landing.
You will see it from both levels and it would reflect light. I would like simple iron sconces to offset the formality of the mirror (and there are junction boxes already there). But I reserve the right to change my mind until after I am in the room again. 🙂
Those are classic ways to hang art in stairways. How have you hung the art in your stairway?
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