Here are ways to hang wall art in stairways depending on the shape of the stairwell that you have. There are great opportunities for gallery walls, stair-stepped art arrangements, and more decor. This post has been updated to show how our new stairway is decorated.
Art In A Straight Open Stairway
In our home in Newport Beach, I “stair-stepped the art with the stairs.” Going with the angle of the stairs, this is easy to see on the first floor. The artwork is comprised of reproduction prints in custom frames with vivid color marbled mats.
Ways to Hang Art In A 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 canvas painting in the second story. Aren’t the handrails pretty?
So you see it mainly upstairs.
Ways to Hang Art In Stairways Where the Main Floor is Upstairs
This was an easy decision to hang the antique pitchforks at 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 staircase wall with a curated sailing art collection to the ceiling.
Ways to Hang Art In An Open Hallway Second Floor
Here is the stairway in our new home in Florida. We first painted the walls Benjamin Moore Simply White.
The vintage prints and clock faces were collected over the years from flea markets, Etsy and art galleries. They are in similar colors. Place the art on the floor to create the layout. I’ve used cut-out paper templates in the past but I find that “eyeballing” it on the floor works just as well.
Start in the middle and work your way out on the right and left, about two to three inches apart.
The frames consist of black, gold and dark brown.
Mirror On The Landing In A Stairwell
This was a perfect place (possibly the only place) to hang my mother’s antique mirror as it reflects light. I like the juxtaposition of the new, simplified Visual Comfort sconces with the old mirror.
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Carpet On Stairs — Your Opinion Please
Carpeting on the stairs is safer and it would lighten the dark steps. I’d like to go with a coastal feel like sisal or stripes and fairly neutral so we won’t tire of it. What do you think we should do here?
Those are classic ways to hang art on stairway walls.
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