Wandsworth Basement ConversionContemporary Hallway & Landing, Gloucestershire

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    Hi I bought some navy velvet cushions from Matalan. They also have them in Dunelm and Debenhams
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Kate Burt added this to 30 Ways to Make More of the Space Beneath Your Stairs8 April 2021

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Amanda Pollard added this to 14 Well-designed Small Hallways4 June 2019

7 Ryan Wicks Photography LtdFind out how good lighting can transform your hallway.

Amanda Pollard added this to 8 Ways to Fit a Seat into Your Hallway7 March 2018

Tuck it under the stairsIf you’ve run out of room for a small hallway seat, how about using the space beneath your stairs? Knock out the doors to that awkward cupboard you can never access properly and turn it into a seating nook instead. In this home, the designers have built a cosy bench seat with cushions, and installed some handy shelves above it. They’ve even incorporated a wall light, so the owners can use the space more effectively.

Ting Dalton added this to How to Make Your Holiday Mood Last Longer Once You're Back Home1 September 2017

Keep up the readingReading a whole book – or several – in just a few days on holiday is a luxury for some. A reading nook like this one is the perfect way to encourage you to take a micro break in your day to keep up the habit. Is there a small corner of your home you can turn into such a spot? Perhaps a landing that could be enhanced by squishy floor cushions, a deep windowsill crying out for some soft padding, a comfy armchair that might feel like new in a different position or even a dedicated area like this under-stairs hideaway, complete with reading light and bookshelves. Now simply Google a list of books set in locations you might find exotic and start dreaming about your next holiday.10 brilliant ways to use wasted space in the hallway

Kate Burt added this to How to Make the Most of the Space Under the Stairs for Storage20 July 2017

Add a seatThis sloping space works really hard at packing in storage – there are the cleanly styled open shelves, but also drawers at the base of the space and a cupboard (on the right). And yet it also makes room for a comfy spot to read a book or to lounge while chatting on the phone. Old-school landlines were traditionally fitted in hallways so that the speaker didn’t disrupt whatever activities were going on in other rooms. It could be a nice idea to revive.A dedicated wall lamp helps to zone the space and provides light for the sitting area. You could equally buy a stylish clip-on lamp rather than wire one in.Shop all wall lighting >>10 wall lights that don’t need wiring in

stowed added this to 11 Smart Ideas for Tackling a Dead Corner30 January 2017

Revive with a reading nookUnder-stairs space is often strangely shaped and probably a little murky. However, it’s the perfect spot for a hideaway with a purpose. Quite a lot of thought has gone into this neat reading nook, with its built-in shelving and comfy seat. Storage doors underneath provide a good space to stash items, the colourful fabric makes the space feel inviting and all-important lighting is provided with the wall lamp.

Laura Wheat added this to Decorating: 10 Ways to Enhance Your Victorian Home With Colour27 August 2015

Weave in colourful cushionsUpholstery is one of the easiest ways to introduce colour and, in often-dark Victorian homes, it can add much-needed brightness to dimly lit corners. A brightly patterned window seat or under-stairs nook also adds depth and dimension to a plain interior. Natural materials, such as cotton and linen, lend a pleasing organic element to soften bold brights.

What Houzz users are commenting on:

Sarah Key added this to 2022 Beneath stairs2 February 2022

Cushion (not the pattern), shelves

niamhmoriarty added this to Kitchen Layouts / booths30 December 2021

bench seating & under seat pop storage

Cynthia Griffith added this to Hallway5 December 2021

somewhere to sit snd put shoes on

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