Dressing up the stairway landing from Thrifty Decor Chick Leave a comment

Fall is here and I’m back working on a bunch of projects! Feels good to be
tackling stuff again. This one is simple and inexpensive fix that may be
helpful for a lot of you. 

We have a window at our stair landing that I’ve wanted to address for

open family room tall fireplace

I love love love our stairs! The landing just felt a bit bare with the plain

white risers stained steps stairs

Obviously it didn’t bother me too badly as it was — I’ve left it like this
for three years now. But I’ve wanted to add some drapes and a little something
to dress it up.  

Problem is, the window is WAY up there! I needed super long curtains to make
this work. 

cheap drapes and hardware for big windows

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I ended up switching out those gray drapes for lighter ones, knowing I’d
eventually use the gray ones later: 

open family room tall dark fireplace

I went back to IKEA for the drapery hardware I used last time — I needed a
really long rod, which is typically more expensive. IKEA’s curtain hardware
saved the day! I only paid $10 for the long rod and all of the hardware. I’ve
never found rods and hardware for that cheap anywhere. 

I got up on an eight foot ladder to hang them and thought I was going to die.
I was sweating so badly I couldn’t even use my tools at times. 😂 I am NOT a
fan of heights. One hundred percent do not recommend. 

But it was worth it! Our son suggested we add a bench here, which I loved!
He’s so smart. 🙂 I need to steam the drapes since they’ve been folded up for
years, but otherwise it looks great!: 

bench on stairway landing

Our landing isn’t huge, but we still have plenty of room. Our upstairs is
small with just a few rooms, so not many people go up there:

decorating small stair landing

This is the time of year that I welcome a bit more stuff into our home — it
feels cozy and warm. In the new year I may want a little less…we’ll

We love it. It feels so much more finished and pretty: 

open stairway stained treads
bench and plant on stair landing

Colby LOVES it and spends a few hours a day snuggled on the bench: 

adding decor to stair landing

The whole family appreciates my projects. 🙂 Maybe sweating on the ladder
was worth it! 

This was a quick and inexpensive fix — I just love those. Be sure to
check out this post
to see more about the cheap drapery hardware and a link to the drapes I’ve

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