Published at Sunday, November 05th 2017. by Genevieve Kerr in Model Staircase.
Spiral staircases are interesting, but unlike regular staircases, theyre not easy to decorate. Most spiral staircases, especially if theyre in a location thats easily seen, attract enough attention and decorating around them would just make the space seem cumbersome. Although what if the spiral staircase is there because you are trying to save space and you would still want to decorate, or at the very least place some of your stuff around the staircase. What do you do?
In cases wherein the staircase hangs from a corner, you can decorate like you would with a regular staircase just be careful not to over-decorate and remain in tune with the theme of the staircase. If its lines are clean and simple, try to keep the lines of the décor minimal, or instead of using elaborate décors, use ones with clean lines in bold colors.
Even the higher end homes began to be made with these carpeted staircases and the need for the craftsmen became less and less. Cost began to win out over craftsmanship, and the savings was passed on to the homeowner.
If you have ever walked into a home with a handmade hardwood staircase you know the impact one can have. Whether it is a spiral staircase in the middle of the entranceway or a typical staircase along a wall, nothing says craftsmanship like hardwood.
As machinery began to make it easier and cheaper to produce standard lumber, and carpeting became more common, more and more homes began to be made with carpeted staircases, making the decorative hardwood staircase almost obsolete.
There have always been those craftsmen that could create a beautiful hardwood staircase. Many of the most famous homes in the world were designed around these artistic staircases. The ability to turn simple wood into something simply spectacular is an ability that began to die out for a short period of history.