What To Do With Your Hall, Stairs, and Landing
So, you’ve finally got round to decorating your hall, stairs, and landing. And it’s been one hell of a big job.
The walls are freshly plastered and painted, the skirting boards are on, and you’re desperate to put in the finishing touches and say, a job well done, but before that can happen, you now have the task of finding the right flooring. And there are so many options to choose from!
Do you carpet all the way through? Do you have wooden or laminate flooring for the hallway and start your carpet on the stairs? Do you have a stair runner instead of a complete carpet? Decisions, decisions. Let’s see if we can help you.
The hall, stairs, and landing get the most foot traffic in any household, so you need to choose your flooring wisely. Having lovely thick, plush carpet for your stairs wouldn’t exactly be the greatest idea as it will get worn, and flatten over time, so you need something hard-wearing.
If you’re thinking of separating your hallway from your stairs with our Christchurch carpets, having wooden or laminate flooring in the hallway would be the perfect option. Wooden or laminate flooring is easy to clean, so you won’t need to worry about wet or muddy shoes making trails into your house damaging brand new carpet! We know you’ll want to keep it as pristine as it did when it arrived. It’s also hard-wearing, so you won’t need to worry about changing it in a few years.
There are many styles of wooden and laminate flooring to choose from; you also need to consider the width and length of your hallway. If you have a long and thin hallway and want to make it feel bigger, certain tricks of the trade could help.
A trending favourite is the herringbone flooring; not only can it be a lovely focal feature as your visitors walk through your door, but it can also make a narrow and long space seem more expansive than it is.
Light and Dark coloured flooring; surprisingly, both can work in a small space, which leads us on to our next point.
Wide planks; wide planks of wooden or laminate flooring can open up your hallway. Smaller width planks can look quite busy, and so the wider the planks of flooring, the more it gives you the illusion of the hallway being bigger.
Now, this next one isn’t too popular, but it does help make small spaces seem more significant; they are diagonal or parallel flooring. Think of it this way; if you’re looking through your hallway and your flooring is going vertically through it, it will elongate that space, making it feel long and thin. However, going diagonal makes it seem wider and opens up the room.
The Stairs and landing
Picking the right stair carpet can make a statement of your stairway, not just for function. Our Christchurch carpets experts can help you. If you’re thinking of neutral, calm colours, it will make your stairs feel open and airy and follow through onto your landing. Going neutral can also be helpful; you won’t be restricted on colour choice if you ever fancy a wall colour change. However, if you want your stairs to be a statement piece in your home, going colourful, going bold, even going stripey can make your stairs pop! What’s good with a patterned carpet for stairs is that it can hide dirt and stains well, which will come in handy for an area near the front door. Adding a mix of colours for your stair carpet can also add a touch of wow! Not only that but, whenever you do fancy that change in wall colour in 2, 3 or 5 years, you can pick colours from your carpet to blend through your hallway, stairs and landing, so it all flows naturally.
If you think that might look too busy for your home but love the idea, having a stair runner instead of full carpet on your stairs could be your perfect choice. With your wooden stairs on show with a stair runner in the centre can help make your stairs seem longer but also wider. Paint your wooden stairs a colour to match your runner or with gloss paint and get some fancy runner stair rods, and you’ll have the statement stairs you’re after! If you have any questions on this article then talk to the team here about your Christchurch carpets requirements and we can help.