Friday, July 20, 2012

The Difficult To Decorate Stairway

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner for "show us your foyers". Welcome - if this is your first time reading this blog :-)

For me, a foyer is not too difficult to decorate. What has always stumped me is how to decorate the walls in the stairway that are part of a foyer. A lot of people use family photos, but while it looks great, especially in a nice, coordinated arrangement, to me, it just feels a little too intimate in a "public" space. This is what I came up with recently, and I am happy with how it looks and how I can change it for the seasons.

The mirror is from Target (clearance, because it was the last one). The plaque is from a craft show. I change what I put on the shelf with the seasons or holidays. I even sometimes hang small ornaments or decorations from the knobs on the bottom. I like simple clean looks, without a lot of clutter. P.S. I don't always have fresh flowers on the shelf :-)

Have a great weekend. In fact, my town is having a festival this weekend, including a craft show. I will be on the look out for a unique find to use in future decorating. Do you like craft shows and art fairs as much as I do?

If you are new, I would love it if you would comment and say hi or follow me!



  1. Great job, Vicki. I always struggle with this area too - usually leaving it blank but anchoring it at both ends with a print of some sort.

    Thanks for visiting my little blog project and following along. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better as I follow you too.

    P.S. Isn't retirement great?

    1. Thanks! Still not sure if I have retired or am taking a break. I am enjoying it either way. Looking forward to reading your blog :-)

  2. I love it! I struggle with decorating my staircase walls as well. Great post. Thanks for sharing. :D
    Following from the blog hop!

  3. Hi there! New to your blog - came via the Weekend Blog Walk :)

  4. love the black!! I have never really liked my stairway...i keep buying new stuff and looking for new ideas, but never seemed happy...just this one little spot is giving me trouble!!!
    thanks for your pictures...looks GREAT!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

    1. It took me a while to find the look I wanted. Sometimes only trial and error work :-)

  5. That looks great! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Blog Walk! New follower! :)

  6. New follower from the hop. Hope to get a follow back!

  7. Very nice! Our "foyer" is also a stairway. I like what you've done here! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm guessing by reading your "Things I Love" paragraph that you're from the great state of Michigan too. :) Go green!

    1. Yes, I am a fellow Spartan :-). Thanks for reading and commenting!

  8. Love it! Mirrors are a great way to bounce the light and energy in your foyer!
    Love your blog.. will follow.. find me at

  9. I love that look, clean, and uncluttered. Still trying to figure out what to do with ours, I have a large mirror, but the heat register makes it move back and forth, and it distracts

    Our foyer is a lovely shade of denim blue right now, painting is on my list.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  10. It is always a work in progress isn't it ? Love your blog and will be reading :-)

  11. Hello Vicki: My first time visiting your blog, and I really like your stairway ideas. I like that it can be changed to suit the season or your mood--nice!

  12. such a cute idea! and do I see wainscoting?! I love that, it is so classy!!

  13. Hi Vicki
    I love how elegant and simple your decor for the stairway is. I have nothing on mine, still trying to figure out what to inspire me to look at getting it done.
    Thanks for the tips. We too are empty nesters, have to say I love it! I am a new follower!
    I saw your post over at Serenity Now.
    Debbie :)

  14. Looks great. Stopping by from the blog hop. Your newest follower.


  15. That looks beautiful! You've got great taste. Stopping by from the Monday Mingle hop!

  16. Very pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. Hi Vicki!

    Thanks for sharing at my party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  18. Hi Vicki,
    Joining you from Kelly's SUYL. I really like what you've already done. I have about the same stairway and that is going to be a project of mine in the future. Mine will need to be restained and/or painted and carpet removed and replaced with wooden stair treads. Then on to the wall. I like your mirror with the small shelf. It a good place to change out small seasonal and holiday decor. Thanks for sharing.


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