Today I would like to share my ideas on decorating a landing with you. I needed to do something with my upstairs landing. It was too big to leave empty, but I also didn't want to crowd it with too many things. Our master bedroom is connected to this landing, so I decided to make this a small seating area. I liked the idea of a couple chairs close by, plus it feels like it gave our house one more room.
I really wasn't interested in spending a lot of money because with it being upstairs, not too many people are up there. With that in mind, I decided to buy all of my furniture for that space at Ikea. When you don't spend as much on the furniture, you can have more room to play with your decorations. So, that's what I did! I was able to get a rug, floor lamp, decorations, pillows, etc.
I wanted to have a unique table for the space so I decided to buy a really cheap one from Ikea and paint it. I used paint and primer in one so it was a very quick and easy project. I chose a blue paint because I wanted the table to tie in with my curtains. However, I didn't want it to match perfectly which is why I went with the darker blue.
If you are wondering about the Vegas picture, Vegas holds a special meaning to my husband and I. To see why click here
I used the baskets to incorporate the chairs and table together. After doing that it really tied the space together. To see how to decorate with baskets click here
I am still deciding if I want to distress my table or not. The best way to decide for me is to complete the space and live with it for a few days. This way you can really see how you feel about it. I'm leaning towards distressing it a little, but you will have to wait and see.
When decorating a seating area, you want it to look comfortable but approachable. I added a toss pillow on each chair to make the inexpensive chairs look more welcoming and I added a throw to one of the chairs for a more lived in look.
On the wall opposite of my seating area is where I have my clock wall. To see how I created it click here
I hope this helps for anyone out there trying to find a solution to your landing!