A two-storey house always requires a special approach to design. A well-thought-out design of the hall in a private house with a staircase will delight all guests and delight the eyes of the owners several times a day.
Features of the
The word "hall" can be understood in different ways. As a rule, this is a large hall in public places, for example, a theater or a hotel. In living quarters, a hall is called a sufficiently large room, adjacent to the hallway or combined with it, where there is a place for rest or waiting. The hall can be a “staging post” between the hallway and living rooms, or it can serve as a living room. In any case, it is not considered a living space, that is, neither owners nor guests should sleep there.
In city apartments, you can rarely find a full-fledged hall, since they do not allow space.
Even the owners of luxury apartments are forced to make an entrance hall or living room-hall. But the owners of private houses can afford to create a separate room solely for waiting for guests or for the rest of visitors. If it is in this room that the stairs to the second floor are located, you can create an amazingly beautiful design.
In itself, the presence of a staircase in the hall is already decorating it. However, experts believe that it significantly complicates the design, since its appearance and style (the design of steps, balusters) will dominate everything. To make the project harmonious, it is better to think over the design of the entire hall in advance and lay in the project the type of staircase that you will need.
Styles and appearance
If you are only designing a future hall, it is worth considering which type of staircase will suit you. Ladders are:
- with goose-step construction.
Marching stairs are the simplest, it is convenient and safest to walk on them. They can be straight (one march) or with a bend at the wall (L-shaped marches have marches at an angle of 90 ° to each other, U-shaped marches at an angle of 180 °). For convenience, you have to pay with space, since the flight stairs take up a lot of space.
The spiral staircase is more compact. It is created around a center support that runs from top to bottom: the steps are usually attached directly to it, like a spiral. The spiral staircase has an original look, but it is less convenient to move than the march staircase. Such a design is considered unsafe if there are children or elderly people in the house.
The goose-step design is suitable for small spaces. It is very steep (up to 45 °) and has steps that are wide on one side and narrow on the other. The width of the edges alternates, due to this, the staircase is very compact. But you can't run around with this design every day. This option is useful in a cottage where a non-residential attic is located on the second floor (attic, work studio, etc.).
Any staircase can fit into different styles. For example, the screw structure will look great in the romantic Provence style, and in the "space" high-tech, and in the classic interior from baroque to restrained and business options. The marching staircase is generally universal, but depends on the materials and decor.
The classic style is appropriate in every home. This is a win-win option that will be appreciated by everyone who comes into the house.
If the hall in the house is not too large, it is advisable to make zoning of the space. For example, in this photo, the hallway and hall are combined. The wallpaper on the walls throughout the room is the same, but the floor separates the hallway and the waiting area (in fact, the hall).Smooth wood flooring leads from the hallway straight to the staircase, the steps of which are covered with the same material. The sofa stands on the border of two zones, as if indicating that the person sitting on it has already entered the house, but has not yet been invited to the living rooms.
The staircase has an original railing with an ornate pattern, which is supported in the interior by the decor near the mirror. This simple technique allows you to connect all the details of the interior into a single system.
Lighting in each zone is different: in the hallway there are utilitarian ceiling lamps, and the hall is decorated with an expensive chandelier. A large mirror, which additionally "pushes the boundaries" of the space, is illuminated by two sconces.
A more restrained look can be given to a hall with a classic renovation by using a design in two colors. Looks advantageous if the steps of the stairs in color and material repeat the doorways. In this interior, the designers additionally supported the dark brown shade with the pattern of the flooring and the color of the armchair in the hall. There is also logic at the level of lines - the smooth curve of the staircase and the shape of the chair in the hall echo each other. This brings a playful touch to the rather austere interior.
The halls with high-tech staircases look restrained but beautiful. Screw models with chrome-plated metal railings look truly cosmic. But you can work with a wide flight staircase in this direction.
The emphasis should be on two contrasting colors. The most popular high-tech combinations are black / white, black / red, white / red. A must have shining metal parts and glass.
In this interior, the designers focused on L-shaped ladder with handrails made of metal pipes, fences are made of glass. On the side wall, under the steps, there is a pattern that creates an unusual diagonal and emphasizes the beauty of the staircase. For safety and beauty, spotlights are installed along the walls throughout the entire ascent.
The black color in the finishing of the stairs is duplicated on the finishing of the doors and in the wall panels.
The modern move in this style is a staircase without supports and railings, in which the steps are attached directly to the wall and seem to "float" in the air. The steps can be further illuminated - the effect will be amazing. True, you need to walk very carefully on such stairs. In no case should you put it in a house where there are children.
Spacious hall in a country house can be decorated in Provence style. A wrought iron or wooden staircase will be appropriate here. Forging can be decorated with intricate flowers, but if the staircase is wooden, it would be most wise to pick up simple balusters of a classic look. This design will look cute, unpretentious.
In this hall, the designers focused on on artificial aging. The surface of the stairs is covered with white paint, from under which a gray or bluish tint appears delicately. This effect is present not only on the steps and railings, but also on the back surface of the stairs, which is open to the eye here. Moreover, a relief pattern is applied to it, which perfectly suits this style.
Slightly aged doorways with original carvings, which perfectly match the shade of the staircase. There is no furniture in the room, due to this it looks very large and light. On the walls and ceiling - Provencal decor: a brick wall, a round clock, forged chandeliers with chains, a floor vase.
In order not to lose space, experts advise in such rooms, where there is space under the stairs, to put small sofas or armchairs, and hang sconces on the wall. Maybe you can't put guests under the stairs, but a cozy place appears for the hosts to retire with a book or a tablet.
In many “cozy” home styles, you can decorate your staircase with a carpet.A long carpet runner is laid on the steps and pressed with special metal stops that will prevent the carpet from slipping. This same technique can be used if you want to make renovations in the hallway, where there is already a finished staircase. By matching the color of the carpet to the color of the decor in the interior, you can get an elegant interior in the European style.
In the loft style, metal stairs with handrails that imitate metal pipes are often used. An excellent move is a metal mesh railing. These details should be in harmony with lighting fixtures, brick or concrete wall.
Regardless of the style you choose, there are general recommendations that will help make the hall with the stairs to the second floor more harmonious:
- Openwork metal or wrought iron railings near the stairs leave more light in the room and visually clutter up the space less. Such models are suitable for small halls.
- If the room is spacious, wide stone stairs with solid concrete balusters are well suited. You can install a solid structure made of precious wood.
- It is preferable to put furniture in the large hall, and not only a sofa or armchairs, but also a small coffee table. This will allow you to use the hall more often for its intended purpose. There you can receive a courier, a neighbor who came in for a minute, a consultant, a utility worker, etc.
- In addition to the recreation area, as described above, it is advisable to place a storage system under the stairs. Depending on how open this space is to the eye, you can come up with a purpose for it. If this place is in the shade and not visible to visitors, you can make a pantry there for sports equipment, tools, garden supplies. If the space is on public display, you can equip there, for example, a small library.
- The wall along the staircase must not be empty. There must be a backlight (spotlights or a pair of sconces). You can hang there photographs of loved ones, posters or paintings that match the style of the interior. If the structure has platforms, you can put flowers in floor pots on them.
You will learn more about the design of a hall in a private house with a staircase in the following video.