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Your hallway is the first room your visitor will see, so why not dress up your bannisters and balustrades with our seasonal staircase ideas to make a wonderfully festive first impression. Keep your space neat and tidy by clearing out accumulated clutter from your under-the-stairs cupboard and turn it into handy storage for your guests’ coats and shoes. That way, the only focus will be on your beautiful hallway and fantastic decorations.
Dusted Oak Staircase with Glass Spindles
Light It Up
At this time of year, the soft glow of candlelight is both festive and romantic and can be achieved quite easily with faux candles that flicker like the real thing. Nothing says Christmas quite like fairy lights. Interweave them with garlands along your staircase bannister or hang around feature windows or picture frames.
Dusted Oak Inline Glass Staircase
Stockings look fabulous hanging from your staircase and are a seasonal twist on hanging them from your mantelpiece. It’s a great alternative if you have a real fire or wood-burner in your living area. Hang them from newel posts or balustrades so that everyone can see them.
Make Your Staircase the Main Attraction with a Garland
No seasonal staircase would be complete without a Christmas garland. Whether they’re natural or synthetic, made of foliage or tinsel, they look amazing wrapped around the handrail. Decorate with real pine cones, eucalyptus or sticks of cinnamon for a sweet and subtle Christmassy aroma.
Scent with Love
Christmas has a wonderfully spicy scent all of its own. One of our favourites includes Winter by The White Company. The delicious, warm wafts of gingerbread, Christmas cake and mulled wine can be captured in candles and scented sticks. Place these festive flavours on your hall table or a shelf in your entrance, inviting visitors to get into the Christmas spirit.
Create a Cosy Seating Area
Do you have a seating area in your hallway? If you do, then you’ll know how handy it is for when you’re putting on shoes or simply waiting for people. Why not give it the festive treatment by adding a cosy chenille throw or introduce a little hygge with a woven rug and cushions. Our favourite ideas often involve texture, so adding richly coloured rugs and tapestries in seasonal colours and patterns also help to promote a feeling of homely cosiness.
Stylish Staircase Ideas
Don’t forget, your staircase is the largest and often the most underrated piece of furniture in your home. It’s the piece everyone entering your home will see first so if your hallway is looking a little tired then why not invest in a bespoke staircase renovation? It’s incredible, but in as little as 48 hours, your staircase could be reinvented and your entire space revived with no messy building work or planning permission required.
You could go modern with glass that’ll allow natural light to flow through smaller rooms or recesses. One of our most popular staircase ideas is a unique industrial-inspired design in antique brass or matte black – it can instantly update your entrance. High quality, hand-crafted timber spindles, newels and treads can re-invigorate your space and make your whole staircase look and feel like new.
Opus Gold Finish Staircase
With so many staircase ideas and materials available, you can choose a look that chimes seamlessly with the period of your property or go for something original that reflects your personality. Each staircase is entirely bespoke and engineered to fit your space precisely. So even if you have sloping ceilings, quirky alcoves or awkward turns, it’s not a problem – each piece is precision-engineered to consider the shape and size of your staircase for a quick and easy, millimetre-perfect fit.
Ready to take the next step? – If you would like a little advice, consider a free, no-obligation design visit with a professional staircase designer.
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I cannot recommend this company enough. From first contact we received very high quality service. We were informed as to everything that was going on, which was backed up by the necessary paperwork, plans and phone calls. The fitter was competent and the work he did we can’t fault.
Mrs K Holroyd, Wrexham
From our initial enquiry to the completion of our staircase, we have found all the members of the team at Neville Johnson to be very helpful, courteous and professional in all our dealings. The staircase has transformed our living space. We have been very impressed with this company from start to finish and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Pauline Treston, Northumberland
From contacting the company to the point where the cupboards were fitted I was impressed by the whole process. The initial salesperson that visited was knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly use Neville Johnson again and highly recommend this company.
Mrs S. D, Lincolnshire
Our new staircase looks fantastic. We’ve had lots of compliments and it has transformed our hallway. The whole experience was great from beginning to end, from discussing our requirements to the finished article.
Mr & Mrs Begbie, Hampshire
A real easy process, I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone. From the first phone call through to a very skilled fitter (who had to go above and beyond with our old house not having one straight line in it) it was all so easy. We couldn’t be happier that we chose to use Neville Johnson.
Richard Smith, Surrey
From the initial meeting with the senior designer to discuss our needs, to the surveyor and then the installer, we were extremely delighted with the end result. The installation process went without any problems. All the staff were very professional and we would recommend Neville Johnson without hesitation.
Rosalind Tunnicliffe, Solihull
From the outset of our contract with Neville Johnson, we were supported with design choices, given expert advice and all deadlines were met. Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The craftsmanship is superb; our staircase is now an outstanding feature of our open plan lounge.
Judith Scorer, Stockport
From the moment the brochure was delivered, I was optimistic that we were buying quality. I wasn’t disappointed. All contact made was courteous, polite and clear, with phone calls confirmed by email. In short, we’re really thrilled with our library and it was effortless from start to finish.
Alison Cole, Swinton
From the initial contact with the company to the completion and installation everything was utterly professional; we have no hesitation in recommending the company to anybody. We are so pleased, that Neville Johnson is returning to install a new staircase!
Mr and Mrs Thorpe, Radcliffe
The room is transformed and has been hugely admired by family and friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive and courteous client care – everything went according to plan and nothing seemed too much trouble. They were in regular contact before and after the installation. I would highly recommend Neville Johnson to anyone wanting to transform a room.
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