If your home has more than one story, then a staircase is an integral part of the design. Unfortunately for many homes, however, this area is often overlooked as part of the interior design. Staircases have a great advantage over other walls, extending the height of the floors they connect, which makes them the ideal place to create a show stopping display.
Natural stone veneer is a fantastic way to highlight this area and create an accent wall that is sure to attract everyone’s attention. Check out these 5 stone wall staircases to see what may be possible in your home.
1. Stone Wall Column
In open concept homes where the stairs are out in the middle of the room, rather than tucked away, it can be difficult to know how to accent the area. This home not only brings attention to the stairwell, but also complements the rest of the interior design by creating a column running up through the stairs clad in natural stone.
This column extends the full height of the staircase, so it can be viewed from any floor in the home. That means it’s enhancing the décor throughout the entire space, giving you more than a simple stair accent.
2. Dominating Design
This contemporary home needs something textural and dominating in order to complete the design and keep it from looking too sterile. A large stone wall behind the open staircase is the perfect answer.
The textured stone has a warm undertone to it that perfectly picks up the color of the stairs. This, in turn, helps create a cohesive design, even while the texture and the contemporary staircase and railing contrast each other.
3. Floating Stairs
This home features a very narrow staircase that extends up the far wall, rather than being hidden away from view. Because the stairs themselves are on display, it means that the wall behind it needs to step up and become eye-catching.
Natural stone veneer in a cleft face finish, makes the perfect backdrop to the contemporary stairs, which appear to float in front of it, moving up and over furnishings below. This makes the stairs visually interesting and integral to the design of the room, not just the function of the space.
4. Subtle Accent
Natural stone veneer makes a beautiful backdrop, even for staircases in more traditional homes. In this case, the stairs are partially open, before turning and moving to the next level. The stone is light enough to blend in, but still provides lots of texture and interest for this staircase.
This stone accent wall helps provide just the right amount of color, as well, with gray undertones that complement the blue of the pillar just in front. Together, the two areas help keep the rest of the design from becoming too bland.
5. Lit Stone Staircase
Stone staircases make a beautiful impression in commercial settings, as well. In this case, the oversized wall dominates the area, softening the industrial appearance of the stairs.
To further enhance the design, the stone is lit with long, contemporary-style lights. The lights help play up the shadows on the stone, emphasizing its texture, color, and depth and further capturing the attention of anyone who uses the stairs.
Create a Statement with a Stone Wall Staircase
Natural stone veneer makes a beautiful statement anywhere it’s installed, including on staircase walls. While many designs may overlook this area, installing an accent here can help elevate the design of the entire home or building. If your staircase needs something extra to bring it to life, consider using natural stone veneer to create the style of your dreams.