shabby chic painted stairs

There are so many stairways that are grand, split, curved or totally decadent, but hidden stairs behind a wall like this are just so cozy.  And it just seems more appropriate to go up to your bedrooms on a staircase that is tucked away rather than always passing through a grand foyer.

I love the simplicity of the wall hanging and the little settee.  Very sweet and completely balanced.

And of course you know I love the white details.  Consider painting your stairs if they look too heavy.  Here just the treads were left in natural wood, but you can paint it all, or paint just the spindles, stringers and risers leaving the rest wood.