How Can I Hide My Stairs In My Living Room?

Hide My Stairs In My Living Room

A staircase is a wonderful invention that allows you to move up or down between floors. However, when you have an unappealing large exposed area of stairs in your living room, it is hard to appreciate it for its sole purpose. Luckily there are countless useful and creative ways to hide the stairs in your living room that will flow with the rest of your décor.

Beautiful ways to hide the stairs in your living room include;

  • Sliding Panel Door
  • Decorative Textile/Awning/Cloth Hangings
  • Curtains
  • Fairy Light Curtains
  • Vertical Indoor Garden
  • Drywall
  • Bookshelf
  • Rustic Pallet Wall With Creeper Plants & Subtle Fairy Lights

If you want ideas for hiding the stairs in your living room, you have come to the right place. This article will discuss eight genius ways to turn an unappealing staircase into a functional piece of art in your living room.

How To Hide The Stairs In Your Living Room

Hiding stairs in your living room is simple. It all depends on the style of your staircase and your décor style. While interior decorators follow strict guidelines when decorating a client’s home, there is no mandatory to decorate a house. It all comes down to personal taste and preference. 

This is the perfect opportunity to make an artistic statement, and you can always change it occasionally as it is not a permanent fixture. Let’s explore some ingenious and aesthetic options for hiding the stairs in your living room.

Hide Stairs With A Sliding Panel Door

One of our favorite options is to hide a staircase in a living room with a sliding panel door. Installing a sliding panel creates a storage space underneath your stairs to use as a pantry, or if the area is big enough, you could turn the space into a small office with a sliding door for privacy. 

You could add shelves outside the panel for extra concealment and storage space.

Hide Stairs With Decorative Textile/Awning/Cloth Hangings

Using decorative textile hangings or tapestries is a very inventive and aesthetic way to conceal the stairs in your living room. This option allows you to explore any design, whether bohemian, modern, or other textile styles. 

This is also a wonderful way to bring out your personality in the living room. You can use rods or screw-in hooks to hang your cloth on the staircase or suspend it from the roof.

Hide Stairs With Curtains

You can install a rail with a curtain in front of your staircase using textiles that go with the rest of your décor. The best thing about this idea is you can use the area behind the curtain as storage space for items that don’t have a place. No one will ever know that they are there!

Hide Stairs With Fairy Light Curtains

Fairy lights can give life to any room. A fairy light curtain can add ambiance to your living room and hide your stairs simultaneously. If you have unused, open space under your staircase, you can store items in containers while the lights create the illusion that nothing is behind it.

Hide Stairs With A Vertical Indoor Garden

A vertical garden is an ingenious way to bring your garden indoors. Installing a vertical garden in front of your stairs hides it and turns it into a beautiful feature for your living room. All you need is a wooden trellis, small planters, and thick rustic rope to tie the planters to the trellis. 

Adding as many, you can make your vertical garden as dense as you like. You can also make the planters blend in with the rest of your décor by painting different colors and patterns and planting different kinds of herbs or flowers.

Hide Stairs With Drywall

Drywalls are an inexpensive way to divide a living area to create extra living areas. You can also install drywall to hide the stairs in your living room. As this looks like a real wall, you can hang paintings or photographs to make it look like it is part of the wall of the rest of your house.

Hide Stairs With A Bookshelf

A bookshelf is a classic way to hide the stairs in your living room. The ideal way is to install custom-made-to-fit shelves, or you can use wooden crates and stack them on top and next to each other. Mixing and matching by filling one box with books and the next with décor or potted succulents is a great idea.

Hide Stairs With “Stairscaping” – Under Stair Landscaping

If the space underneath your staircase is small, medium, or large, adding beautiful pebbles in patterns, a small water feature, and your favorite indoor/outdoor plants add lovely tranquility to your living room space.

You can also create a Zen Garden with black and white stones, subtle lighting, and a peaceful water fountain.

Hide Stairs With A Rustic Pallet Wall

Instead of drywall, consider using wooden pallets as a trellis/décor wall and decorate it with creeper plants and fairy lights. You could opt for imitation creepers if you don’t want to use real creeper plants.

You could leave the pallets as is or take them apart and reconstruct the wood to fit your staircase space.


Hiding an unsightly staircase can seem daunting, but with so many creative and inventive ideas, you can hide your living room stairs and add a touch of magic to your space.

The great thing about these wonderful stair concealment options is you can change them occasionally if you want to change the look and feel of your living room. If you ever hesitate, remember that décor is like art, and to the artist, there are no limits, nor is there a right or wrong way to create.


Hi there! I’m Alex, the one behind this website. I ran and operated a Local Furniture Store in Southern California. The store opened in 2010, during the “Great Recession,” It is still thriving today; however, I have dedicated my time to helping our online customer base. My primary focus is to help you with all your furniture & mattress questions.

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