A living room is another place in a house that the stairs could be. In order not to waste space, you can organize a home library under the stairs. Of course, you can just hang a few shelves there and use them as a display for things you’ve bought while traveling. You can also hang a television there and make shelves for other media devices. A fireplace, aquarium or desk could fit perfectly into this room. Check out our gallery to find some interesting ideas for yourself.
Shelves and storage compartments
The most obvious and popular way to use the space under the stairs is with storage units of any kind – hidden drawers or open shelves, built-in niches, or all of them together. Keep whatever you want there – books, photos, bottles of wine, hang a TV and all the necessary things, put flowers and greens in pots. There are many combinations of storage units that can be rocked under the stairs. Take a look at the examples.
What else can you organize under the stairs? First of all, a small home office with a floating desk and some shelves just adds a chair and voila. Second, a home bar – you don’t have to waste your space on it placing it there. Third, a TV unit and all the coordinating elements for entertainment. Fourth, a fireplace or a fireplace to give your room a cozy touch. Get inspired!
Plaid or tartan are traditional for Christmas, and I'll bet everyone has a few such items at home. If you still have none and no decorations, it is high time to make some to instantly add festive spirit to your home. Today's round-up is devoted to plaid and tartan decorations for Christmas, and I've got quite a few for you!
Make some plaid ornaments to hang on your tree - all you need is some styrofoam balls and plaid fabric. Wrap your ornament with fabric and secure it. Read the tutorial to find out how to do that. If there is any fabric left, you can also make garlands.
These ornaments are even more eye-catching as they use different types of fabric and red velvet which is the trend this year. The ornaments are not sewn, they are made from old shirts, and the contrast is emphasized by velvet ribbons. You don't need a lot of time to make them. Just prepare some shirts, including plaid or tartan shirts.
If you love rustic decor and want to rock it this Christmas, this tutorial is for you! This rustic ornament is made of burlap and squared paper - it looks unusual and very noticeable. The piece consists of a burlap ornament and a checkered deer head. Read how it is made in the source.
Here's another simple idea for making a checkered ornament - some wooden circles and checkered paper are the main supplies. Attach the smaller checkered paper circles to the wooden circles and add Mod Podge. Find more precise instructions in the source and use them to give your tree a rustic feel.
Green felt makes a lovely backdrop for plaid or tartan, so you may love these ornaments. Cut out some plaid pieces - deer, trees, stars, bells, etc. - and attach them to the green felt. These cute little ornaments can also be used as gift tags and key rings - very Christmassy!
Wrapping balls with plaid ribbons and then securing balls can be a little difficult and may take some time. If you don't have one, this craft is for you. These styrofoam balls are covered with checked fabric and secured with straps - just a few minutes and voila!
These will take some time, but you won't regret it! Check out these amazing buffalo plaid ornaments with snowflakes - what can be more wintery? Use embroidery hoops and buffalo check fabric, then attach the snowflake buttons. Read the entire tutorial to find out how to make these cuties!
Purple plaid? Yes, please! Shaped like trees, these Christmas ornaments look amazing and bold because of the bold colors, and cinnamon sticks are sure to add that Christmas smell. Find out how to make these cute tree shaped ornaments and decorate your tree with small trees.
Skirts are also necessary for Christmas trees. Cover the base to add even more chic to your tree. This tree skirt is made of plaid and satin. You have to sew it, so some skills are required. Make some matching ornaments with the same fabric for a cool and cozy Christmas tree look!
Garlands and wreaths
This tartan garland is a nice idea for any home. It can be used on tree decorations, mantelpiece, stairs, doors, and many other things including windows. The project involves a little sewing, but the result is well worth your time. Use different colors of plaid to make the garland cooler!
Make your Christmas heart warm with this cute and cozy plaid heart garland. Such an idea is not typical for Christmas, but it does add romance to the room. So if you want to celebrate or even propose with your love, she is ideal!
This lush Christmas wreath with evergreen plants, pine cones, gilded berries and other details makes a great Christmas decoration. This is basically a common styrofoam wreath wrapped in plaid fabric and then you can add whatever decor you want. Read on to find out how to make a piece like this for your front door.
For this wreath, rock different shades of plaid and tartan and make the decor cool. This piece is decorated with snow-covered branches and pine cones, or it can be personalized however you like - rock different decorating ideas. Such an item will make a nice traditional door decoration idea.
Add a touch of plaid to your festive table with a cool plaid table runner. This craft does not involve sewing so you can do it very easily and quickly. Read the instructions.
Candles add coziness to any room, so this craft is exactly what you need for the holidays. This is a checkered candle holder for multiple candles, and it can be easily made with plaid and some buttons - nothing difficult here!
Make an extra Christmas tree for each room of a cone and some plaid fabric. The idea is simple: just wrap the cone in plaid and add a silver pompom on top. Stand the tree on a table or mantelpiece, or use it somewhere as an extra small tree. Enjoy!