Love reading? Like steps? These fifty different ideas make the most of the small space under your stairs. Use a block frame to hide books underneath sturdy shelves that you can step on. Wrap a winding steel staircase around a wall of bookshelves, and you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of a book. Put books on the stairs, because each step hides some great books to read. These creative, innovative, and artistic features make the most of a good book collection and awkward spaces that aren’t being used. With these book-hugging stairs and staircases, you can give book lovers a stylish place to live.
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Contemporary with a classic twist, this structure provides enough room for ample reads. Clad in white upon a wooden floor, its light hue doesn’t dominate the space. | Designer: Papazian R.A. – doon Architecture.
Fly into the sky with this bookcase-staircase hung as if by balloons. Two-stringed ropes pull up each level, while a large Chinese lantern illuminates the space. | Designer: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL.
A two-storey bookcase has the perfect partner in this stairwell. Bound by wood and iron railings, a journey up or down greets the eye with walls of books and ladders, as if by chance. | Designer: Siemasko + Verbridge.
Suspended by cascading iron wires, this white and wooden staircase uses art to effect, without taking up space. A high bookcase to the side rises below the top step, for an interesting walk up and down the levels. | Designer: Oliver Fourny.
Jutting out beside the bookcase, this set of stairs creates an optical illusion for guests. Wide enough to fit a person walking beside it, the destination is a hidden sleepout atop a storage box. | Designer: Craft Design.
Mimicking stairs, this compartmentalised bookcase completes the ultimate rumpus room. White walls, floor and a mirror hold white and mustard couches amidst two sets of wall-held reads. | Designer: Andrea Mosca.
A feature wall bookcase makes an inspirational interior. Framed by pastel and Scandinavian finds, a white metal staircase zigzags over a high wall and wooden column filled with great reads. | Designer: PAUL CREMOUX studio.
Maintain simplicity by slotting colourful reads within wood. This light-coloured solution lets the bookcase be the hero, while the room fades into the background in muted, natural tones. | Architect: Jochen Specht.
The die-hard hipster has everything they want in this under-stair library. As a metal bike hangs beside glass railings, simple nut bolts lead to a triangular space dotted with trinkets. | Visualizer: Studio 25.
Whichever way you look at this staircase, it serves two purposes. Books, ornaments and trinkets are offered from the side, back and front; an artpiece and staircase from the short road up. | Designer: Process.
Make your staircase seem minimal, with overlapping library shelving. Simple Scandinavian panels hide books and vases, offering a seat to visitors before the climb. | Designer: Stephen Moser Architect.
Fit for an art gallery, this winding, floating London staircase looks ethereal beside a column of books. Aspiring to a glass-railed loft, glossy white floors and concrete walls give it added prominence. | Visualizer: Design+Weld.
A library concept is the perfect avenue for stair ideas. This proposed concept creates a virtual treehouse complete with curved wooden bannisters, slatted railings and building-frame bookshelves. | Visualizer: Jianxiong Liu.
Make a bookcase level with your staircase, making two seem like one. White and wood tricks the eye into seeing simplicity, whilst hiding display fans, kettles and novels. | Designer: Farrow Arcaro Design.
Abstract storage spaces combine art and functionality. Using two different wooden shades, books, ornaments and stationery are displayed, as a family staircase pops over the top. | Designer: Kerr Construction.
Mimic the lines of your staircase with wooden partitions holding books. Hanging over a nifty desk space, this design looks kitsch and study-friendly with extra cabinets for filing. | Designer: Gordon Walker.
Connecting two separate apartments, this wood and steel creation offers a library of knowledge for two sets of tenants. The bottom and top of the staircase allow both dwellers to make the space their own. | Designer: Wild Rabbits Architects.
Pleasing to the eye and book collection, this ascending wooden structure houses reads between each level of stair. The result is a polished, multi-functional feature without the slightest trace of clutter. | Via: Reddit.
An innovative use of space is awarded to this conjoint bedroom, bookcase, desk and staircase. As small wooden stairs lead up to the loft, books in oscillating partitions aid a good night’s sleep. | Designer: Veran Émilie.
Afforded more space, this desk, bookcase and staircase alternative oozes sophistication. White plaster and varnished wood lets you stop mid-climb for a scintillating read. | Designer: Fujimatsu Architect.
Dutch designer Just Haasnoot found inspiration from industrial building photography for this floating design. Halved into two oak and steel parts, the top half carries shoes, books and ornaments; the bottom half a desk, pot plants and a space for morning coffee. | Designer: Studio Mieke Meijer.
Steep and zigzagging, this unique wooden structure lets you reach over for a read mid-thigh workout. Doubling as a feature artwork, its vertical design makes a visual impact without impinging on room space. | Designer: NC2 Architecture.
Conjoining two apartments in Dusseldorf, Germany, this multi-functional white and wooden staircase lets you pick a book from beside the stairs and say hello to the neighbours. Its clever ceiling-height stretch creates a feature for two apartments and residential space-saver in one. The wide-open design leaves plenty of room for a lounge chair or rocking chair underneath. | Designer: Dreihausfrauen.
Matching the wood of the ceiling rafters, this floating staircase matches bookshelves above and below the stairs. A few drawers and a desk let you hide away and study in a light yet secluded space | Designer: Maxwan.