The entrance hall in this house has been the most frustrating room I have ever done.
As I wanted to keep the orininal staircase, I covered each step with lolly stick planks. Using double side tape, so as not to damage the stairs underneath. As you can see the height of each step is uneven.
I added a wooden edging to the panel going up the stairs to look like a handrail.
There is a small window on the stairs, which I have covered with a false wall.
Another lolly stick floor was stained, waxed and laid.
First of all I had decided to use a red wallpaper, with a dado rail, this style of decoration seemed to make the hall look out of proportion. I continued with this colour scheme, hoping it would grow on me, added pictures on the wall a small table and umbrella stand.
New doors and frames have been added and stained to match the floor, also skirting board. [The original doors are behind the new ones.]
So after trying to live with the red wallpaper, I gave in and started again. This time I put up some pretty floral paper. The background of this wallpaper was white, which was a bit bright, so I rubbed in some brown pastel.
I have put carpet on the stairs, this covers up the odd size of the steps, so they do not notice too much.
I think this wallpaper looks much better, and have also added wallpaper above the dado rail, which I think looks much better. There is now carpet on the stairs, I want to make some stair rods for the stairs. The rug is the same material as the stair carpet, but I would like something a bit different I think. There is a table with flowers and a picture frame, but I am not sure about the furniture at the moment, but this will do for now.