Stairs are indispensable in houses with more than one floor and along with them comes that span that sometimes serves to accumulate things, now it is empty and bland. If you have such a space in your house annoying you, know that a great solution is to build a garden under the stairs.
According to Feng Shui, ancient Chinese technique of harmonizing environments, stairs are the connecting link between the levels of the house and symbolize the harmonious transition that the residents make between different locations - home, work, school, among others. So having a garden or potted plants under the stairs helps to balance the energies between the two environments and convey security to those who pass by.
Whether it's aesthetic, functional or energetic, a garden under the stairs can change the image of your home. There are several ways to set up such a garden. You can choose to only use pots on pebbles, build a flowerbed, or even set up a mini pond.
Another type of garden used lately are the dry ones. This type of garden is characterized by the absence of plants and maintenance, ideal for those who do not have time to dedicate themselves to a wider garden and with different species. In that case, use stones and decorative objects to compose the dry garden under the stairs. If you wish, you can insert artificial plants to give that aspect of nature to the garden.
But if you plan to use real plants, the most important tip is to choose the right plants for gardens under stairs. Generally in this type of place there is no direct incidence of sunlight, so it is recommended to use shade plants and half shade among them foliage such as pacová, peace lilies, cicantus, palm trees, zamioculcas, swords of são Jorge, bromeliads and dracenas
And to give that special finishing touch to your garden do a lighting project for it.
The video below will teach you the complete step by step to making a garden under stairs. With that extra hand and incentive you have no more excuses for not adhering to the proposal. Follow the tips of the Vila Nina TV channel:
We know that inspiration is never too much. That's why we selected 60 beautiful photos of garden under stairs so you do not miss ideas when it's time to build yours. Just take a look:
Check out 60 garden ideas under stairs
Picture 1 - The garden underneath the stairs counts on foliages and white stones to stand out in front of the brick wall.
Picture 2 - Here, the garden under the stairs is formed by vases and extends throughout the length of the stairs.
Picture 3 - To better enjoy the high ceiling of the house were used plants of growth, like the bamboo and the elephant's foot, in the go under the stairs; to line the floor with only stones.
Picture 4 - The cactus in the garden under the stairs accompanies the rustic style of the house.
Picture 5 - Three discrete vessels occupy and embellish the empty space under the stairs.
Picture 6 - Under the straight model staircase a specimen of mossy bamboo grows towards the light.
Image 7 - The stairway goes around this palm garden and morays bathed in sunlight.
Picture 8 - This vertical garden of ferns is not exactly under the stairs, but surrounds it in the same way.
Image 9 - Planning is everything: here, the ladder was already thought to have the presence of a garden.
Image 10 - Elegance and sophistication of the glass staircase contrasted by the arid visual garden made of stones and Saint George Swords .
Picture 11 - In this image, the garden accompanies the whole extension of the external staircase.
Picture 12 - A garden of giant dracenas embellish the span under the stairs.
Picture 13 - Below and from the side: here, the ladder was doubly valued by the presence of the plants.
Picture 14 - Under the granite stairs, a mini lake accompanied by a garden that spreads by the sides of the stairs.
Picture 15 - The garden of the external area extends until the stairs, completing the span below her.
Picture 16 - Concrete ladder which gives access to the interior of the house is followed by foliage on its side.
Picture 17 - This external staircase seems to compete for space with the garden, being compressed in the corner.
Image 18 - The garden below the external staircase stands out for the presence of the singonios and the black grass.
Picture 19 - If the idea is to decorate the space under the stairs without having to worry about maintenance, opt for a dry garden, like this one of the image, made only of stones and decorative objects.
Image 20 - Foliage carving highlights the beauty of the stone staircase.
Picture 21 - In this dry garden white stones were used to harmonize with the rest of the environment; the elephant's foot gives a touch of green without demanding great care from the residents.
Picture 22 - vertical garden is another possibility to fill the space under the stairs.
Picture 23 - Dracenas are great options for indoor environments, so use the fearless species in your garden under the stairs.
Picture 24 - The garden underneath that internal staircase was mounted with grasses.
Picture 25 - The stones under the stairs allow the residents to circulate between the garden.
Picture 26 - Snail staircase of differentiated design was surrounded of plants by all the sides.
Picture 27 - A garden next to a wooden staircase brings comfort and extra warmth to the house.
Image 28 - The small foliage "support" the weight of three floors.
Picture 29 - This garden under the stairs is pure charm: it even has a swing.
Picture 30 - The bright green of the palms under the stairs makes a beautiful contrast with the clean decoration of the environment.
Image 31 - Underneath this wooden staircase were used various species of plants and stones.
Picture 32 - Calateias form a green mass under the stairs.
Image 33 - For outdoor stairway gardens use plants that adapt to the sun, rain and temperature changes.
Picture 34 - Adam's ribs are up in the interior decoration and can be used for the garden under the stairs.
Picture 35 - The garden below this staircase is confused with the external garden.
Picture 36 - A garden under the elegant, sophisticated and cozy staircase thanks to the perfect combination of orchids, lanterns, grass and stones.
Image 37 - Around the outer staircase, several examples of fan palm.
Picture 38 - To form the garden under this staircase the floor was lined with white stones and above it were placed black vases with varied foliage.
Picture 39 - The garden that belongs to the stairs or the stairs that belong to the garden? Doubt remains amidst the perfect union between the two.
Picture 40 - Notice how a lighting project leaves the garden under the stairs even more beautiful.
Picture 41 - Garden of the house frames the iron staircase of the yard.
Picture 42 - Simple and striking: you do not need much to make a garden under the stairs.
Picture 43 - Dry garden of white stones under the concrete stairs.
Picture 44 - It can be a garden, but it can also be a mini forest under the stairs.
Image 45 - A perfumed and flowered path: the external staircase is accompanied by a live fence of lavenders.
Image 46 - Black and white stones draw the garden floor under the stairs.
Picture 47 - If you have space, invest in a moderate growth tree to put next to the ladder.
Image 48 - Under the stairs, tree barks and on the side, a green wall.
Picture 49 - For a house and a ladder of size like this one of the image, mount a garden with the same proportion.
Picture 50 - This garden under the stairs has its own lamps.
Picture 51 - The simplest and abundant plants of the Brazilian flora are the ideal ones to mount a garden under the stairs.
Picture 52 - A green corner underneath the stairs mounted with great care and affection.
Picture 53 - A garden under the stairs only of pots.
Picture 54 - Winter gardens can also be mounted under the stairs.
Picture 55 - Peace lilies are a good option for those who want to build a garden under the stairs that also has flowers.
Picture 56 - Here, the steps were used as support to hang the pots.
Image 57 - A garden that serves both the staircase and the House entrance .
Image 58 - You can relax under the stairs too: to cover the floor and throw pillows over.
Image 59 - A mini lake under the stairs is charming, but before doing a search for references and skilled manpower.
Image 60 - This garden under the stairs receives abundant sunlight through the translucent ceiling.