15 Best Living Room with Staircase Layouts

If you have a staircase in your living room, you might find it to be an inconvenience, taking up floor space in the room or negatively affecting the style of the room.

Here we look at a variety of living rooms with stairs where these issues have been resolved.

Homely Living Room with Wood Features

Homely Living Room with Wood Features

The staircase in this living room has wooden banisters that are finished in the same color as the wooden-clad ceiling, tying the two components together and creating a cohesive style.

The staircase has been positioned against one of the sidewalls and boarded below stair level so that the room still benefits from all surrounding walls.

Check out the layout here.

Homely Living Room with Wood Features Floor Plan

Neutral Living Room with Stairs

Neutral Living Room with Stairs

The staircase in this living room and dining room combo is set back into the sidewall so that they don’t protrude out into the space. This allows them to be a subtle feature of the room rather than dominating attention.

Check out the layout here.

Neutral Living Room with Stairs Floor Plan

Spacious Open Plan Layout

Spacious Open Plan Layout

The ground floor in this house is completely open plan so that the front door opens up right into the living room. This open plan layout means there is no separate hallway where stairs might be, and therefore the stairs need to be positioned within the main living area.

The stairs here have been finished with the same hardwood as the flooring, helping them to blend in with the rest of the decor.

Check out the layout here.

Spacious Open Plan Layout Floor Plan

Floating Stairs in Living Room

Floating Stairs in Living Room

Floating stairs are a type of staircase which are self-supporting, making them a great space-saving solution because you won’t need a wall underneath them.

They also make a style statement, such as in this living room layout, where the stairs create a visual backdrop to the space.

Check out the layout here.

Floating Stairs in Living Room Floor Plan

Modern Living Room with Lit Staircase

Modern Living Room with Lit Staircase

The stairs in this living room are set against the back wall so they won’t be seen when sitting on the sofa.

The owners of this property have decided to make the stairs into a feature rather than making them blend into the background. This has been achieved by fitting a light on each step to illuminate the staircase for a striking contemporary effect.

Check out the layout here.

Modern Living Room with Lit Staircase Floor Plan

Freestanding Staircase in Open Plan Apartment

Freestanding Staircase in Open Plan Apartment

The staircase in this open plan apartment is set against a side wall so that the stairs don’t impact the space too much.

Freestanding stairs have been used, which means there is no wall beneath the stairs, and therefore the eyeline is extended right into the corner of the room. This maximizes space and works well with the minimalist theme.

Check out the layout here.

Freestanding Staircase in Open Plan Apartment Floor Plan

Living Room with Floating Stairs

Living Room with Floating Stairs

This room is a great example of how floating stairs can maximize space. Here, a TV and entertainment system has been positioned beneath the staircase.

With a regular staircase, this wouldn’t have been possible, and the room would have become significantly smaller. Floating stairs also make for an interesting design detail that can become a focal point in the room.

Check out the layout here.

Living Room with Floating Stairs Floor Plan

Antique Staircase in Living Room

Antique Staircase in Living Room

The staircase in this living room has ornate railings, which work well with the antique style of the room.

The stairs are positioned to one side of the room, so they don’t impact the space too heavily. This position means that when descending the stairs, you will get a full view of the living room.

Check out the layout here.

Antique Staircase in Living Room Floor Plan

Living Room with Archway

Living Room with Archway

This home has an entrance area when you step in through the front door, but the large archway between the foyer and living room makes the whole space feel more open plan.

This means the stairs can be seen from the living room as a nice feature, but they do not physically impact the space.

Check out the layout here.

Living Room with Archway Floor Plan

Split Staircase in Contemporary Living Room

Split Staircase in Contemporary Living Room

This living room features a split staircase, where the stairs have been separated by a middle level, and the direction of the stairs changed.

A feature has been made of the split stairs in this space, highlighting a zigzag pattern that is also replicated in the floor rugs. This shows how a staircase which at first might seem an inconvenient use of space, can actually become the main design feature.

Check out the layout here.

Split Staircase in Contemporary Living Room Floor Plan

Corner Stairs in Traditional Living Room

Corner Stairs in Traditional Living Room

The stairs in this living room are set in the corner, and they have been styled to match the traditional furniture and decor in the space.

The banisters match the wooden flooring to give a cohesive look that helps the stairs become part of the room’s design.

Check out the layout here.

Corner Stairs in Traditional Living Room Floor Plan

Spacious Living Room with Split Stairs

Spacious Living Room with Split Stairs

Half of the staircase in this home is positioned against the wall, and the bottom half is split and angled out into the space. This makes the stairs more of a demanding feature which adds elegance and a feeling of formality to the room.

The railing frame is finished in a wood stain that matches the hardwood flooring of the hallway, while the stairs floor surface is carpeted to match the carpet in the living room.

Check out the layout here.

Spacious Living Room with Split Stairs Floor Plan

Luxury Open Plan Home with Stairs

Luxury Open Plan Home with Stairs

This home benefits from an open-plan dining room and music room, with a luxury staircase opening out into the rooms.

The style of the staircase is opulent, which matches the decor of the rooms.

Check out the layout here.

Luxury Open Plan Home with Stairs Floor Plan

Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling

This double-height living room features a staircase that can be seen in its entirety from the lower level, thanks to the vaulted ceiling.

The double-height also allows for an interior balcony or mezzanine level at the top of the stairs, where the downstairs level can be seen from the upper level over the railings.

Check out the layout here.

Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling Floor Plan

Traditional Living Room with Stair Feature

Traditional Living Room with Stair Feature

The stairs in this space are set back so as not to interfere with the main living area. The interior balcony at the top of the staircase makes for a nice feature and allows anyone upstairs to see what is going on downstairs. Matching wood floors and wood stair rails ensure continuity of design.

Check out the layout here.

Traditional Living Room with Stair Feature Floor Plan