How can I make my stairs more family-friendly?

Whether you’re new to the world of parenting or you’re a bit more experienced, it’s always good to find new ways to keep your family safe.

In a family home, you’ll likely be living over multiple floors, with upstairs bedrooms for you and the little ones.

But are your stairs as family-friendly as they could be?

In this post, our experts here at Pear Stairs share some of the best family, child and pet-friendly staircase ideas for you to try.

Ensure that they’re safe

For any staircase, safety is the top priority.

Whichever setting they’re in, whether it be a family home or an office building, staircases should be built and maintained with safety in mind.

If you have a busy family home, of course, you want it to be as safe as possible for small children and pets running around, so keeping up with the basics is vital.

This means making sure that your stairs are tidy (or as tidy as they can be!) and clear of any obstructions to prevent anyone, not just your children, from tripping and injuring themselves.

Comfort is key

Not only do your stairs need to be safe, but they also need to be comfortable too.

Just one way to add a touch of comfort is by utilising carpet.

Not only does carpet make it much comfier for your little ones to trample up and down, but it also helps to freshen up an old, tired set of stairs – making them an attractive feature once again.

If you decide to take the route of a carpet or even a stair runner, you must make sure they’re secured properly.

If they are even slightly loose, they pose a huge danger to everyone in your home – especially the kids.

To make sure your carpet is in the best condition possible, you should check it regularly, ensuring that it isn’t coming loose from any end.

For your stair runners, make sure they have non-slip backs for enhanced safety for you and your family.

Lighting is important

One of the best things you can do to keep your staircase safe is to make sure your stairways and hallways are bright and well-lit.

Depending on your layout, you could hang a bold pendant light at the top of your staircase to illuminate it or opt for elegant wall sconces to light the way.

Place light switches at to top and bottom of your stairs so that they can be located easily, and always keep on top of changing your bulbs.


Design the perfect family staircase at Pear Stairs

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect family-friendly staircase solution, we can help here at Pear Stairs.

We’re one of the UK’s biggest suppliers and manufacturers of unique, sustainable and affordable staircases, and we’re immensely proud of the reputation we’ve built for ourselves.

If you require more tips and tricks on how to make your staircase more family appropriate or have any questions about how we can help, be sure to get in touch with our expert designers today.

You can reach us by calling 01938 553 311 or emailing – we’re more than happy to assist you.