With a lick of paint and a little imagination, under the stairs can be so much more than a cluttered storage space. Using bold colours and geometric shapes, we’ve completely transformed this cupboard into a snug hideaway for children, complete with a soft linen curtain that keeps it concealed when playtime is over for the day. Contrast a pared-back colour like Pebble Shore on the staircase in the hallway, with a whimsical combination such as Dusted Fondant, Banana Split and White Cotton on the walls inside. The fun palette provides a cheery backdrop that’s sure to encourage learning and creativity. Simply add shelving laden with wonderful books and comfy daybeds for lounging together, with festoon lighting and soft toys to create a nook they can really call their own.