Shelf space doesn’t have to be restricted to a bookcase or the odd floating shelf here and there. A popular decorating choice in Shaker interiors was to have a continuous shelf or ledge running around the perimeter of the room, often with peg hooks beneath. By doing this on a section of your landing area, you’ve granted yourself extra display space for the occasional ornament or sparsely spread candles – mix scented with pillar so your home’s fragrance is dispersed throughout your home and so that you have another layer of gentle light.
If the notion of a long stretch of peg hooks isn’t for you, a smaller stretch will still give you the convenience. Too often, hooks are the reserve of hallways, but having them on your landing means that you can hang a dressing gown outside a bedroom door (a novel alternative to having them on the back of a bedroom door and makes walking towards a bedroom feel all the more inviting). If your landing area is a big one, you could give a peg hook to each bedroom for hanging their go-to bag and coat so it’s always in easy reach.