You can kind of see the top part of one of the sofas in the last photo. Other than the mirror and one other framed picture on the wall to (your) the right, the walls are pretty bare. My problem is this: The area that includes the stairway, upstairs hallway, entry way, and living room is very open. I don't want to overdo it with pictures/stuff, but at the same time it looks so empty as is.
Also, whoever build the house we live in did a horrible job of sealing the drywall joints. If you squint in the top picture, you can see a little line that's in between the fan blades- trust me, it's far more noticeable in person. So the second purpose of putting something on the staircase wall (above the stairs) is to draw attention away from that monstrosity. I also, feel like I'm limited to what I can put on both the wall above and below the stairs because they are in the same line of site.
I stumbled across this before/after post on Design*Sponge today and fell (hard) in love:
|Elizabeth Martin Design via Katherine on Pinterest|
|Apartment Therapy via Emily on Pinterest|
|Country Living/ My Sweet Savanah via Nikki on Pinterest|