Many things can be done to either decorate or make the space under a staircase usable. The space under the stairs has even more possibilities of understairs design space. The angle of the space discourages some people, but with proper planning and some creative understairs design space, it can come alive and become as useful as any other space in the home. For instance, if the adults in your household need a little extra room, consider turning the space into a small office, sewing center or library. If the space is enclosed it may be too small, but if the space is open and exposed to the home, this gives you a little more room to work with. A desk or work surface, a chair and a task light is needed for an office or sewing center, while bookshelves, a cozy and a lamp are the main ingredients of a library.