A more close-up look at the ledge: do you see the silver-leaf urn with faux cedar plant in it? This is something I thought was cool a gazillion years ago.
I am struggling to figure out how to decorate this tiny little corner. Here are the options I am considering:
Option 1: display a Roman/Greek bust sculpture on a column/pedestal, like this Bust of Greek Goddess Ariadne from Restoration Hardware.
Option 2: display a group of bust sculptures on pedestals of different heights, like in this picture from Wayfair.
Can you tell I am obsessed with head busts lately? I can't think of a better place in my house to use them.
Option 3: display a group of tall vases of various heights. I've seen numerous houses with vases on staircase ledge, so this is a safe and proven solution. It's also very predictable and mainstream. Part of me yearns for something a bit more classic and extraordinary.
Option 4: add a tall (real) house plant. We have tons of natural light into our foyer year round, so a house plant will thrive at that spot.
Option 5: nothing on it, leave it empty. Let the useless space be useless.
So what do you think of a staircase ledge? Which option would you go for?