It may seem like a small and inconsequential space, but the humble staircase is actually a prime piece of real estate in your home, and it shouldn’t be an eyesore, or worse, a wallflower. We’ve pulled together some easily achievable staircase decoration ideas that can be completed in a long weekend or less, from risers to runners and everything in between. If you have a hum-drum staircase at home crying out for attention, scroll through these genius ideas and prepare to be inspired.
You would never believe that this staircase was once adorned with beige carpet, until American style blogger Kim Wilson transformed it in one weekend. All it took was time, careful measurements, minimal materials and a few key tools. You can read her instructions on the project on her blog.
This staircase was once a dark and dingy space with plain old timber boards. Thanks to a few coats of paint and hanging plants this staircase by New York City blogger Natalie Jacob now bounces light and happy vibes all over the place. See the transformation on her blog.
American company RiserArt transform artworks into affordable individual PVC panels that fit perfectly to the risers on your stairs. They are self-adhesive and work with painted, stained or wallboard stairs and can be removed and reapplied without leaving behind a sticky mess.
Wallpaper is a quick and easy way to transform your stairs without breaking the bank. There are endless prints and patterns for you to choose from, and prices to suit any budget.
Tiles are long-lasting, hardwearing and easy to clean. Keep in mind if using tiles on the treads, pick a texture that will reduce tripping hazards.
These vintage kilim rugs have been upcycled into stair runners and transformed tired timber case into a talking point for visitors and guests.
If all your stairwell needs is that little ‘something’ to make it pop, consider painting or replacing the handrail.
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