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Ideas for Decorating the Staircase

Ideas for Decorating the Staircase

If you want a makeover of your house without spending much, try the stairs. Paint the wall, change the railing, or hang paintings, posters on the wall.
Cheryl Mascarenhas
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2018
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The stairway can often remain a neglected area of the room or house. A major portion of the staircase consists the wall, and decorating this space can seem a bit tricky. Not to mention the fact, this space experiences major traffic in your house. It is time you changed the look of your stairs and thereby of your home.
You can add a hint of playfulness with a touch of color, or you can simply polish the wood to give it a brand new look. Then there are pots and plants that can add the needed zing, or just lights can work a magic.
While it isn't all that bad to hang your favorite posters along the wall, think out of the box. How about using the staircase itself as a canvas, and getting it spray painted. Create different patterns using stencils for the same. Those of you with a steady hand can use your creativity to paint an intricate design on the staircase, just so it comes alive.
You can even use wallpaper to give the stairs a whole new look. Other than these ideas, you can go ahead and change the railing or simply do away with it for a stunning new look. Take a look at the ideas enlisted here to find what suits your home best.
Trump the Ramp
staircase carpet blue
Carpets can change the way your room looks within minutes.
Besides, using carpets to decorate your stairs comes with an added advantage, that of padding the unexpected fall. Throwing in carpets to decorate the stairs works well, especially when you have kids around.
Stairs In A Building
It allows them to climb the stairs without the risk of bruising their tender limbs in case of a fall.
staircase carpet red
Apart from that, the only downside is the difficulty in maintaining it. High on maintenance but good on looks, worth the effort.
Light's The Way
staircase lights
Lights add a subtle glow to the stairs, drawing attention towards it the moment the front door is opened. A well-lit stair beckons and calls its owner to walk the walk. Who wouldn't want a well-lit stairway, that allows you to watch very step, thereby avoiding mishaps.
staircase arabic lights
You can choose from a variety of lighting styles to suit your ambiance. Shun the modern look with Arabian lamps or better still, think oriental and get Chinese lamps to sit pretty on your steps. You can even use candles to set the mood for a romantic evening.
Pots and Plants
staircase potted plants
Decorating the stairway with potted plants is an excellent idea for an environment-friendly approach.
Use hanging plants to breathe life to your stairs. If you are worried about the muddy mess it will leave behind, use artificial plants to decorate your stairs.
staircase flower urns
Watch out though, or you might end up tumbling over the pots and urns placed on the steps. Potted plants work best to decorate the outdoor steps though.
Everyday Things
staircase posters
How about putting up rice lights along the railings or even posters of your choice? Keep private pictures just that, by lining them on the stair walls, rather than displaying them in the living room.
staircase light rails
Festive lights work just fine, so do your medals or certificates for that matter. You just need to frame and display them out there along the staircase.
Fancy with Mosaic
staircase tiles design
Why don't you try tiles? Use tiles to make your stairs the center of attention, both inside and outside your house.
staircase tiles checked
Tiles come in different colors, sizes, shapes and give you a variety of styles. Opt for a checkered pattern, or create a master piece with mosaic. But they tend to get very slippery.
Fresh New Look
staircase fresh paint
Give it a fresh new look with a layer of paint, or just polish the wood to make it brand new.
Modern Luxury Staircase
Another option is, doing away with the old stair and replacing it with a new piece. Obviously it will be stylish and chic, so you do not have to worry about decorating the staircase for a long time.
You can even try to decorate the foyer to give your home a new look in a matter of a few hours. Feel free to let us know about the ideas you incorporated and the ones you came up yourself.