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Ideas for Decorating the Staircase

Ideas for Decorating the Staircase

Wondering if you could do a quick makeover of your house without spending much? Try the stairs. You can paint the wall, change the railing, or even hang paintings, posters etc., on the wall, giving your home a new look in a matter of hours. Take a look at the ideas mentioned in this DecorDezine article that will help you beautify your home.
DecorDezine Staff
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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, we suggest you think out of the box. How about using the staircase itself as a canvas, and getting it spray painted. You can 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.
staircase carpet green
staircase fresh paint
staircase arabic lights
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 below to find what suits your home best.
Trump the Ramp
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. it allows them to climb the stairs without the risk of bruising their tender limbs in case of a fall. Apart from that, the only downside is the difficulty in maintaining it. High on maintenance but good on looks, worth the effort I say.
staircase carpet blue
staircase carpet red
Light's The Way
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. 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.
staircase stair lights
staircase lights
Pots and Plants
Using potted plants to decorate the stairway is one of the best ways to incorporate 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. 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.
staircase potted plants
staircase flower urns
Everyday Things
How about putting up rice lights along the railings or even posters of your choice? You can keep private pictures just that, by lining them on the stair walls, rather than displaying them in the living room. Festive lights work just fine, so do your medals or certificates for that matter. All you got to do is frame them and display them out there along the staircase.
staircase posters
Fancy with Mosaic
Why don't you try tiles? Use tiles to make your stairs the center of attention, both inside and outside your house. Tiles come in different colors, sizes, shapes and give you a variety of styles to choose from. You can opt to draw attention with a checkered pattern, or create a master piece with mosaic. Do remember though, that tiles tend to get very slippery.
staircase tiles design
staircase tiles checked
staircase tiles patterned
Fresh New Look
Give it a fresh new look with a layer of paint, or just polish the wood to make it brand new. Another option worth giving a try 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 then.
staircas polished wood
staircase light rails
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.