Friday, February 7, 2014

A Step in the Right Direction: Ideas for Updating your staircase

Although stairs aren't something you would think would be part of your home decor, there are ways to bring it to life! As much as I'd like a second floor, we don't have stairs, but I do have plenty of ideas for when I do!  Changing up the stairs to fit within your style can really finish off the view and create a focal point.
via houseofphilia

I love the subtle gray stripe on these steps that tie into the room beside it. A painted runner can add a little something extra to your steps without the cost and installation process of an actual runner.

via houzz

Two toned steps really make this staircase so elegant. I love the dark and light that flows throughout the house and making the stairs match really ties it in with the rest of the decor. 



via Adore Mag

via Southern Living
A staircase is a great way to showcase art too.  Gallery walls have an especially big impact.

(E) Staircase Railing - I like how delicate it looks, will be a nice change against the heavy stairsteps
via bhg

Another option would be to change out the railings for something new! This can really change your view of the stairs depending on what you choose like these thinner railings above really make the stairs feel more open.


via Lonny

If you're really ambitious, consider wallpapering the stair risers.  I love this look, but I wonder how durable it is.

2 comments:

tehmina said...

Great ideas to show off your staircase. I like pic #2,an elegant design and pic #6, a mind boggling unique pattern.

Scrapbook of style said...

Love the ones with the grey stripe down the middle. Great idea!

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