10 brilliant ways to decorate your stairs

Update your stairs with wallpaper and paint

What are your stairs like?

So often, stairs are simply covered over with carpet. But if you fancy something different, there are plenty of options.

From using paint and stenciling techniques, to wallpaper and wall stickers, here are 10 brilliant stair decorating ideas to inspire you.

1. Paint and stencil your stairs

A combination of paint and stencilling designs on some stairs can work too, as this eclectic staircase by Washington Interior Designers & Decorators Amy Herbert, Aesthetic Answers LLC, demonstrates. The coordinating wallpaper on the ceiling is a fabulous idea too.
Via Houzz
2. Add words to your stairs
Add inspiration words to your staircase
Add inspiring words to each step. This stair sticker set makes the job super easy.

3. Add pastel shades to your stairs

Choose a colour palette of calming pastel shades to paint your stairs with.

4. Wallpaper your stairs

How to wallpaper your stairs

Use your favourite wallpaper, such as this Orla Kiely design, to add colour and pattern. It’s a great way of using up leftover wallpaper. Check out a DIY tutorial for wallpapering your stairs like this.

Via House to Home

5. Create a chevron design

 Staircase decorating ideas
Create a chevron design on your stairs, with vinyl wall sticker decals. Great if you love monochrome themes. From PotandKettleStudios on Etsy.

6. Hand paint your stairs

Feeling artistic? Why not put your creativity to use and paint your own unique staircase design.

7. Number your stairs

Number your stairs
Help your kids learn to count, by numbering your stairs. Stair number sticker sets available from Oakdene Designs.
Learn to count in French
Or help them learn to count in French!

8. Combine decorating ideas

If you can’t decide on one option, why not mix them up and combine decorating ideas? These funky stairs make use of wallpaper, paint and numbering and look really effective. Eclectic Staircase by Vancouver Photographers Megan Buchanan

9. Be bold

Create a lively contemporary staircase using bold paint colours that blend the stairs with the wall design. Add a contrasting printed stair runner to draw the eye in. Contemporary Staircase by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Favreau Design

10. Give your stairs a vintage style

This vintage crate design staircase was created using  craft paint and stencils, by Chilliwack Interior Designers & Decorators Funky Junk Interiors

***For more inspiring ideas, check out our staircase decorating board on Pinterest.

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