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Eye Candy: 10 DIY Staircase Makeover Ideas

by on Apr 25, 2013

The Style Files

Sometimes I wish I had stairs just so I could paint them. Or tile them. Or make them look pretty in some way. There are so many great staircase makeover ideas floating around the Internet… I guess until I get stairs of my own, I’ll just keep drooling over those.   

Two different stair wells decorated nicely.

1. Paint your railing in an interesting way to add drama. [Photo: Red Online]

2. The ombre effect isn’t just for hair anymore… paint your stairs one color at the top and slowly add more and more of another color as you work your way down. [Photo: PS By Dila]

Staircases have different decorative touches on the vertical part of each step.

3. Remind yourself of your life goals with every step. [Photo: Live. Like. You.]

4. Give your home a nautical feel with a rope and cleat railing. [Photo: C Designs]

5. Add faux tile stair risers for a super easy update. [Photo: Curbly]

A bunch of colorful stairs next to a rope sculpture.

6. Replace your tired old railings with knotted rope… so easy! [Photo: Adore Ann]

7. Calling all design nerds: paint each of your stair risers like a Pantone swatch. [Photo: The Style Files]

Three staircases have been decorated in three different styles.

8. Give your stairs a vintage look like Donna did. [Photo: Funky Junk Interiors]

9. Add lighting to each stair for a bright, contemporary look. [Photo: Curbly]

10. Use graphic wallpaper to add interest to the front of the steps, covering each stair riser. [Photo: Sunset]

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