How To Decorate Your Stairs

Stairs are often overlooked in terms of decor. Stairs can become central focal points for the design of the room and help to create a cohesive flow throughout your home. They also provide an opportunity to incorporate a feature wall that is eye level when you look at it from the top down – so there is an opportunity for you to make your stairs stand out from the crowd by adding some colour or graphics with paint, wallpaper, or decals!

There are plenty of ways to spruce up your stairs, we’ve compiled 5 ideas for any budget below:

1. Enlarge Your Staircase

This idea is a must for anyone with a high rise staircase. If you have a large staircase and prefer to remove the banister, look for space between newel posts to bring your staircase back in line with the rest of the room without sacrificing your safety. You can also create a small landing or enclosed area on each landing to keep it safely separate from the main staircase. This way, you won’t need to walk down two flights of stairs going up or down and can reduce the overall size of your stairs.

2. Go For A Natural Look

Adding a border of bricks or timber to the edge of your stairs helps to give your staircase a more natural look as well as protecting the edges of your stairs from wear and tear. You can also paint your staircase, using a lighter colour than the rest of the room to add some visual interest while also providing a little protection from spills and dirt.

3. Go Retro With Floor To Ceiling Curtains

If you’re on a budget and don’t have the space for floor to ceiling curtains, try using them in place of railings by painting or stenciling artwork onto them. You can also paint your staircase using a stencil of your choice and add curtains to the top.

4. Bring Your Staircase To Life With A Feature Wall

A feature wall on your staircase can really make a statement and help to bring the rest of your room together by making the colours used in each space match. It can also be an opportunity for you to use an upcycled piece of furniture as part of your design! The only drawback with this idea is that it will only work if you have 3 or more stairs leading up from one floor to the next – if this isn’t the case, consider trying out the next idea below!

5. Create A Funky Runway

If you are stuck with a single flight of stairs, consider placing a rug over your staircase to create a new area in your home. You can then decorate the area with furniture, ornaments and artwork.


Decorating stairs can help to create a focal point within your home and can also set the tone for the rest of your space. If you’re stuck on what to do with your stairs, try these ideas!

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