How to Decorate Your Staircase

We're going to suggest some ideas to decorate your staircase. Take advantage of your stairs, highlight their beauty and give them an irresistible personal touch.
How to Decorate Your Staircase

Last update: 22 June, 2023

If you have a two-story house, it’s quite likely that one area is giving you a headache when decorating! Knowing how best to decorate your staircase can be complicated.

We’ll give you some great ideas to take your creativity to another level. Regardless of the shape of your staircase, whether or not it has space, and the route it takes, you’ll see that when properly decorated and considered,  it can bring a great vibe to your home.

Decorate your staircase to unify your home

Decoration of the stairs.

When it comes to decorating your stairs, you should think about the steps and the railing, the stairwell, the landing, and the walls that make them up. In general, these tend to be underutilized areas and are rarely given the attention they deserve.

Our ideas will help you give them a personal touch and help you find decorative elements to integrate your stairs with the rest of your home. By doing this, they’ll become more than just a way to go up and down.

Let’s get to work to give it that much-needed twist.

Decorate wide stairs

If you’re lucky enough to have sufficiently wide stairs at home, you can give them a lot of play. Here are some successful formulas:

  • Add a rug. If you have a wide staircase and you want to make it more welcoming, add a rug that doesn’t occupy the entire width of the steps. This will make the space look warmer and more welcoming and it’ll integrate better with the rest of the surrounding area. Particularly if you put the same rug in the corridor. Of course, it must be well fixed to the ground to avoid accidents.
  • Use an auxiliary piece of furniture. So that you don’t have a soulless staircase, you can put a small table or a piece of furniture on one of the largest steps. Decorate it with simple elements and opt for items that aren’t bulky.
  • A plant. Plants never fail and are a good way to spice up any area. If your staircase takes an “L” path, you can place a tall plant on the step to create an angle so that it visually provides unity and appeal.
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The walls of the staircase

Don’t forget to decorate your walls in the same way that you do with the rest of your home. How you decorate them depends on the shape and light you have, but here are some suggestions:

  • With a little art. Of course, paintings always look good, although you can also opt for some beautiful prints. Make a cool composition and you’ll see how different your staircase looks.
  • With photographs. Why not try hanging photos of your travel memories or of your family? You can even use old photos to give a vintage feel to the space while honoring your ancestors.
  • Full color. If you don’t have a large staircase and you don’t want to hang anything on the walls, color will always be your ally. We suggest that you paint that wall in a striking tone or that you hang wallpaper with a colorful pattern.
  • With a railing. You can use wainscoting to create a railing on the wall, which can be smooth or include panels. Whichever you choose will depend on the style you want to capture.

Decorate your staircase: the steps

Another point to take into account is the steps. Many people like to give them some prominence and it’s not a bad idea. However, do you know how to achieve this? You can stick some sheets of vinyl adhesive on your stairs and without a doubt, it’ll capture a lot of attention.

The stairs of your house or your office shouldn’t be abandoned. Fill them with your essence, give them some attention, and see how they can bring a lot of play and harmony to your home.

Keep in mind that the decorative elements you choose must be safe, not too large, and unbreakable. Especially if you have children, as you must make sure you prevent accidents.

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