Good design leaves no space untouched, so when it comes to stairs don’t let the opportunity to make a statement slip out of reach. Your stairs are more than just a way of getting from one floor to another. They are a chance to showcase your passions, tastes, and talents in a unique way. From seasonal accents to priceless artwork, find out how to make your stairs into a gorgeous vignette of style
Keep your decor fresh by showcasing seasonal decor on the stairs. In the winter, deck the halls with gorgeous garland. Wrap banisters and handrails with holly and lights as well as cozy candles in hurricane glass. For spring, add a colorful runner to ward off the chill and keep little feet warm. In summer, embrace cool beachy, vibes with a sawgrass mat or nautical decor. When autumn rolls around, it’s time to break out the pumpkins. Curate a collection of similar tones and arrange them in an eye-pleasing pile-up and down the risers.
Bring in the green with a beautiful collection of house plants. Indoor foliage is having a serious moment and there’s no better place to add living beauty than your stairs. Pointy snake plants draw the eye up and add vertical lines to the space. Trailing pothos vines will climb as you direct them, drawn toward any usable light source. Indoor-loving stag horns thrive as wall-mounted accents and will grow leafy and wide in indirect sun. Choose a variety to create a cluster or go bold with one, big statement-making beauty.
Color and Texture
Stair treads come in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles. From the silvery grays in our Vintage Loft Collection to the earthy umber of the Ponderosa Collection. Color plays a big part in setting the tone of your space. From dark and classy to light and airy, choose materials that speak to your aesthetic. For something more fun, add tiled accents to your risers or a textured, richly-hued carpet runner. Paint is also a great transformer for dated risers or vintage banisters.
For wider stairs, adding shelving to the base and walls of your stairs can add a fun and funky touch. The complementary lines will draw the eye up and onward and encourage visitors to pause and explore the space. Add charm and personality with complementary paint colors and coordinating knick-knacks.
Bold and Beautiful
Show off a more-is-more approach right on your staircase. Go monochromatic with an all-over paint color in bright jewel tones or classy neutrals. Showcase a two-story gallery wall with matching frames or a selection of photos with a single theme. Choose a large format art piece and hang it at a landing or at the top of the stairs. Use lighting to your advantage for a moody and dark look, or add accents with decorative sconces, toe-kick or uplighting.
Want your stairs to do the talking? Skip the clutter and let your materials speak for themselves. Design your showpiece using clean lines, statement molding, wood stain that pops and an experienced eye. Call in the professionals at Real Wood Floors to find a product that is perfect for you and create the stairs that will shine for years to come.
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