Who said stairs weren’t important in decor? After all, this is a special place in a house or apartment that deserves some attention. Indeed, it is a small space, a kind of airlock, which allows to go from one place to another. A bit like an entrance makes the link between the outside and the inside of a house. This is why today, I decided to dwell a little more on this space. I therefore offer you 25 ideas for original stairs.
1. Create patterns with paint
This is the first idea that jumped out at me: to create patterns with paint. It’s an easy, inexpensive, and fully customizable solution. All you need is a little imagination. Or find an idea that inspires you and that you feel able to reproduce!
2. Opt for staircases with integrated lighting or add your own
Very chic, the integrated lighting will allow you to bring a little originality to your stairs without cluttering them up. With this option, we stay sober and go anywhere without being trivial. In short, it is the ideal solution if you want to energize the space.
Of course, you don’t have to redo your stairs! There are a good number of lighting solutions that can be added freely. The simplest in fact is to deposit an LED strip. The more geeks will choose the connected LED tape option (Amazon), but for a more limited budget, a classic tape will be perfect, yourself .
3. When plants are the decor
If you are a tenant, this is one of the most practical solutions to make your stairs original without radically transforming them! A few green plants, pretty pot covers and you’re good to go.
If you want to create a bohemian atmosphere at home, I strongly advise you to combine these elements with white, shades of beige, wood and other natural materials. You will see, the result will be even more sublime. Personally, this option to make your stairs original is one of my favorites!
4. Let your imagination run wild with masking tape
If you remember my article on what to do with masking tape, you suspected that I was going to quote washi tape as a solution to make stairs original. It must be said that it is a very practical solution if you want to create an ephemeral decoration. Indeed, washi tape does not damage the walls and is infinitely repositionable. And whether you are a fan of minimalism or on the contrary, whether you like colorful interiors, you can do what you want!
5. A gradient to create original stairs
You can also opt for a more natural option where it is directly the color of the wood that has this shaded effect. As far as I’m concerned, I like it a lot. I find that it changes the paint gradients and brings a more hygge atmosphere.
6. A vintage style thanks to a carpet
Who would have believed it, I love it! I’m not too much of a fan of anything that looks like carpeting in general. But when I stumbled upon it, I broke down. It is warm, full of charm and it gives a real character to an accommodation. These colors between red and purple, these Berber patterns which are present but not bulky. Finally, the color of the wood of the stairs protruding from the sides. And of course, a small green plant that stands in the corner of the first landing to give the whole thing a little freshness. I simply melt!
Besides, I have good news for you. I unearthed a superb DIY to make your own stair carpet, as in the photo below! So if you want to give it a try, I strongly advise you to take a look!
7. Recycle wallpaper to create original stairs
It is an original idea and which, in addition, invites us to do a little recovery. Indeed, go look for scraps of wallpaper where we want to give you. Pick the ones you like the most and apply the pieces to the risers. But you can also choose unique wallpaper if you can. So you won’t mix up the patterns if you don’t like it!
8. Stickers for the more cautious
This is another solution that will appeal to those who do not want to get too involved in their decoration but who still want original stairs.
9. Dare black for original stairs
Ah black, it is sometimes scary in decoration. We never dare to put a lot of it. However, it can be a real asset when you want to highlight an element. It can be a room. And in this case, it is possible to opt for a black wall for example. Or in our case, it can be used to emphasize stairs.
10. A solid color, yes but then flashy
Nothing better to breathe new life into stairs. Bet everything on a very bright and vibrant color and your home will immediately be energized. And there, we must not be afraid. Yellow, orange, indigo: be adventurous! Of course, try to see what will best match your interior design. But don’t be afraid of daring mixes. They are often the most successful!
11. Decorate, paint and personalize your steps
On the painting side, several projects are possible, it is up to you to assess your “abilities”. You can choose a color palette to make your riser decorative. Funny, these stickers will undoubtedly allow you to put some balm in the heart if you are on the ground floor of your house and you realize that you forgot your phone in your parental suite located on the second floor! Here is a decorative riser that motivates!
12. Cement tiles to revamp your staircase
Sober, clean lines. Despite its beautiful solid wood steps, the staircase lacked personality. The risers were decorated with patterned cement tiles. The staircase thus gains in relief and becomes a central decorative element in the living room.
13. Bright colors to energize your staircase
Its concrete structure with clean lines gives it a contemporary look but lacks a little relief. The risers have been painted in a pretty shade of pink. A very bright monochrome which, despite its softness, brings a real zest of good humor and thus wakes up the entire ground floor. To create a real contrast and bring out the color, do not hesitate to paint the rest of the stairs in white.
14. Multicolored steps for an arty staircase
This staircase with wide steps is not very high. Made of wood, it had trouble fitting into an interior where colorful art objects reign supreme. Simply thanks to a few strokes of colored paint on the risers of the staircase, it becomes a decorative element in its own right, a touch of art. If the steps of your staircase are black, you can create a contrast with the color by not covering the top of the steps with paint. Otherwise, it is interesting to paint them in black to visually delimit each colored band.
15. Custom colored stickers for an effortless colorful staircase
Very classic, this imposing staircase with wide steps was entirely in dark wood. To break the monotony of this staircase, nothing like adding color to it. Thanks to custom-made self-adhesive stickers, you can create a real color chart on the risers without any effort.
16. Wood effect tiles for a patchwork staircase
With colored wood-effect tiles on the risers, like here, the staircase is much more fun. The association of several colors and different wood patterns on the tiles forms a patchwork that will surprise your guests.
17. Transform the staircase climb into a real hanging garden
Ivy or other drooping plants can be installed on a netting, wire mesh or metal frame railing.
18. An original ramp
Sometimes you just need to change the handrail to give your staircase a facelift! A boat rope for a seaside spirit, a long wooden log for a natural atmosphere … you are spoiled for choice.
19. A zigzag staircase
Give your stairs a zigzag style with this model.
20. An aerial staircase
The staircase lets in the light of day.
21. A colorful stairwell
Here, the sections of the wall are exploited to the maximum with an ultra-colorful fresco and each of the steps is dressed in a different carpet.
22. A suspended stairwell
Here, are the geometric lines that structure this stairwell.
23. Pink staircase
Paint the steps and risers pink for original and delicate stairs.
24. Tricolor staircase
In these stairs, the color is at the rendezvous! The risers are in light blue, the steps in teal blue and the handrail in yellow.
25. Geometric pattern staircase
We love the geometric patterns on the stairs, they bring a very pleasant graphic touch!