Have you noticed the trend of decorating stairs with tiles, paint, wallpaper, and more? Before we reveal creative photos of staircases, let’s get an introductory lesson in Stair Terminology.
A staircase is a set of steps. Steps are composed of a tread and a rise. The tread is the part that you step on. The riser is the vertical board between the treads. Sometimes there is no riser, leaving the back of the steps open.
We’re going to focus on decorating the riser. When looking at a staircase, a fancy set of risers is certain to catch you eye!
If you do decide to decorate your risers, the rise height is a key measurement to know:
Now that we have the technical lingo out of the way, let’s discover how you can get creative with your stair decor!
Tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. With so many options, you can surely choose one that best suits your tastes and matches your home’s style.
Play with Paint
If tile is out of your budget, why not consider paint? You can use one color on the whole staircase, or a separate color on each riser, or an artistic mural. The options are endless, but you are sure to find a solid color, a set of colors, or a picture to match your home.
Wallpaper may feel like a blast from the past, but it’s much easier to wallpaper the surface of your risers than attempting to paint the design yourself. Check out a full tutorial on how to wallpaper your stairs here.
Most homes have some sort of brick, glass, and stone involved in the normal construction. Why not repeat those elements on the stairs to tie in your theme.
These are not for the faint of heart! Step outside of the box with these funky, nontraditional, memorable stairs! I think you may be amazed how well the pop may blend in to your design and capture your heart!
So, are you ready to take a
step leap and embellish your stairs to the next level? Find the style which suits your personality and matches your home. There is surely one out there with tiles, stone, glass, paint, wallpaper, or a nontraditional item that you craft for your purposes. Best of luck!