For some people, stairs are simply a vehicle to get from one floor level to the next. And then there are some of us who view stairways as a potential work of art. They can add architectural beauty to a home. An easy way to customize a stairwell is with paint. Here’s a few painted staircase ideas to get your wheels spinning on what to do in your own home.
Pale blue and white come together to create a fresh staircase in an old Colonial home.
A pretty Victorian stairway has painted risers and stained treads.
If you’re feeling ambitious, consider painting stripes or another pattern on your stair risers. You could also get this same look with wallpaper.
Painting a runner is another fun painted staircase idea. Stencil numbers on the risers or adhere actual house numbers on the step!
There’s no reason you need to stick to one or two colors when painting a staircase. This cottage staircase looks fun and cute in pastel tones.
A bright blue painted runner livens up a traditional staircase.
Some historic homes (like my own) might have a well-worn stairway. A fresh coat of paint is a great way to hide some of the flaws.
Consider a monochromatic scheme for your stairwell. This pretty Victorian staircase is peaceful and calm.
An all white painted Scandinavian staircase gets a touch of fun with vintage books set at each step. Plants, flowers, vases, and more can easily take the place of the books for decorations on the stairs.
A cozy staircase in painted in brown and white adds a punch of charm with a built-in bookcase.
If you have a painted staircase, what color(s) did you use?
And if you don’t have paint on your stairs, would you ever consider painting them?
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