Staircases have been on my mind lately. When most of us think of them it’s generally just as a necessity and nothing else. Ignoring the staircase and not looking at it as an opportunity to make a statement is a mistake I admit I’ve been guilty of. Taking up so much space in a home – why should they be boring?
When I stayed with Jenny in Shelter Island this colorful staircase greeted me every time I would walk up to my attic bedroom. How cheerful is that? It’s a great way to set the stage for what’s to come.
Here is an elegant pale blue painted staircase via Apartment therapy. Painting a staircase is such an inexpensive way to add interest.
A simple, solid bold runner works really well.
A subtle color or a simple pattern can make the simplest staircase look incredibly elegant.
Pick up a color from something in the room, and paint on the stairs.
A bold stripe or…
…a pretty hue works wonders.
Perhaps a faux tile from Casart Coverings?
A classic staircase given some definition with a black bordered runner.
Or why not remind yourself every step you take of some of your great qualities?