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25 DIY Ways To Update Your Stairs

1. Wallpaper

Paste wallpaper to the riser of each stair— switching up patterns makes it extra eye-catching, as in this pic.

2. Painted Stripes

Wonky painted stripes add color and character. Found on this post.

3. Chevron

Use stencils to paint a chevron pattern. Read about it and find a tutorial here.

4. Books

If you’re a seriously skilled painter, depict your favorite books on each step. As seen here.

5. Washi Taped

Decorate a staircase with patterned adhesive tape. Find a link to the video tutorial here.

6. Nautical Rope Banister

Use door knockers to secure the rope. Via Jonathan Adler (left) and Bockman + Forbes Design (right).

7. Staircase Decals

These are available to buy here. $34.95 for a set.

8. LED Lit

Lighting along the base creates a floating effect. Read more about it here.

9. Bike Rack

Secure a bike wrack, like this one under the stairs for an aesthetically pleasing way to store your cycles.

10. Piano Keys

If you’re a true musical fiend, you could easily DIY these in your own home with black and white paint. Found here.

11. Wooden Palletts

A great makeshift staircase for a loft. Get more information here.

12. Lego Railing

20,000 legos were used to create the rail int his chelsea apartment- surprisingly chic and modern! Get the details here.

13. Rainbow

Painting each step riser a different color is an easy way to brighten up your home. Picture found here.

14. Ombre Bannister

Or, keep the stairs white and paint each bannister railing a different hue to create an ombre effect. Image from here.

15. Carpet Collage

These stairs were decorated with 6 rugs sewn together. Read about it here.

16. Numbered

Perfect for kiddos. Read about the farmhouse containing this numbered staircase here.

17. Chalkboard

Paint each step riser with chalkboard paint, then write whatever messages or doodles you like. Found on this blog.

18. Mirrored

DIY these by adhering mirror tiles on each stair riser. Sort of creates a disco ball vibe.

19. Balloons

A cluster of balloons on the staircase are a quick and temporary way to create a party vibe, as done by this blogger.

20. 18. Knitting

These knit stairs could be replicated with a whole lot of patience by knitting scarf-like strips and adhering them to step risers.

21. Rainbow Lighting

Light outdoor steps in rainbow shades, found here.

22. Vintage

Use paint to create a vintage vibe on wooden stairs, like this blogger did.

23. Mini Carpets

Layering small, colorful rugs creates a magic carpet-like vibe. From this blog.

24. Stamped

Add some romance to the home with stamped X and Os. Get a detailed tutorial here.

25. Pet Stairs

Get directions here.

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