How often do you stop and think about just how important your staircase is to the rest of your home? The chances are that you don't. Of course, for many, the idea of a staircase is simply a way to get from one floor to the next. Whilst this may be somewhat true, that doesn't have to be the only way you see your staircase. 

Staircases are also a great design space in your home—a chance to showcase your very own sense of style and to get creative too.

Stuck on how to dress up your stairs? Want to create a stylish staircase no matter the space that you have? 

Vintage staircases

Staircases have been around for some time, which means that it comes as no surprise that you will find vintage styles to fall in love with when it comes to staircase design. 

Want to make a vintage staircase stand out? If you do, then why not add a bit of fun and quirky style to it? We love the idea of transforming each step using contrasting patterns, which can be painted on each step to create a real sense of style that ensures that every single step stands out.

Paint your staircase

If you want to make sure that your staircase is unique and to your style, what better way to make sure of this than to paint it? A painted staircase allows you to choose whatever colour scheme you want. 

Not only this, but when you have a plain wooden staircase, it is much more likely to get worn and tired over time. However, with a fresh lick of paint, you can rejuvenate the wood and make it look brand new again. If you are not too keen on the idea of having it a bright colour, then you may want to choose more neutral shades to paint it. 

Open up your staircase with glass

The most traditional approach to take with your staircase is to have a wooden side that closes it off. Whilst this may be traditional, it is not the only approach that you can take. If you want something a little more modern and stylish, then you can always have glass sides instead. 

This look may not be for everyone, but it is a striking way to open up your staircase and make sure that plenty of light comes in. 

Be bespoke 

Despite shopping around and taking your time, sometimes you can really struggle to find the exact style of staircase for you. This means that the best option for you to consider is to request a bespoke staircase renovation. 

Of course, if you do like the idea of bespoke design, then you are going to need to remember that this will require expert help. Not only when it comes to design, but creating it too. 

That said, with the right help, you can have a staircase that is entirely your own and unique to you and your needs too. 

Use your under stairs space for storage 

You may think that the under stair space is not particularly useful. However, whilst it may be tricky to get to grips with and utilise the space, you should never underestimate its uses. With clever thinking, you can transform the empty space under your stairs and make it useful and stylish too. 

One great idea that we have seen is to transform your under stair space into a home office. Using shelving, a curved desk and plenty of appropriate lighting. 

Go bright with vinyl stickers

Looking for an easy and cost-effective way to transform your staircase and make it look new? Why not add colour by applying vinyl stickers?

There are a number of ways to use vinyl stickers on your staircase. They are colourful, they are easy to use and they are low cost too. Best of all, they are durable, which means that they won’t get worn over time. However, that said, if you do get tired of having them on your stairs, then you can really easily remove the vinyl stickers and replace them. 

Create a monochrome theme

Love the idea of keeping your stairs as neural as possible, but still want a somewhat contrasting theme? If this is true for you then why not choose a monochrome staircase? Not only are they incredibly stylish, but it is easy enough to work your furniture and soft furnishings into your staircase without it ruining the overall theme and style. 

Open up your staircase

The most common approach for your staircase is to have it closed between each step; this isn’t the only way to style your stairs. If you want to have plenty of light flowing through your staircase and create a sense of space, then you could always have gaps between each step. 

It is important to remember that if you want to have an open staircase, this might not always be the safest choice if you have children or pets who can move up and down the stairs. 

Hide your storage

We have already looked at how you can use the space under your stairs as storage, but what about using your actual stairs instead of space underneath for storage? One great idea that we have seen is to conceal storage drawers in the actual stairs themselves; this works particularly well if you have shoes that need to find a home. 

Think contemporary with metal stairs

Metal stairs are most often seen in public spaces, where the staircase is used regularly. This is because they are known to be both strong and durable. The important thing to remember is that just because metal stairs are most often used on commercial stairs, that doesn't mean that they can't be used in residential properties. 

They are a great way to bring a touch of modern style into your home. As well as create durable and robust stairs that can last a lifetime. 

Don't overlook your stairs. Sure, they are a useful and functional part of your home, but they are also so much more than that. They can allow you to be creative, help you showcase your sense of style, and above everything else, this small and compact space can also help you have fun. 

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