DIY Thursday: Creative Ways to Customize Your Staircase

Carpeted stairs are great and all, but is that really all they can do? Turns out, there are a lot of ways to make that boring staircase interesting! All it takes is a little elbow grease, a weekend of work and you’ve got yourself a fantastic architectural feature that you’ll fall in love with every time you see it. So clear your schedule, pull on your work gloves, and check out all of the ways you can customize your staircase!

Wallpaper Stairs via HomeEdit

diy stairs tutorialsMix and match complementary wallpapers to recreate this awesome set of stairs! Wallpaper is easy to put up, and it’s an inexpensive way to make your stairs a work of art!


Painted Wooden Crate Stairs via FunkyJunkInteriors

diy stairs tutorialsThese antiqued stairs are great, and it turns out, there’s nothing antique about them! Through the clever use of stencils, this tutorial shows you how to paint your steps to look like they were made out of old crates.

Adhesive Tape Stairs via IAmPascal

diy stairs tutorialsOh, Washi tape, is there anything you can’t do? These imaginative steps have been decked out with a variety of adhesive tape, and the result is this vibrant stream of color!

Painted Stairs with Runner via SouthernHospitalityBlog

diy stairs tutorialsGive your stairs a traditional upgrade by adding a fresh coat of paint and a runner. This look is timeless, and it’s an easy weekend project!

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Ombre Stairs via RealSimple

diy stairs tutorialsMake your stairs the center of attention with this ombre staircase tutorial! With those white walls, these stairs really come to life.

Weathered Lumber Steps via ILoveEcoChic

diy stairs tutorialsYou don’t have to live in a farmhouse to love these rustic steps–although, that’s cool, too! These weathered steps look fabulous, they go with any decor style, and they’re so easy to make.

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Mosaic Risers via SilvaHayes

diy stairs tutorialsIf you’re super artsy and you’re feeling adventurous, check out this tutorial. You’ll learn how to create an eye-catching mosaic on your staircase, and you’ll be able to brag about it to all your friends when they come over. Who wouldn’t? This is awesome!

Carpet to Hardwood Stairs via Remodelaholic

diy stairs tutorialsMaybe you’re not after anything fancy, you just want know how to turn your carpeted stairs into these clean-looking wood ones. Head on over to Remodelaholic for an easy how-to.

Chevron Stencil Stairs via SimpleDwellings

diy stairs tutorialsChevron stripes are a great way to dress up anything, so why not use them to makeover your stairs? It’s easier than you thought to achieve this look, and this tutorial will show you how.

Painted Staircase via DIYNetwork

diy stairs tutorialsThese striped steps are too cool for school, in our opinion. The black and white with that pop of peach makes this staircase look super vintage-y, and the X’s and O’s are totally adorable.

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