Awesome ways to dress your staircase
A lot of two story homes have staircases. This staircase is often carpeted, but it can also possess wood risers with stained or painted treads. Having a carpeted stair runner does allow you to have a lot of benefits. It exposes the beauty of the stained or painted treads but it also inserts a nonslip comfortable surface for the dozens of trips made up and down every day. After talking with our stair-builders, here are some choices to consider while dressing your home’s hardwood staircase:
This natural fiber is a timeless choice and the neutral shades in sisal are a pleasant backdrop to dramatic impact or statement pieces incorporated in other ways such as a colorful velvet sofette and large scale botanical wallpaper.
If you’re looking to make a statement, then a wide striped runner will do the trick. This dazzling pattern enhances the dramatic contrast between the black and white tones present in this entry.
For years, geometric prints have reigned supreme in the textile world and a motif present in a runner ensures a contemporary look on your staircase. Opt for a repeat that plays off the existing hues present in the stain and paint for a pattern that is sure to complement instead of compete.
A classic stripe is a timeless choice that will also add a coastal or cottage vibe to a staircase.
You can always skip the carpeted runner and go along with a colorful painted stripe in blue or green, or even spice up the risers with tile. You will obviously get bonus points for creativity!
But then again, there’s something truly beautiful about leaving the staircase alone and not adding a runner at all. Purposefully choosing to not include a runner allows the stained wood to take the spotlight, and when coupled with white risers and balusters, the contrast is striking.