5 quick and easy ways to update your stairs
Get a new look with one small tweak…
Displays are perfect for breathing new life into a room, so why should using them on your stairs be any different? stacking treasured books up the steps looks great, but be sure the treads are wide enough to walk on, too. it’s amazing what a pop of colour can do to a plain wall. if you have on-trend dark walls, try a bold neon stripe just above the skirting to pack a punch without overpowering the look. Use a ruler to plot the height of the stripe along the skirting board, then mark out with masking tape to ensure a sharp edge. A new runner gives a staircase a smart look and will protect the
steps. try a hard-wearing design with a subtle pattern for style with substance. Frosted or clear glass instead of spindles will give any staircase a modern update without the cost and disruption of a complete overhaul. Complement with lighter-coloured walls and flooring to keep the look as bright and airy as possible. An ombre effect with paint can have a truly dramatic look. Choose two colours that work together, then paint the top half of the staircase with the lighter and the bottom darker, leaving a gap in the middle. When it’s dry, paint in the gap with a mix of the two hues, layering lightly until you get the effect.
Paper the side of your stairs to match your walls. sandberg estelle design, £76 per roll, Wallpaper Direct