If your home is more than one story and you are not able to leap ten feet in a single bound, you probably have a staircase. Maybe you resent your staircase because it is boring, or ugly. But instead of seeing your stairs as an eyesore, you could think of them as a giant blank canvas. Why not try out one of these ten creative ways to paint your stairs?
Above: try painting each riser in a different brilliant color. One of those little sample cans would probably be enough for each step. From Better Homes & Gardens.
These ombre stairs from Design*Sponge would require a little work on the mixing front... but they look more than worth it.
This idea is sort of a hybrid of the ones above, and I love it. Different colors in different shades that fade into one another = painted staircase perfection. From Marie Claire Maison.
Add a little something extra to a painted runner with stripes down the middle. From Faded Plains.
Here's a fun idea that turns the painted stair runner on its head: instead of painting the middle of the stairs, paint the edges, so the 'runner' is the natural wood color. Photo from Skona Hem via Apartment Therapy.