March 29, 2011

Why Don’t You? [The Stair Edition!]

I love a good, playful decorating solution, so this week's "Why Don't You?" edition is dedicated to an oft-overlooked feature in our homes: the staircase.

From stencils to paint, quirky runners and unusual materials, there are plenty of ways to dress up an existing staircase. The easiest? A bit of typographic fun!:

[Image Credit: Alexandra Rowley via The Haystack Needle]

Equal parts inviting and colorful, this staircase oozes with cheer. Try the look with stencils from your local craft store (or even typographic wall decals) and play with your favorite words and phrases. The possibilities are endless!

[Image Credit: Pete's Travels via Freakonomics]

Counting calories? Behold, the most irreverent staircase in all of the land. You'll have the most unique stairs on the block (and, if you heed the calorie warnings, the leanest calves!).

[Image Credit: ELLE Wonen via The Style Files]

Graphic design lovers unite with this quirky Pantone take on a colorful stair pattern. Even better? Your non-nerd friends will be so, so confused.

Which is your favorite? Any you'd try in your own home? Spill in the comment section below!

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One Response to “Why Don’t You? [The Stair Edition!]”

  1. emilie Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I just finished my workout on the stairmaster, so the second photo made me laugh.  :)   If I owned my home and if it had stairs, I would pick pantone colors – all the way.