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5 Ways to Liven Up A Plain Staircase

Make moving around your house even more fun and inspiring

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions | Jilson Tiu (Main Photos)

Staircases are not only supposed to be safe and practical, they need to complement the overall look of your space, too. Though this part of the home can be a bit difficult to spruce up, there are easy ways to liven it up and it won't require a huge chunk of your household budget. Check out these ideas: 

Use a running carpet

Try adding a running carpet or a rug on the steps of your staircase. Doing so can add color and pizzazz to your home. Remember to pick one that doesn't slip easily to avoid accidents and be on the lookout for vibrant pieces for an instant wow factor. 

Decorate your risers


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If carpets or rugs aren’t your thing, you can also choose to add strips of printed wallpaper to the risers. This hack is temporary and readily customizable, making it a great solution for those living in rented spaces.

READ: Lovely and Creative Ideas For Your Staircase

Install under-the-staircase storage


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If you live in a small home, it’s important to maximize every available space. And since the spaces underneath staircases tend to be awkward and difficult to decorate, why not add some smart storage there instead? That way, you can create a space that is not only beautiful but also functional. You can add a cabinet for shoes, bins for knickknacks, or a console for your belongings.

Create a personalized gallery wall


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Works of art are a tried-and-tested way of sprucing up a staircase, whether it’s a single large piece or a couple of small ones. You can also create a gallery wall with some of your favorite framed photographs or simply with wall décor that reflect your personality.

READ: 5 Inspiring Gallery Wall Ideas

Turn it into a mini indoor garden

Staircases are also great for showcasing your favorite houseplants. Pick a couple of potted green wonders you can line up along the steps. It will be extra cute to feature those in cute and colorful planters for an added oomph.

Source: Apartment Therapy

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