30 ideas to decorate stairs: Walls, landings, railings and steps

If you are lucky (or unlucky) to have a staircase in your home and you are reading this article, it is because you no longer know what to do with the blessed staircase to decorate it, right?

Well, whether I've been right (yes, I know I've been right) or not, what interests you is decorating it, and that's why I've prepared this good batch of ideas and inspiration for decorating stairs.

Not only the steps or the railing, no, but ideas to decorate both the stairwell, landings, walls, steps and railings.

Whether you have a duplex, a chalet or a house with two floors, take good note and inspiration and prepare to leave that transit area decorated as God intended. we start

Minimalist in white and wood

A staircase decorated in white and wood

Williams Girl Photography | Instagram @ninawilliams

Simple, minimalist and very, very beautiful.

If the stairs of your duplex are made of wood with a white railing and a wooden handrail, or the other way around, since what matters in this case is that the combination is white and wood, you will need little else to decorate it. , you just have to see the ladder above these lines.

A nice lamp, perhaps a pot, a painting... You don't need more.

put a rug

A staircase decorated with a carpet and a gallery of decorative elements

Design and photography RedHead can Decorate | Instagram @Redheadcandecorate

You can also make use of carpets for stairs, as they have done in Redhead can Decorate, both to add another decorative element that changes the style of the staircase, and to turn it into a more welcoming space, if that is what you need.

In addition, on the first landing, as you go up, you can place a gallery of paintings, mirrors and other decorative pieces of your choice, as this staircase above has.

Warm with subtle details

A staircase decorated in white and wood with sheets on the walls

Design and photography by Garvin and Co | Instagram @jlgarvin

Very simple, but very pretty. As Jessica Garvin did on her staircase: Everything in white and wood, and a subtle gallery of prints, paintings or whatever you want, may be enough to show off a scene as beautiful on your staircase as the one you are seeing.

Wooden frieze and picture gallery

A staircase decorated with a gallery of paintings and photographs

Photography The Handmade Home

A plinth on the part of the wall, somewhat lower than the railing, since it looks better and has less of a corridor effect, and at the top, a large gallery of images that accompany you as you climb the stairs.

with paint

A staircase decorated and painted red

A powerful color, either red, as we see above, or perhaps navy blue, very elegant, can be enough to decorate a modern staircase.

This type of color has a lot of presence, and they are enough by themselves to give a space personality, without resorting to other decorative elements for decorating stairs.

With wallpaper and warm elements

A staircase decorated with wallpaper and very cozy

Photography D Marie Interiors

A serene wallpaper with a soft pattern that does not clutter but dresses up the walls.

In addition, a natural fiber rug, which is very resistant and covers the floors with pleasure.

Also, to see how to decorate the landing of a staircase, here we can see how they have done it: a small still life with some decorative elements according to the style, and you already have your staircase decorated.

Create an accent wall

A staircase decorated with an accent wall

Photography by Coastall Iron Designs

Choose the main wall of your staircase, paint it a color that stands out from the rest to create an accent wall, and then, if you want, add some decorative elements to complete the scene.

in black

A staircase with the walls painted black

Carpendaughter Photography for Remodelaholic

Do you remember what I told you before about strong colors? Well, black, obviously, is also enough and is left over to fill any space.

Some stairs are quite dark, since they do not have windows in the stairwell, but if yours does and it is a relatively bright staircase and it is not very narrow, I do not think it is a bad idea to add a color as powerful as black.

Also, if you add white elements, such as on the steps, or the railing, much better.

in neutral tones

A staircase with the walls painted in earth tones

Photography Pinterest

Do you want to play it safe? Ok, take notes: Soft earth tones.

Paint the entire staircase a soft earth color and you'll be sure to hit the nail on the head.

Now, you have to like both the color and the warm atmosphere that applying said paint to the walls of the staircase will generate.

in navy blue

A staircase with the walls painted in dark blue

Earnest Home Co Photography and Design

What I told you before. Dark blue or navy blue is one of the most elegant colors out there.

If we also combine it with white, we curl the curl.

A very successful combination to paint and decorate a staircase.

Also, if the size allows it, you can put a kind of hall at the beginning of the stairs, with a nice chair and some paintings and finish off the scene, as they have done in Earnest Home Co.

And if it is not at the beginning, you can always use the landings of the stairs to decorate them in this way.

With murals on the steps

A staircase with a mural on the steps

Wall mural by Etsy

Yes, I didn't know either, now there are wall murals for steps.

If you opt for this option, I advise you to put a soft, neutral tone on the walls, since all the prominence should go to the mural of the steps, in addition to the fact that with the mural, there is already enough decoration, there is no need to recharge the staircase, and less if it is narrow.

a family gallery

A staircase decorated with a gallery of family photos

Photography and decoration Dear Lillie

There is no doubt that decorating with photographs of your loved ones is always a great option. Or so I want to think.

So, what better place to be able to use all the ones you want than on the wide walls of your staircase?

with wallpaper

A staircase decorated with Cole & Son wallpaper

Photography and decoration Make Home Easier

A beautiful wallpaper like this one we see, the Woods paper from the firm Cole & Son, which you can buy here, and which covers the entire stairwell and you will not need anything else to add.

Naturally you can always put more elements, such as paintings, lights and others, but the paper will have taken care of the great bulk of the stair decoration.

Wallpaper on the front and steps

A staircase decorated with a wooden frieze, wallpaper on the steps and a plant

Etsy wallpaper

Look at this other narrow staircase above how simple it is and how well it is decorated. It's a nice ladder.

And the only thing it has is a wallpaper on the front of the steps, a wooden frieze on the walls and a nice plant decorating the landing of the stairs.

Nothing ornate, since the decoration of narrow stairs should not be at any time ornate.

A narrow staircase decorated in white with the front of the steps with wallpaper

Etsy wallpaper

Another example, but with a different wallpaper that you can buy here. And it's still a beautiful staircase. Simple, without superfluous noise, pretty.

This is a good idea to decorate narrow stairs, where the walls are better left free so as not to "close" them anymore.

Thus, we can use the steps to add decoration, being able to paint in light tones that make it more spacious and bright.

with niches

A staircase with niches in the walls

Photography Leroy Merlin

Plain in gray tones and with niches on the walls to put an ornament such as a vase, a sculpture or whatever you like the most, without having to do it on the floor or on the walls.

Thus, the walls of the stairway remain clear and "clean".

Naturally this idea requires a work and a wide staircase.

Creating a pattern on the steps

A staircase with wallpaper on the steps

Photography Leroy Merlin

To decorate a narrow staircase, paint the walls white and gain light and make it visually larger. To decorate it, use the steps, and add color accents.

Of course you can also touch the walls, but not excessively, with subtle elements, letting the main focus of attention be the steps.

With plants and vegetation

A staircase decorated with a mural of plants

Photography Leroy Merlin

This is one of the ideas for decorating stairs that I like the most, because of its simplicity, since it is very easy to add plants to any space, because of its tremendous decorative power, and because of how cheap it is.

In addition to the visual impact that can be created, and that anyone who sees it will be left with their mouths open for a moment.

With geometric vinyl

A staircase decorated with modern geometric vinyl

Etsy Vinyl

In fact, you can decorate the walls of the staircase with any type of decorative vinyl, but I have loved these hexagonal geometric cuts for modern stairs, and they are also available in a wide variety of colors.

As you can imagine, installing them is very simple.

I found them on Etsy, and you can buy them by clicking here.

With imitation wallpaper…

A staircase with the walls decorated with imitation stone wallpaper

Bimago wallpaper

Whether you like wood, stone or concrete walls, there are wallpapers with a great realistic finish that you can use for your stairway walls.

This one that we see imitates a stone wall, but you have many other wallpapers that imitate all kinds of materials and finishes.

A staircase decorated with the walls with 3D wallpaper

Bimago Wallpaper

Another model of wallpaper that you can use for the walls of your modern staircase in your duplex is one with a 3D effect, like the one we see above, creating a very current focal point.

You will not need anything else to decorate the staircase.

A staircase with turquoise abstract wallpaper on the walls

Bimago Wallpaper

And another one that I loved, because we can add a perfect decorative touch to a modern staircase, and I couldn't resist putting it on this list of ideas. An abstract cut paper in a powerful turquoise.

Well, as you can see, you have wallpapers to leave the stairs of your house, duplex or chalet, made a brush.

Baseboard and wallpaper

A staircase decorated with wallpaper and paintings

Photography and decoration Life On Virginia Street

If all wallpaper seems too much for you, you can install a wooden plinth at the bottom of the stairway walls, leaving the top free for wallpaper.

And on the landings, on the main walls, add other decorative embellishments, such as beautiful paintings, for example.

The lighting

A staircase with pendant lights

Photography ?

As I said before, there are many stairs that are dark. Naturally these transit areas have to be extremely well lit.

And since lighting needs to be added, why not go big? I am not referring to putting giant-sized lamps, but to using a luminaire with style and design that gives the staircase that decorative touch that you are looking for.

A staircase with a metal lamp

Photography ?

Here we see another example.

The ladder has practically nothing. The landing is decorated with two decorative pieces in silver tones and a large painting on the wall, but it is the fantastic metal lamp that sets the decorative accent in a big way, creating a decoration for a modern staircase. Current.

A staircase with pendant lights

Deccoria Photography

Another example where lighting plays a great role in the decoration of the staircase.

In this case, in addition, a wall has been covered with false white brick and glass with a drawing in square format.

Take advantage of the structural elements of the staircase

A staircase decorated with wallpaper

Photography ?

All stairs are different, and while some are free of beams or pillars, others are. Well, if yours has it, here you can see an idea where they have made good use of it.

Instead of hiding it or camouflaging it in some way, they have taken advantage of it to create a very successful decorative shelf on the landing.

with stone

A staircase decorated with a stone wall

Photography ?

Before we have seen how to decorate a staircase with imitation stone wallpaper, but if you like stone, wood, marble or any other material, you can cover one wall or several with said material to decorate the staircase.

Has this batch of stair decoration served to fill you with inspiration? I hope so, for that I have prepared it.

Although as I always tell you, if you have a question, leave a comment, and I will be happy to answer you.

And if you have come down here, surely these other articles interest you: 15 impressive modern stairs | Ideas to paint the steps of the staircase | And more ideas to decorate interior stairs.

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