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  • Writer's pictureDamian Johnson

Your Staircase - Often Looked Over & Often Overlooked

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Staircases are often overlooked as design elements in a home, but they can have a big

impact on the overall look and feel of a space. A dated or drab staircase can detract from the beauty of a home, but with a few simple updates, it can become a stunning focal point. Here are some of the many ways a homeowner can make their staircase look updated and amazing.

  1. Paint or Stain: One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update a staircase is to paint or stain the treads and risers. A fresh coat of paint or a new stain color can transform the look of a staircase and make it feel brand new. For a bold look, consider painting each tread a different color or using a stencil pattern to add interest.

  2. New Handrails: Replacing the handrails on a staircase can also have a big impact. Choose a new design that complements the overall style of the home and adds an updated touch. Consider adding decorative elements such as wrought iron or carved details for a touch of elegance.

  3. Stair Treads: If the treads on your staircase are worn or stained, consider replacing them with new, updated materials. Options include hardwood, laminate, or carpet, each of which can add a new look and texture to the staircase.

  4. Lighting: Proper lighting is essential to creating a beautiful staircase. Consider adding recessed lighting along the stair risers, or installing a statement chandelier at the top of the stairs to draw attention to the staircase and make it a focal point.

  5. Wall Decor: The walls surrounding a staircase can also be updated with new decor. Add a gallery wall of framed artwork or family photos, or install a large statement piece, such as a tapestry or a large piece of artwork, to make the staircase a conversation piece.

  6. Carpet Runner: For a soft and cozy look, consider adding a carpet runner to the staircase. Choose a patterned or textured carpet that adds depth and interest, and coordinate with the color scheme of the home.

  7. Stair Riser Decals: Another fun and creative way to update a staircase is to add stair riser decals. Choose decals with a pattern or design that complements the overall style of the home, or create your own custom design for a unique touch.

There are many ways to update and transform a staircase into a stunning design element in a home. Whether it’s through paint or stain, new handrails, stair treads, lighting, wall decor, a carpet runner, or stair riser decals, the possibilities are endless. So why not get creative and make your staircase the beautiful and updated focal point it deserves to be?


Spot-On Home Improvements is a kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling company. Call or email us for a free estimate or consultation (330-283-8029 and damian@spot-onhome.com). We service Cuyahoga County and Summit County. We also service these following cities: Westlake, OH; Rocky River, OH; Bay Village, OH; Lakewood, OH; Cleveland, OH; Akron, OH; Copley, OH; Medina, OH; Hudson, OH; Stow, OH; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Brecksville, OH; Brunswick, OH; Twinsburg, OH; Streetsboro, OH; Aurora, OH; Shaker Heights, OH; Beachwood, OH; Chagrin Falls, OH; Pepper Pike, OH; Moreland Hills, OH and more. You can also find me at www.damianjohnsonrealestate.com.

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