Fun Stair Riser Ideas

We venture to say that most people do not think much about their stair risers!  Most people either carpet the stairs, or, if they are left uncarpeted, most likely the treads are stained and the risers are painted white to match the rest of the trim.  Yet, stair risers can allow us the opportunity to be creative and make a design statement in a traditional or modern way.  This kind of creative interior decorating with paint, wallpaper, tiles, or salvaged wood pieces can instantly accomplish this.  The staircase can become one of the most attractive design elements of the house.  Take a look at some of these clever ideas that we love. We think you will agree that these stair treads are anything but boring.

These risers feature painted words that are inspirational to the family members.  (decoratingfiles.com)

Mosaic Tiles have been around for thousands of years.  But, this staircase with a different mosaic pattern on each riser creates a dramatic and modern take on ancient tiles.  (decoist.com)

Numbered Stair Risers – This simple idea would be great for a young family with kids! (from studiobcreativejuice.com)

Numbered Stair Risers – This simple idea would be great for a young family with kids! (from studiobcreativejuice.com)

The trellis wallpaper is very graphic and adds a modern motif in this home. – Country Living, March, 2015

The trellis wallpaper is very graphic and adds a modern motif in this home. – Country Living, March, 2015

Painted Runner with Tassels – This is a way to break up the monotony of a traditionally painted staircase.  The tassels add whimsy and even more interest.  (bjtodesigns.com)

Painted Runner with Tassels – This is a way to break up the monotony of a traditionally painted staircase.  The tassels add whimsy and even more interest.  (bjtodesigns.com)