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5 ways to give your stairway style a real step up

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How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift

Do you have stairs in your home that could use a fresh look? Make a statement with your stairs by dressing them up with bright colors, patterns and fun designs. All you need to give your stairway a makeover is a little imagination and a lot of paint! For those of you who aren't ready to totally remodel a space in your home, these DIY staircase decorating ideas are the perfect way to give your stairs a fancy facelift without making any permanent changes.

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From removable wallpaper and runners to patterned fabric and a simple can of paint, take a look at these five ways to upgrade your staircase from the blogger community at Porch.com.

1. Ombre spindles

How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift
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If you don't want to commit to an entire staircase makeover, try focusing on just one part of your stairs. Incorporate the ombre trend into your home by painting the spindles of your staircase with the gradual fading of a color from dark to light.

2. Floral fabric

How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift
Image: Simply Fresh Vintage

Revamp your stairs by adding decorative floral fabric to the inside of each step for a fun and easy transformation. Try combining different colors and patterns for a creative and charming look.

3. Stair runner

How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift
Image: Rare and Beautiful Treasures

Turn your old, plain stairs into a statement piece by stapling a decorative stair runner to the entire length of your staircase. Depending on the time of year, runners are a great way to add seasonal decor to your home!

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4. Painted stairs

How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift
Image: The Heathered Nest

Give your stairs a brand-new look with only a couple of cans of paint! This staircase makeover uses paint and tape to create a simple yet stunning gray runner that really makes the stairs stand out.

5. Patterned wallpaper

How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift
Image: The Bold Abode

Who says wallpaper only belongs on walls? Go bold with your makeover by mixing and matching colorful and patterned removable wallpaper to bring your dull stairs to life.

Are you looking to update your stairs? Tell us how you would decorate your staircase in the comments below!

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How to give your stairs a much-needed face lift
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