How to revamp your staircase and refresh your home

How to revamp your staircase and refresh your home

It’s not always necessary to completely replace your whole staircase, especially if it’s in great condition and the design still appeals to you.

However, there are some effective cost-saving updates to boost your décor.

Replacing selected stair parts or redecorating your stairs are an ideal place to start.


Four ways to revamp your stairs

There are various ways to enhance the look of your stairs, including the following.


  1. Paint your existing stairs

A splash of paint is the ideal way to update your stairs and transform your home without breaking the bank.

For example, painting your beech banister white is an excellent way to refreshen your staircase’s appearance.  Or opt for something bolder by painting your stair panelling and walls.

Turquoises and plumb shades could create an appealing contrast with your white stair parts.


  1. Swap out your spindles

Replacing your current spindles with an upgraded design is an affordable way to enhance your hallway. Spindles or balusters are the vertical columns that stand beneath your handrail.

If you currently have rectangular spindles and wish for something more eye-catching, you could always use spiral spindles. This style adds an element of flair and looks the part in contemporary and traditional homes.

Other designs include chamfered, which provides a more classical feel.

Spindles come in different materials that can drastically alter the view of your stairs. Polished chrome, oak, iron, and stainless steel each offer a unique finish, so pick the one you like best.

You could even swap your spindles for glass panels to achieve an ultra-modern aesthetic.


  1. Update your newel caps

Newel caps are the decorative features that sit above your newel posts (the supportive column of your staircase) that can influence the appearance of your stairs.

There are several styles and designs, each offering a desirable and unique effect.

Pyramid newel caps bring brilliance to modern and contemporary homes, pairing exceptionally well with squared balustrades.

If traditional is what you’re after, ball or acorn caps offer a timeless and sophisticated finish to more classical staircases.


  1. Install a carpet runner

Make your staircase the focal point of your house by fitting a high-quality carpet runner. Instead of a complete carpet, a runner provides contrast between the colourful material and your treads.

The carpet runner can add a much-needed wow factor with many bold or subtle designs on the market.

For a dramatic style statement, a striped pattern could be the answer. Or to simply bring contrast, runners are available in one block colour.


Contact our experts at Stair Crazy

We’re a knowledgeable supplier of premium quality stair parts, perfect for rejuvenating all staircases.

Whether you're searching for beautifully crafted oak handrails or treads, you’ll find what you need to revamp your space.

To get in touch with our helpful team, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01942 365 509 or use our online contact form