3 Easy Ways To Decorate The Stair Banister

Sometimes the most noticeable parts of your home will be forgotten in the mist of all your other decorating adventures, like painting the walls and deciding on curtains. Take the stairs banisters for example. You see and use them everyday, but rarely they are shown any attention to detail or even given the correct upkeep. But don’t worry, today we’ve got three wonderful, easy options for you to try. See what you’d like to do and test out something different for those bare stair rails!

1. Shiny Lights.

Twinkle lights are not just for celebrating the holidays! They’re perfect for year round decor. They bring in some girlish charm, extra personality and act as a nice nightlight for those late night stays in the living room. Obviously, twinkle lights are ideal for this type of decorating but don’t limit yourself to the usual color. Try out different shades and don’t over power the room with too much light. Remember, adding some sparkle to any space of the house only gives it more surprise, texture and oomph!

2. Pretty Paint.

Here’s another obvious update for those stair banisters. Paint them! If you really want to dive in and update their look, try using a new color on them. Even if you want to brighter them up with a neutral shade, or darker them up with something deeper that’s a great way to change the atmosphere. But if you’re feeling really gutsy, try a color! Aquas and blues are always great, but my personal favorite would be to choose a vibrant magenta or bold plum. And if you’re really creative you can try your hand at this ombre blue styled project! You can also create something with two tones .. black and white!

3. Graceful Garland.

Obviously,  rows of evergreen and pretty little ornaments are ideal to hand throughout the holidays, but that’s not the only time you can decorate your stair rails. Use different types of garland throughout all the seasons to highlight the closest holiday or something with a little more pizzazz. Use beads to jazz things up a bit or even thread some ribbon to give a softer look. For the spring and summer, don’t forget to utilize all the freshest flowers on some wires or lines of strings. You could even try to tie some scarves together to give a ethereal feel.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on August 14th, 2012


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