After my post a month or so ago on ‘Three Ways To DIY A Colourful Blue Staircase’ lots of lovely readers tweeted and commented asking me to do a post with more colourful staircase design ideas. I love colour and I love quirky, interesting, out-of-the-box staircase designs so it was really fun to pull these eight staircase ideas together for today’s post. When you are looking to design stairs it provides the ideal opportunity to create a wow factor statement in your home. The pink spiral staircase as an example of how shape, form and colour combine forces to create an eye-catching design statement in an open plan modern home, while a colour block green runner paired with polka dot wallpaper results in a playfully preppy scheme in a traditional space. You can even have fun with staircase accessories such as graphic safety gates if you have kids or you could even try painted staircase banisters. I also really like the idea of using multicoloured staircase runners to create a graphic design statement. I think this approach works best when the rest of the space is kept fairly pared back and minimal; pairing brights with whites creates an aesthetically pleasing visual. If staircase runners aren’t your thing, why not try painting the stair faces? You could go for an ombre effect or choose a series of different colours to create a multicoloured look. To really up the colour ante you could paint the whole of each step in a block hue, just as seen in the rainbow brights example above. Which of these colourful and stylish staircase designs do you like best? Have you ever done anything out of the ordinary or colourful with the design of your staircase?
Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.