Next Up

20 Stunning Stairway Decor Ideas for Every Style

Check out these ideas that will really step up your stairway decor game.

Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more.
1 / 20
Photo: Design 4 Corners. From: Design 4 Corners.

Inviting Entry Bench

Become the hostess with the mostest by adding a cozy, custom bench to the wall of your stairs. This bright-white staircase features an inviting, built-in bench, three coat hooks and handsome live-edge shelf. A pair of industrial sconces shine above the shelf and provide a glowing welcome for homeowners and houseguests, alike.

More photos after this Ad

2 / 20
Photo: Amber Thrane. From: Design 4 Corners.

Tiles + Texture

A little color goes a long way. Faded aqua and French blue tiles bring an unexpected, bohemian-coastal touch to the risers of this classic white staircase. The alternating tiles bring color and character underfoot while a dreamy driftwood bench topped with five, blue-and-white linen pillows brings natural texture to the staircase wall.

More photos after this Ad

3 / 20
Photo: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Halstead Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®.

Modern Mix

Let the architecture of your home guide your approach to styling your staircase. This minimalist-style Upper West End home calls for unembellished accents and modern art. A large skylight washes the staircase with sunlight and showcases an edgy and oversized black-and-white painting, the sunny seascape print and collection of sleek, circle mirrors.

More photos after this Ad

4 / 20
Photo: Nicole Franzen, Architecture By: Martha Picciotti of Picciotti Design. From: Jette Creative.

Curated Collection

Dust off your inherited art and long-forgotten travel treasures and put them to work above your staircase. This modern-meets-bohemian home shows how it’s done. A striking black-and-beige global tapestry is surrounded by a unique collection of family heirlooms above the staircase base. The curated display adds texture and dimension to the ultra-white walls and offers insight to the homeowners’ personality and style.

More photos after this Ad