Interior Design

11 ways to makeover an ugly staircase

Banish beige carpet and outdated honey oak once and for all.

1. Paint a faux runner

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2. Wallpaper the risers

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3. Opt for ombre

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4. Slap on some renter-friendly stickers

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5. Use a bold stairway runner

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6. Upgrade to a modern railing

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7. Or simply repaint it

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8. Add under-rail LED lighting

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9. Beadboard the risers

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10. Increase storage with built-ins

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11. Customize a landing with stencils or tile

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