Staircase Inspiration

I know, I know… How many projects and ideas could I possibly have going on at one time?!  Obviously, I’m a pro at biting off more than I can chew.  But I like to think that by thinking and dreaming ahead, I make the actual work that much better and more efficient… At least that’s what I tell myself. 😉

One major aspect of our new attic room is the staircase.  I shared a ton of attic inspiration here, but I haven’t even mentioned the stairs.  Thankfully, there was already a full staircase to the third floor, it just wasn’t isn’t pretty.  That’s where these staircase inspiration pics come in…

I’m debating about two tone, like this from House Beautiful (source):

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Or one tone, like this from Comfree (source):

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Maybe adding a runner, like these from Phoebe Howard (source):

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And Design Chic (source):

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We could even replace the treds (which are thin pine) with oak ones to match our main staircase, and then maybe add a runner, too, like this one from House Beautiful (source):

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In the interest of full disclosure, our staircase is actually closed, more like this from Phoebe Howard (source)… and how about that pattern on the risers?

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The possibilities are endless!  Before I go, I just have to include this stunning staircase from Houzz (source) for a little eye candy:

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What do you think?  Which staircase most inspires you?

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  1. Love the inspiration images. We are getting ready to put hardwood in the majority of our house and are trying to decide whether to completely cover the stairs in wood or add white risers. Tricky decisions. Coming over from the linkup at Home Stories.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      So glad you came by, Ashley!! It is such a hard decision, isn’t it? There are so many beautiful options. :) Good luck!

  2. Love those painted risers! So, so creative and chic. Love this!!!

  3. Loved looking around your blog! New follower! :)

  4. I like the two tone one the first picture, however I like the one where the cat is resting on a step also but then I hate vacuum steps so eliminate that one

    ps I need to redo my steps also thanks for the inspiration pictures

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      You are so welcome, Janice! I hope you enjoyed them. :) And they are all just stunning, aren’t they?

  5. Great roundup! love that last pic!

  6. These staircase are gorge! Love the spiral ones.

    I’d love for you to link up at Link’n Blogs, if you haven’t already. :)

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