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Stairs that Garner Stares

August 27, 2012 / Design Tips

Here at GreenBox, our favorite way to add interest to a room is, of course, canvas fine art. But we love home decor in general, and we are all for anything a crafty homeowner can do to personalize his or her dwelling space.

That’s why we really enjoy peeking at other people’s stairs. Now, for years we thought of steps as a means to an end: a way to get from point A to point B and back again. But why can’t they be something much more? Here are examples of some truly impressive steps we’ve seen lately.

Let’s start with these blue steps. A simple striped pattern from top to bottom. We can imagine that some carefully placed masking tape is the secret here.

These next two look to be wallpaper. We love the combination of all the prints and colors! Each step is a bit different. The tile-like blue ones look great with the pop of red in the center step, and the number steps have a fun and playful addition.

These speaking stairs are terrific, especially for those of us who love words. There are several examples of these around the Internet, and it’s a really clever way to personalize your space. Two things to remember, though: the quote has to go from bottom to top (so that you read as you climb), and it has to be a quote you won’t get sick of for a long, long time. As for the one in the photo, there’s a real danger there of getting the Doors stuck in your head every time you clmb the steps!

Finally, check out these steps up to a gallery called blue door artists in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida. Like we said, these folks are artists, so we’ll just admire these and not pretend we could recreate this look at home.

So there you have it–this is on our list for our own home. Some day. One step at a time.


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