Animal prints and geometrics are perennial clothing and fabric favorites. As staircase patterns, these motifs become whimsical and modernizing. Adding a bold pattern to staircase risers is a natural DIY project (though perhaps a tedious one) and a way to get visual pop without committing to a runner. Our blogging colleague at High-Heeled Foot in the Door used zebra-print decals from Wall Pops and cut them down with great results on her stairs [top].
Before and after pictures — plus a step-by- step description of the decal process (no taping off; no preparation) — are super helpful. I must note that her project was done three years ago – it would be interesting to know how well the adhesive held up. Perhaps she’ll give us an update.
Black and white chevrons are just as lively as zebra but perhaps less girly on stairs, I think. This pattern is also a natural when adjacent rooms have black-and-white striped dhurrie rugs, which we’ve shown before and continue to love. The tutorial for this effect originated at Home Depot and used by the Mom Amber from Simple Dwellings to create and inspiring spring update project.
(Source: highheeledfootinthedoor, simple dwellings)
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