15 Bold Ways to Redo Your Outdated Staircase Without Remodeling

Turn that old staircase into a masterpiece without breaking out the tools.

By Hometalk Highlights

Paint the risers with bold chevron

This just takes paint, but it will stop guests at the door.

Lay down a colorful runner

This is even more magnificent if you pair it will an loud accent wall like this!

Choose a soothing grey palette

Here's a combo that will give your home a farmhouse feel.

Stencil a set of plywood risers

If your hallway needs a pop of color, this will do it.

Strip and stain your carpeted stairs

Rip away that old, ratty carpet and stain the steps underneath.

Go French-chic with a striped border

This is so simple...and so chic!

Give old stairs a facelift with a DIY runner

If you can't find a runner you like, put together your own with rugs and carpet tape.

Paint your stairs to look like real wood

Going for the natural look? Instead of stripping the paint, fake the look.

Cover risers in strips of wallpaper

This is perfect if you have leftover wallpaper scraps.

Stencil a delicate pattern on blank risers

Make a cohesive design with a ton of color for a bright decor pop!

Add a bit of glamour with metallic paint

This lighter look will add just the right amount of class to your boring stairway.

Stick strips of fun fabric over the risers

The best part about this makeover? It's totally reversible and easy!

Turn the stairs into paper bag floors

Makeover the treads of your staircase with paper bags, and update the risers with wallpaper.

Use a mixture of salvaged & stained wood

Raid your scrap pile for some fun and colorful strips, then build this look.