5 Ways to Update Your Staircase

Here’s a unique idea for adding a note of exotica to the stairway: stair risers tiled or stenciled in contrasting and complimentary patterns. Look to these five examples for inspiration:

Above: A project in Los Angeles by Lascaux Tile Company.

Above: Stair risers stenciled to mimic the look of tiles at Peacock Pavilions in Morocco. For another example of creative stenciling, see DIY Dramatic Floor Stencils.

Above: A curved staircase with tiled risers by Latin Accents Tile Company. Enjoy vibrant colors? If so, visit Rhapsody in Blue: Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.

Above: A grand staircase in a St. Simons Island house by architect Thad Truett. See more elegant staircases here.

Above: Another stairwell painted to resemble tiles from Arathi Jayaram on Pinterest.

Looking for more staircases to inspire? Sift through Remodelista‘s Room Gallery for ideas.


Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

All very spanish looking.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Remodelista, for Sharing this!

Yvette S.
Yvette S.3 years ago

Good ideas,thanks for sharing

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers3 years ago


Melissa F.
Melissa DogLover3 years ago

thank you for sharing these very cool looking stairs ideas!!!!

GGma Sheila D.
GGmaSheila D.3 years ago

Love all of these. Really adds zing to sometimes blah areas. Thanks for sharing.

Candace Fawcett
Candace Fawcett3 years ago

LOVE them!!! Would look especially beautiful in an Earthship. If you haven't heard of Earthships ...google them and look for pages/groups on facebook. Way of the future ... :D

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago