Nifty·Posted on Mar 1, 201325 DIY Ways To Update Your StairsYour staircase might be the last place in your home you'd think to decorate. But after seeing these staircases, you'll realize that a boring staircase is an opportunity squandered.by Pippa ArmbresterBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Wallpaper Paste wallpaper to the riser of each stair-- switching up patterns makes it extra eye-catching, as in this pic. 2. Painted Stripes Wonky painted stripes add color and character. Found on this post. 3. Chevron simpledwellings.blogspot.com Use stencils to paint a chevron pattern. Read about it and find a tutorial here. 4. Books theredthreadblog.blogspot.com If you're a seriously skilled painter, depict your favorite books on each step. As seen here. 5. Washi Taped iampascal.com Decorate a staircase with patterned adhesive tape. Find a link to the video tutorial here. 6. Nautical Rope Banister remodelista.com Use door knockers to secure the rope. Via Jonathan Adler (left) and Bockman + Forbes Design (right). 7. Staircase Decals etsy.com These are available to buy here. $34.95 for a set. 8. LED Lit reformthenorm.co.uk Lighting along the base creates a floating effect. Read more about it here. 9. Bike Rack thefancy.com Secure a bike wrack, like this one under the stairs for an aesthetically pleasing way to store your cycles. 10. Piano Keys curbly.com If you're a true musical fiend, you could easily DIY these in your own home with black and white paint. Found here. 11. Wooden Palletts A great makeshift staircase for a loft. Get more information here. 12. Lego Railing freshome.com 20,000 legos were used to create the rail int his chelsea apartment- surprisingly chic and modern! Get the details here. 13. Rainbow labeletterose.blogspot.fr Painting each step riser a different color is an easy way to brighten up your home. Picture found here. 14. Ombre Bannister ceilingexplorer.tumblr.com Or, keep the stairs white and paint each bannister railing a different hue to create an ombre effect. Image from here. 15. Carpet Collage housetohome.co.uk These stairs were decorated with 6 rugs sewn together. Read about it here. 16. Numbered bijoukaleidoscope.blogspot.com Perfect for kiddos. Read about the farmhouse containing this numbered staircase here. 17. Chalkboard wordpress.com Paint each step riser with chalkboard paint, then write whatever messages or doodles you like. Found on this blog. 18. Mirrored kitkraft.biz DIY these by adhering mirror tiles on each stair riser. Sort of creates a disco ball vibe. 19. Balloons melslifeasasahm.blogspot.sg A cluster of balloons on the staircase are a quick and temporary way to create a party vibe, as done by this blogger. 20. 18. Knitting knittaporfavor.wordpress.com These knit stairs could be replicated with a whole lot of patience by knitting scarf-like strips and adhering them to step risers. 21. Rainbow Lighting ppplastic-products.com Light outdoor steps in rainbow shades, found here. 22. Vintage compulsiveintexas.blogspot.com Use paint to create a vintage vibe on wooden stairs, like this blogger did. 23. Mini Carpets daydreamer0207.tumblr.com Layering small, colorful rugs creates a magic carpet-like vibe. From this blog. 24. Stamped diynetwork.com Add some romance to the home with stamped X and Os. Get a detailed tutorial here. 25. Pet Stairs miscfinds4u.com Get directions here.