You don’t have to be a professional interior decorator to come up with fresh ways to makeover your home’s staircase. There are tons of cheap stair makeover ideas to be found on the Internet. Fortunately for you, we have compiled some of the best makeover ideas for your review right here! These staircase renovations can be done easily and on a tight budget. Keep reading to check out some of the top cheap stair makeover ideas to learn what might work for your home, your budget and your experience level.
Cheap Stair Makeover Ideas
Add new treads:
If you have a worn staircase, a simple solution to spicing up the look and making it look completely new is to simply add new stair treads. Many people think replacing the treads is expensive, but if you look for the best deals on wood for your wood stairs, you can get a pretty good deal resulting in quality-looking staircases.
Decorate the Stair Risers:
Vinyl has become quite the trendy home decorating tool. There are so many ways to use Vinyl to spruce up a space or to add decor to your home. You can cover the stair risers in vinyl – either all the same color or print (can also use wallpaper or even fabric for this!) or you can use vinyl cut out letters to add a sweet message to your staircase.
Change up the stain on a hardwood staircase:
Did you recently paint or add new flooring or furniture to your home? Sometimes the stain we have on our staircase doesn’t go with other furniture or home aesthetics. This is why it can be great to simply sand off your current stain and pick something more flattering. It’s a fun and easy (not to mention, inexpensive!) way to fix up your staircase.
Add a new runner:
This is probably one of the cheapest stair makeover ideas – and the easiest. Pick fabric, usually hefty quality, or a long stair rug to change up the runner if you have wood stairs. Get your hands on a good nail gun and install.
Use stair rugs on each step:
Along with that same idea, but different, add a rectangle or long oval rugs to each tread. This can be a way to soften up your stairs without using outdated carpet over the entire staircase.
Paint the stair posts:
Paint is by far one of the cheaper tools a DIY-er can use when in the midst of a home makeover project. Not everyone wants paint on their staircase if they are going for a more traditional wood look. However, paint can be a fun way to add color and a new look to a staircase. You don’t even have to paint all of the stair posts the same color. Consider going for an ombre look. Start with a dark blue or teal on the Newel post and add a little white paint to your main color and paint another post. Add more white paint for the next post and so on. The ombre look is fun, trendy and unique. The best part about using paint is that it is easy to change when you get tired of the same old look. Paint is easy to remove and can be replaced with a wood stain instead. Or you can switch up paint colors for a completely new look.
Add staircase moulding:
This is a great trick to add a completely fresh look to your staircase. Adding a staircase moulding to your walls, gives an expensive look without the expensive price tag. Plus, it is pretty easy for even your basic DIY-er. There are tons of tutorials to be found online so you can choose the way that works best with your staircase layout.
Adding stair skirtboard can also be a quick inexpensive DIY project that will give your staircase a new look and feel.
As you can see, there are so many ways you can makeover your home staircase. With just about any budget, a little time, and some DIY motivation, you can makeover your stairs in no time!