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Project Idea of the Month:  Stair Risers

We always try to give you a variety of tile renovation ideas that range from small-scale and budget friendly to large-scale, long term projects.  Thanks to the popularity of platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, renovating your home is now the “it” thing to do and it is not uncommon to see couples spending their weekend at the local Home Depot.  In today’s blog post, we show you a project that can be done over just the weekend and will stun everyone.

There’s no question why adding a decorative tile to your stair risers is so popular right now.  With a limited amount of material and time, you can completely transform your home in just a couple days.  Here are some recent projects we’ve seen floating around social media that will help provide inspiration for your next project!

KEEP THE COLOR NEUTRAL BUT THE DESIGN BOLD

If you are hesitant to go full throttle with your stair risers, we suggest keeping at least one aspect of the tile you choose neutral.  The project below is the perfect example of how to add a bold pattern to your staircase while still keeping things subtle. The client chose the beige color option from the Ella Collection and paired it with a cool toned limestone to keep this Spanish Revival home feeling rustic and also unique.

Ella pattern tile Stair Install

Design by Kym at BattagliaStile, Photo by Adam Taylor

 

Ella (Jute) on Perle Blanc Stair Install

Design by Kym at BattagliaStile, Photo by Adam Taylor

 

UTILIZE A NEW PATTERN FOR EVERY STEP

We have to admit, this next style for designing a staircase is our favorite!  If you are feeling adventurous and really want to make your stairs one of a kind, we highly recommend choosing a different pattern for each step.  While it may seem daunting and impossible to choose collections that will fit together cohesively, the trick is to not overthink it!  As you can see below, no matter what patterned tile you choose, it blends together effortlessly as long as you have a compatible color palette.

Decorative tile alternating stair risers

Design: Luann Development, Photo by Adam Taylor

Stair risers decorative tile

Design: Luann Development Photo by Adam Taylor

 

Alternating stair risers with patterned tiles

ALTERNATE DECORATIVE TILE ON EVERY OTHER STEP

So you’re a minimalist who loves some pattern every once in awhile.  If you want to keep things mostly neutral with just a hint of pattern, try adding a decorative tile to every other step.  This is the perfect solution for a couple bumping heads over what to do with their stair risers.

Cabrillo pattern as stair risers in lido house hotel

Lido House Hotel, Photo by Ryan Garvin

 

Cabrillo Pattern Stair Risers for Lido Cottage close up

Design: Blackband Design, Photo by Ryan Garvin

Lena pattern on carrara as stair risers in living room

Design by Shannon Kate Designs

 

UTILIZE TILE IN MULTIPLE SPACES THROUGHOUT THE HOME 

If you finish your stair risers project and you’re feeling like that’s not enough tile, then keep adding it around the house!  Below are two examples of how to tie everything together by adding your decorative tile to a kitchen backsplash or a home bar.  Doing this will give your home a cohesive yet sophisticated vibe.

Lena tile stair risers

Design: Blackband Design, photo by Tessa Nuestadt

Lena Pattern On bar facade

Design: Blackband Design, Photo by Tessa Neustadt

Chapman tile on carrara on stair riser

Design: Alison Designs, Photo by Luke Gibson

 

Chapman kitchen backsplash in blue on carrara

Design: Alison Designs, Photo by Luke Gibson