Mexican tile on stair risers make for an artistic project.
Courtesy of Deb Delman
With a few swipes of a paintbrush, plain balusters can be transformed.
Courtesy of Angie Campbell
Chevron stripes can add a bold punch to your risers.
Courtesy of Sharon Askew
About this Article
Just because staircases are functional and constantly getting stepped on doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a little interior design attention, too. These three projects prove that stairs can be both practical and pretty. If there’s a project that doesn’t need a lot of time or know-how, it’s this one: With a few swipes of a paintbrush, plain balusters can be transformed with an ombré paint job.