A quick and easy way to renovate the home is to update the railings of the stairs or get a modern stair runner. Sometimes the paint wears off or the new wall color suddenly does not fit to the color of the interior stairs? We give you some tips and show you inspiring stair railing ideas and color combinations for the staircase. Get inspired and renovate the entrance area. Depending on the stair length and area you need between a few hours and a weekend for your project.
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Stair railing ideas – renovating and emphasizing the railings
Whether made of wood or metal, the process of renovation follows a few simple steps. The first step is to move away all furniture, carpets, statues and vases in close proximity with the staircase. Then cover the floor with protective cartons or paper sheets, tape them so that they would not move. Now you have to carefully remove the old paint or varnish, and wipe off the dust with a wet towel or cloth. Let the railing dry, for example, for one night, and the next day you can apply the new color.
The color or the stain finish would be different as per your interior colors and will depend on the effect that you want to achieve – do you want to make a centerpiece of your staircase or you want it to blend with the design? There are different stair railing ideas and you will see beautiful examples in the gallery below.
Stair railing ideas – what color you should choose?
Many stair railing ideas enhance the railings as a decorative element of the interior. Choosing the right color is, of course, a matter of taste but lately the trend shows that the railing color is an accent in the hallway. The more colorful, the better! Of course, this does not mean that you should choose a certain color only because it is fashionable. The color of the railings should be in harmony with the home decoration or wall shelves and create a seamless transition between the hallway and living area.