How to panel stairs and transform your hallway in four quick steps

Looking up carpeted stairs with white wood panelling
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Want to know how to panel stairs? There's an art to it and several options. Here we reveal the cost effective solution that still oozes class and can be tackled by any competent DIYer. 

All you need is a little imagination before you jump in as LLCompany founder Jessica Davis explains, “Begin by envisioning your desired panelling style, be it the clean lines of a shaker design, the charm of decorative bead moulding, or the sophistication of vertical wainscoting. Once your vision is clear, meticulous planning is key.”

Headshot of Jessica Davis, founder of LLCompany
Jessica Davis

Jessica is the founder of LLCompany, and with 19 years in the design industry, she leads the charge in creating an online haven for interior renovation essentials. With a keen design sensibility, she carefully curates a collection that redefines interior spaces and homes, offering a one-stop-shop for those seeking both style and substance.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.