10 Painted Stairs Ideas for a Staircase Renovation

a hallway with a white painted staircase
(Image credit: Pete Helme c/o Rust-Oleum)

If you're looking for painted stairs ideas, chances are you're looking to do more than just give your hallway a little refresh. Staircases actually present a good opportunity to get creative with paint, colour and pattern, adding character to these small spaces that first welcome you into your home. 

With that in mind, we've found some of the best, tried-and-trust and most creative staircase ideas using paint to inspire your project. Plus, we've included expert tips to make sure you get the best from your project. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.