Whether indoors or outdoors, a staircase always presents a unique and at times challenging decorating opportunity; and while some people simply choose not to rise to the occasion and leave their staircases bare, the braver among us often choose to use our staircases to make bold decorating statements. Depending on your personal style, there are thousands of different and creative ways that you can express yourself utilizing your staircase as a canvas. In reality, the potential decorating options are essentially limitless, and if you are particularly creative, decorating your staircase can be the perfect way to display your talents.
One of the single most dramatic and creative ways to decorate you indoor staircase is to focus on customizing the banister. There are several effective ways that you can accomplish this; however, one of the least expensive and easiest to customize to your own personal taste is to utilize faux flower garlands. These versatile decorative aids are available in virtually any flower variety that you can imagine, and the prices can be very, very reasonable. However, they also range to the high-end, and therefore you can certainly find not just the variety of flower you are looking for, but you can also get the appropriate quality to mesh seamlessly with your décor. The traditional way to utilize these garlands is to wrap them around your banister, weaving the garland through the rails.
If you are decorating an outside staircase, such as your porch or a gazebo you may want to consider using live, hanging flowers and other plants. Indeed, many people opt to create little flowerpot gardens on their exterior staircases, placing a different type of plant in a pot on each step. In order to make your staircase garden as attractive and decorative as possible, the types of pots that you use are the key. You should take care to match the pots to the exterior of your home, or choose ones that contrast in an attractive way. You may want to splurge on more expensive, high quality, expertly coordinated pots if you really want to make a dramatic impression with your decoration.
In addition, since you are planting this staircase garden to be decorative, you want to choose attractive plants (such as ornamental peppers) and keep them very well maintained for the best effect.
Of course, if you are decorating an exterior staircase, keeping it neat, tidy, and regularly are all key aspects to the overall effect of your decorative foray. For this reason, many successful decorators of exterior staircases choose to get pots, other accessories that are easy to keep clean, and looking new. You may want to keep these desired characteristics in mind when you are looking for and choosing the decorative pots that you will need to utilize when you create your staircase garden. Finally, when you are decorating your staircase (whether it is indoors or outdoors) the number one thing that you need to keep in mind is to have fun, and to ensure that your final décor choices reflect your own personal style and creativity.