Botanical Style is a big trend in home decorating, if you want to be stylish and do something different
while making a statement at the same time. Everyone wants to bring in more plants and flowers at the
moment – real, faux and through prints and patterns. Some want a ton, some like only a few. Have you
thought to bring in floral and plant patterns though? For instance, through wallpaper? And in this case,
add it to your staircase? Yes, wallpaper the stairs of just any other part the house you feel would be
‘out of the ordinary’. Sounds great right!
DIY Wallpaper Your Stairs (Stand out from the rest)
Why not? It really works in any type of house or home, but if you go with a more modern pattern,
you can apply this look in a more modern city house too. Author Selina Lake has a new book, with a
great tip shown therein, Botanical Style, published by Ryland Peters & Small. I’ll share a photo from the
book and you can contact me for more tips later on week but for now, here’s a great project outlined in
the book that you can try at home.
Selina says, “Wallpapering the stairs is a wonderful way to bring vintage botanical pattern to a plain
staircase. Rip out any old carpet and remove any tacks or nails, then sand the stairs and paint them with
floor paint (Farrow and Ball wood primer & undercoat followed by ‘All White’ Floor paint was used here)
Gather up a collection of wallpaper offcuts or rolls of the same print for a more uniform look. Measure
the top stair and cut out to size using desired paper. Attach using PVA glue or wallpaper paste, starting
at the top means you can work your way down while leaving it alone so the glue will set.”
That’s it! Flowers on the stairs! Done! And if you need where to buy great and nice wallpapers here in Nigeria, you can find on konga.com and jumia.com.ng. They have great and wonderful selections that would wow you! If you want more creative ideas, do get in touch. We offer installation services too.