Here at Abbott Wade, we like to think of ourselves as your go-to guys for all things stair related.
We love a home DIY project, and understand that many of our customers are not only looking to replace or upgrade their existing wooden stairs, but want to give their hallways a whole new lease of life.
In this blog, we offer our top tips for showing your chic new staircase off with wooden panelling.
Simple décor changes to modernise your wooden stairs
Our modern staircases (which come in a range of stunning styles) are, in our humble opinion, the best way to do bring your home into the 21st century.
But whilst you’re revamping your old wooden staircase, there are many other small (and relatively inexpensive) upgrades that you can make that will not only complement your gorgeous new staircase, but will make the world of difference to your home.
These could include changes to your lighting, flooring choices, wallpaper, and accessories. However, one of the most fashionable home décor trends at the moment is wooden panelling stairs.
Which types of staircase look best with wooden panelling?
With over 25 years of experience in the staircase business, we’ve designed and installed more types of staircase than you could shake a stick at. Wooden stairs, glass stairs, steel stairs, open tread, winder, spiral… You name it, we’ve done it.
Having installed staircases in homes of all ages, with various styles of décor, we’ve now got quite the knack for predicting which type of staircase goes best with which décor, and vice versa.
The exact style of panelling, flooring choice and even the colours of paint you choose can all make any style of staircase look good with wooden panelling.
However, you really can’t go wrong when combining wooden stairs with wooden panelling. This pairing offers a look that’s somehow both classic and modern simultaneously.
From here, your other choices – carpet or stair runners, bold or subtle paint colours, and whether you opt for painted wooden stairs or stick with the natural look – can transform the overall appearance, making for unique hallways that are customised to your personal tastes.
Speak to the staircase experts before getting started with panelling stairs
Itching to get started on creating that chic wooden stair panelling you’ve been dreaming about? We’d better warn you, once you’ve got the DIY bug, you’ll be covering your entire home in wooden panelling!
It’s obviously better to get your trendy new staircase sorted before beginning your panelling project, as this is the only way you’ll be able to measure up properly from your stringers.