Sisal Gold beige border

Sisal Gold beige border

Free interior design ideas around your new stairrunner. 

Creating Interior design around your new stairrunner easy steps. Interior design around your new stairrunner. Here’s a quandary! You’ve bought a new stairrunner because you want a fresh look, but your décor is designed around the old carpet. If you want some easy and practical ideas to solve that problem, if your minded to make a quick transformation around your new stairrunner, then read on! I hope you have some fun trying out these trusted ideas. 


The principals of design 

Interior designer

Designing your new Stair runner.

Only you know what design makes you happy or inspired; what colors or décor styles you prefer. May be you love cool blue thinking colors, a back to nature green palette, or shades of beige for flexible accessorizing. You might have in mind a shabby chic or minimalist feel. These reflections of who you and your passions are are naturally on you. We can’t and shouldn’t advise on that; but where we can can offer some borrowed wisdom, is with interior design principals to work within. If you like green for example we will guide you below which shades go best with each other, and this will in turn will set of a chain reaction of harmony rather than clash or drabness.

Redo’s are a waste of time and usually money. Using the principles increases the chance of a successful project first time. A small time investment in the planning stage could save you a lot of anxiety and a few quid too!

Below we will show the principals, followed by completed mood boards, built around your actual runner . So if you’re a a keen learner personality, use the wisdom and apply it in your own way, but if you’re in a rush, just use the examples we’ve given, which include links to paint colors you can buy online, and save yourself time choosing at the paint shop . 

Principal 1 . Color .

Color wheel

Color wheel

Have you noticed how some peoples home décor looks “right” and others’ whilst often having beautiful components, just dont gel. This is usually about how the home owner has chosen color and balanced that color. Get the color and  balance right and your project will sing. 

To answer color questions, you can lean on the color wheel. You may be familiar with this already, after all , artists have been using color wheel principals for centuries, clothes’ designers live by them, there’s a color wheel on every interior designers desk. If you’ve worked “the wheel” before, skip this brief explanation, but If this is new to you, welcome to a principal that once learned (and its not rocket science I promise), will transform design in every area of your life. Choosing a scarf or a vase, taking a picture, and of course, breezing this staircase design project.                                    

Types of design


A Monochromatic design takes colors from within the same segment . An example would be the ‘red violet’ you see on the left of the wheel which shows four colors within the segment . if you work within the four colors in that segment, you can be certain, given one more parameter, that your design will look harmonious. The extra parameter is proportion and I’ll come back to that . For now well choose the paint colors not the amounts.
A monochromatic design can also work within the ‘non-colors’ of black and white and their mixture grey. This is a very safe palette, but risks a monotonous outcome. To mitigate this risk, accents can be added. In our first example we will do just this, but before we come to the example, lets deal with accent options 


Accents are pop of color or colors which are added to create interest in a design 




A monochromatic takes colors from the same block. An example would be the “red violet” you see on the left of te wheel. This would allow you to work with colours within this 

Monochromatic design with analogous accents . 

Principal 2 


Create a mood board 


Principal 2. Please come back soon to this designer stairrunner .advice page. It is still being made .

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