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Looking for that perfect pop of color in an unexpected place? This week, we’re taking our cue from the wildly colored staircases at the Uniqlo store in New York City and bringing you a variety of inspirations for these utilitarian, often-overlooked spots that are pretty awesome for trying out big, bold colors and patterns that would overwhelm a larger space. You can paint, wallpaper, or tile (and even faux tile) the risers, or paint or carpet the whole shebang.

Our friends at Apartment Therapy ran this post about hue-happy stairs, and we also like this bunch of pics from Close to My Art. We’ve collected a few more inspirations from House of Turquoise, Birdy Birdy Num Num, Misadventures with Andi, Good Bones Great Pieces (yep, that’s our Spice Ticking woven cotton rug), Head over Heels, and Design Sponge.

For tips on installing a runner on your stairs, we like this post from our friends at Yankee Magazine. Get the look with our bright and durable Frog Indoor/Outdoor rug.



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