Check Out Tiled Stairs, The Latest Fall Design Trend

As temperatures cool down for fall, we’re looking ahead at all the tile trends that signal the changing seasons and the emergence of the holidays. But what fits between piña coladas and peppermint hot chocolate? Or, more aptly, between open windows spilling in sunlight and shuttered doors warding out the cold? One trend bridges the gap between two extreme seasons as we transition from pools and outdoor showers to fireplaces and cozy mantles, and it’s something we’ve seen a bit more of lately: tiled stairs.

We love traditional uses of tile; sumptuous showers and chic backsplashes, kitchen floors, and more. But we also love when customers surprise us with something new and add some patterned tile flair to a space we were least expecting.

Enter: the stair. Some might see it as a symbol of their least favorite workout routine, while others might see them as a cumbersome fixture to vacuum once a day. Either way, we’ve found one surefire method to spice up your space and stairs for the perfect dash of design.

Stair Tile Tip #1: Keep it Simple

One method of tiling your stairs for a bit of design flair is to keep them in line with your overarching color scheme. Use them to highlight a pop of pattern rather than dominate the space. These examples below build off the primarily white and monochrome rooms they’re in and provide the perfect bit of bold detail to keep the eye interested.

 

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This first design by KLH Custom Homes uses our Estrella Black cement tile in an otherwise white and bright accented room, and we love the spin it brings.

 

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The next look is by Our Faux Farmhouse, which pairs the pattern on our Maya White tile with the thin black railings lining the staircase, tying these two design elements in seamless style.

 

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Finally, this look by Honné Studio showcases what our Estrella Black tile looks like on a more expansive scale.

Stair Tile Tip #2: Play With Pattern

These following two looks stick with a simple black and white color scheme but take on more adventurous pattern choices by mixing bolder lines and more designs. The beauty of a simple color scheme is that pattern clashing becomes a much more manageable feat, which you can read more about here.

 

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This look by Flip OKC takes what we’ve seen so far and turns it on its head. This black stairwell sees the pops of white on the tile designs, creating a playful negative space, which keeps the eye occupied but not overwhelmed. This design uses four of our cement tile designs: Maya, Estrella, Circulos, and El Fenn, all in black.

 

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Next up in patterns is this beauty by Burchard Design Co. In the same vein as the previous look though more pared down, this staircase plays with patterns in a way that keeps the space calm. Once again, using four of our cement tile designs; Maya in White and El Fenn, Erizo, and Zanzibar in Black, we love how this look is almost the exact inverse of the previous one.

Stair Tile Tip #3: Tile Everything

 

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Finally, maybe one of our favorite designs for the way it leans all the way in–and looks good doing it–are these outdoor stairs by Blank Slate Reno. Rather than picking one edge of a stair on which to highlight design, this look goes for the entire thing—covering the stairs top-to-bottom in our Circulos Black Tile. If these stairs don’t say autumn, we don’t know what does.

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Whatever tile style inspiration you’re looking for this fall, we’ve got you covered at Riad. Order some samples from our website and play around with patterns if you want to try any of these looks at home.

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