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3 Fresh Ideas for Stair Carpet Runners this Spring

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on March 3, 2021. Tags: , ,

Spring is in the air and it’s a great time of the year to chase away the winter blues with a touch of decorating. Here we take a look at three fresh ideas for stair carpet runners to rejuvenate that dull old staircase at the heart of your home. Naturally inclined with wooden stair rods […]

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What’s the Best Stair Edging to Use on a LVT Covered Staircase?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on January 22, 2021.

Having decided to get shot of your old stair carpet and chosen one of the latest luxury vinyl (LVT) floor styles, what are your options for stair edging with LVT flooring? Let’s start at the beginning and first recap why stair nosings are important, then take a look at what the choice is and what […]

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Pile into carpet edge binding & reduce your waste

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 18, 2020.

Once you discover there is such a product as carpet edge binding, it is easy to get hooked. Because, not only is it great at edging a rug to match your carpet or create a stair runner, but it also proves to be one of those products that is multi-talented. There are lots of uses […]

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Complete a Statement Staircase with Black Stair Rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 8, 2020.

Decorating with black might sound risky. However, using black as an accent colour in a decorating scheme can be liberating, dramatic and glamorous.  Black stair rods have the ability to elevate a humdrum, practical flight of steps into a dynamic statement staircase. Simple to install at the time of fitting a new stair carpet or […]

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Exclusive Designer Ideas for Modern Stair Rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on March 4, 2020. Tags: ,

The following interior designer ideas illustrate how modern stair rods are currently used in fashionable decorative schemes. No longer simply a design feature for period houses, today they are regularly specified in contemporary show-homes. Whether you are looking for quirky, glamour, humour or fine design, stair carpet rods have a lot to offer. Pack a […]

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Thinking of replacing your old stair rods?

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on February 18, 2020.

Recently, I was staying at a rather nice bijou hotel with an eclectic décor scheme, complete with a worn stair runner and old stair rods. The “shabby chic” staircase had certainly gone beyond any claim to style and instead just looked forlorn and unwelcoming. Certainly not in-keeping with the image of the hotel. First impressions […]

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Discover the latest trends in stair rods

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on December 19, 2019. Tags: , ,

Carpet stair rods have been around for a century or more and yet they have never been more popular and fashionable than now. And so, for anyone thinking of installing them on their staircase, I’ve listed some of the latest trends in stair rods for 2020. Slender 9mm diameter rods In recent years, there has […]

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Spotlight on Chrome Door Bars for a Glamorous Vibe

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on November 7, 2019.

This is the time of year when the days get shorter, light levels drop and many of us turn our attention inwards to our homes. If you think yours is looking a bit dreary and in need of  some life then here we take a look at chrome door bars and how to use them […]

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Installing Stair Rods on Runner and Fitted Stair Carpets

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on October 10, 2019. Tags: , , ,

New stair rods are typically sold complete with a pair of brackets, which you use to attach the rod securely to the staircase. The bracket design is different depending on whether you are fitting a stair runner carpet or a fitted stair carpet. So, do make sure you choose the correct type when ordering. Runner […]

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Antique Brass Stair Clips Pull Off 1930s Look

Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on July 3, 2019. Tags: , ,

On a recent visit to Eltham Palace in Greenwich, London I was interested to find antique brass stair clips in a dull dark-grey, almost pewter finish, gracing the gently curving staircases. I was standing in the ‘lineresque’ entrance hall, complete with circular 1930s geometric-styled rug. Decorative stair rod clips ‘Sweeping’ does come to mind when […]

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