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Sisal Stair Runner {Without the Fuss}

Classic and timeless stair runner options that have the look and feel of sisal, without the fuss.

As you know, projects take time around here. Like 4+ years. When we moved in, we almost immediately removed carpet from the entryway stairs. I consider “plush” carpet road hazard. I cannot tell you how many times I have slipped up, or worse, down, carpeted stairs. There’s something about having a little grip that prevents a slip.

wood and white stairs

I know others who worry not having carpet is too harsh for a fall, but if you don’t fall in the first place, nothing to worry about, right?

A stair runner is the best of both worlds. It offers a peek of exposed treads and risers with a layer of color and texture to add interest.

4 years ago, we exposed the less than perfect treads and risers, sanding, staining and painting them. After taking a breather from larger projects {like the kitchen} I’m finally adding a stair runner. You can see the before, during and after below and more before and afters of our home here:

BEFORE

DURING

wood and white stairs

I wanted the neutral, classic and timeless aesthetic of sisal, without the mess or inability to thoroughly clean it. I found beautiful options and shared them first on Instagram stories. You can go behind the scenes with me on Instagram for video tours of individual spaces, to see my decision making process and more! I was overwhelmed with hundreds of responses and requests for more information so I decided to bring it to the blog to share all the details!

jute sisal stair runner

To be honest, they’re all beautiful options and it’s going to be so difficult to choose. As you can see, the color reads a little different in photos from the online images. I’d love to know which you would choose. First, let’s discuss the options!

Stair Runner Options that Look Like Sisal:

The first is Laguna Dune. It’s larger weave would be the softest on foot.

stripe stair runner

Belize Dune feels classic and clean.

stair runner

Montego Dune offers a fun pattern.

sisal look alike stair runner

The Domingo Dune mimics a sisal stair runner.

stair runner looks like sisal

The Benefits of Using a Stair Runner in Outdoor Material:

  • easy to clean – with water or soap {if needed}!
  • inexpensive
  • easy to install

You can find these stair runners and several more options here.

I’m excited to dress these stairs up…can’t wait to install it! Correction, can’t wait until Chris installs it!

white and wood stairs

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

 

 

5 comments on “Sisal Stair Runner {Without the Fuss}”

  1. Laguna Dune, would be my choice. I am sure any of them would look beautiful!

  2. Lagniappe Dune stood out from the pack immediately for me!

  3. I favor natural wood steps with ceramic colored/patterned tiles just under each step.

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