Jason Donelly Photographer mudroom

A Farmhouse staircase remodel is probably one of the projects I have left on the back burner for too long. So let’s look at the 5 best farmhouse style stairs ideas that can make that possible.

I made this Farmhouse Bench With Weathered Gray Finish, this Farmhouse Industrial End Table Cart and even made my own Sliding Double Barn Doors (plans available by the way).

So basically, I am a fan of this decor. I just love it so much!

The Farmhouse Charm

This season, I find that I’m really drawn to rooms that are full of texture. That’s one of the reasons that this shot of staircase by Jason Donnelly Photography stopped me in my tracks.

Jason Donelly Photographer mudroom

Just look at all of the different textures in this space: the straight lines of the planed wood, the bumpiness of the jute baskets, even the very organic grass in the vase has it’s own unique texture.

You’ll notice that there is very little color in this stairs –most of the visual interest in this decor comes from all of the different textures.

Aside from the great use of shapes and textures on this staircase, I just love all the details that went into this amazing modern farmhouse look. Things like the picture ledge and the storage bench make this a room that is as useful as it is pretty.

I’m excited to share all of the tutorials I found online (see below) that can help you put together a similar look in your own home.

Jason Donelly Photographer stairway numbered

5 Best Farmhouse Style Staircases Ideas

1. A Picture Ledge

Along with her tutorial for installing board and batten panels, Centsational Girl offers tips on creating a picture ledge above your paneling.

Centsational Girl diy picture ledge

She’s transforming her boy’s bedroom to a farmhouse look but how about a staircase remodel including this same design? It would look gorgeous!

2. Horizontal Planked Panelling

House Tweaking horizonal planking tutorial

This horizontal planked panelling would look freat in a staircase design. View a tutorial full of pictures that walks you through the process of covering walls in horizontal planking at House Tweaking.

The end result is very similar to the walls in my inspiration photo!

3. Staircase Makeover

Remodelaholic made this complete staircase remodel –pulling up carpets, staining the treads, switching out the dated spindles for something that looked more customized. The combination of dark wood stairs and white wood handrail is truly stunning.

Remodelaholic stairs before and after

Check out their reveal for some encouragement and inspiration.

4. Built In Storage Bench

Love the bench with built-in storage in my inspiration photo? Here’s a similar bench–with drawers from Ana White.

Ana White bench drawers

5. Braided Jute Baskets

This braided jute basket from Celebrate Creativity isn’t hard to make, and lends plenty of texture to a space.

It is a wonderful artwork durable and always on-trend.

Celebrate Creativity jute basket diy



Farmhouse Staircase Collage

What is the difference between farmhouse style and country style?

They are both similar in that they often feature rustic, cozy, and comfortable design elements, but there are some key differences between the two styles.

Farmhouse style often incorporates vintage and antique elements, as well as repurposed objects and materials. It also often has a more casual, laid-back feel than country style.

Country style, on the other hand, often has a more formal and polished look, with an emphasis on traditional furniture and decorative elements. It may also incorporate floral patterns and pastel colors.

I would say that the key difference between the two styles is their overall aesthetic and feel.

What are the elements of farmhouse style?

I think that this could be a bit different for everyone in the details, however, typically, those elements will always include a rustic and cozy look. The space feel will be very pleasant to the eye and full of charm.

Some common features of farmhouse style include the following:

  • Natural materials: often incorporates natural materials like wood, stone, and straw. These materials can be used for flooring, walls, furniture, and decorative accents.
  • Neutral colors: generally uses a color palette of whites, creams, tans, and grays. These neutral colors help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Shabby chic: incorporates shabby chic elements giving a unique look, such as distressed furniture and vintage accents.
  • Plaids and gingham: Plaids and gingham are common patterns in farmhouse style, and can be used for curtains, throw pillows, and other textiles.
  • Floral patterns: Floral patterns are also commonly used as well, and can be found on curtains, wallpaper, and other textiles.
  • Woven baskets: These are a common element in farmhouse style, and can be used for storage or decorative purposes.
  • Mason jars: Mason jars are often used in farmhouse style as vases, storage containers, or as part of lighting fixtures.

These are just a few of the many elements that can be incorporated into a farmhouse style. The overall aesthetic is often rustic, cozy, and welcoming.

One thing I’m bummed that I couldn’t find a good DIY tutorial for is the gorgeous geometric spindles on the stairway railings. Sensing I’ll have to venture that myself next!

Anyway, lovers of farmhouse looks, check next my post about 5 Ways To Get The Farmhouse Look and the Farmhouse Pallet Bed I made for my son.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this 5 Best Farmhouse Style Staircases Ideas as much as I have!

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  1. I love the natural, warm elements and wood in this staircase. Now I really want the carpet on our stairs gone! 🙂

  2. I love this look Beckie! I have carpet on my stairs and they aggravate me! But, I also have planked walls so I’m half way there! Thanks for sharing!

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