I'm an interior design whizz – here's how I saved money and chopped up my carpet to make a luxe stair runner | The Sun

I'm an interior design whizz – here's how I saved money and chopped up my carpet to make a luxe stair runner | The Sun

THANKS to Pinterest, it seems carpeted stairs are on the out and stair runners are in. 

But there’s no need to rip up your perfectly good carpet, as thankfully one interior design pro has shared how she turned her existing carpet into a luxe-looking stair runner – and the whole process cost her less than £100. 

@areyoua90sbabie often shares home improvement and DIY hacks with her 447 followers on TikTok. 

In her latest video, the content creator can be seen transforming her staircase. 

Initially the content creator measures and marks the carpet with masking tape, before cutting and removing the sides. 

She then removes the runner and sands the steps. The next step involves measuring the distance from the wall and painting the part of the stairs that won’t be covered by the carpet. 


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The savvy designer shared that she has used Johnstone interior wood and metal hard-wearing undercoat, which she described as ‘brilliant.’ 

This is available at various retailers, including Amazon, and prices start from just £6. 

The carpet is then placed back onto the stairs and fitted in place using silver stair rails. 

In the comments, the savvy designer shared that she’d had the edges of the carpet bound at a local carpet shop, which cost her £30. 

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She also revealed that the stair rods came from Facebook marketplace, and cost her £50. 

TikTok fans loved the video, with it gaining more than 26,000 likes and 430,000 views. 

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One wrote: “Thanks for the video, I need to do this and it’s given me some inspiration.” 

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Another said: “Oh god now I’m away to rip mine up.” 

One follower asked how she had prepped the stairs, to which the content creator replied: “The black paint has primer already in with it and the first coat was primer.” 

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