When this homeowner discovered 100 years worth of linoleum and sailcloth under the kitchen floor, he salvaged enough to cover one stair with each layer. This a fun idea for basement stairs. I could do this with the wallpaper!
Too cute for stairs. DIY Decorating Ideas: Chevron goes beyond fabric and walls. Add it to stair risers to bring character and personality to an often overlooked feature. Chevron Pattern on Stairs Tutorial
Basement Stairs Remodel: man cave- Stair treads are painted black & the risers are covered with license plates & some other signs. The stairs then become a kind of display case for the license plate collection.