Although I do NOT like steps in my home this Gorgeous White Victorian staircase and the carved detail of the wood and possible Lyncrusta on the walls are dreamy! C: ---- enjoying seeing detail somewhere on stairs or railing!
Simple in a narrow hallway. White painted stairs make them appear wider and the grey runner is both practical and elegant. Seek out a slim console - vintage or modern - thats useful and decorative but not space-consuming.