A stair runner make to look like sisal or natural fiber but holds up better to the elements.......look into this

How to Install a Kid-Friendly Stair Runner

The entry hall and staircase feature sisal carpeting that stands up to the wear and tear of a family with four young children.

Suzanne Kasler and Les Cole Transform a Compound on the Coast of Maine

Seagrass carpet, hard wearing for the country life. More

rope detail Coastal Living Residence - beach style - staircase - tampa - Peridot Decorators, Inc.

Hallway Ideas to steal | Floor and wallpaper ideas - Red Online

I love everything about this hall/stair case. the white walls, white picture frames, beige carpet (not to the edges of the steps), the table, even the plant on the table.