Textured Wallpaper on stair risers. A great way to add texture and design to a small space! - or use any wallpaper. Even in rentals you can use strippable wallpaper so you can remove when you leave.
I kind of like the idea of dark risers and treads, dark banisters and wood hand…
Painted runner again How to Paint Stairs - For Carriage house stairs. Don't want the stripes but good instructions on the process and products.
Original timber staircase painted blue with parquet floor
"Incredible carpeted stairs at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo." Again, won't know if I'll need stairs till it's time, but gathering ideas.