The Chic Technique: This is by far the easiest method of painting stair railings (no sanding or priming needed) and with flawless results! Provident Home Design will teach you how!
Again, funky stair carpeting but would need a simple pallet elsewhere if not to be too busy. Tips For Installing Stair Runners In Your Home
Dark Painted Floor - Image Via Jj Locations = black floorboards
Hometalk :: DIY: Painting Stair Railing & Fixing Color Mistakes