This is actually a cool option for the stairways. The main stairway could have art this way up, as opposed to pictures.photo gallery up stairs, neat and organized. From the article Joanne Hudson’s Beach House in Philadelphia Magazine
Wool stair runners bound in black cotton! Plus a Before and 'almost' After photo update and sources of a library / school room. via interior designer Design, Darlene Weir Design, Darlene Weir. Like this look for carpeting stairs!