painted runner from salvaged bliss http://salvaged-bliss.blogspot.com/2010/09/stairway-to-dustyrose-heaven.html

Painted runner.

Stair runner

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Monochrome chic. Simple is best 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.

What a beautiful way to renovate stairs Image via Happy Interior Blog

Stairs

Teal stairs

mirror

An inside look into a Scandinavian house in the center of Ghent

Wonder if we Could do something like this to the front cement steps?? Grey painted staircase runner

Painted stair runner.

stair runner on White stairs

Storage drawers in stair risers

painted stairs

Staircase-remove carpeting, paint stairs, add molding along railing.

DIY stairs, basement stairs, stairway. Oh I love these & we could do this to ours & with the lights.

stairs

From another pinner, "Pretty gray -- sherwin williams "Pavillion Beige" I have painted my past three houses this color. I always get asked what the color is. It is a beige grey color. Perfection!!!!!"

Add a Pop of Color - Sarah Richardson Turns a Farmhouse Into a Retreat on HGTV