Trend Watch: Painted Staircases

Out with the carpet, in with the paint!  Old, dingy stair runners are a thing of the past.  These days, you'll find more and more designers picking up a paintbrush instead- adding a pop of color, a stenciled pattern or a whimsical design.  It's a simple room update that brings big impact in an unexpected fashion.  If you get sick of it, don't worry.  Slap on another coat of paint and you've got a whole new look!