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!