As you may or may not know, we bought a house in November. We have big plans to spruce it up but with the holidays and broken bones and pregnancy, not a whole lot has changed since we moved in. Actually, a lot HAS changed, just not the pretty stuff.
One example is the set of stairs up to the bedrooms. Because we have an old dog and a young baby, these pretty wood stairs just aren’t cutting it. In fact, Krusty slipped on them our first day in the house, so we bought a carpet remnant and some double-sided tape to provide this temporary solution.
As you can see, the edges are raw and fraying and each strip is a different size. Now that we are back in the swing of working on the house, we need to decide what direction we want to go. As far as I can tell, we have three options.
The Full Stair Runner:
This would be a rug that starts at the bottom of the steps and climbs each one to the very top and continues for the length of the hallway. We would leave some wood exposed on either side of the runner. I love the idea of this but the challenge is finding a rug that will blend with the living room and stand the test of time, not to mention many trips to the bathroom.
The Partial Stair Runner:
This would be just like the runner mentioned above. However, instead of running the length of the hallway, it would stop at the top step. This option would be cheaper, but I am not sure how it would look. We would also still have the issue of matching to deal with.
The third option we came up with is something permanent that is similar to our temporary solution. The problem here is that we don’t know of anything like that. There are stair pads with grips on the bottom but in my experience, once they get a little dusty, they are just as slippery as the naked steps.
So what do you think? Is there a forth and golden option? What would YOU do?
I would love to hear your thoughts!