Aged wood floors may be one of the finest things a home can have. Creaking planks and knobby textures on your feet is a gift from your home. However, there comes a time when those beautiful floors become a little too worn out and need a little face lift. In comes the paint can! Most people automatically think about staining or painting their floors but have you thought about painting the staircase? A little paint on your steps will dramatically change your space. I stormed through hundreds of Pinterest images to find the best painted staircases out there and posted them above. As you can see, there are several ways to approach your stairs with a paintbrush. Paint the entire staircase a solid or maybe just a sliver down the middle. A little bit of paint can create optical illusions. Painting the riser and not the step will create depth, while vertical stripes will make your stairs look like they go on infinitely. With a painted staircase, you can forgo the runners, meaning, less cleaning and risk of slipping. Why wouldn't you paint your stairs?