Carpet for stairs

I finished all the sanding and painting of the hall and stairs. In my previous post, I describe how I painted over the 90’s gold oak. I really struggled with this. What kind of carpet do you put on the stairs?

I loved the idea of a natural jute or sisal, but my stairs needed something with pattern and I’m not sure how natural fiber would look in a few years. There aren’t hardwoods covering every step, so a 24″ runner was out of the question. I looked at dozens of carpet samples, but they were all so plain. I don’t think carpet patterns have been updated in twenty years!

Then, miracle of all miracles, I found a rug that was just the right width at Pottery Barn. The Dovie Persian-Style Rug came in the right width and actually cost less than carpet!