I know we’ve made it big when we buy a house with stairs. Still, there are many of you who prefer ranch-style dwellings, sans the second (or third) floor trekking, but, for me, it’s all about this grand feature and focal point in a home that, with the right creative “eye”, could have you and any guest taking a stairway to heavenly decor.

Purple swirl: simple, elegant, and artistically stunning. Image: Philip Klinger flickrstream via

Garden green staircase: brings the outdoor in. Image:

Raspberry graphic staircase: bold and beautifully unexpected. Image:

Art gallery staircase: traditional, easily transitional, and truly unique. Image:

Garden staircase: gorgeous green see-through steps to Eden. Image: Patrick Veillet Studio via

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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