This is actually a cool option for the stairways. The main stairway could have art this way up, as opposed to pictures.photo gallery up stairs, neat and organized. From the article Joanne Hudson’s Beach House in Philadelphia Magazine
Maybe just make a branch art piece without the paint? Build cheer and deck the halls with this fun-to-build DIY Branch Shelf. See instructions here. This DIY Branch Shelf is an easy way to decorate with nature and bring the outdoors in.