I am re posting this as I have found more and more people researching stairs as our blocks are getting smaller and our homes needing to be double storey to accommodate these smaller scaled pieces of land.
I have started this post with a staircase image that has been in my file for years...its my favourite.
I love, that making the staircase a feature is so acceptable.
We have also chatted about this over at the Decorating Forum. You can pop over and see what others had to say here.
The above image shows it could be as simple as making every other area so dramatic you can't help but notice this staircase for all its glory.
Here are some other ideas for your staircase.