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
Re-Thinking the Gallery Wall: 8 More Funky & Fun Ideas (Match the frames to the wall color. It'll make the art pop and look sleek and dramatic, to boot, just like in this living room seen on A Beautiful Mess.