Our living room (20' x 22') w/loft is under total renovation. The new yellow pine spiral is set in the living room between the entrance to the kitchen on the left. Also, it is in direct line with the main entrance door into the house (on right). It looms into the space. L.R. has natural fir cathedral ceilings. Should I stain it? Paint it? What sort of railing on the loft? Please help!