painting some trim, leaving some stained
I know painting natural wood trim is always a controversial topic, but I'm hoping to get some helpful advice here. I have a three-story Victorian home. The previous owner had all of the wood trim stripped and restained so that it is a beautiful mahogany color. The trim runs throughout the first and second stories. The third story is actually a converted attic space so all of the trim is newer and painted white.
My question is this - I'd like to leave all of the trim on the first floor alone because it's beautiful. The trim on the second floor is also beautiful, but I'm considering painting just the trim inside the bedrooms and leaving the trim in the hallway stained. There's the master bedroom, a guest bedroom, and a small bedroom we'll probably use as a nursery. There's also a TV room and a bathroom. The bathroom trim has already been painted white by the previous owner. Will this look weird to have some trim on the second floor painted and some stained? My thought was that painting the trim in the hallway was a bad idea because it can be seen from the stairway, which will be left stained - and actually the baseboard trim butts right up against the stairway trim so that would be very weird. I'm also wondering if we should leave the trim in the TV room natural since the door to that room always stays open.
Also, my husband is worried about resale value if I start painting some of the trim, but I think it's okay since it's inside the bedrooms and painted trim is easier to decorate around in those less formal areas anyway. Thoughts? I really just want some advice about how this might flow. I don't want any advice about not painting good wood trim, etc.