A staircase handrail is one of those afterthought items that people rarely notice or think about until the time comes where they need to pick one for a home remodel. Even though these architectural elements are one of those forgotten items, they still make a noticeable design impact. Stair railing ideas can either elevate an entry space or reveal the age of a home. You can always pick out a 1980s banister or spot a retro landing when you are viewing homes for sale. With this being said, I encourage you to do your research prior to selecting the right railing for your home. I love modern style homes, so my preference has always been a metal stair railing like in this stunning entryway.
We just bought this period English Tudor and are absolutely in love with it. One of my favorite areas in the house is the front entryway because of this gorgeous staircase. It is such a statement piece in our home. Every detail is stunning, from the intricately curved stair handrail to the ajoining panelling, and the lovely polished wood finish of the entire area. I also love how the decor of the rest of the entry is inspired by staircase ideas. The beautiful wood detailing on the floor is in the same color as the bannister and mimics the sweeping curvature. Furthermore, the panelling that covers the walls of the circular entryway carries the same style as that which goes up the stairs.
I have been looking all over for stair railing ideas to use in the new home we are building. It’s funny, I don’t think that I have ever particularly noticed staircases. However, now that I am trying to select one for my own house, it’s all that I see when I enter a building. I have always been partial to the look of intricate iron gates or fencing, particularly like what is found in historic Charleston, SC. It gives such a traditional and colonial feel especially when paired with beautiful red brick. I had been inspired to bring that same look to my staircase but I wasn’t sure that indoor stair railings could be metal. Then I found this home when I was browsing online for ideas.
I fell in love with the idea of adding a wrought iron railing in our home on a recent trip to New Orleans. I was so inspired by all of the gorgeous intricate metal work around the French Quarter that I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate it in the new house we are building. Since then, I have been searching around for ways to utilize this beautiful detail in our architecture. I think I have settled on bringing it in via a stair railing. This stunning home entryway is what gave me the idea. The gorgeous grand staircase has such a wow factor too it. In my opinion, it is primarily a result of the intricate detailing on the wrought iron railing. The curls and twists give this traditional home a suprisingly whimsical feel and really elevate the design of the rest of the space.
A deck stair railing is such an important aspect of any outdoor design. Not only are they necessary for safety purposes, but they become a significant portion of your exterior style. Whether you are installing two story features like this home, or a simple barrior between a patio and pool, picking stair railing ideas that blend well with your architecture is key. These homeowners selected the perfect choice to coordinate with the grey cedar shake siding and composite decking. The stair deck railing is simple yet substantial, ensuring that the design is as functional as it is beautiful. The only thing that I would change about this home is adding decorative landscape lighting along the rail and landing.
We just finished up this stunning contemporary mountain retreat and could not be more please with the final product. The focal point of the home became this gorgeous floating staircase. Our client was extremely inspired by staircase ideas that felt almost sculptural, those that felt like a large piece of artwork in the home. With this in mind, we found an architect that specializes in eclectic modern designs that incorporate unexpected elements like this. We knew that we wanted to utilize a floating architectural feature but weren’t sure what to do about stair railing ideas. He suggested mimicking the look of maritime railings because they are simple yet artistic, and allow you to see all the way through without visual impediment from spindles.