Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Modern Style Stair Railing Ideas

A beautiful staircase can be the star of any home. But it would help to think outside the box and to come up with an ingenious idea for its design. For example, focus on the Staircase railing, try using an unusual material or replacing the typical design with something different, maybe re purpose some things. Here are a few ideas you might enjoy.

Types of Stair Rails

Nowadays, you can utilize several types of materials for customizing stair railings. In the olden days, people used only wood for this purpose and some still prefer it as it is an excellent material to work with. Oak wood is the most renowned and widely used wood for making stair rails due to its beautiful and pleasing red color. A balustrade made of oak wood can become the center of attention in a house effortlessly. It's always a good idea to match the color of the staircase with that of the railings in case you opt for wood. These days, of course, glass and metallic railings are in vogue as they are not only more eco-friendly in nature but also more viable cost-wise.

Traditional Turn

Formal foyers call for elegant staircases equipped with finely detailed stair railings. This railing, which boasts a black-painted handrail and classically contoured white balusters, takes an interesting turn at the start. The handrail wraps to the right (a right-hand volute in stair speak) on the staircase's first step and is supported by balusters and a black newel post that adds weight to the staircase's entry point.

Curvaceous Climb

Intricately detailed iron railings garner attention without blocking incoming light or views of the arched window located behind the staircase. Rising from a white foundation, dark stair railings turn at the starting steps and undulate upward to emphasize the staircase's distinguished architecture.

Detailed Design

Following the curves of a spiraling staircase, this railing combines plain steel balusters, high-polish wooden handrails, and black iron newel posts. Note how the balusters extend past the steps to fit into brackets, which add jewelrylike sparkle that works with the stair railings to reinforce the staircase's shape.

Finely Forged

Gracefully shaped baluster details create a sophisticated iron stair railing that takes a slight twist at the landing. The single railing complements the homeowner's elegant furnishings and provides a rich counterpoint to the more restrained wood stair treads and white risers.

Shipshape Silhouette

Contemporary homes benefit from staircases and stair railings that sport crisp, clean lines. You won't find a more streamlined railing than this structure constructed of inexpensive lumber stained dark gray. The railing's short length requires only two posts to support its span from the starting stair to the upper wall. Plexiglass installed between the railing and the stairs ensures safety without detracting from the minimalist look. 

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