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 repurpose some things. Here are a few ideas you might enjoy.
A paddle can make a great staircase railing. It already has the shape and size most staircases need so you can easily repurpose it. It would be a great idea, especially for a beach house or a lake retreat.
Bring nature inside your home and use a custom branch as stair railing. You just have to find the right branch to use for the project. You can also make a custom branch and only use the shape as inspiration.
For an outdoor staircase, a free form vine can make a perfect handrail. You can find something like this in the woods and integrate it into your garden. The organic shape makes the wine perfect for the project.
by Mina Brinkey.
This handrail was created from a birch branch. It’s a great way or recycling and repurposing elements from nature. The railing look especially great against the crisp white walls and in combination with the white stairs.
image by Paces construction
Another garden staircase featuring a vine as handrail. The spiral shape is pretty uniform and blends in perfectly into this wooded landscape.
An eye-catching staircase handrail doesn’t necessarily have to feature an unusual shape or material. You can also try a simple design, maybe combine some shapes and create a geometric look.
by by Ralph Kylloe
This rustic home has a fantastic staircase. The railing is made from branches and this is a perfect design for a winter cabin. It gives the room a very cozy feel and it also contributes to the overall original and sculptural décor.
by Christ & Gantenbein’
The handrail doesn’t necessarily have to be something you add or mount onto the wall. For example, this modern staircase has a concrete handrail which is basically a niche carved into the wall. It’s very ingenious and a nice way to simplify the design.
If you wish to add some industrial charm to your home, you can try having a metal pipe handrail for the staircase. It;s easy to install and it has its charm. It would look especially nice if it leads to the basement.
by Nat Rea Photography
A rope handrail can also be very charming. It’s a nice feature for a beach house or for a home with a nautical-themed interior design. It has some rustic charm, a nice texture and you can customize with all sorts of interesting knots.
This cool-looking stair railing makes uses of an unusual material: leather. It’s not something you typically expect to see being integrated into such a structure but it definitely looks great here and suits the design to perfection. The combination of steel and leather results in a simple and trendy design. This was created by studios
Integrating some sort of storage into the design of the staircase is a very clever idea especially when dealing with a small space. This writer’s cottage designed by
Other more mainstream materials can also be used to create unique and interesting designs. Take this modern staircase by
This staircase designed by studio
One of the most interesting and eye-catching staircase railings was designed by
For one of the houses which they designed,
Another cool way to make a staircase stand out is by integrating lighting into its design. That’s what