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18 awesome staircases you need to see

Leigh Leigh
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When we consider how much of a role stairs play in the functionality of a home, linking different floors, it may be worth considering investing in stairs as an element of aesthetic visual focus inside the house. There are all sorts of designs and elements available too. 

For example, one of the essential components of a staircase is the handrail. It contributes significantly to the overall design and can completely change the look and feel. 

Handrails are not only used for safety, but can enhance the beauty and elegance of a staircase. This is why, today at homify, we've put together 18 distinctive staircase designs that stand out because of their savvy handrails.

Are you ready to take a look?

1. Grand and classic

These wooden railings feature classic, white support structures, creating a very grand effect.

2. Sleek and dreamy

 Corridor, hallway & stairs  by Hide and Stitch
Hide and Stitch

Leather Handrail in Marylebone refurbishment

Hide and Stitch

This spiral staircase, designed by professionals Hide and Stitch features a spiral handrail that is modern and sleek.

3. A wooden railing

This wooden railing is stylish and distinctive and looks almost like a cage in design.

4. Timber features

 Corridor, hallway & stairs  by La Stylique
La Stylique

Escalier design profil débillardé

La Stylique

Timber is flexible and easy to adapt according to needs and wants. This crazy design, for example, resembles a spaceship!

5. Wooden beams

modern Living room by General Assembly
General Assembly

Vinegar Hill Apartment

General Assembly

These wooden support beams, which hang down from the upper floor, make for a very safe, functional and savvy design.

6. Detailed

Have some fun with your handrail, creating patterns or shapes. Also use contrasting colours or materials.

7. Modern and slick

 Corridor, hallway & stairs  by Allstairs Trappenshowroom
Allstairs Trappenshowroom

Natuurstenen RVS spiraaltrap met vrijdragende natuursteen treden

Allstairs Trappenshowroom

This handrail and staircase design is suitable for a modern home that houses younger residents thanks to its simple, iron design.

8. A mix of materials

The wooden stairs, black iron finishes and railing work contrast beautifully with the rustic stone wall.

9. Funky iron

These corrugated iron support beams give the staircase a distinctive shape while the sleek metal makes for an interesting colour.

10. The void

In this design, we can see how lines, shapes and space have been played with. It almost looks like metal veins run down the side of the stairs!

11. A metal design like no other

This solid railing features a few holes that run horizontal along it—very striking!

12. Glass balustrades

 Corridor, hallway & stairs  by BRODA schody-dywanowe
BRODA schody-dywanowe

NOWOCZESNE SCHODY DYWANOWE Z SZKLANĄ BALUSTRADĄ

BRODA schody-dywanowe

This provides safety without creating visual congestion.

13. Glass stairs

Glass stairs and glass railings make for a simple, sophisticated and transparent look and feel.

14. Simple black metal frame

For a touch of elegance.

15. Circular design

This circular handrail, which is made up of circles, is the hero of this space!

16. Two types of handrails

One is suspended on the wall, while the other runs parallel to the staircase. Both make up a guitar shape and style, which is simply brilliant!

17. Solid and painted white

This is a simple yet very luxurious railing.

18. Like tendons

 Stairs by ATELIER MACHLINE
ATELIER MACHLINE

Acier et sandow

ATELIER MACHLINE

In this design, ropes have been used as a handrail, bringing durability, safety and innovation to the staircase.

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