47 Stair Railing Ideas
Have you found yourself at a loss when trying to come up with exciting ideas for your interior stair rails? Well, you are not alone. We all can’t be interior design buffs. Stair railing ideas can be difficult to come up with, indeed. But with a little help, we can have our homes adorned by stylish railings and banisters that suit our tastes. And amaze even the most discriminating of interior decor critics that have something negative to say for most decorating ideas.
Stair railing ideas for your home
So, if you have no idea where to begin on your staircase rails, you have nothing to worry about. Here, you will find the information you need to pull off a better stair railing job that you could ever imagine. As you will realize, there are plenty of options as you embark on this unique project.
For instance, are you a fan of intriguing fun-like décor pieces? If yes, spiral interior stair rails would be quite an intrigue for you. You can also go with rustic rails or metallic rails featuring intricate design detail. Nowadays, you can even pick accented railing or glass railing to make a bold design statement. The thing is, getting ideas for your stair rails should not be such a difficult task, something you will learn as you check the designs above.
Ropes for a beachy style
Have you ever thought how beautiful beachy decorations can be? Would you like to have something similar in your own home decor? Then this is the right stair railing system for you. With ropes you can transform the way your indoor stairs look, making them more modern and pleasing to the eye.
Tip: Combine the rope element with fresh and bright color tones, like sea blue or white to get the most out of this style.
Special wood designs
This isn’t for everyone. But if you like the idea of contemporary style then the following example will be your favourite. These indoor stair railings are something of another dimension. The brick-like feeling you get from the crafted wood makes the space more unique and fancy.
A fantastic idea would be to paint the “bricks” in colors you want. Or opt for leaving them the way they are, just like a canvas.
Metal and glass
Torn between the selection of metal or glass for your staicase rails? Not anymore. Try having a combination of these and you won’t lose! The metal gives a place boldness and severity while glass makes it look transparent, clean and chic. Their combination? A perfect result for a perfect home interior of yours.
Contemporary stairs in Elegant dream home in Sao Paulo by Pupo Gaspar Arquitetura.
This one’s a usual. And we don’t wonder why! Geometric patterns in stair railing ideas are more than common because they provide you with an approved way of beautifying your railings. They create harmony and balance. To spice things up you can add some plants around or put some geometric photo frames on the wall, if possible. This will make a great visual impression that you will definitely love.
Transitional Stair Railing by Leo Designs
You think there are no railings in the following example right? Wrong! Glass is visible in this case, which makes the area look fantastic and extra elegant. To avoid accidents though,you could make any edges round. Especially if you have toddlers moving around, this is a must thing to do.
Glass railings and open partition in a staircase in a mews house London’s Knightsbridge neighborhood designed by Elips Design.
Industrial touch is not that easy to implement in any stair railing. However, if your home decor allows you to, you could make it by using steel cables! That’s right. This element will give you the opportunity to refresh your stairs and make them look stunning and awesome. Below you can see how the tension wire can be part of interior stair railing.
Image: Traditional Home
If wood is your favourite element, go for it! It’s one of the most beautiful features you can add for perfect stair railing ideas! And if you don’t have, then place some salvaged doors instead. The result will be fantastic!
Salvaged doors instead of railings by CHIC DESIGN.
We salvaged some old five panel doors to create this new railing for the landing above the stairs. We feel it really has a presence and a masculine feel. To top it off, this railing was made from 100% salvaged materials including the barn wood posts and caps that were hand milled especially for this project.
In many cases some unnecessary materials can become quite useful when it comes to home decoration. Take galvanized pipes, for example. They constitute another good alternative for amazing indoor stair railings. Although, they could be easily used in outdoor staircase rails as well.
Stair railing constructed of painted galvanized gas pipe by J. Tight Interiors.
Nature has many things you can get inspiration from. Take lakes for instance. And how can they be related to stair railing ideas you might ask? Check the photo below. Oar shaped balusters create a super unique style that could be used by anyone. Another thing you could do is paint the surroundings with light blue, to take the decor to the next level.
Image: Eclectically Vintage
Special design in interior banisters and railings
Banisters in stair railings can be of so many different styles. It may be out of iron, metal, glass, wood and so on. Even in some other cases, your stair railings might not have banisters at all. It is not necessary, actually. Many are those who use stair railings without banisters but with a modern touch. Are you keen on something like that? Or do you prefer the classic banisters and railings combination? Check out some other suggestions to make up your mind when it comes to railing ideas.
Concrete stairs with glass banisters and railings. See how in this case the contemporary style stands out. It is great, beautiful, unique and we totally approve it.
Stairs design by Klopf Architecture.
This is the case with simple forged iron banisters and railings. A classic one with vintage touch that makes it great!
This home designed by Monoloko Design, features custom railings on the stairs and the top floor, made from randomly placed steel supports that have been powder coated black.
Tension wires used by 2kul Interior Design to create a transparent wall and stair rail.
This beautiful and unique driftwood interior stair rail and the bleached wood floor adds such a beachy feel. Take the full home tour here.
Rustic stair railing.
Modernist brushed brass railings by UrbanCraft.
Chic Stair Railing
Folded Steel Staircase by Iron & Wire.
X pattern on the stair rails, wire detail.
Custom built Cable Stair Railing.
Stair detail in Chloé’s Paris flagship shop by Joseph Dirand.
Image:Pernille Kaalund for Bo Bodre
Wrought Iron Stair Railings
Iron Stair Rails by Lucas Eilers Design
Stunning mirrored stair case in Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment.