5 Staircase Ideas That Will Elevate Your Home's Design
Choosing the staircase design for your house may seem like a small or obvious decision at first glance, but in reality, the style of staircase construction you choose will greatly impact the overall look and feel of your home. Whether you’re looking to build deck stairs or you’re designing an entire custom interior, choosing the right staircase design will help lend your intended style to the entire house. Here are a few ideas for gorgeous staircases.
1. Bold Tiling
One highly customizable and effortlessly beautiful way to add color and personality to your home is by incorporating bold tiling on the front side of each step in your new staircase. When it comes to tile, the sky’s the limit. You might find a solid pastel blue color complements the rest of your interior design, or you might choose a matte gray to accentuate your contemporary interior.
For a bit of European flair, try patterned or even hand-painted tiles. These add visual interest while also bringing a classic elegance to your space that is both unique and refined. Patterns also allow you to bring in various different colors, which you can then tie into your interior paint choices and your furniture colors for a completely coordinated style.
2. Built-in Bookshelves
Especially in smaller homes, building a staircase should also involve considering storage or other additional functionality. Incorporating bookshelves into the design of your staircase not only saves you additional space throughout the house but also lends an instantly sophisticated style to your home’s interior.
While some staircase designs utilize the area under the stairs to double as bookshelves, others leverage landing areas or even the wall along the stairwell as one large bookcase. An added bonus to this idea is that once the shelves are there, you can continuously update and customize their contents. From color-coordinated book organization that comes to represent the rainbow to monochrome book selections to trinkets and plants, you can display any of your belongings in your chosen style along your shelf-lined staircase.
3. Classic Spiral
Another way to make the most of a small space is by building a tightly-wound spiral staircase. On the other hand, many contemporary home designs now incorporate the classic spiral staircase look, but with much broader curves and updated material options.
In designing your spiral staircase, a few material options to consider include:
- Manufactured oak
- Stainless steel
In many cases, staircase construction involves more than one material type. For example, you may opt for mahogany steps, but an iron railing. Choosing the right material for your climate is especially important when designing deck stairs, as these will be exposed to the elements and will need to stay intact and safe to use regardless of the weather.
4. Intricate Railings
In some cases, your selected layout and home design may not leave much room for customization. However, building your staircase can still be a personalized and style-focused endeavor. Even if you can’t choose the size and shape of your staircase design as a whole, you may at least be able to opt for intricate railings with eye-catching designs.
Many staircase railings with intricate designs are made from iron, but you can add a customized touch with various material types. Whether you’d like carvings engraved into the wood, specialized shapes or patterns in the rail supports, or painted patterns along the railing, your own style can take center stage in this important home detail.
5. Floating Design
Both for interior staircases and for deck stairs, a floating design has gained popularity in the last few years. In this trend, each stair is connected to the wall next to it, but may or may not have a classic sweeping support on the outer side. This modern, optical illusion-inspired style may be off-putting for those not fond of heights, but also turns a functional staircase into a contemporary focal point that makes a strong statement.
Another version is to keep a classic design and railing but to keep the area underneath each stair open so that it’s possible to see through the staircase and view both levels at once. Opting for either version of this trend allows for your space to remain open and bright, instead of feeling sectioned off and separated by the staircase. Depending on the layout of your home and the location of the staircase, this can make a huge difference in the overall flow and style of a floor.
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