Interior Stair and Railing Design Ideas

An interior staircase is usually designed as part of a larger home remodeling project but it can also be a project in itself. Some homeowners change staircases to conform to a new look for the house, while others may need to replace a staircase that’s old or worn.

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  • One of the many architectural accents in the home is a staircase with custom cherry rails and spindles.
    One of the many architectural accents in the home is a staircase with custom cherry rails and spindles.
  • Staircase with custom cherry rails and spindles.
    Staircase with custom cherry rails and spindles.
  • Close-up of custom cherry railings.
    Close-up of custom cherry railings.
  • This custom cherry staircase complements the red oak hardwood floors on the landing.
    This custom cherry staircase complements the red oak hardwood floors on the landing.
  • The marble floor, half-round topped windows and ornate trims add elegance and style to this unique two-story addition.
    The marble floor, half-round topped windows and ornate trims add elegance and style to this unique two-story addition.
  • Oak railings have a custom stain requested by the homeowners to match existing oak features. The oak bar has a stunning granite countertop.
    Oak railings have a custom stain requested by the homeowners to match existing oak features. The oak bar has a stunning granite countertop.
  • This custom handrail design uses both stainless steel and cherry to create a clean modern look.
    This custom handrail design uses both stainless steel and cherry to create a clean modern look.
  • This contemporary staircase was built from Brazilian cherry. Custom crafted aluminum handrails accentuate the clean modern styling.
    This contemporary staircase was built from Brazilian cherry. Custom crafted aluminum handrails accentuate the clean modern styling.
  • This custom curved stairway with carved banister accentuates the craftsmanship and ornate trim throughout the home.
    This custom curved stairway with carved banister accentuates the craftsmanship and ornate trim throughout the home.
  • This second story balcony opens on both sides to the floor below allowing natural light to pass through the home.
    This second story balcony opens on both sides to the floor below allowing natural light to pass through the home.
  • These finished oak stairs and railing give access to the new 2nd story addition on this home.
    These finished oak stairs and railing give access to the new 2nd story addition on this home.
  • Tile from Spain inlaid into the risers and backlit stained glass add beauty and elegance to this unique custom staircase.
    Tile from Spain inlaid into the risers and backlit stained glass add beauty and elegance to this unique custom staircase.
  • The options of railing selections are endless. For a contemporary look, an aluminum cable railing system was installed along with the unique 12-by-24 inch ceramic grooved tile.
    The options of railing selections are endless. For a contemporary look, an aluminum cable railing system was installed along with the unique 12-by-24 inch ceramic grooved tile.
  • The combination of light and dark woods as well as the wrought iron balusters tie this staircase in with the other elements of this new home.
    The combination of light and dark woods as well as the wrought iron balusters tie this staircase in with the other elements of this new home.
  • The archway between this living room and foyer defines the spaces while still giving the sense of openness.
    The archway between this living room and foyer defines the spaces while still giving the sense of openness.
  • BEFORE - The dark stained pine railing in this home ran from the basement to the second story of the house. AFTER - Oak handrail, spindles and treads were installed to update and brighten up the overall look of the stair system, which stems from the basement to the second story of the home.
    BEFORE - The dark stained pine railing in this home ran from the basement to the second story of the house. AFTER - Oak handrail, spindles and treads were installed to update and brighten up the overall look of the stair system, which stems from the basement to the second story of the home.