427 Staircase Metal Railing Design Photos And Ideas

A glass panel was placed along the stair banister to create a transparent pathway for light to travel down from the second-floor skylight.
The geometry of the spherical intersections becomes apparent at the entry porch, where an orb of wood welcomes visitors.
Exposed stairways and connecting bridges resemble the back side of a billboard.
The interior courtyard has become a social gathering space for residents.
The columns fan out at the top, with one overlapping the next to created a layered, canopy-like roof.
The apartment sits on two floors and it offers views of the London skyline.
A stained concrete floor gleams throughout the first floor.
Studio David Thulstrup incorporated green spaces into this old pencil factory in Copenhagen to transform it into a modern home for photographer Peter Krasilnikoff.
The stair features custom installations by lighting designer Johanna Grawunder. When turned off, the panels appear as mirrors; when on, reflecting LED lights, giving the twisted stair forms an exaggerated “funhouse-like” effect.
The stair’s folded volumes juxtapose solid wood forms with light-filled voids.
The stairs are made of fumed and stained-engineered oak with a solid oak cap. Thanks to its complex geometrically, no level is the same.
The design of the house makes their lives easier by opening it out to the light and the outdoors. At the ground floor, the rear was dug out and expanded to allow for a living space and home office.
A catwalk connects the two bedrooms upstairs without impeding the flow of light in the main area. The staircase is composed of structural steel with a painted finish, and blackbutt treads and handrail.
At the rear of the property, a two-story extension was added, including the open concept kitchen and dining area seen here, as well as bathrooms, bedrooms, and a lounge area.
A contemporary iron and wood staircase leads up to a small loft where the owners can relax and listen to music.
The home's oak parquet flooring strikes contrast with traditional Sicilian patterned tiles.
Dried flowers in colorful pots adorn the shelves.
A custom steel railing on the ladder leads to the loft.
A sculptural metal staircase leads up from the open common area to the mezzanine bedroom.
Within the home, the ceiling heights range from 11 to 21 feet.
Stairs lead down to the pool.
Stairs provide a smooth transition to the lower level.
A staircase leads up to the mezzanine loft.
Charred wood treated with the Shou Sugi Ban technique was used for the stairs and in the upstairs' workspace and flooring. The floors downstairs are polished concrete.
Stairs lead to a lower level family room, complete with a wine cellar.
Plastered walls were scraped to reveal generations of patina.
Restored elements include stucco and stonework that date back to the 12th century.
Chairs from Hay and Matter.
In 2014, while recovering from a work-related injury, Denver-area firefighter Regan Foster started exploring the idea of shipping containers for a new house he was planning to build. Two years later, he and his wife, Libby, moved into a home made mostly of the giant metal bins, having done much of the work themselves. They share the residence with their year-old daughter, Evie, and Libby’s mother.
A new interior stair allows vertical circulation, and funnels light into the interior space.
Intimately tied to the steep topography, views and experiences change as one travels through the home. Traveling up the steep entry to the living level on the second floor, a soaring, double-height volume reveals itself, housing the home’s main social space—an open kitchen, living, and dining area.
Thompson wanted to create "layered and veiled spaces" inside, which was achieved with multiple places to gather in the main corridor. The corridor is open from the second floor down to the basement, and has a combination of skylights and windows for ample light. Paradis MetalWorks supplied the rail and stair stringers.
A staircase with floating oak stair treads and a continuous steel railing goes up to the second floor. The cupboards on the left are fronted with the same "Ravenswood" panels, and a skylight floods the space with light.
The windows frame beautiful views of the outdoors.
A hallway leads up to the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas.
The composition aspires to reflect a timeless space
A computer nook is tucked beneath the open-tread steel staircase.
Stairs were custom-fabricated and welded on-site during construction.
A central stair allows for passive ventilation through the home, while serving as the homes central axis.
A strategically placed skylight floods the stairway core of the home with natural light.
Stair and Entry
The boys sit  on the staircase, which leads to a large basement playroom. LED strips under the custom handrails provide light.
The walls of the stairwell are made of board-formed concrete painted black. “Everything in the house is experimental,” Mehdi says of the atypical dwelling, “the materials, the layout, the garden, the exterior.”
A steel elevator, wrapped by a staircase, anchors the home and descends downstairs to the bunk room.
A catalyzed finish has been used for the cabinetry under the stairs.
The large windows open up the interiors by creating double-height spaces that draw natural light into the heart of the house.
From the double-height entry hall, a staircase leads to the living area on the new upper level.
A slim, open-tread staircase contributes to the lightness of the gallery.
Lambert & Fils' Dot Line Suspension lamp hangs over an Allais Table by The Gaspé.
On the upper level, the master suite looks across the open space to an expansive deck.
A floating wood staircase hand-painted by artist Tess Thomas  adds more than a pop of color.
interior stairs with galaxy faux finish wall

Whether grand and sweeping, rendered in wood, or a minimalist arrangment of metal and glass, the modern staircase is an example of literally elevated design. With its strong, geometric shape and functional importance, a masterful staircase can serve as the centerpiece of a building. Below are some notable examples of staircases that refuse to be ignored, and the creative tread and railing decisions that comprise them.