While your staircase serves an obvious function by connecting the levels in your home, it also plays an important role in its design. Often, the staircase is the main character of a
chic entryway (meaning it’s first thing guests see) or it’s centrally located in an open-concept interior. Either way, staircases add visual interest to a space and they deserve just as much attention as the rest of your home — whether that be in the form of wall decorating, lighting or creative railing ideas. From grand entrances to an inviting foyer, we’ve rounded up stunning staircase ideas to pair with every home style.
As you scroll through these inspirational photos, you’ll find clever ways to use the space under your stairs — a reading nook, home library and tiny office, to name a few. You’ll learn about different types of staircase design, like spiral, curved, L-shape and winder — plus, what might work best for your home. And, if you’re looking to keep costs low, we’ve included a number of budget-friendly DIY projects like installing a staircase runner, painting stair treads or adding trendy wallpaper to the stairwell.
If you’ve been keeping up with this year’s design trends, you’d know that stripes, warm woods and gold fixtures are everywhere — so, of course you’ll notice those pop up. We also sprinkled in timeless styles like wrought iron railings, traditional chandeliers and the classic black and white color combination. The choice is yours!