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50 Stair Railing Ideas to Dress Up Your Entryway

April 26, 2019

Selecting the right stair railing or hand rail for your space is a major design decision that can impact the feel of your home. From glass panels to wrought iron balusters, there are many stair railing options available. Find ideas and inspiration in these photos that will help you choose the right material for your staircase.

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Photo: Annie Carruthers. From: The Carruthers.

Striking Modern Entryway in White with Clear Glass Stair Railing

Natural light filters through this clean, white entryway, making it feel even brighter. Floating stairs with a clear glass railing lead the way to the home's second level. A gray rug grounds the floor space to add subtle contrast to the design.

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Photo: Regan Wood Photography. From: Elizabeth Bomberger.

Playful and Inviting Contemporary Entryway

The original plain white metal staircase is completely redesigned by encasing them in the same walnut used for the feature wall. Floor-to-ceiling copper poles are used an unexpected handrail, and an indoor swing hangs at the base of the stairwell for a playful touch.

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Photo: Mark Adam. From: Luciana Corwin.

Industrial Stairs with Railing

Railings are wonderful structures to run along stairs, decks, and other places for support when descending or ascending safely. Although initially designed for safety, they now range everywhere from rustic and simple to elaborate and refined.

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Stylish Staircase with White Steel Railing

Made from welded steel and then powder coated in the same color used for the trims throughout the home, the geometric staircase railing is one of the most striking architectural details in the house.

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