20 Stare-Worthy Staircases We're Obsessing Over
These staircases take style and design to new heights. Literally.
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Timeless, Traditional Design
This romantic staircase creates an ultra-elegant foyer, capable of stopping anyone in their tracks. Rich, stained oak floors continue up the staircases, while the bright-white risers and banisters brighten up the space. Design by Chango and Co.
Eclectic and Electric
Graphic, bold and glorious — the stairwells of Pereira & O’Dell San Francisco are unlike any we’ve seen before. The structure boasts jet-black metal to frame each step and a chic, aqua-hued glass casing along the railing.
Crisp + Clean
The coast is calling our names in this fresh and airy foyer! We adore the the classic pairing of this white, geometric stairwell, barely-there blue walls and oatmeal hardwood floors.
The Square Spiral
This sleek, modern spiral staircase proves being "square" is way cooler than we were led to believe on the playground. In fact, the warm, natural wood steps and sharp, black rails are enough for us to encourage you to go square and never look back.
This bachelor pad boasts serious #stairgoals. Wood and metal marry to create an industrial-meets-modern staircase design that is sure to spark up several conversations with house guests.
Slow to Spiral
Slow and steady wins the race, right? We are swooning over this soft spiral staircase, spilling into an eclectic foyer. It features black metal railing, wood stair treads and creates a seamless, stylish transition between the upper and lower levels of this home.
Warm, Craftsman banisters stun in this ultra-elegant entryway. The hand-painted, earth-tone risers complement the rich railing, while adding an ever-necessary dose of personality that makes a house feel like a home.
The Modern Bohemian
Natural meets modern with this striking cedar and glass staircase, inviting guests to explore the second story of this magnificent, modern bohemian home.
Walk on Air
This loft elevates the stair-game with a fashionable, floating staircase. The barely-there design offers a clean, streamlined visual that will have your inner minimalist singing with pure joy and admiration — that’s a promise.
Sophisticated + Symmetrical Entry
Small though it may be, the staircase in this coastal home is giving us stair envy in the biggest way possible. Its ash-hued steps contrast beautifully against the crisp, white risers that lead the way. A bright-white, carved casing lines the stairs and levels out, creating a stunning display shelf for potted plants. The end design reads airy, open and completely sublime.
Classic Colonial With Sisal Runner
A sisal runner leads the way for guests on this smart, traditional staircase. The runner creates neat, tailored lines on the stairs and looks gorgeous alongside chocolate floors and railings accented by classic, ivory banisters.
Double the Drama
This staircase speaks for itself. Guests are greeted by an expansive, breathtaking entryway that drips in dramatic design. The double staircase flanks an elaborate chandelier and spills onto the elegant, diamond-tiled floor.
Minimalist Metal + Wood Stairway
Can you say, "Trés, trés chic!"? This staircase belongs in a Parisian fashion house. The translucent glass casing encloses the wood and metal stairway, creating the illusion that they it floats in midair.
This is an example of a classic, spiral staircase — dressed to kill. A lively, turquoise runner enlivens the space and draws the eye upward, allowing guests to appreciate the elegance of the foyer in its entirety.
Modern Midair Magic
Here we have hollowed-out, metal steps that appear to float in midair. Is this the work of a spotless glass wall or magic? We’ll let you be the judge.
A tribal-inspired runner adds some serious, spicy flavor to this stairwell and the results are nothing short of delicious. It features fiery red and orange hues, upping the heat factor and Southwestern flare in an otherwise traditional, white and wood staircase.
The Rockstar Spiral
Go ahead and consider us mega-fans of this rockin’ spiral staircase. Exposed brick, oversized windows and a clean-slate spiral to display eclectic art and music memorabilia? This staircase tops the charts in every way.
The Heart of the Home
The swirling staircase in this four-story home doesn't simply spiral. It forms the shape of a heart! White walls with black trim heighten the drama of the unique space, which overlooks an intricately-patterned inlaid floor.
Twice as Nice
A dramatic glass chandelier sets the color scheme and draws the eye forward to the shimmering double staircase in this contemporary home. We especially adore the unique, dark-hued risers, as they offer a gorgeous contrast against the light walls and allowing the staircase to be the true focal point of the space.
Rustic + Modern
Why not have your cake and eat it too? This custom, spiral staircase proves you can have the best of both worlds — combining modern and rustic design elements for a standout centerpiece in this home. It features spotless, white metal for the frame, casing and railing, with peek-a-boo steps and risers crafted from natural wood.