30 Stylish Staircase Handrail Ideas To Get Inspired

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Sometimes a staircase can make a statement, sometimes it highlights the overall décor, so pay attention to decorating as it’s an important part of your décor. Besides the style of the staircase itself, the balustrade and handrail are also important to keep the style and to accentuate the stairs. That’s why I’d like to share some cool handrail ideas that will fit many staircase styles and look awesome.

Wooden Handrails

Wooden handrails are classic, they have always been used for a chic warm feel. But today I’m not talking about boring usual wooden handrails – a cool balustrade will help you to highlight the handrail and to look adorable. Sheer glass balustrades with wooden handrails look super modern, cool and eye-catching though very warm and comfortable. A dark metal balustrade with warm wooden handrails look chic and beautiful, suitable for a minimalist or modern staircase. Driftwood is great for accentuating seaside home, leave them rough or whitewash; dark polished wooden beam handrails attached right to the walls look very contemporary. LED lights attached underneath the handrail will light up the way, so you needn’t turn on any lights when it’s dark.

dark metal balustrade with a wooden handrail

dark metal balustrade with a wooden handrail

clean white staircase for a shabby chic feel and warm wooden handrail

clean white staircase for a shabby chic feel and warm wooden handrail

elegant glass balustrade with a wooden handrail

elegant glass balustrade with a wooden handrail

lighthouse post and wooden handrails for a beach cottage

lighthouse post and wooden handrails for a beach cottage

wooden handrails with a glass balustrade

wooden handrails with a glass balustrade

wooden handrail with a glass balustrade

wooden handrail with a glass balustrade

darl wooden handrail for a modern staircase

darl wooden handrail for a modern staircase

driftwood branches for handrails will give your stair a beach feel

driftwood branches for handrails will give your stair a beach feel

modern staircase with a glass balustrade and wooden handrails for a contrast

modern staircase with a glass balustrade and wooden handrails for a contrast

LED lighting under the handrail gives off a soft light

LED lighting under the handrail gives off a soft light

Metal Handrails

Metal handrails are very modern and long-lasting. Brass or copper metal handrails are timeless, they easily fit almost any staircase style and look. Polished metal always looks cool and gives a chic touch to your space, even the simplest and smallest staircase will look cool with a metal handrail. Dark industrial metal handrails with lights underneath look great and fulfill an additional functional of lighting up the way. As for balustrades, no balustrade at all looks very modern and minimalist. Glass balustrades will highlight that it’s a modern space, and contrasting matte plywood balustrades, too. If you have a dark or light-colored space, rock neon bold handrails to stand out.

gold metallic banister on a concrete staircase look modern and chic

gold metallic banister on a concrete staircase look modern and chic

industrial metal handrail with LED lights underneath

industrial metal handrail with LED lights underneath

lit up handrails look modern and let you not turn on other lights

lit up handrails look modern and let you not turn on other lights

stunning copper metal handrail that contrasts

stunning copper metal handrail that contrasts

modern neon yellow handrail to contrast with the dark space

modern neon yellow handrail to contrast with the dark space

polished copper staircase handrail

polished copper staircase handrail

minimalist staircase with a metal handrail and no balustrade

minimalist staircase with a metal handrail and no balustrade

sleek metal handrail for a minimal yet elegant look

sleek metal handrail for a minimal yet elegant look

brass hand rail is timeless classics

brass hand rail is timeless classics

Cutout Handrails

A new and very hot trend in home décor is a cutout handrail, it may be difficult to install but still possible and will look great. Whatever walls you have, just cut out the handrails inside, you may cover them somehow – with stone or wood, for example, – or leave as they are for a clean minimalist look. Such a handrail is a cool idea for any modern home and it saves the space. One more nice touch can be added: you may add lights inside the cutout rails to light up the way without any additional lamps.

cutout handrails look very modern and fresh

cutout handrails look very modern and fresh

floating wooden staircase wwith a handrail cut in the plywood wall

floating wooden staircase wwith a handrail cut in the plywood wall

handrail cut out in the wall and decorated with a metal shade

handrail cut out in the wall and decorated with a metal shade

handrail cut out in the wooden wall

handrail cut out in the wooden wall

cut out in the walls handrails covered with the same stone as the stairs

cut out in the walls handrails covered with the same stone as the stairs

lighted cutout railing is a nice modern idea

lighted cutout railing is a nice modern idea

lit up handrail in a concrete wall for a minimal look

lit up handrail in a concrete wall for a minimal look

Rope Handrails

Thick jute rope handrails is a creative idea for any beachside or coastal home. They aren’t very functional but look so cute and nautical-inspired! You can attach just some thick jute rope to the wall for decor or make several layers of rope over the stairs.

several ropes for handrails to give a nautical feel to the home

several ropes for handrails to give a nautical feel to the home

thick jute rope rail for a nautical style home

thick jute rope rail for a nautical style home

thick rope for a handrail in a seaside home

thick rope for a handrail in a seaside home

white boat rope handrail for a seaside home

white boat rope handrail for a seaside home