10 Stairway Design Ideas

Do you have a home design element that you absolutely love?

Maybe it’s fireplaces or garden tubs. For me, it’s stairways!

I don’t know why, but I’ve always had a thing for beautiful staircases.

So today I thought I’d share a collection of stairway design ideas that I found on Houzz.

Traditional Staircase by Cambridge Architects & Building Designers LDa Architecture & Interiors

Where do I start with this staircase? I love everything about it!

A dark railing paired with white posts is dramatic.

The large windows let in loads of natural light and the circle window adds charm.

Oh, and then there’s the little bench on the landing! What’s not to love?


Rustic Staircase by Norwich Architects & Building Designers Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Here’s another staircase with several design elements that I love.

Natural wood looks so pretty next to painted teal trim.

And the railing adds a bit of fun, cottage style.


Farmhouse Staircase by Austin Architects & Building Designers Tim Cuppett Architects

A modern take on a farmhouse staircase results in unique design elements.

A simple newel post and an 8-pane window frame the short staiway.


Mediterranean Staircase by Greenville Architects & Building Designers LS3P | Neal Prince Studio

If rustic is more your style, you’ll love this rich staircase with a stone wall.

I love that some of the stones jut out to make little shelves for candles.


Beach Style Staircase by Santa Monica Interior Designers & Decorators Alison Kandler Interior Design

I adore this cottage staircase with its painted runner!

I think I might try this design technique on my own stairway.

The oil paintings add vibrant color, breaking up the expanse of white. Lovely!


Traditional Staircase by Weston Interior Designers & Decorators Katie Rosenfeld Design

Are you enjoying these stairway design ideas so far?

I love this classic staircase with its pretty runner and molding on the wall.

The arched doorway under the stairs is an added bonus!


Contemporary Staircase by New York Media & Bloggers ABRAMS

Quirky staircases like this one always capture my heart.

My own home has a quirky stairway – sometimes I wish it was more traditional.


Rustic Staircase by Charlotte Photographers dustin.peck.photography.inc

Even a primitive staircase can be appealing.

Sometimes when it comes to design elements, simple is better.


Traditional Staircase by Norwich Architects & Building Designers Smith & Vansant Architects PC

This colorful stairway reminds me of Scandinavian homes.

The choice of colors is pretty, and the detailed railing adds charm all its own.


Farmhouse Entry by Washington Architects & Building Designers Donald Lococo Architects

Finally, an impressive staircase that looks as though it’s floating in air.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these 10 stairway design ideas! Which is your favorite?

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  1. Oh I love them all. I can’t pick one really, but my heart went out to the Primitive one. Thank you for sharing…got an idea about hanging pictures on a staircase! {{HUGS}} Joy Schumann