How to Choose Staircase Railings for Your Home

When you install a new, custom staircase in your home, you should never neglect one of its most important features: the railing. Railings can make your staircase safer while also enhancing its overall aesthetic. But how do you choose the right railing for your staircase and home? Read on to learn more:

Consider your home’s style

You want your staircase and its railings to blend seamlessly into your current décor. So, take a quick look around. Do you have a modern, minimalist style? Or do you have something that’s more traditional and rustic? Getting a firm grasp on your home’s style can help you narrow down your railing choices. While you certainly want your staircase and railings to be a focal point, it should not clash with anything in your home.

Keep safety at the forefront

Railings can help the aesthetics of your staircase and home, but don’t forget why they’re there—safety. Railings can help you and guests navigate your staircase safely, but only if the railings themselves are safe. When installing your staircase, make sure that the railings are sturdy and secure. You may also need to consult an architect to determine how high or low your railings need to be. And don’t worry—any safety measures will not detract from the overall aesthetic of your staircase.

Focus on the details

Like any other part of your home, the details are always important. The small aesthetic details in a railing can impact its overall appearance and safety. Keep an eye out for intricate designs, colors, and materials and see if those match what you want for your staircase.

Acadia Stairs can help you design the perfect custom staircase option for your home. Contact us today to learn more!