We’re into a new decade (2 weeks of 2020 already) and leave it to me to start daydreaming of home improvement projects! On Beauteeful Living today, I thought I’d share a part of my home that I rarely feature in my photos… our stair railings!
When you walk into our split-level home, this is the view of the railings:
There’s no escaping the black wrought iron railings. If they were simply horizontal slats, I wouldn’t be complaining. It’s that sunburst-like circle thing in the center that irks me the most. Is it just me? No one else in my family seems to be bothered by it.
I do love the fact that the openness of the railings allows us to view the living room and dining space from the foyer. I just wish the railings were more streamlined and modern looking like the photos I’m sharing today.
After looking through countless stairway ideas, I believe that either the “cable wire with wood railing” or “metal horizontal rod with wood railing” combination would best suit my house (and style).
Cable-Wire with Wood Railing Examples
Cable wire railings give such a simple, chic, and streamlined look to stairways.
Now … in a perfect world where nothing needs UPKEEP, I would love to have glass panels in my stairway! Let’s take a moment to swoon at this image:
(I can only imagine the fingerprints I’d have to wipe away.)
Photo via Super Seven Group
It’s unlikely that I’ll be changing our railings in 2020 (thank you for indulging me as I daydream though). Before we could replace our existing metal railing, we’d first have to replace our hardwood floors. No sense in doing the railings when we’re eventually replacing our wood floors. Yep, I’ll be sharing some hardwood floor options one day soon! 🙂
Do you have a home improvement project on your wish list? I’d love to know.
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I think the starburst is super unique and cool, never seen that. Have seen lots of metal railings. I’d keep what you have, and I have a modern home!
Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by the blog! I am glad that the current metal railings that we have are black so they definitely appear more modern. I love the clear, all glass look the most (if maintenance wasn’t an issue). I guess we always want what we currently don’t have 😉 Thanks again for your feedback!
I think wood and wire railings would look great in your house!
This year, I really want to redo our floors. We are still debating on which stain color though. Would love to redo the banisters on our stairs too 🙂
You’re definitely not the only one who would love to redo their floors. Oooh, we needed ours re-done years ago. Thanks for your comment, Hollie!
I’ve always been a fan of that wire look for railings. We wanted that when we first moved into our house but had to go with the wood spindles due to cost. Loving your inspirational photos! Makes me want to redo our stairs. lol
Thanks, Leena! Yes, cable wires probably cost considerable more than wood railings. Since my foyer is so small, I think having something light like cable wires will make that space less “blocked in.”