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How to choose the right stairs to the interior

A staircase is an important part of the first impression of guests about your home. But in addition to its aesthetic design, you should also take care about the safety and functionality of this element.

Let's start by examining the most common mistakes in the design and installation of stairs:

  • the choice of massive models, the size of which can take almost the entire area of the room;

  • installation of glass staircases or staircases with steep turns in houses where there are children or elderly people;

  • wide staircase divided into two spans in the house where a small family lives. This design takes extra space.

The staircase of the march

Walking staircases are a series of steps from the bottom landing to the top. If necessary, you can install the staircase with two or three flights of stairs (if the area of the house allows). Also a striking example of the march staircase is a threshold leading from the yard to the house. These designs can be decorated with all sorts of decorative elements, which should be matched to the interior.

Spiral staircases

This model represents the steps twisted around the axis in the form of a spiral. This option will suit almost any style of design, only it is worth considering that this choice is not the most comfortable for children and the elderly, as well as for their use at night.

Material for the stairs

There are the most common materials that are used in the construction of stairs. Each of them is suitable for certain interiors and has its own features and specifics.

Wooden stairs

Wood is the most versatile and safe material for making stairs. This material also provides a wide range of possibilities for design solutions. In skillful hands wood can acquire an amazing look. Wooden stairs can fit both in a modern room and in a classic style.

Concrete Staircases

There are two types of finishes for concrete stairs — stone or wood. The use of stone will make the staircase more spectacular, but we should not forget that this material is quite cold and formal. Therefore, many designers advise to give preference to wooden masonry, an important condition for its use will be the thickness of the boards. In today's design, the difference between the extended roller and deepened tread may be almost imperceptible, but if the staircase is built for the modern style of the room, the step is finished accordingly.

Metal stairs

In modern homes you can often find stairs made of steel, as it is a fairly reliable material from which you can create interesting decorative patterns. The use of metal for the body of the staircase will allow the installation of other finishing materials such as glass or wood. Today, the combination of wooden steps and metal structures is quite popular in design. Such an unusual combination will fit perfectly into modern interior styles.

Design for stairs

Of course, the staircase is an important element of two- or three-story houses, so it is worth carefully considering its appearance and how it will fit into the interior.

Modern, minimalist, high-tech

For modern interiors will suit stairs with strict lines, made of wood, metal and glass (of course, these materials can be combined). It is best to give preference to a straight staircase with gaps between the treads, it will make it visually lighter.

Eclectic, art deco

In these styles, the staircase is a kind of unobtrusive addition to the overall atmosphere. This can be achieved with a wide spiral staircase with an interesting decorated railing. In the choice of materials, metal and wood are preferred.

Classic, American

These styles are characterized by stair constructions, time-tested, in which there are no excesses, but at the same time they are endowed with elegance and neatness of lines. In these interiors you can often find straight staircases, made preferably from wood. Sometimes wooden stairs are covered with white paint, and straight railings are highlighted with a contrasting dark tone.

Visual tricks

Placement in the space, features of the form and paint are of great importance in the interior. Because the visual and aesthetic perception of the room as a whole depends on them, which should not be forgotten when choosing materials and methods of finishing.


For designs in which the steps face the entering person, the accents are best made on the tread and tread. For example, a staircase with a contrasting combination of finishes will look elegant: light rises on treads that are made in dark tones.

Lines and angles

If you want to highlight the silhouette of the staircase, we advise you to use an unusual design of the open side of the march. Designs where all the lines and corners are clearly visible are great for modern, laconic interiors. But massive and "heavy" — for a more classic design.

Location of the stairs

It is best to locate the staircase design in the hallway, hallway or hallway. Placing the stairs in other rooms will reduce the amount of free space and visually burden the room

If the hallway in the house is small, you should erect a stairwell at the wall opposite to the front door. Here it is important to think of a single design for the railing and steps: color, texture, size of wall panels and other. These elements should be designed in the same vein, thereby harmoniously blending the staircase design in the overall environment.


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