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10 Simple, elegant and diverse wooden staircase design ideas

In a home that has more than one level, the staircase inevitably becomes an important part of the décor. The staircase is often used as a focal point, as an accent piece and it’s a great way of using a vital part of the home’s architecture and design and turning it into a beautiful décor detail. There are lots of strategies, shapes and designs that can be used for the staircase and they are just as important as the material.

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Wooden staircase with a modern floating structure overlooking the garden

Most traditional staircases are made of wood. This gives the elegance they need to stand out but also makes them a pleasant part of the décor because of the wood’s natural ability to add warmth and texture to anything. There are also plenty of modern designs for wooden staircases. A stunning wooden staircase can change the whole look of a home. It can make the difference between a simple décor and a simply beautiful one.

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Traditional wooden staircase disappearing into the wood-paneled wall
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Contemporary wooden staircase with stone walls and floors
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Elegant black and white wooden staircase with a contemporary design
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Contemporary wood and glass staircase with a minimal, open look
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Traditional wooden staircase with wooden rails and a brown and white mix
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Floating wooden staircase in a modern open floor plan home
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Elegant wooden staircase with white background and stylish details
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Spiral wooden staircase leading to a roof terrace
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Asian-inspired wooden staircase hidden by a side wall

You can also combine different materials for the staircase. For example, a wooden staircase with transparent glass rails will have the stability and strength necessary, it will be safe but will also feature a sense of openness. A wooden staircase with wooden rails will have a more traditional, rustic look. A wooden staircase with a metal frame will have a traditional look with an industrial touch. There are also lots of other options to choose from. We have selected a few examples for you to use as inspiration.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 7, 2012

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