Good morning! If you have a staircase, it’s usually a fairly prominent feature, so why not showcase it? Here are classic staircase updates for you to consider for your home, such as painting or staining the handrail or replacing it with a more streamlined one.
Classic Staircase Updates
Here is a beautiful staircase by Marie Flanigan Interiors that incorporates antique furnishings with a modern metal handrail and balusters.
Painting Handrails Black
Often times, I will suggest painting the handrail black if the color is off-putting (like too much honey oak) or to give it some drama. This can be a fairly quick solution with sanding, priming, and painting
Metal Balusters For a Modern Feel
I’m really enjoying the clean look of these staircases.
Traditional Stained Wood Hand Rails and White Balusters
You can’t go wrong with pretty stained wood. It’s not easy to restain if you are stuck with a color you don’t like that’s why sometimes it’s easier to paint or replace.
This is a good diagram by Pacific Timberworks. Note that balusters are also sometimes called spindles.
The carpenter and I had a little fun with the baluster design in our last home…
The railing is painted Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal.
Those are classic staircase updates for your home.