3 Design Tips to Maximize Your Staircase's Aesthetics - Our Guide

September 2, 2020

Of all the different features in your home, staircases have to be one of the most striking. However, many homeowners put little effort into their staircase's aesthetics because they focus on the safety aspects. While there is nothing wrong with that, aesthetics should not take a hit just to make something safe to use. With a little bit of effort, you can make your staircase both stunningly beautiful and safe at the same time.

If you are trying to maximize your staircase's aesthetics, here is how to do it.

1. Design

When it comes to design, stairs usually fall into two different categories: straight or spiral.

Straight staircases are more of a traditional option and are the most common staircases found in many homes. They also fit in both contemporary and classic styles exceptionally well, especially if the correct material is chosen, which we will get into later. That being said, straight staircases should only be considered if there is enough space. 

If you do not have enough space or want something different from a straight staircase, spiral staircases are the way to go. They can easily fit into a corner of the room, allowing people to go up and down without much hassle. Plus, they add a little bit more style and flair to a room. If you are looking for a set of staircases that can spice up your house, the spiral option may be for you.

2. Material

While choosing a spiral or straight staircase goes a long way in terms of aesthetics, the material also plays a prominent role. For instance, if you are trying to achieve a traditional look, then a wooden staircase will be perfect for you.

There are many other materials out there you can consider other than wood. These materials include metal, stone, and even glass. You can create an industrial look in your home with metal. With stone staircases, you can achieve both an industrial and modern appeal without looking like your home came out of the stone age. Finally, a glass staircase can give your home a luxurious feel and make your space feel a lot more open by allowing light through.

3. Lighting

Lighting has a massive role to play in all of this. For example, lighting directed onto the staircase can turn it into your space's centrepiece. 

When implementing lighting, remember to consider the material that you use. If you are using materials like wood, soft light can add a comforting and homey glow. On the other hand, if you are working with glass stairs, bright light can help enhance the stairs' luxuriousness, creating a striking appearance.


With these three considerations done, you will enjoy a stunning staircase that can act as the centrepiece to your home. The rest of your space can also enhance the stairs, making your style choices even more impactful. With that in mind, do not ever use this as an excuse to skimp out on safety. Remember, safety is always number one, so ensure your design also provides safe passage for all users!

Need help installing stairs in Cambridge? Beavers Building is home to woodworking experts capable of providing you with stunning staircases you dream about. Reach out to us today and learn more.

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