Staircase Design Trends 2017
Staircase Design Trends 2017
Home interior styles, like most things in everyday life, are subject to changes in trends. Staircase design trends are no exception, from the changes in materials used to the layout and purpose. Be it more natural light to create the illusion of space, a focal piece in a room or to create more living space in a home. Here are a few trends in staircase design we have discovered this year.
Glass Panel Staircase:
Glass staircase panels or balustrades are no longer limited to modern or contemporary designed homes. We have seen a surge in demand for these panels from homeowners renovating their traditional built homes. Glass panels creates the illusion of space by allowing light to flow through the clear balustrades. The panels can be coupled with different materials such as metal or wood or they can be frame-less for a seamless, sharper look.
A beautifully designed curved staircase can be a real statement piece. Traditionally constructed in larger homes with large hallways suitable for showcasing them in all their glory. Today curved staircases can be incorporated into more modest homes and are constructed using a mixture of materials – metal, wood or concrete. A curved staircase can be designed to occupy less floor space compared to standard staircase.
Space Saving Staircases:
For many it can be more cost effective to extend a home rather than sell and move home to get the extra space needed. If limited by lack of outdoor space consider extending up into the attic/loft to maximise living accommodation. Another staircase design trend to access these rooms are space saving stairs. They are compact and are half the going distance of a standard staircase. These staircases can be both practical and eye-catching.
Years of wear and tear can leave staircase treads and risers old and tired looking. Another product we have seen a demand for is stair cladding. This staircase design trend has become a very popular choice for updating staircases. Stair cladding components are installed on top of existing stairs and saves money on a new flight of stairs. The prefinished components ensure a clean finish with no painting needed.
Using Colour on Staircases:
Another popular trend, more especially in DIY renovation projects on a small budget, is using colour to create a wonderfully bespoke staircase. By painting the spindles and handrails or treads and risers with your choice of colours adds uniqueness to your staircase. Another simple trend we’ve discovered is covering the staircase risers with interesting wallpaper or wall art decals which are a visual delight.
As we grow into our homes so does the need for additional storage for personal belongings. Designers and architects are coming up with innovative ways of utilising every available space in a home. The space beneath our staircase can be transformed to store our clothing, utilities and with a little imagination a play area for children.