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14 modern staircases perfect for your home

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Solarsense Zero Carbon Home Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Askew Cavanna Architects Modern
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How many of us totally overlook the style of our staircases? It's a surprisingly common mistake to make, but when you see how many incredible styles there are to choose from, we think you might give it a whole lot more consideration. 

Ask any architect and they'll tell you that yes, a staircase is a practical and necessary inclusion in your home, if you have more than one-storey, but that doesn't mean that it can't be beautiful! Function and fashion CAN go hand-in-hand you know! 

Come and take a look at some of our favourite modern staircase styles and have a think about whether you need to give yours a makeover asap!

1. Chic and simple, the natural wood, white panels and understated black metalwork just coexist beautifully here. And that bannister? Divine!

2. The monochrome scheme here works so well in an open-plan setting and ties the staircase into the wider aesthetic seamlessly.

3. Wood and glass keeps things simple in this example, while a gorgeous statue adds a whole new dimension of organic and spiritual style.

4. So clean and minimal, in a modern home, this staircase would be the perfect finishing touch! It just couldn't be more contemporary!

SUNSET STRIP RESIDENCE Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by McClean Design Modern
McClean Design


McClean Design

5. A modern take on a classic sweeping staircase, the glass side panels here really open up the space and light the wood wonderfully.

Luxury Staircase Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Haldane UK Modern Wood Wood effect
Haldane UK

Luxury Staircase

Haldane UK

6. Open-sided and super dark, this beautiful staircase is perfect for an open studio home! We bet you could get some storage drawers in there too!

Manhattan Micro-Loft Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Specht Architects Modern
Specht Architects

Manhattan Micro-Loft

Specht Architects

7. Concrete is huge news right now and this modern staircase demonstrates exactly how sleek and stylish it can look! It's so understated yet eye-catching.

Private Residence, Surrey Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Nice Brew Interior Design Modern
Nice Brew Interior Design

Private Residence, Surrey

Nice Brew Interior Design

8. Stairs to the side of an entrance aren't new, but just look at the proportions and carpet runners here! The glass sides keep it so fresh as well!

Entrance Hall Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Studio Hooton Modern
Studio Hooton

Entrance Hall

Studio Hooton

9. Why have a linear staircase when you can have a graceful wraparound spiral version? Wow. This really looks like an archaeological find!

10. Floating cantilevered wooden treads have made for a structurally daring installation here and we love the little side lights!

11. Speaking of wall lights, look at the impact the lights are having here! The aged-effect wood just looks so warm and smooth. The bannister is amazing too!

Templewood Avenue, NW3 Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by XUL Architecture Modern
XUL Architecture

Templewood Avenue, NW3

XUL Architecture

12. Central and grand, this is an impactful staircase right from the word go, but look at the carving detail in the form of wraparound bannister rails! Amazing!

Coldwells, Alford, Aberdeenshire Modern corridor, hallway & stairs by Roundhouse Architecture Ltd Modern
Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

Coldwells, Alford, Aberdeenshire

Roundhouse Architecture Ltd

13. Taking a little industrial inspiration, the black metal and glass combination here is phenomenal. It's almost Mondrian-esque!

14. Is this a staircase or a sculpture installation? The angular side panels create such an eye-catching feature and look so tactile!

For more staircase inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Stylish stairs for small spaces.

Which of these styles would you love in your home?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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