11 Wooden Staircases for Branching Out

Find ways to make your traditional wooden stairs stand out with stylish wooden staircase ideas.
By: Lauren Harris

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White Wood

Design by Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey

Charcoal Balusters

The charcoal-colored balusters add a subtle personalization to this staircase railing. Design by Gina Samarotto 

Lighted Steps

Insert track lighting underneath stair steps to add dramatic effect. Design by Ilija Karlusic

Shutter Railing

A creative railing made from wooden Balinese window shutters is both functional and decorative. Design by Kathleen Perkins

Coastal White

Enhance the theme of any beach, coastal or nautical design with an all-white staircase.

High Lights

The circular entryway is framed by a spiral wooden staircase accentuated by a heightened ceiling and skylights. Design by Dave Stimmel

Intricate Banister

Detailed woodwork on the staircase railing gives added visual interest. Design by Barry Dixon

Geometric Railing

This white wood staircase is a refreshing design element that complements the mint green striped walls. The geometric railing design resembles wood lattice work bringing a bit of the outdoors into this entry space. Design by Leta Austin Foster

Glass Railing

The glass railing is a non-traditional element to a wood staircase that complements the room's industrial style. Design by Nicole Sassaman

Interior Windows

HGTV's 2012 Green Home features a unique railing with interior windows designed to let light pass through the stairwell.

Light and Dark Contrast

The stark white walls and interior furniture stand out against dark wood floors and staircase. Design by Andreas Charalambous