Beautifully designed staircases that are a step above

Staircases are so commonplace in homes that you might not give them a second thought. However, staircases do more than connect levels in your home; their visual presence is an architectural statement. From spiral stairs to sleek wood designs, or a minimalist arrangement of metal and glass, they’re something that we should pay attention to more.

When done well, they can transcend their main function and become sculptural works of art that make ordinary homes come alive. The best staircase design considers both form and space; they utilize the area that’s available and stimulate it in a way that leads your eye from the top of the landing, down to the base.

Some designs rethink the steps and their risers. However, that doesn’t have to mean giant steps. Other designs make use of lines or colours in innovative ways. Stair design can simply mean more functionality within your living space. Whether grand or compact, staircases showcase the endless design possibilities that exist. To showcase some of these architectural designs, check out a dozen examples of modern staircases that are sure to inspire. Take a look:

Curves and rises
Farshad Mehdizadeh and Ahmad Bathaei
Modern wood spiral
Jouin Manku