Forged Stair Railings: How to Fit Them in Different Interior Styles

December 7, 2016
Posted in Decor

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The more we are reading about interior designs, the more we are asking ourselves – are there any materials or items of décor, which are truly timeless and can fit into any interior style? Professional designers would say that there are 3 materials that exist out of time – wood, stone and metal. The latter had been used by dozens of generations in different interior and architectural styles. Depending on the processing method, metal can take absolutely different looks: forging, casting and engraving may modify it in plenty of fashions. Let’s see how forged stair railings may look in different interior styles.

On the photos below the forged iron staircase is represented in the classical style. This is indicated by curls and forged initials of the owners. Combined with African wood steps and banisters, the forged railings look in the best tradition of pompous classics. But before such a staircase is mounted, it’s vital to keep the general interior concept in mind – it must correspond.

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Neoclassical forged staircase is completely different. Its design is more moderate and precise. Such railings may be easily considered universal since they can blend with different interior background, including Scandinavian and loft. Here the staircase is rather an integral part of the interior than an accent piece. Pay attention that wood steps for such railings are selected respectively – they must be light and non-glossy.

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Take a staircase below for comparison – this pattern was specially designed for a fashionable restaurant.  Its lattice reminds of leaves and bunches of grapes, which are the symbols of rococo. Here you are free to choose any color of the metal – dark or brass or aged –no matter: the main accent is the pattern itself.

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And if your passion is baroque interior style – add some gilding, white elements and patterns. It will make the staircase look baroque-style and modern at the same style.

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