Staircases are both a functional and decorative element in home design. This staircase category covers trends, ideas, and inspiration for staircase styles, materials, railings, lighting, and more. See beautiful photos of staircases in modern, traditional, rustic, industrial, and other décor styles. Learn how to choose the right staircase type and details for your home and style. Explore clever storage solutions, safety considerations, remodeling tips, and ways to make a statement with your staircase.

What is a Staircase?

A staircase is a structure designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Staircases may be straight, round, or may incorporate one or more curved portions. Most staircases are supported by walls or columns on either side and include a vertical pole known as the balustrade for users to hold.